The Busy Witch: Timing, Intention, and Luck

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Magic is about more than just herbs and words. It’s about timing, intention, and luck. Our move to North Carolina and the life that followed are magical, and I recognize that much of that magic comes from the alignment of timing and luck, two things that mere mortals can’t always control. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 5

Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic,1899

In his ongoing exploration of Brigidine Paganism, Christopher Scott Thompson analyzes the original Gaelic text of the "Invocation of the Graces" to uncover a list of eight virtues: enchantment, virtue, faith, deeds, elegance, character, boldness and charm. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Harvest Verses

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This is the start of my favorite season, and I wanted to share two devotional poems with you that I wrote years ago to celebrate the harvest. Whether you bake bread tonight or take a long walk in the sunshine, let fall fill your senses. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Hero’s Journey (Part 2)

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How can Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth be applied to our own lives as a tool for growth? Sable Aradia guides you through the quest. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 4

Connla and the Fairy Maiden

In “Invocation of the Graces,” all eight “ethical empowerments” express essentially the same concept: to relieve the suffering of others by providing comfort, shelter, guidance, support, sanctuary, protection, refreshment or healing. [Read more...]

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians (Review)

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians - by Anita Kraft

Kraft’s main objective is to get the readers off the page and into the Sephiroth, the 10 points on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The quote from the back cover neatly sums up the book’s ethos: “Qabalah is experiential, as is mysticism and magick. If all you do is read, you are not a mystic or a Qabalist. You must do!” [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 3

Joan of Arc, 1865, by John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

The power of the “Invocation of the Graces” to grant victory over one’s enemies should not be seen as something given in addition to the feminine charms listed in the first verse, but because of them. The word buaidh, after all, means “victory.” When Brighid bathes your palms and cheeks in Her “lustral fire,” in Her milk and sunlight, in Her honey and wine, She not only grants you Her beauty and elegance but makes you “more victorious than all persons.” [Read more...]


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