Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Power Is Not Enough

If God was everywhere in everything and in everyone, then this High Priestess was threatening me with my own power, resolve and connection to the Divine. I was very clear that I had my own power, resolve and connection with the Divine, therefore, there could never be a threat presented to me that I couldn’t overcome. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven – Blood Is Not Enough

Part of my struggle is knowing that how I frame my involvements with family, covens, and Family Covens taints how I experience and then describe the energy of those groups. What I delineate as “family” is inexorably linked with parents who consistently abused me. For me, “families” are not units where you go to be safe, nurtured, or unconditionally loved [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Good Parents = Good Kids?

I have had to accept that my expectations of my son are setting up resentment in our relationship. The more I release what I expect of him, the more likely our relationship is to strengthen and my child will develop into my greatest hope for him: a healthy, loved, mentally and emotionally secure person who can easily provide for himself and any family of any type he chooses to create. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Current Events, Electronics, Tolerance and Your Children

The kitchen table is the most powerful magical tool a Family Coven has. Use it to have conversations about important issues, and refuse to let electronic media exploit your child. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Praise the Champion; The Law and When to Break It

Parenting to tolerance is more than raising children who docilely follow the crowd or behave in ways that society finds acceptable. Tolerance requires warriors of justice who confront the unjust and change lives. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Words Have Power

As witches, neo-pagans, spiritualists, heathens, druids or simply people who believe that we are affected by the unseen as well as the seen, we know words have power. How do we talk to our children about the power of words to perpetuate prejudice? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Be Vocal, Be Creative When Teaching Tolerance

Racism, gender bias, religious intolerance, and homophobia continue to persist is silence. Ignorance thrives in dark places where reason sheds no light. Here are ideas about how to talk to your child about racism. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Racism, Homophobia, Gender Bias, Intolerance, and Pagan Parenting

If a stand against the incipient racism and homophobia present in our society is to be made, there are some key things that parents can do with their children to make them able to think critically about prejudice. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven – The Ultimate DIY

I think about several people I know who all want to study the craft a bit more seriously and how I continue to put them off, opting instead for unstructured and undirected classes because I feel like I am inadequate. Not showing up — that’s my problem. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Season of Giving?

How can Family Coven virtues be expressed during this season of giving? Lydia MN Crabtree examines how a Family Coven walks its talk. [Read more…]


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