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 to me that most people really aren’t in touch with their food. Oh sure, you go to the grocery store and buy stuff. Maybe you plant a small garden, if you have the space, but many people don’t. So, you buy your food from who knows where, and pray to Freyr that maybe he’ll accept your thanks. [Read more…]

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. It is an enigmatic place where Voodoo, Hoodoo, Witchcraft, and even Christianity blend at a crossroads of spiritual power. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Your People Undivided

Do people actually know what they are saying, when they dismiss others with these words: ‘You are not my people’? [Read more…]

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 stack of books by my side in the middle of the night, say at 2:45 AM or maybe 4, bursting (silently) with excitement over some intellectual epiphany, some sudden realization or Eureka! moment in which I feel like I have finally cracked open the secrets of the universe. [Read more…]

Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice

When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what they gather there. Gathering waters, dirts, herbs, wands and stones from local power spots is essential for traditional spell work. [Read more…]

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 oldest forms of magic. With a few tricks, we can make our prayers change our world more often. [Read more…]

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 upbrining challenge our connections with deity? [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Curious Children

It seems education these days is focused mostly on getting the students in and out, with attention focused on the lowest common denominator. Where do the curious children go? [Read more…]

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 consideration when dealing with all beings, spirits, and gods. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Themes of Celebration – Sun and Shadow

My own approach to holidays is multilayered. I think of it a bit like celebrating in sun and shadow, hence the title of today’s article, with the sun representing the public Druidic side of my practice and the shadow representing the private witchcraft side of things. [Read more…]