The Busy Witch: Snow and Stillness

When the earth warms up again, I have no doubt that I’ll once more resume my frantic pace, but for right now, I have discovered the powerful magic of stillness, and I will sit in this space as long as I am able. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: A Healing Ritual for Chapel Hill and Beyond

Ground and center and find your stillness before you begin, and remember; small acts of love can have large effects. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: An Imbolc Offering

I’ve always been drawn to Brigid, and as my Imbolc celebrations continue, I wanted to share a poem that I’ve written this year as an offering to the goddess of smith-craft and poetry. May the dark season be lifting for you, and may we step with joy into the light. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Stepping Outside Our Boundaries

Lots of things can change when you push your boundaries, and I’m still sifting through the continued effects of this stretching. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing Mandy Mitchell’s HEDGEWITCH BOOK OF DAYS

Arranged by month, Hedgewitch Book of Days by Mandy Mitchell is a wonderful hodge-podge of recipes, spells, and rituals that can easily be incorporated into everyday life. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Winter Wind-Down

I’ve realized that, even as the darkness pushes me inside myself, if I take the time to properly honor the season, I can do better than just survive in winter; I can begin to heal, to rest and restore, in preparation for a thriving new year. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: When the Gods Become Characters – Fiction and Faith

It’s been a really interesting experience writing mythology-based fiction, particularly when it comes to creating characters out of gods and goddesses who may be familiar to me. Although my nonfiction stems very much from a place of personal truth, my fiction is just that: fiction. Still, it can be challenging to craft a character out of a deity. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: A Simple, Solitary Spell for Thanksgiving

Whether you’re flying solo this season or surrounded by second cousins, it’s important to make time for magic before you plunge into the madness of the coming months, and I want to share one of my favorite solitary spells for gratitude with you before I head to Thanksgiving dinner this week. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Conjuring Words

If we acknowledge that “magic is the art of changing consciousness at will”, something I hold very dear, then it stands to reason that the act of shaping a world out of symbols on a page is a magical act. Art is magic, and magic is art, and this month, I’m recommitting myself to both.

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Ancestor Remembrance Project: Blood and Spirit

Family and ancestry are not limited by blood; the choices we make link us to traditions and generations, in spirit and in action. Although my direct knowledge of my bloodline is confined to those family members I’ve known in my lifetime, I’ve embraced the idea that my connections run as deep as time. This week, as we approach Halloween, I’m taking time to honor both my direct and spiritual ancestors; blood calls to blood, but heart and spirit form lasting bonds, too. I honor those who came before: I name them family. [Read more…]


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