Hills of the Horizon: A Christmas Carol

There has never been a convert to a new religion who didn’t carry something with them, I figure. Whether that something is traditional food for an old holiday, adapted to a new, or a set of customs, or some particular decorating habits, or whatever else, we cannot be where we are without giving due honor to where we have been. So the traditions carry on, and mutate, and become new things, continuations of the old ones. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: The 10-minute Devil in 2 Parts

I give you here my concentrated take on reading the cards, sharp and clean, with devotion and honor. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: The Longest Night and the Mystery of the Incarnation

Every December 21, a NY church holds a “Longest Night” service. Nicholas Laccetti reflects on this year’s in the light of the Winter Solstice and Christmas. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain

My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I express the physicality of my love of the land in my traditional witchcraft. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: The Blot’s the Thing

In preparing for a class, I made a last-minute decision to include a short generic blot at the end. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Evil Spirits Of New Year

Celebrants throughout the ages have observed numerous lesser-known New Year’s customs and superstitions. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Five Ways to use Spirituality to Break the Holiday Stress (and Bring Happiness)

You do not need to be stressed about the holidays. No, really, you don’t, but just saying that isn’t going to stop it. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Spicing up the Holidays

Pull together some ginger, cinnamon, a little clove, some nutmeg, cardamom and allspice; this one flavor probably means “Yuletide” more than any other taste of the holidays. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Creating Wealth

How is wealth created? When some pretend and hide, what is left in paying it forward? [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: Prisca Theologia, Pansophy, and Integral Truth – Some Notes on Universal Reformation

Universal Reformation has been a goal throughout Western esoteric history: for Renaissance magi, for Rosicrucians, and today in the Universal Brotherhood. [Read more…]