The Other Side of the Hedge: Screw Dying, Live with Your Boots On

Like a lot of people, I always wondered how I would face death. As it turns out, the brink of death is where you learn what you’re made of.
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The Crow’s Nest: Beltane-A Fire Festival

Beltane is an ancient Celtic Holiday, often referred to in modern times as May Day. The Holiday begins at moonrise April 30 (May Day Eve) and is considered to be a festival of fertility and union between the God and Goddess. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Some Meanings of Witchcraft

When it comes down to it, a witch is a witch is a witch. Terminology however, remains important because it helps us communicate our different approaches to one another. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: We All Start as Fools

Years of self-doubt and struggle aren’t a cruel joke played by the universe. They’re the necessary price we pay for anything worthwhile. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Retrograde Suspension & The Arrow of Intention

The truth seeker does their best to see what can be seen, however, just like in regular sight, things that you feel aren’t always as they appear. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Priestess, Oh Priestess…

Every reading of cards is a three-part process: Narrative, analysis, advice. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Don’t Trust Your Spirit, Train It

In a time of Internet memes, the bumper stickers of the Information Age, it’s easy to “trust yourself” and “believe in your magic!” Don’t. Not until you earn it.
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The Crow’s Nest: Crafting A Springtime Herbal Offering Blend

The beginning of the growing season is cause to celebrate and give thanks to my deities and the land spirits here. One of the ways I do that is gathering some of the first herbs and wildflowers and combine them into an Herbal Offering Blend. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: What is Magic For?

In the good old days, the occult was about things like finding your vocation in the world, doing your Great Work, and becoming a better person. Those days have not passed.
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Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork

The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is a kind of natural, unscripted, everyday magic, resulting from a lifetime of living and coping with it. [Read more…]