Lamp & Labyrinth: Sovereignty at The Center of the Labyrinth

Sovereignty is rightly held by the just, make the land their kin, What kind of Sovereign ruler are you over yourself? Do you treat you like beloved kin? [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: A Christmas Carol

There has never been a convert to a new religion who didn’t carry something with them, I figure. Whether that something is traditional food for an old holiday, adapted to a new, or a set of customs, or some particular decorating habits, or whatever else, we cannot be where we are without giving due honor to where we have been. So the traditions carry on, and mutate, and become new things, continuations of the old ones. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Creating Wealth

How is wealth created? When some pretend and hide, what is left in paying it forward? [Read more…]

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…]

Happily Heathen: Healing Old Wounds at a New Ancestor’s Grave

Families aren’t perfect. Not everyone in a family likes or agrees with one another, and everyone has at least one relative who has actively harmed the family in some way. However, we’re Heathens. Ancestor veneration is a key part of our spiritual practice. So how do we honor ancestors who have hurt us? [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Weight of Glory

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.” – CS Lewis [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Transmission

We say to one another: ‘Don’t waste my time.’ ‘Don’t waste my time’ should be the proper greeting among spiritual folk. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Broom Closets and Bible Belts – 10 Tips For Your Coming Out Party

I’d wager that many of you fine readers have struggled with the problem of being the odd-ball witch or pagan struggling to find acceptance in a family of evangelical, fundie Christians. That is a thing that happens down here in the bible-belt with alarming frequency, especially for young adults just starting out, and can be really challenging. For 15 years, I lied and hid who I really was from my mother, and most of our family, which was both miserable and pitiful. I regret how I handled things. Here are a few tips to consider, should you choose to come out of your broom closet, too. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Courting the Self

The court cards are not us. The court cards are agents helping us or blocking us from achieving what we want. They can counsel us, sell us down the river, talk about us behind our backs, or stab us. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: What We Pass On

My two and a half year old son was sitting in my lap the other morning when he grabbed my hand and started tracing the lines on my palm. Only half joking I asked him if he was going to read palms like his great-grandfather, and he agreed enthusiastically and made a game of inventing stories for each line. [Read more…]