The Crow’s Nest: Working With The Elements – Air

The Element of Air is generally associated with the direction of East, the color Yellow, Thought and Thinking, the Wand as a magical tool, and Sylphs. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: On Death, Heroism, and Faith

Faith is not belief. That’s a weird, post-Enlightenment Protestant Christian, non-Pagan thing. Faith is connection to whatever spiritual power guides your life. Accept nothing less.
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Lamp & Labyrinth: The Ego Hides

The best mystics say proudly, “I’m not better than anybody else,” while the worst say, “I’m better than everybody else; look how much I’ve Served them”. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Overcoming the Old Wound and the Hero’s Final Test

The hero is always wounded and must heal enough to take strength from what they have learned; they succeed in their quest because of their wound. [Read more…]

Brigid and the Making of Vows

As we shift from Winter’s dormancy to Spring’s rebirth, our desire for new possibilities drives us to Brigid’s tremendous powers that can remake our life. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Abused and Abuser

In the past years, since getting out of an abusive relationship, I’ve written a lot about abuse. Like many survivors, I learned one important technique to avoid future abuse: avoid abusers. But here’s the problem; abuse is the norm. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: A Christmas Carol

There has never been a convert to a new religion who didn’t carry something with them, I figure. Whether that something is traditional food for an old holiday, adapted to a new, or a set of customs, or some particular decorating habits, or whatever else, we cannot be where we are without giving due honor to where we have been. So the traditions carry on, and mutate, and become new things, continuations of the old ones. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain

My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I express the physicality of my love of the land in my traditional witchcraft. [Read more…]

The Agora: 2016 in Review

Let’s take a look back at the top ten posts of 2016 as we await what 2017 has in store for us. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: The Blot’s the Thing

In preparing for a class, I made a last-minute decision to include a short generic blot at the end. [Read more…]