Jewish Witch: Fasting, Shamanism, and the Otherworld

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It’s well-documented that fasting is a tool in the shaman’s toolbox. It fosters altered states. It induces visions. With that in mind, I decided to make my Yom Kippur fast this year an explicitly magical practice. [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Looking at Lent through Pagan Eyes

Unplugging from media can be a sacrificial act. Photo by Samuel M. Livingston.

I used to say that as a Pagan, well, I didn’t do sacrifice. Now, I have a more subtle understanding: to sacrifice something is to offer it up to the sacred, thus increasing our own connection with Divinity. [Read more...]


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