Full Frontal Magic: Vision and Movement – Rising Above the Gossip

Rarely do we openly talk about power and exclusion, but we need to start having real conversations. As an occultist, I can tell you that I personally do not always feel welcome at all pagan events. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: A Charm for Release

We have all known difficult people. Whether they are manipulative, disrespectful of boundaries, toxic or whatever the case may be, our lives improve when we sever our connection with them. Disconnecting is a nuanced and multifaceted process and metaphysical links have to be identified and severed as well. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Negotiating Boundaries

Issues with boundaries come up a lot with leadership, but that’s because they come up in life. Whether I’m joining a new group, or in a new relationship, boundaries have to be negotiated. If not, they are just a ticking time bomb toward a conflict. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Breaking and Ending

There’s a moment in any relationship that I dread. I can feel it there on the horizon, like a itch just under my skin. At first, any relationship is great because we’re meeting one another, getting to know each other, finding our points of connection and commonality, and there’s such a joy in that. It’s that amazing shivery rush of, “I’m not alone out there,” and, “Wow! You get me!” But that only lasts until things become real. That only lasts until we discover that we’re more different than we thought. Or that moment when I make a mistake and hurt the other person. or that moment where the other person says a thoughtless thing. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Relationships – Building a Lasting Community

In a recent article, I mentioned the relatively short lifespan of many of our kindreds, covens, and groves. I believe that the reason for this can be broken down into three major problems: size, distribution, and (most importantly) the types of relationships we build within our local communities. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Magic and Marriage

I’ve been creating informal altars around our home for years, but this little corner shelf is the first time I’ve done so consciously and with my husband’s consent and support. Already, the shrine has served to remind me of the abundance that is already in my life: the abundant love and respect my husband and I share that allows us to bridge the gap of our faiths to create sacred space together. [Read more…]