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…]

Outside the Circle: Evil Spirits Of New Year

Celebrants throughout the ages have observed numerous lesser-known New Year’s customs and superstitions. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Five Ways to use Spirituality to Break the Holiday Stress (and Bring Happiness)

You do not need to be stressed about the holidays. No, really, you don’t, but just saying that isn’t going to stop it. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Spicing up the Holidays

Pull together some ginger, cinnamon, a little clove, some nutmeg, cardamom and allspice; this one flavor probably means “Yuletide” more than any other taste of the holidays. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Goddesses, Mountains, and Potions

I’m an opportunist and my days have magical themes. Today it was: local landscape, wormwood and wine. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Four Transformational Lessons for the Winter Season

Winter is the season of the Dark Goddess and Her rebirth magic. Here are four transformational lessons to guide your rebirth magic of healing and personal growth that can make your life anew. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore – Why Freyr Won Gerd

Freyr is married to the jotun maiden Gerd, but do you know how or why. It’s a shocking story, but a good one to know. [Read more…]