Queer Femme Mystic: Top 5 Modern-Day Mystics to Survive and Thrive in These Treacherous Times

Here are my top five favorite modern-day mystics, trained not only in magick but in deep emotional intelligence and embodying a multi-layered understanding of liberation. [Read more…]

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…]

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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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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Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork

The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is a kind of natural, unscripted, everyday magic, resulting from a lifetime of living and coping with it. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Hidden Knowledge

The occult isn’t inherently evil. It is powerful, and often opaque. That can be scary all on its own. So why do we let it remain a mystery? Do we even have a choice?
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Full Frontal Magic: Skip the Resolution, Embrace the Change

New Years is a time that many of us make resolutions to change over the next year. Statistically, we all are abysmally bad at actually succeeding at resolutions. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Guarding and Protecting Your Magical Workings

Magic is a process unfolding over time. In my experience, that process is most vulnerable in the beginning, when the first magical intentions are laid and the first threads of energy are spun. [Read more…]

Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice

When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what they gather there. Gathering waters, dirts, herbs, wands and stones from local power spots is essential for traditional spell work. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Top Ten Magickal Facts about Trees

I gravitate to trees. I can think of at least 3 places I’ve lived where loving the tree preceded picking the home or apt. The one in front of our place now gives it a special charm that I enjoy every day, especially when I need to refresh. Trees are calming, mystical and magical and bring a sense of peace to any trying time. [Read more…]

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