Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch’s Tale

Magic always works better by cooperation than by force. In fact, trying to force magic can backfire on us with disastrous consequences. [Read more…]

Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork

The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is a kind of natural, unscripted, everyday magic, resulting from a lifetime of living and coping with it. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: Banish Trump, Exorcise Trump!

Occultists of all varieties need to banish the demonic principality of Donald Trump from our world. #BanishTrump! #ExorciseTrump! [Read more…]

Book of Blackbirds: Fluffy Bunny Thoughts

I’ll admit to having a few fluffy bunny tendencies. But, as a rule I don’t claim to be magical to everyone I meet to impressing them with my witchy-ness. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: Crowley Didn’t Burn Hot Enough

Aleister Crowley is often labeled a Decadent for his obsession with sex magick. But traditional mysticism is more radical in its understanding of sexuality. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Creative Potion Making

Every potions master begins somewhere—I started just jumping in. Knowing that with enough trial and error I could make liquid magic kept me passionate along the way. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: On the Papal World-Tree, or, An Esoteric Meditation on the Papacy

Nicholas Laccetti reflects on the history of occult interpretations of the Papacy, and what the office of the Pope could mean for esotericism today. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Five Witchcraft Resolutions for 2017

Many witches are feeling uncertainty for what the new year will hold. I’d like to suggest some resolutions to build a strong magical foundation for it. [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…]

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…]