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…]

Seekers and Guides: Learning the Language – The Purpose of Symbology in the Craft

Why memorize magickal symbolism when you can Google? Sable Aradia explains how learning the language of the occult makes your magick more effective, and why. [Read more…]

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians (Review)

Kraft’s main objective is to get the readers off the page and into the Sephiroth, the 10 points on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The quote from the back cover neatly sums up the book’s ethos: “Qabalah is experiential, as is mysticism and magick. If all you do is read, you are not a mystic or a Qabalist. You must do!” [Read more…]

Gateway Goddess: ‘Helpers’ deeds light candles in darkest times

We all have a choice: light a candle, or curse the darkness. I’ll reach for that candle, every time. [Read more…]


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