The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism Isn’t for Us?

A white car with pink eyelashes over its headlamps.

The animistic worldview is the red-headed stepchild of Western pagan worldviews. It finds itself mostly ignored or taken for granted. When it’s not ignored, it doesn’t get a whole lot of respect. There are some pretty good historical reasons for this, mostly having to do with what people think animism is. Whether they’re right or not is a different matter. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: Who Was Mabon?

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There’s a lot of debate over the name Mabon at the Autumn Equinox, mostly because we don’t know much about the persona behind the name. Quite a few people believe the problem is simply that the myths don’t support the timing at the Autumn Equinox, but I think they do. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Spot of Tea?

a china tea set

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...]

Dandelion Seeds: Gaia, The Gangster Earth Mother

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Most of us these days know the name Gaia from James Lovelock’s theory of the same name. Later I will be talking about modern interpretations and thoughts about the earth. For now let us focus on Gaia in her ancient form. [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Books On Irish Paganism and the Fairy Faith

Image of assorted books of fairies / M. Daimler 2015

When it comes to my particular flavor of witchcraft people occasionally ask me to recommend books that would be good for people interested in following the same approach. There are many other really important books that a person should be familiar with and I thought for this week’s blog I’d give a short list of some of them as well as a few other mixed media items that can be enormously helpful in familiarizing people with the mythology and folk practices. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Mabon Feasts Serve Up a Challenge

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…it is the struggles, the challenges, the grit and tweak against the grain of life that hones you into the powerful incarnate gods that you are, yes? This Mabon, dig deep and excavate gratitude for the lessons learned through adversity–including the coven kerfluffles. [Read more...]

The Path of She: A Fall Equinox Meditation – Descent into the Sacred Dark

SheBard Media Inc. 2015

At the Fall Equinox, a new cycle of healing and personal growth awakens within you. Heed the call of the sacred dark. Descend into its mysterious depth. The answers you seek, wait for you there. [Read more...]


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