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…]

Irish American Witchcraft: 21st Century Hex

Of all the lines that divide the modern pagan community none may be so sharply defined as hexing. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Obliquity and Desire of Result

Economist John Kay recently wrote a book on something called “obliquity.” Essentially that complex goals require us to use indirect methods to achieve the goal. For instance, if you wanted stable reliable money from employment, you might get a computer science degree to augment that process. That is an indirect route to the goal. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Review of Judika Illes’s The Big Book of Practical Spells Everyday Magic That Works

“Seek a witch and find her living in solitude in the wild forest,” said Judika Illes. With her new The Big Book of Practical Spells, formerly sold as Pure Magic, you can consult that forest witch anytime you need, right in your own home. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: You Can’t Move Forward by Merely Wishing and Magic

Onstantly in my interactions with students and customers is the notion that the magic “just works”. At least that’s the expectation. Leviosa, right? [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Is Magick Real?

Is magick real? This is a question I am asked all the time, and to my ears it is a puzzle. Not the actual answer, but how the person gets to a point of asking it. You may as well ask if Science is real. Or Love. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Finding the Spirit of My Religion

I knew what she was as soon as I saw her. She was my frumpy girlfriend, otherwise known as the druid group Ár nDraíocht Féin. I’ve joked for years that ADF is my girlfriend. I’m a pagan so I can anthropomorphize anything, even an international organization. As a practicing polyamorist and bisexual seeing this group that I work so hard for as an actual person that I have a real relationship with works really well for me. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Function of Spell Components

A witch gathers their spell components from a legend of traditional and personal correspondences and combines them to create a series of stepping stones for their magic to skip upon to the goal. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Practical Magic for Time Crunched Magicians

Adaptation in and of itself is a worthy magical skill, and adaptation to modern realities might require new methods. To adjust one’s magical practice to the realities of daily life ensures the suvivability of that practice. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch – Know Thyself

Perhaps the most pervasive and least understood advice in witchcraft is Know Thyself from the inscription over the entrance to the oracle at Delphi. Whereas other spiritual pursuits are not so heavily centered on self, but rather self-denial or even no self, witchcraft is about self possession. [Read more…]


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