Witch on Fire: Why I am Still a Witch

I have tried a few times to give it up, to lay down the tools, hang up the pointy hat and attempt a pleasant, comfy muggle life. But the witchyness screams up from the depths of the soul and will not be quieted. You *see* things that cannot be unseen. You *know* things that will not be unknown. There is no flavor in the mundane, no succor enough to quench the drive and hunger of the Witch’s spiritual cravings, or so I’ve found. [Read more…]

Born-Again Witch: The Pope, Pagans, and Evangelical Environmentalists

Annika was going to publish the second part of her coven’s experience at Bethel church today, but she spent the weekend reading and thinking about Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical. His theology and arguments put her back into a Christian mindset and flooded her mind with memories. She decided to postpone the second Bethel piece in favor of some reflections on religion and environmentalism. [Read more…]

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Making Light: Hephaestos

Bury everything I’ve made and very little of my industry will survive a thousand years to be studied by archaeologists apart from a little bit of pottery. I’m a textiles person and a painter. But here we have a guy who works with metal and gears who gets it. While that’s not my art, I have a very deep appreciation for the minds of makers in all the arts. Athene is software; Hephaestos is hardware. When both function together, they are more than the sum of their parts. [Read more…]

Making Light: Athene

At this point, I may not pick up many new crafts, but I will certainly continue to improve my skill at the ones I’ve already learned. In this way, as I have done with my academic studies, I seek arête as an act of devotion and with the knowledge that without Her and Her wisdom, none of this would be possible. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Happy Anniversary Patheos!

Sable Aradia looks back at her Patheos Pagan experience in celebration of Patheos’ 5th Year Anniversary. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 2 – The Grace of Voice

The second of the nine “pure choice graces” is the grace of voice. While the grace of voice could refer to ordinary speech, Brighid’s association with poetry makes it especially appropriate to cultivate this grace through singing aloud in a pleasant tone. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Witches’ Pyramid

Sable Aradia discusses how to apply the Witches’ Pyramid as a tool for learning and teaching. [Read more…]

Making Light: Dionysos

The Theoi are complex, and Dionysos is much more than the “party god” he has a reputation of being. He is certainly present during revelry, but his presence extends much farther than simple drunken enjoyment. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism, Druidry and Religion

Most Pagans do not come along seeking to look like they belong to a religion. Most are fleeing the conformity and surface of religion in the hopes of finding something deeper. How do we do that? [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Witches of Cyberspace, Part 1

It’s been said that it isn’t possible to teach the Craft online, but is it? Sable Aradia explains why this is no longer the case, but cites some issues to look out for. [Read more…]


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