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…]

The Path of She: Hecate and the Crossroads of Choice

“Time is running out.” Hecate says, “Be fearless. Choose love. By your choices, and those of your human kin, your destiny and that of your Earth home will be decided.” [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Winternights — The Heathen Samhain?

Winternights is one of my favorite holidays. I love when summer finally gives way to Autumn—the smell of the dying leaves, harvesting the last fruits, starting to hunker down for the winter. To me, it is a natural time to start pulling inward and focus on family, hearth, and home. But is it the Norse version of Samhain? No, it is not. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Gifts of the Hera’s Journey – Four Spiritual Lessons for the Fall Season

In the Fall season, the hera’s journey provides invaluable teachings that can help you navigate the deepest roots of your journey of soul, and source the primal, transformative powers of the sacred dark. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Fall Equinox Mystery – Persephone and the Ways of the Sacred Feminine

At the Fall Equinox, Persephone awaits you at the opening to the Underworld, offering up Her mysteries of the sacred darkness that beckon you to a new cycle of healing and growth. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Themes of Celebration – Sun and Shadow

My own approach to holidays is multilayered. I think of it a bit like celebrating in sun and shadow, hence the title of today’s article, with the sun representing the public Druidic side of my practice and the shadow representing the private witchcraft side of things. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: The Village Games

Community practice in a village in ancient times would have had most people following similar customs, but that’s not always workable for modern pagans. That doesn’t mean one can’t have a meaningful Lughnasadh celebration in a group with only one Celt, though, and without giving short shrift to anyone else’s stuff. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Beltane Lovers – Once you Go Witch You’ll Never Switch

This is MODERN witchcraft, where we strip off the mask of the obvious, and glory in the rich, chocolatey layers of occult mystery that peel away all labels and norms to bite down to the sweet, cream-filled, cherry center of this Beltane bonbon. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Power of Scent

Scent is able to summon up mood immediately. The intense memory response of scent can bring one to a physical, emotional and mental state from before. Used with purpose a witch can plan scents to empower her magic for any number of various goals. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Samhain Teaching – Born Into Life, Born Into Death

Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of fear and resistance, but from an acceptance of death as a teacher and guide for the living. Yes we are born into life and born into death, and it is this very, inescapable fact that makes every moment so precious, fragile and bittersweet beautiful. [Read more…]