Witch on Fire: A Thanksgiving Transmutation of Tens

The tens cards of the Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris / Photo by Heron Michelle

Right on cue, I had what some would call a crises of faith regarding my own material needs. I’m walking the tight rope between a need to pay for the necessities of life and my sacred mission of service. In short, I think about money, or the lack thereof, a lot. Some might think that isn’t enlightened enough to admit publicly. I beg to differ. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: A Wish Upon Dying

Heron and her daughter at Sondra's grave / Heron Michelle

My mother was the holy-rolling, bible-thumping, fundamentalist variety of evangelical Christian and basically the polar opposite from my liberal, feminist, witchy self. I didn’t talk about those things with my mother because I loved her, and I was too chicken to drop the “W” bomb. Even though she drove me absolutely bonkers, I craved her acceptance. Her love was unconditional, but the peace between us was not. [Read more...]

Star Made Witch: Samhain on the Hill

Photo Courtesy of Joe Conlon

In which Spiritscraft recounts an adventure in Athboy, Ireland and shares some information related to the modern Pagan holiday of Samhain as it is practiced there. [Read more...]

Wayfaring Woman: Ready or Not, Here We Go!

red runes on wooden chips

In my experience, autumn is a powerful season. In the months of September, October, and November a great deal of magic can be wrought. Autumn is a prime time for astral travel, trance journeying, and connecting with Gods and spirits. [Read more...]

The Path of She: A Samhain Teaching – Born Into Life, Born Into Death

red berries on a plant

Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of fear and resistance, but from an acceptance of death as a teacher and guide for the living. Yes we are born into life and born into death, and it is this very, inescapable fact that makes every moment so precious, fragile and bittersweet beautiful. [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Summer’s End

apples on the tree

The warmth and growth of summer is past and the harvest is in, now is the time of cold and decay as the old is recycled back into what will form the new again. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Samhain-tides – From the Poison of Death We Distill the Antidotes for Living

death tarot banner

It is Samhain-tides again, the final harvest; a time of acceptance that death comes for everyone in it’s own correct time. In reverence we embrace the sacred dark. Yet, in mirthful paradox, we affirm the deliciousness of life, staring death in the eye, raising our glasses to toast that today we LIVE, and live large to honor our beloved dead. [Read more...]