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 our world, a magical altar is a doorway for us to enter theirs.
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Lamp & Labyrinth: Witches & Mages, Borderfolk at the Threshold

Drui and the Witch walk on the outside edge, between the wild and the village. We are the Borderfolk, and we are mystics who guard culture and keep it. [Read more…]

Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch’s Tale

Magic always works better by cooperation than by force. In fact, trying to force magic can backfire on us with disastrous consequences. [Read more…]

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. While growing up, I was introduced to this tradition by my mother and other female members of my family. [Read more…]

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 crystal or candle or Tarot pack. You don’t even need a single herb. Why? Because YOU exist, powerful you.
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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 a cluttered witch needs a different sort of declutter plan . . . . . [Read more…]

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 necessary price we pay for anything worthwhile. [Read more…]

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 to “trust yourself” and “believe in your magic!” Don’t. Not until you earn it.
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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 deities and the land spirits here. One of the ways I do that is gathering some of the first herbs and wildflowers and combine them into an Herbal Offering Blend. [Read more…]

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 the world, doing your Great Work, and becoming a better person. Those days have not passed.
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