The Busy Witch: Making Brave Choices

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I’d like to think that bravery can be grand or small, and that little acts of self preservation are as brave as selfless acts of sacrifice. One thing I do know; it takes bravery to face tough choices, and a whole lot of self-reflection. At this time of New Year change, I offer this spell to you in the hopes that it may help you face any choices with bravery and clarity. [Read more...]

The Best of the Equinox – Vol 2: Dramatic Ritual (Review)

Dramatic Ritual: The Best of the Equinox

Crowley infuses these plays with the energy of sacred invocation, making explicit the implicit magic of good drama; he is turning (or perhaps returning) the magic of performance to a sacred end, calling upon a specific deity and sharing that energy a group. In doing so, the audience is (hopefully) initiated into the mystery of the conjured divinity. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Racism, Homophobia, Gender Bias, Intolerance, and Pagan Parenting

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If a stand against the incipient racism and homophobia present in our society is to be made, there are some key things that parents can do with their children to make them able to think critically about prejudice. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Too Cool for Yule

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Parents complained about a Wiccan Yule display at a school in Oklahoma. In order to avoid conflict, the school’s superintendent claimed that they would remove all religious displays. But what they really did was replace everything with “Christmas.” [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: New Year, New Intentions

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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve just passed the longest night of the year. The Winter Solstice is, for me, a time of introspection and wishing, and in recent years, I’ve developed a theory about this time of year; I believe that the way you spend the Solstice and the way you ring in the New Year will set the tone for the year to come. [Read more...]

Welcome To My Electric Yule

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I could not find any directions for how to make an electric Yule display anywhere. This did not deter me. I wrought, and was victorious, and am willing to share my knowledge with you, my gentle and discerning readers. [Read more...]

The Best of the Equinox – Vol 1: Enochian Magick (Review)

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It is strangely ironic that Crowley chose the prophetic language of the very group he was critiquing to lead the world into its new aeon. It was this deeply flawed choice that left Crowley’s powerful, if Byzantine, work to languish in relative obscurity while the less spiritual but more accessible Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell went on to deeply influence the direction of personal spirituality in the new age. [Read more...]


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