The Busy Witch: Stepping Outside Our Boundaries

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Lots of things can change when you push your boundaries, and I’m still sifting through the continued effects of this stretching. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: Gods Save Us From Glorious Struggles

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Religion provides a ready-made us-versus-them narrative. This narrative often has little to do with the actual teachings of the religion, which in most cases are ambiguous at best or contradictory at worst on the topic of violence. But you don’t even need to know what those teachings are, as so-called “Islamic State” recruits cramming with The Koran for Dummies demonstrate. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: The Gentrification of Poverty

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It is now possible to earn very good money indeed in the tech sector whilst feeling good about living a lifestyle that really is just gentrified poverty – two missed pay checks from living in a car, a subjectively high wage that objectively isn’t enough to save for our own retirement, let alone put a child through school. As Pagans, we have a bit of a bad habit of identifying as poorer than we really are. We forget that we can actually make a difference. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Letting Go – The Practice from Hostage to Hopeful

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Letting go might be the hardest thing to put into practice. There are many things in our daily life, both material and immaterial, that we attach to. For some of us, it is the expectation to live our lives in accordance to another’s rule book. For others, we are hostages to our own doubt. For me, it was overcoming the years of feeling not good enough and finally knowing worthiness. This attachment to “not good enough” is something that I continue to work through and with. That is the practice, why it is called “doing the work.” [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Life Lessons – Hope

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The old ways are just as much about personal revelations as they are interpersonal relations. We are more than just a community, we are the products of the lessons and values that we hold dear. We keep the old stories alive for a reason, and how those stories affect each of us is an important part of who we are. To explore this, I’d like to introduce our newest series! [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: Straddling the Divide of Multiple Communities

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We live in multiple communities, multiple subcultures. We need to be prepared for when those communities and subcultures intersect. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing Mandy Mitchell’s HEDGEWITCH BOOK OF DAYS

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Arranged by month, Hedgewitch Book of Days by Mandy Mitchell is a wonderful hodge-podge of recipes, spells, and rituals that can easily be incorporated into everyday life. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: Not Invulnerable

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The idea that one should seek to distance oneself from the world is expressly refuted in the mythology around the Siddhartha’s enlightenment. This was supposedly the last temptation that Mara, the tempter demon, the Lord of Illusion, offered. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: Whereof One Cannot Speak — #BlackLivesMatter

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#BlackLivesMatter isn’t just a statement of fact — it should be a mantra that we all recite, loudly and often, and mean it. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Just Breathe, The Practice of Permission, Affirmation, & Dedication

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The new year is upon us. This is the time of resolutions and promises to self often forgotten by February. But what if the commitment to self was more empowered, and leaned into the invitation of the wholeness that is holy, rather than being an obligation? For me, holiness and the sacred is found in Daily Practice. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! The day in which we eat copious amounts of Chinese food, go to the movies, and take sixteen hour overtime shifts for utterly stupendous amounts of money! Best…Holiday…Ever! [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking, Part 3

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Positive thinking won’t solve all your problems. In fact, it won’t solve any of them. What it teaches you to do is look at your problems differently. [Read more...]


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