The Crow’s Nest: Hexing for a Good Cause

Hexing is a tool that can be used when all mundane options have been exhausted in a situation.  There is a long history of people employing Hexes when they had no other way to obtain justice. Read more

The Corner Crone: Firestorm Wind

The experience of personal transformation generally contains an element, much like fire, that is only just under control, and when transformation enkindles it can roar into fierce and fearsome Being. Read more

The Other Side of the Hedge: Defining Paganism

By defining “Pagan” we’re learning who we are – and who we’re not. Defining Paganism is a challenge, but that doesn’t mean we should shy from the task. Read more

Hearth of Hellenism: Why is Mythology Mocked?

Why do we mock myth? The mocking of myth is deeply rooted in our consciousness. Mythology is mocked because society views myth as primitive stories attempting to explain the unknown, and that’s a very big mistake. Read more

Tree City Witch: A Jewish Ghost Story For Halloween

My best friend had told me the week before about a ghost in their house, a very mischievous ghost and how on Halloween this ghost was at his most frisky, pushing plates off the dinner table, adjusting the zombie hand on the patio, and generally, so it seemed, reveling in the party atmosphere and the comings and goings of the honored guests, us children. Read more

Irish-American Witchcraft: Elf-Locks, Tangled Hair, Ill-Luck, and Appropriation.

I would strongly urge anyone considering using elf-locks as a term for what would otherwise be called dreadlocks to think about the folklore implications Read more

The Crow’s Nest: Honoring the Dead with Offerings at Samhain

What is an “Offering”? Why even give offerings in the first place? What constitutes an offering? Let’s take a closer look at the subject of offerings. Read more

Book of Blackbirds: Teachers

We can learn as much from anywhere as long as our hearts are open to receive it, and to deny this fact is to miss out on so much more that this life has to offer us. Read more

Hermes Resurrected: What Hermetic Literature Reveals to Contemporary Seekers

With today’s renewed interested in Hermeticism, and the arrival of a new generation of supple translations, we may be entering a phase of Hermetic rebirth. This renewal, however, comes with a caveat, one deeply grounded in Hermetic tradition: If Hermes is to be resurrected, such an operation must occur within you. Read more

The Other Side of the Hedge: Four Hundred Days

There are a number of ways to begin our spiritual training. We can join a group, find a teacher, or seek a vision. We can wait for the mystical to find us as we go about our daily lives. But we always imagine that the only path forward is out there. We couldn’t be more wrong. Read more

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