Full Frontal Magic: Reducing Holiday Hostility through Blessed Food

We tell ourselves, spending time with family should be a great time, but old wounds and scars usually remain. Let’s admit it, our family are the ones who best know how to get under our skin. We can, however, decide to change that. After all, we have magic. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Garden Therapy

So far, everything hurts. All the lessons, even the fun stuff, seems to have some element of ouch. This is my impression of life on a day when the sun shines and my home is full of love. Very grateful, and happy for all the amazing bits. Just saying, I noticed the other stuff too, even if I go out of my way to pretend it isn’t there. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Challenging The Rhetoric

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays here on Agora! Recently over at Huginn’s Heathen Hof, I wrote a piece about a Swedish Heathen organization call Nordiska Asa-Samfundet. This is an organization that the team over at HHH has been watching carefully for some time, but recent events inspired us to finally [Read More…]

Hills of the Horizon: Green Man Mysteries

In the end of November, more or less, depending on how one tinkers with the calculators, Kemetics celebrate the Mysteries of Osiris. This multi-day festival is, in effect, the funeral rituals for Wesir, and thus serve as the template for all funerals, as all of the dead become Osiris on their route to the West. That is, however, not all it is. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Guide to Traditional Witchcraft Daily Practices

Daily practice is a fulfilling form of devotion and discipline. A simple daily anchor to your witchcraft is helpful in making magic your lifestyle and committing to the spirituality. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Modern Goddess Tale – From Lost Daughter to Goddess Queen

The Path of She is the journey from lost daughter to Goddess Queen — a modern Goddess tale that invites you to embrace your own life story as the well-spring of your healing and transformation. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: The Generosity of the Vanir Gods

All of the Norse Gods are gift-givers, but the Vanir Gods really shine in this area; being generous is what they do best. If we have received any blessings from Them (or would like to receive Their blessings), it is best that we give back in turn. A gift always begets a gift. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Dark Ladies Of Winter

Sometimes these ladies will take you by surprise… [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Coping or Cutting?

Coping makes promises. Cutting reveals the truth. There is truth in awareness, and none in coping. Coping is just tagging alone, with your ears bleeding. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Breaking the Veil and the Politics of Spirituality

A prison has boundaries. We call them walls, but a wall or fence is a boundary that one or more parties decided to empower with force and in some cases violence. “The Veil” has become something more like a prison. It is unclear whether or not we were the prisoners or prison guards to many magicians. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: World Wide Heathenry – A Global Heathen Demographic Survey

Heathenry is an increasingly visible form of spirituality in the modern world yet not much is well-known about the people who practice it. The most prominent works of scholarship on our community are Jennifer Snook’s American Heathens and the Norse Mythology Blog Worldwide Heathen Census. For our community to continue to grow it needs to be better understood, both by the public and ourselves. To that end, we are proud to announce Huginn Heathen Hof’s first ever Global Heathen Demographic Survey. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: In the Footsteps of the Myths

I had the opportunity to travel to Ireland as part of a sacred sites tour dedicated to the Morrigan which I co-facilitated. [Read more…]