The Other Side of the Hedge: Reaching the Spirit

We don’t master grounding and centering by knowing some secret. We get there like we climb a mountain. One step at a time, one day at a time, we push on. [Read more…]

Tree City Witch: Soul Retrieval & The Search for Home

My best advice for when the Sun is in Cancer is to go with the flow.
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The Other Side of the Hedge: The Boline

Tied to the history of the land, the boline is a reminder of the thin line that divides life and death. If the Grim Reaper wields a scythe, those who walk the boundary of the two worlds carry the boline.
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Tree City Witch: Breaking up With Santa Muerte

I can’t remember if there was a moment when I decided that we couldn’t go any further, me and Santa Muerte, that I couldn’t take her with me, that I had to leave her behind. That we had done everything we could. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Practical Idolatry

Idolatry has been the straw man of the West for two millennia. Monotheists hate it. Materialists just think it’s stupid. Pagans need to take a third look.
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The Cartomancer: Fear of Words, Love of Labels

Where are YOU between acts of re-naming, re-framing, re-labelling, and re-calibrating? [Read more…]

Tree City Witch: The Queen of Swords & Instructions For Your Exorcism

As an exorcist, you will see the possessed shed their skin in front of you, emerge like out of a cocoon in a violent wind. They may lurch and you must hold them, whether or not you physically touch them. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Living With Fear

We all bow to fear. We can’t help it. No one is fearless in all things and at all times. But we need not kneel to it.
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The Other Side of the Hedge: How to Build Your Magical Altar

If a religious altar is a doorway for the gods and spirits to come to our world, a magical altar is a doorway for us to enter theirs.
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Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another Country

The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The evolution of a religion over time is not a predictable and easily comprehensible thing, where we can look at a point in time and say, “It was like this then, so it would be like that now.” The process of deciding what needs to change is not one with right answers.
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