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…]

Wayfaring Woman: Mama Magic Rising

Courageous, healing, and resilient, my Mother is a force of nature. Born of her, I am a force of nature. My mother continues to teach me the meaning of that bright Mystery. On this Mother’s Day, I honor Mama Magic and the Mother Goddess manifest in my Mother, and in all Mothers. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Panic Mode

Have you ever gone into a panic about a perceived danger only to find out it wasn’t such a big deal after all? Sure it was big and yes, it was terrifying, but somehow it ended up alright. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Little Help-er

It is important to remember that we work magick all the time. Each choice and quantum of attention we pay out, returns in unavoidable measure. It is the Law of Natural Consequences and you cannot get around this version of Justice, she wears no blindfold and will come find you… eventually. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Stiffening Resolve

This means only saying words to myself that I intend to be true. No use promising a metaphorical trip to the zoo each weekend if that is factually impossible. It is likely, being well-adjusted people, we have forgiven our parents and others we trusted for shattering this innocence of belief as children. “They’re only human,” we learn to say. “No one can be perfect all the time…” [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…]

Witch on Fire: The Great Work, Holding the Space

As part of my spiritual practice each year I choose an area of study or devotion to which I will dedicate myself for the course of that turning of the wheel. I call this system “The Great Work,” and it begins in the still darkness following Yule when we rest, cease striving, and “hold the space.” [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Spot of Tea?

Like reading a story aloud, speaking a thing makes it somehow different outside my head. As if the words, that breath of air with sound inside it, makes a think more real. [Read more…]

The Theban Oracle by Greg Jenkins (Review)

Greg Jenkins has achieved the enviable accomplishment of creating a divination system with a great deal of depth and utility, while still being easy to understand by those just beginning along a magickal path. [Read more…]

What Is Socially Responsible Magic?

Socially responsible magic is magic done to actively contribute to a community’s well being, to the benefit of all the people in the community, as opposed to the benefit of one or a few people. But how do we make sure such magic is effective? For example: an oil rig has a broken pipe that starts spilling oil into the ocean. A Pagan group decides to do a ritual with the purpose being to use magic to “fix” the broken pipe. The question that arises is: Has the magic they’ve done really contributed to fixing that broken pipe? If so, how? Taylor Ellwood asks these and other tough questions in this new column. [Read more…]


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