Mysteries of the Grail: Seeker, Shaman, and Sovereign – Part 1

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The quest for the Grail is the process of moving from the knight, or seeker, into the initiate of the mysteries. But initiation is not enough; to become sovereign, we must take what we’ve learned back out to heal the Wasteland, heal not just our selves but our communities, our land, our world. Very often, the quest for the Grail is catalyzed by difficulties and challenges in our own lives. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: I Met Bill Schnoebelen and Lived!

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A recent article on the channel goes into considerable detail about the infamous Bill Schnoebelen and his book, “Wicca: Satan’s Little White Lie.” I actually met Bill Schoebelen in person, and learned something few other people know for sure: He’s fully aware that he’s lying. So are the people close to him. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Mind-Manifesting Morning Glory

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I had heard about Morning Glory for years. Whispers and rumors ran throughout the circles of my Pagan and back-to-nature friends that the seeds of this garden plant could take you places … outta this world. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Fear, What Storms Teach

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I was terrified. I remembered a severe storm from my past, and I thought about the horrendous things that happened in other places to other people. What I was experiencing wasn’t what scared me. What scared me was the thought of what I might experience. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: The Value of Being your own Teacher and Spiritual Authority

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I am self-taught because I couldn’t find the answers I was looking for in the authority of other people or, for that matter, the authority of any type of being. I could only find the answers through my own work and through my willingness to invest authority in myself. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Planning a Magical Party

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I’ve found that any social gathering, if approached with a magical mindset, can be a beautiful celebration of fun and abundance. [Read more...]

Born Again Witch: The Woman Who Laughs in the Forest

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When I lost my faith, I didn’t realize how much of my community I would also lose and how many friends would turn on me. This was a group of misfits, society’s outcasts, broken and rejected, and yet coming together with a vision for a kinder world. It felt right that I was welcomed into their midst. [Read more...]


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