Hills of the Horizon: Put Fire On It

I have a deep-thinking oldest child, who is fascinated by a number of things. There’s a fire there, something burning to know, looking for answers. I didn’t put the fire on her; she makes it herself, and she asks me questions. [Read more…]

The Path of She: The Transformative Magic of Your Life Story – Embracing the Beauty and the Ugly

We humans are not good or bad, beautiful or ugly, perfect or imperfect, but some complex weaving of all of these things. To witness, embrace and hold space for the totality of our being is a very potent practice that can bring profound healing and change. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore — The Poetic Edda

As a new Heathen, people are often told to read “the sagas and the Eddas.” However, this can be a bit overwhelming to those unfamiliar with Old Norse spelling and pronunciation. This situation is further worsened by the somewhat stilted, archaic-sounding translations of the key texts. So what’s a newbie Heathen to do? [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: My Journey with the Orishas

Everyone hits a low point. No one is all that all of the time. We all get life crap thrown at us, it’s how we deal with it that defines us. I try to think outside the box. I am unashamedly dabbling, learning, always reading and trying new things, making my life my magic. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Underground Smoke

The intuition about the beyond, that is not only instantly recognized but also embraced, leads to the kind of curiosity about all things that can easily be perceived as a form of radical acceptance: ‘I don’t know what this is, but I like it.’ [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: On Thelemic Catholicism — Mary or Nu-Isis?

The practice of Catholic syncretism — in which gods and spirits of non-Christian origin are glyphed or veiled in Catholic images of Jesus, Mary, and the saints — is a common practice in Afro-Caribbean religious culture. But, is there a way to appropriately glyph the Thelemic deities in Catholic guise? [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Function of Spell Components

A witch gathers their spell components from a legend of traditional and personal correspondences and combines them to create a series of stepping stones for their magic to skip upon to the goal. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Honoring Hekate in the Rite of Her Sacred Fires

On Saturday night I honored Hekate as a part of the annual Rite of Her Sacred Fires, coordinated by Sorita d’Este, founder of The Covenant of Hekate. I have known Hekate for nearly a decade now, and I would like to share some of my experience with her and my Rite of Her Sacred Fires. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: The Riddle of the Pentagram

Though ancient beyond belief and occurring in indigenous iconographies all over the world, the Pentagram has become the symbol of magic and Witchcraft. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: It’s The Simple Things

Sometimes we need to set aside the heavier burdens of deep philosophical questioning and social psychology, just for the briefest of moments, so that we can look at our community with fresh eyes once again, and rediscover our sense of wonder in the world. [Read more…]