The Rantin’ Raven: Who Was Mabon?

There’s a lot of debate over the name Mabon at the Autumn Equinox, mostly because we don’t know much about the persona behind the name. Quite a few people believe the problem is simply that the myths don’t support the timing at the Autumn Equinox, but I think they do. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Spot of Tea?

Like reading a story aloud, speaking a thing makes it somehow different outside my head. As if the words, that breath of air with sound inside it, makes a think more real. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Fall Equinox Meditation – Descent into the Sacred Dark

At the Fall Equinox, a new cycle of healing and personal growth awakens within you. Heed the call of the sacred dark. Descend into its mysterious depth. The answers you seek, wait for you there. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: A Simple Blot for Freyr

As we are in the middle of the harvest-related holidays and are getting ready for winter, it seemed a great time to finally sit down and write a simple ritual for Freyr. Freyr is a great God who is often honored at several autumnal holidays, such as Frexfaxi, Winternights, and Yule, but I have not come across a good, year-round ritual that can be used to honor him. He’s a great God and he really deserves a lot more press than he currently gets. (Though since as he is one of my patrons, I’ll admit I’m a bit biased). [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Confessions of a Snake Oil Salesman

Bless me, pagandom, for I have “sinned” and fallen short of the glory of our gods; it has been two weeks since my last confession…er…post. For seven years now I’ve been a merchant of metaphysical goods and services, and there are days when I feel like a snake oil salesman. I confess my disenchantment with the metaphysical industry and occasional lack of faith in my fellow practitioners… [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Pagan Parenting and Divorce

If the people separating could have agreed on things then the need for separation would not be necessary. But, since it is sometimes necessary, here are some guidelines on how best to work through an unfortunate situation. [Read more…]

The Path of She: The Everyday Magic of Yes

Yes is the most powerful magical word in our vocabulary. We activate the everyday magic of yes when we align our desire and will with our soul-sourced intention. Say ‘yes’ from your soul, and you transform your life. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: A Guide to Involving Kids in Ritual

Rev. Hill answers the question, “What do we do with the kids during ritual?” In this article she shares her insight child development and how to integrate them successfully into pagan rites. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Lammas Sacrifice and the Sacred Mission

That’s when my perception shifted, and I suggested that this harvest is about what is growing right here, right now, in our own back yards, thanks to our endeavors and partnerships with nature. For me? Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and flowers. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Lammas Tale – Lugh and the Miracle of a New Harvest

Lammas is upon us and the God Lugh offers teachings on the renewal of life: the seeds of the new are held within the body of the living; everything you need to transform your life and your world is within you. One cycle ends so another can begin. [Read more…]