The Cartomancer: So what? On the tyranny of inheritance

When you identify patterns of behavior you relate to, do you say, ‘I also…’, or do you stretch it further and say, ‘so what’? [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Summon Yourself

It’s about impossible to get through a day without being pulled this way and that. Here’s a way to bring yourself home.
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Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch’s Tale

Magic always works better by cooperation than by force. In fact, trying to force magic can backfire on us with disastrous consequences. [Read more…]

Queer Femme Mystic: Why Queer Femmes Make Incredible Witches

You could say that queer femmes, for a number of reasons, make for incredible witches. [Read more…]

The Crow’s Nest: Appalachian Granny Women Reviving a Tradition

A tradition near and dear to my heart is that of the Appalachian Granny Woman. While growing up, I was introduced to this tradition by my mother and other female members of my family. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: 13 Steps for the Witch Decluttering Spell

I am getting into spring cleaning this month in a witchy way, and I figured a cluttered witch needs a different sort of declutter plan . . . . . [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Conceptualizing a Multitude of Spirits

A bit of information is a bit of consciousness, and that is a god. That is a spirit. Any enduring process with cycles is a spirit. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Teachers & Students

With nothing but the intuition that there must be more, we enter a new land of untold wonders and hidden dangers. Without the right guide, we can stumble blindly into danger.
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Hills of the Horizon: Breathing the Year

If all the cosmos is alive, if there is a truly immanent theology, then that applies to time as much as any other phenomenon. The year is a living, breathing entity, one that shifts and shapes in consistent ways. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: The Samurai’s Cut

An essay on power, how to align your ‘what, how, and why’ with focus and the whole suit of swords, just killing it. [Read more…]