Adventures in Wortcunning: The Goddesses – Finding Home

Birth of Venus by Botticelli

There are over 350 representations of the Goddess in this collection. Most of them fit, snugly, inside the case originally constructed to exhibit it, the accumulated life’s work of Oberon & Morning Glory Zell. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: A Guide to Involving Kids in Ritual

Photo courtesy of Melissa Hill

Rev. Hill answers the question, “What do we do with the kids during ritual?” In this article she shares her insight child development and how to integrate them successfully into pagan rites. [Read more...]

Seeking the Grail: Into Gold She Sang


Since I have fairytales on the brain, both as stories as a vehicle for personal transformation in ritual, and as I’m also a fiction author and fairytale themes weave their way through my paranormal romance books, that got me thinking–as it usually does–about myths and stories and themes. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: Cultural Appropriation? Really?

"Knossos fresco women" by cavorite - Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Cultural appropriation isn’t always the misappropriation of myths and spiritual artifacts from low-technology indigenous populations by high-technology Western wannabes. Sometimes, it’s more peer-level than that, if no less damaging. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Lammas Sacrifice and the Sacred Mission

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That’s when my perception shifted, and I suggested that this harvest is about what is growing right here, right now, in our own back yards, thanks to our endeavors and partnerships with nature. For me? Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and flowers. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting and the Confederate Flag

"South Carolina State House" by HaloMasterMind - Own work Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

I am related to Robert E. Lee. My family was wrong. We take down this flag because we know this. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Celebrating Change

Jen McConnel

The wheel of the year turns on, and as summer makes way for fall, I’m eager to begin tending my new hearth. [Read more...]