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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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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The Other Side of the Hedge: To Keep Silence

The occult is a journey to ascend the Witches’ Pyramid to reveal in ourselves the Powers of the Sphinx. The last of these four powers: to silence yourself. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Spiritual Alchemy by Jenny Tyson

Spiritual Alchemy by Jenny Tyson communicates advanced magical information by tracing her personal journey and sharing what she learned along the way. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Wild Witchcraft

There’s a blog I follow called Seo Helrune which often posts things I find thought provoking and insightful. Recently, they discussed the ideas of certain witches working with dangerous spirits, connecting to the Unseen where you are, and the overarching theme between the two of some kinds of witchcraft as a wild and untamed practice. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Vision and Movement – Rising Above the Gossip

Rarely do we openly talk about power and exclusion, but we need to start having real conversations. As an occultist, I can tell you that I personally do not always feel welcome at all pagan events. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Viridis Genii (Event Review)

There are so many kinds of spiritual events, but perhaps none so sublime as the retreat. I attend quite a few events throughout the year: pagan pride, conventions and conferences. Retreats are my favorite and Viridis Genii in Damascus, Oregon is particularly special. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Washing The Dishes – Awareness, and the Hidden Opportunities for Magic in Modern Life

I am writing an entire occult-y blog post about washing dishes. Yes, washing dishes. By the end of this blog post, I promise you may even want to wash dishes. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Magic is a Full-Contact Experimental Sport

Even if a magican, priest(ess) or shaman correctly created something and spirits imbue a talisman, you still have to acclimate to those energies. Even if a system is The Most Awesome System of Spirituality Ever Devised™, it still has to be internalized. There are no shortcuts. [Read more…]

What Good is Magic, Anyway?

The occult plays a significant role in Paganism. When I think of the occult, I think of magic, and while there are some movements under the Pagan umbrella that question whether magic is relevant to Paganism or to their specific traditions, I’m going to tell you why magic is relevant to me and what it is good for and why it isn’t an optional part of my spiritual path. [Read more…]