The Other Side of the Hedge: Reaching the Spirit

We don’t master grounding and centering by knowing some secret. We get there like we climb a mountain. One step at a time, one day at a time, we push on. Read more

Tree City Witch: Soul Retrieval & The Search for Home

My best advice for when the Sun is in Cancer is to go with the flow. Read more

The Other Side of the Hedge: The Boline

Tied to the history of the land, the boline is a reminder of the thin line that divides life and death. If the Grim Reaper wields a scythe, those who walk the boundary of the two worlds carry the boline. Read more

Tree City Witch: Breaking up With Santa Muerte

I can’t remember if there was a moment when I decided that we couldn’t go any further, me and Santa Muerte, that I couldn’t take her with me, that I had to leave her behind. That we had done everything we could. Read more

The Other Side of the Hedge: Practical Idolatry

Idolatry has been the straw man of the West for two millennia. Monotheists hate it. Materialists just think it’s stupid. Pagans need to take a third look. Read more

The Cartomancer: Fear of Words, Love of Labels

Where are YOU between acts of re-naming, re-framing, re-labelling, and re-calibrating? Read more

Tree City Witch: The Queen of Swords & Instructions For Your Exorcism

As an exorcist, you will see the possessed shed their skin in front of you, emerge like out of a cocoon in a violent wind. They may lurch and you must hold them, whether or not you physically touch them. Read more

The Other Side of the Hedge: Living With Fear

We all bow to fear. We can’t help it. No one is fearless in all things and at all times. But we need not kneel to it. Read more

Tree City Witch: Walking Witches & the Ghosts of New York

If you aren’t IN your body and connecting your body to where you are, the land, the street, the road or river that runs right outside your door, how can you create? Read more

The Other Side of the Hedge: How to Build Your Magical Altar

If a religious altar is a doorway for the gods and spirits to come to our world, a magical altar is a doorway for us to enter theirs. Read more

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