The Cartomancer: Your People Undivided

Do people actually know what they are saying, when they dismiss others with these words: ‘You are not my people’? [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: The Curious Conversion of Frater Achad

I can’t recall the number of times I have sat at my computer with a stack of books by my side in the middle of the night, say at 2:45 AM or maybe 4, bursting (silently) with excitement over some intellectual epiphany, some sudden realization or Eureka! moment in which I feel like I have finally cracked open the secrets of the universe. [Read more…]

Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice

When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what they gather there. Gathering waters, dirts, herbs, wands and stones from local power spots is essential for traditional spell work. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Prayer 2.01 Beta (We’re All Still in Beta)

Many people pray. Sometimes multiple times in one day. “Petition magic” and prayer are the oldest forms of magic. With a few tricks, we can make our prayers change our world more often. [Read more…]

Cauldron, Sword, Spear, & Stone: Becoming the Butterfly – Connecting to the Sacred Feminine

Not all of us feel an innate connection to the sacred feminine. How does our upbrining challenge our connections with deity? [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Curious Children

It seems education these days is focused mostly on getting the students in and out, with attention focused on the lowest common denominator. Where do the curious children go? [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Reciprocity, Tit for Tat, and Vending Machine Religion

In my paganism and my personal practice, reciprocity is of utmost importance in thought and consideration when dealing with all beings, spirits, and gods. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Themes of Celebration – Sun and Shadow

My own approach to holidays is multilayered. I think of it a bit like celebrating in sun and shadow, hence the title of today’s article, with the sun representing the public Druidic side of my practice and the shadow representing the private witchcraft side of things. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Magical Masking and Dionysos

Masks are symbols for the surrender of as well as the transformation of identity. By way of masking, we have the power and the freedom to take on a new persona and experiment with new ways of being and feeling. These are the gifts of Dionysos, whose idols were often simply a mask set atop a post or pillar draped with vegetation. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Wisdom Dream — We Are the Storytellers and Stewards of Her Beauty

Our primal place in the great weaving of life of Mother Earth is not dominion, but sacred communion and protection. We are the storytellers and stewards of Her beauty. [Read more…]


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