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March 08, 2018
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Formula of Mastery
What we need most is often the exact same thing that is hardest for us...
January 29, 2018
The Other Side of the Hedge: Lie like a Magician
This is not an admonition against lying. The world of magic is a place for...
November 20, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: What Harry Potter Got Right (and X-Men: Apocalypse Got Wrong)
The Ministry of Magic was an admission that people who don’t do magic don’t trust...
November 13, 2017
Book of Blackbirds: Pumpkins, Squashes, and Witchettys
Some gourds are good for decorating up and making rattles and drums out of, too....
August 22, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: True Discipline
True discipline comes from neither rule nor iron rod. It is not something we learn,...
August 07, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Magic Is in You
We must abandon the self-help movement, step away from comforting gods, and throw ourselves into...
July 03, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: Daily Practice Saves Lives
The time to train is before you’re in a fight for your life. Begin your...
May 29, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: How to Build Your Magical Altar
If a religious altar is a doorway for the gods and spirits to come to...
May 16, 2017
Lamp & Labyrinth: Witches & Mages, Borderfolk at the Threshold
Drui and the Witch walk on the outside edge, between the wild and the village....
May 07, 2017
Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch’s Tale
Magic always works better by cooperation than by force. In fact, trying to force magic...
May 05, 2017
The Crow’s Nest: Appalachian Granny Women Reviving a Tradition
A tradition near and dear to my heart is that of the Appalachian Granny Woman....
May 04, 2017
Tree City Witch: Dear Instagram, Magick Can’t Be Bought
You don't need anyone or anything to do your magick effectively. You don’t need any...
May 03, 2017
Star Made Witch: 13 Steps for the Witch Decluttering Spell
I am getting into spring cleaning this month in a witchy way, and I figured...
April 16, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: We All Start as Fools
Years of self-doubt and struggle aren’t a cruel joke played by the universe. They’re the...
April 09, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: Don’t Trust Your Spirit, Train It
In a time of Internet memes, the bumper stickers of the Information Age, it’s easy...
April 07, 2017
The Crow’s Nest: Crafting A Springtime Herbal Offering Blend
The beginning of the growing season is cause to celebrate and give thanks to my...
April 02, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: What is Magic For?
In the good old days, the occult was about things like finding your vocation in...
March 31, 2017
Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork
The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is a kind of...
March 25, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: Hidden Knowledge
The occult isn’t inherently evil. It is powerful, and often opaque. That can be scary...
March 17, 2017
The Crow’s Nest: Magical Practices and Techniques – Thought-forms
Thought-forms are energetic beings created for the purpose of performing a task. Some, including myself,...
February 27, 2017
Star Made Witch: Spiritual Alchemy by Jenny Tyson
Spiritual Alchemy by Jenny Tyson communicates advanced magical information by tracing her personal journey and...
February 19, 2017
Full Frontal Magic: Before the Spirit is Summoned
People have many ways to work with spirits, but most people don’t pay attention to...
January 23, 2017
Star Made Witch: Creative Potion Making
Every potions master begins somewhere—I started just jumping in. Knowing that with enough trial and...
January 22, 2017
Full Frontal Magic: Skip the Resolution, Embrace the Change
New Years is a time that many of us make resolutions to change over the...
January 17, 2017
Irish-American Witchcraft: Magic Where You Stand
I've been an advocate of making use of what we have at hand when it...
January 09, 2017
Star Made Witch: Five Witchcraft Resolutions for 2017
Many witches are feeling uncertainty for what the new year will hold. I'd like to...
December 26, 2016
Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain
My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I...
December 12, 2016
Star Made Witch: Goddesses, Mountains, and Potions
I’m an opportunist and my days have magical themes. Today it was: local landscape, wormwood...
December 06, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: The Power of Witchcraft in Troubled Times
I asked myself what value witchcraft has at times like these, when the rubber is...
December 04, 2016
Full Frontal Magic: Reducing Holiday Hostility through Blessed Food
We tell ourselves, spending time with family should be a great time, but old wounds...
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