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September 01, 2016
Wyrd Words: Did the Vikings Have Totem Animals?
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora! There's...
August 31, 2016
A Lakeside Hearth: Organized or Independent?
No matter what you do in Heathenry, you're doing it wrong. Heathen practice is wide...
August 29, 2016
Hills of the Horizon: the Mystery about Mysteries
We know that many ancient cultures had initiatory Mysteries of some sort or another, and...
August 28, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: The Roman God Mercurius – An Introduction and Ritual
I have been working with Mercury - also known as Mercurius - since 2008. His...
August 27, 2016
The Path of She: A Hansel and Gretel Spiritual Journey — Finding Your Way Home One Crumb at a Time
Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods and leave a trail of breadcrumbs to...
August 26, 2016
Happily Heathen: Freyr Isn’t Going to Bless those PopTarts
Today I was preserving some peaches I received from a local farmer, and it occurred...
August 25, 2016
Outside the Circle: Into the Realm of Voodoo with Bloody Mary
Tales of the magic of the Crescent City of New Orleans stretch back over centuries....
August 24, 2016
The Cartomancer: Your People Undivided
Do people actually know what they are saying, when they dismiss others with these words:...
August 23, 2016
The Blooming Staff: The Curious Conversion of Frater Achad
I can’t recall the number of times I have sat at my computer with a...
August 22, 2016
Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice
When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what...
August 21, 2016
Full Frontal Magic: Prayer 2.01 Beta (We’re All Still in Beta)
Many people pray. Sometimes multiple times in one day. “Petition magic” and prayer are the...
August 20, 2016
Cauldron, Sword, Spear, & Stone: Becoming the Butterfly – Connecting to the Sacred Feminine
Not all of us feel an innate connection to the sacred feminine. How does our...
August 19, 2016
Adventures in Wortcunning: The Curious Children
It seems education these days is focused mostly on getting the students in and out,...
August 17, 2016
Lamp & Labyrinth: Reciprocity, Tit for Tat, and Vending Machine Religion
In my paganism and my personal practice, reciprocity is of utmost importance in thought and...
August 16, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: Themes of Celebration – Sun and Shadow
My own approach to holidays is multilayered. I think of it a bit like celebrating...
August 14, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: Magical Masking and Dionysos
Masks are symbols for the surrender of as well as the transformation of identity. By...
August 13, 2016
The Path of She: A Wisdom Dream — We Are the Storytellers and Stewards of Her Beauty
Our primal place in the great weaving of life of Mother Earth is not dominion,...
August 12, 2016
Happily Heathen: Receiving The Blessings
Blessings can take many forms and come from many places. Make sure to claim your...
August 11, 2016
Outside the Circle: Top Ten Magickal Facts about Trees
I gravitate to trees. I can think of at least 3 places I've lived where...
August 10, 2016
The Cartomancer: Three Steps to Self-Enchantment
How do we allow for other modes of knowing to be seated in us as...
August 08, 2016
Star Made Witch: The Path of Wisdom from Personal Gnosis to Myth
When you have important wisdom to share with your spiritual community, careful consideration about how...
August 07, 2016
Full Frontal Magic: Deep Relaxation and Release
Generally, sleep is one of the most underrated experiences and it is becoming increasingly clear...
August 05, 2016
Adventures in Wortcunning: The Keek Stane
I have been studying and practicing my magick for a long, long, time. If I...
August 04, 2016
Wyrd Words: What is Valhalla, and Who Goes There?
Many aspects in our tradition end up getting oversimplified into easy to swallow 'Christianized' binaries....
August 03, 2016
Dandelion Seeds: Saying Goodbye
The Rev. Melissa Hill says goodbye and reflects on her journey to becoming a writer...
August 02, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: Seeing the Sacred and the Secular
In everything I've read of the old Irish and Scottish folklore it seems pretty clear...
August 01, 2016
Seeking the Grail: Pagan Events, Shyness, and Hospitality
One aspect of Pagan leadership is in the function of hosting events. And one of...
July 29, 2016
Hills of the Horizon: The Village Games
Community practice in a village in ancient times would have had most people following similar...
July 28, 2016
Outside the Circle: Dark Spirits of Lammas
The Witches of the past learned their magic from the fairies, meeting them in the...
July 27, 2016
The Cartomancer: Poison Path Cartomancy
I use Aconitum to kill off dishonesty; the dishonesty of others.
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