The Other Side of the Hedge: Everyday Magic

Step into the unknown, and you’ll find yourself there.
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Don’t Trust Your Spirit, Train It

In a time of Internet memes, the bumper stickers of the Information Age, it’s easy to “trust yourself” and “believe in your magic!” Don’t. Not until you earn it.
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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 Other Side of the Hedge: Animism & The Big Questions

Are we creatures of spirit who inhabit bodies, or physical bodies that somehow have awareness? As a culture, we never really seem to resolve this question. At worst, we consider it irrelevant. At best, we consider it a matter of faith.
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Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain

My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I express the physicality of my love of the land in my traditional witchcraft. [Read more…]

Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice

When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what they gather there. Gathering waters, dirts, herbs, wands and stones from local power spots is essential for traditional spell work. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Path of Wisdom from Personal Gnosis to Myth

When you have important wisdom to share with your spiritual community, careful consideration about how to best present it to your audience is key. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Many Gods West Preview – Gnostic Polytheism and Animism

What is wisdom, gnosis, divine knowledge? What are the new stories of the gods and great spirits? Who are they sharing their thoughts through and how do we listen interpret and discern truth through these mediums? [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: A Day in the Life of a Witch

A fellow traditional witch coming to stay the weekend is extra special and we always fill our schedules with magical pursuits. What follows is an abridged diary of a day in the life of a witch seeking spiritual gnosis. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism and Healing

Since animists don’t turn a blind eye to the dark corners and dangers of the spirit world, it’s not uncommon for us to occasionally find ourselves stepping into the role of spirit healers. Mostly, we’re not great healers with legendary magical powers. That doesn’t mean we should turn a blind eye to those in need. [Read more…]