Guest Post: A Ganesh Isn’t a Ganesh Until it’s Broken

And that’s when it hit me: of course our Ganeshes are broken and repaired, because the god himself was broken and repaired. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Extended Spellwork and Self-Compassion

So, I have been doing magic, every day for two hours for 20 days. Connecting to the same spirit in a powerful way, for a specific and large purpose. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Opet, Autumn, and the Wanderer

What does the common cultural motif of the god in disguise testing mortals’ hospitality have to do with the present day? And what does it have to do with an ancient Egyptian state festival? These questions, illuminated by filk music. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: How to Read Cards for the Secret

One of the first things that I teach my university students is that if literature has any function whatsoever, then it’s because it shows us how to relate to our desire to know secrets, how to transact with them, and how to have them told but not revealed. Now, think about the same idea as it relates to cards. [Read more…]

Book of Blackbirds: Honouring Sacred Spaces, Part Three – Saving Space

Many sacred spaces are seriously threatened and under attack right now, and I don’t just mean by a few well meaning though perhaps overzealous pagans with western, first-world ideas of borrowed spirituality. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Benefits of Being a Traditional Witch

A witch learns through the practice of magic, a confidence that their fate is in their own hands. Of course, you have to work with what you have be it your background, culture, social class, etc, but a witch builds their self knowledge and power to make the most of things. [Read more…]

Book of Blackbirds: Honouring Sacred Spaces, Part Two: Personal Space

The truth for me personally is that I do not feel any overwhelming desire or spiritual calling to visit some of the better known indigenous or aboriginal sacred sites. This is most likely because the other sites are simply not my gods nor my places. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Mastering Dreamwork – Four Telltale Markers of Daytime Dreams

Daytime dreams can be just as potent as nighttime dreams in revealing the soul-sourced roots and transformative potential of your life experiences. Here are four ways to detect your daytime dreams. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: My Heathenry

The recent discussions around definition and limitations in Heathenry got me thinking about my own version of Heathenry. Last fall I wrote about why I love Heathenry and what is the heart of Heathenry. So, let me wrap it up and tell you a bit about what is my Heathenry. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Why Stealing Bones Matters – The Aftermath Of Stupid

By now, many of us have read the story of the arrest of Ender Darling, for selling bones online, obtained from Holt Cemetery. The Wild Hunt also covered the news, offered a timeline to events leading up to her arrest. I wanted insight into the magic that was abused. I wanted to go to the source. [Read more…]