Witch on Fire: Beltane Lovers – Once you Go Witch You’ll Never Switch

This is MODERN witchcraft, where we strip off the mask of the obvious, and glory in the rich, chocolatey layers of occult mystery that peel away all labels and norms to bite down to the sweet, cream-filled, cherry center of this Beltane bonbon. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Walpurgis Night

The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch) and Hexennact or Witches Night. According to various folktales witches fly to buck mountains and have a dance party around bonfires on the peaks. The next day, May Day (or Beltane) signals the beginning of summer, therefore, May Eve is the last night of Winter’s influence. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Ethical Spiritual Intercession

In times of trouble, our own wishes, needs, hopes, and fears are easily conflated with those of another. In such a time, I was ethically obligated to separate my friend’s spiritual needs from my own and act based on what I knew of them. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Beltane Meditation – Life-making with the Green Man

For everything there is a season, and Beltane is the time to embrace your life-making instincts for the new and beautiful to take root and flourish in your world. Whatever you seek, the Green Man will give to you, for He is the lover-God whose ardor can spark new life and possibilities. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Vikings in the New World

There’s been quite a buzz going about the Heathen community about the three “newly discovered” Viking sites in Canada. Already there have been some pretty wild claims and suppositions made by people who are understandably excited by these discoveries, but it’s important to keep the facts in mind. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Beltane and the Gifts of Darkness

Bealtaine is a holiday that celebrates both the dark and the light, just as life is ultimately about finding a balance between the two that works for each of us individually. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Negotiating Boundaries

Issues with boundaries come up a lot with leadership, but that’s because they come up in life. Whether I’m joining a new group, or in a new relationship, boundaries have to be negotiated. If not, they are just a ticking time bomb toward a conflict. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Magic is a Full-Contact Experimental Sport

Even if a magican, priest(ess) or shaman correctly created something and spirits imbue a talisman, you still have to acclimate to those energies. Even if a system is The Most Awesome System of Spirituality Ever Devised™, it still has to be internalized. There are no shortcuts. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

What can we do to stop Elder Flight? What can we do to keep our Traditions from being lost? Or is it too late? [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Staying in your power is not about staying in symbolic power, which amounts to being a protagonist in a narrative, whether self-invented or other-constructed. Staying in your power means being able to distinguish between reality and fiction. [Read more…]


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