The Blooming Staff: The Decadent Crowley, a Neuropath of the Fin de Siècle

“Life holds the mirror up to Art,” Wilde wrote, “and either reproduces some strange type imagined by painter or sculptor, or realises in fact what has been dreamed in fiction.” In the case of Crowley, this statement of life’s imitation of art rings particularly true. [Read more…]

The Sorcerer’s Art: A Portrait in Colors

At the turn of the century witchcraft and sorcery was as alive and well as it is today. And one of the most compelling forms it takes, is in coloured portraits of devils, fairies and spirits drawn by sorcerous women channelling visions. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: A Ritual in Honor of Odin and the Valkyries

We are in a period of intense and tense struggle. There are many battles behind us and many more in front of us. These trying times have brought Odin more and more to forefront of my awareness. I hear him whispering of action and courage. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Review of Judika Illes’s The Big Book of Practical Spells Everyday Magic That Works

“Seek a witch and find her living in solitude in the wild forest,” said Judika Illes. With her new The Big Book of Practical Spells, formerly sold as Pure Magic, you can consult that forest witch anytime you need, right in your own home. [Read more…]

The Lady’s Quill: Hope Over Hate

Things are changing. Despite the things we witness around us, they are getting better. We are not alone. You are not alone. You matter, and are worthy, and people are finally starting to realize that. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: A Decent Reading

In cartomancy what you need is a decent eye. It’s the kind of eye that can smell rats, or penetrate truth. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Finding the Morrigan in Connecticut

I spent the second weekend of June at the 3rd annual Morrigan’s Call Retreat in Connecticut. There was magic, both the beautiful and numinous magic of ritual, as well as the simple and equally vital magic of people coming together, sharing, and learning from each other. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Women’s Rituals

Typically I don’t offer single-gender only rituals or workshops. I’m a cisgender female, so to be specific, I mean rituals/workshops/groups limited to women only. There are times, however, when I make an exception to that, usually when I’m asked to lead a women’s ritual when I’m a guest presenter at a Pagan festival. And there begins my tightrope walk with my own ethics. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: You Can’t Move Forward by Merely Wishing and Magic

Onstantly in my interactions with students and customers is the notion that the magic “just works”. At least that’s the expectation. Leviosa, right? [Read more…]

The Path of She: Three Lessons from the Summer Solstice – Visioning a New World

At the Summer Solstice with the powers of life and light at a peak, Nature offers three simple, life-centered lessons that can change your life and vision a new, better world. [Read more…]


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