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Seeking the Grail: Abused and Abuser

In the past years, since getting out of an abusive relationship, I’ve written a lot about abuse. Like many survivors, I learned one important technique to avoid future abuse: avoid abusers. But here’s the problem; abuse is the norm. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: The Death of Modern Godforms

In modern times, we live in a society devoid of traditional myth making in relating to the natural world. In a way, the glamour, fame, and acclaim our modern stars receive seems like a modern secular replacement for these. [Read more…]

Book of Blackbirds: Grace

Human beings have created a world of artificial divisions and dichotomies, but this is merely one perception of the world, and a somewhat faulty one for all that. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: A Christmas Carol

There has never been a convert to a new religion who didn’t carry something with them, I figure. Whether that something is traditional food for an old holiday, adapted to a new, or a set of customs, or some particular decorating habits, or whatever else, we cannot be where we are without giving due honor to where we have been. So the traditions carry on, and mutate, and become new things, continuations of the old ones. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: The 10-minute Devil in 2 Parts

I give you here my concentrated take on reading the cards, sharp and clean, with devotion and honor. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: The Longest Night and the Mystery of the Incarnation

Every December 21, a NY church holds a “Longest Night” service. Nicholas Laccetti reflects on this year’s in the light of the Winter Solstice and Christmas. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain

My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I express the physicality of my love of the land in my traditional witchcraft. [Read more…]

The Agora: 2016 in Review

Let’s take a look back at the top ten posts of 2016 as we await what 2017 has in store for us. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: The Blot’s the Thing

In preparing for a class, I made a last-minute decision to include a short generic blot at the end. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Evil Spirits Of New Year

Celebrants throughout the ages have observed numerous lesser-known New Year’s customs and superstitions. [Read more…]