Urban Earthwitch: Urban Animist

Feeling connected to nature in the city isn’t impossible. It’s as simple as stepping outside and allowing your instincts to take over. [Read more…]

The Crow’s Nest: Crafting A Springtime Herbal Offering Blend

The beginning of the growing season is cause to celebrate and give thanks to my deities and the land spirits here. One of the ways I do that is gathering some of the first herbs and wildflowers and combine them into an Herbal Offering Blend. [Read more…]

Tree City Witch: Stitches, Witchcraft, & Change, With Mercury Retrograde

As witches during retrograde season, we may feel compelled to think about our daily, weekly, monthly practices and rituals and ask questions. What is my magic and why? Has my soul grown dusty? Has my altar? Do I need an altar? Why or why not. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: What is Magic For?

In the good old days, the occult was about things like finding your vocation in the world, doing your Great Work, and becoming a better person. Those days have not passed.
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Everyday Pagan: When Spring Comes to Visit

What does it mean when the robin-shaped spirit of Spring comes tapping on your window? It seems that maybe Spring is asking: “Are you going to come outside and join me in the dance of Spring? [Read more…]

Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork

The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is a kind of natural, unscripted, everyday magic, resulting from a lifetime of living and coping with it. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Here be Dragons

The horizon realm is one of partial illumination where seen and unseen mingle ambiguously. These are pathways of the witch and so often eerily familiar. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Hidden Knowledge

The occult isn’t inherently evil. It is powerful, and often opaque. That can be scary all on its own. So why do we let it remain a mystery? Do we even have a choice?
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Star Made Witch: Witch Gardening

Starting a witch garden can be intimidating, but with some planning and care, you can turn that black thumb green! [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Between the acts

What’s between the acts, between crossings, thresholds, positions and attitudes? It’s not always action or choice. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: To Keep Silence

The occult is a journey to ascend the Witches’ Pyramid to reveal in ourselves the Powers of the Sphinx. The last of these four powers: to silence yourself. [Read more…]

The Crow’s Nest: Magical Practices and Techniques – Thought-forms

Thought-forms are energetic beings created for the purpose of performing a task. Some, including myself, use them for a variety of intents and purposes. [Read more…]