Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Pagan Parenting and Cultural Appropriation – A Story

a young, white woman holding a camera

This is an attempt to write a story that explains how cultural appropriation happens and why it can be disrespectful. It may have gotten some of the indigenous facts wrong; this only strengthens the point of the story. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Salvation of a Southern Witch

Heron and her Larger-Than-Strictly-Neccessary, Jack-the-Fabulous-Lantern, ready to welcome friends to her Halloween Party

Gather ’round, my lovelies, and let Mama Heron tell you a story, the back-story, a Witch’s Come to Goddess tale…or as they say in the Southern Baptist church, let me !TESTIFY! about my “burning bush” moment, how I was “saved” and accepted my sacred mission to be an agent of Divine Love. [Read more...]

Star Made Witch: The Witch’s Broom

a completed broom next to a cat

The broomstick is the iconic symbol of the witch even more so than the pentagram both in legend, but it is also important in our own lore and rites. Like many of the witches tools, the broom is a common household item made of bound twigs or grasses on a straight handle. Making your own broom can be a simple! [Read more...]

Wayfairing Woman: Home Sweet Home

a cottage with a thatched roof

Wandering the worlds is all fine and good but I rather enjoy having a home from which to depart and to which I may return. Home has taken on many forms over the years and it is from that place of self-knowledge and security that I step forth into the worlds. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: Telling Our Stories

a mature woman reading from a book

If you’re a member of any kind of linage, formal or informal, please ask more questions of those who’ve preceded you. How did this get in our Lore? What does it mean? How did you, dear teacher, get involved in all this, and why, and what was it like then? Who did you know and what were they like? Any idea they are now? [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Last Harvest

the front of a building labeled "Academy of Arcana"

It is a seasonal thing. It comes and goes with the changing of shop window decorations. Now ’tis the season of skimpy costumes and parties celebrating the dead and not quite gone: the last harvest. [Read more...]

The Lady’s Quill: Paganism, Theism, and Belief

a woman facing away from the camera with her arms raised

How do we determine if someone is Pagan? Do they join our events and participate in our communities? Do they support our rights to practice and believe as we think that Pagans should? Then I’ll say that they are Pagan. [Read more...]