Wayfaring Woman: The Roman God Mercurius – An Introduction and Ritual

I have been working with Mercury – also known as Mercurius – since 2008. His facets are many and one of the greatest challenges in my search for Mercury has been his syncretism with Hermes. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Your People Undivided

Do people actually know what they are saying, when they dismiss others with these words: ‘You are not my people’? [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: A Ritual in Honor of Odin and the Valkyries

We are in a period of intense and tense struggle. There are many battles behind us and many more in front of us. These trying times have brought Odin more and more to forefront of my awareness. I hear him whispering of action and courage. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch – Know Thyself

Perhaps the most pervasive and least understood advice in witchcraft is Know Thyself from the inscription over the entrance to the oracle at Delphi. Whereas other spiritual pursuits are not so heavily centered on self, but rather self-denial or even no self, witchcraft is about self possession. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Beltane Lovers – Once you Go Witch You’ll Never Switch

This is MODERN witchcraft, where we strip off the mask of the obvious, and glory in the rich, chocolatey layers of occult mystery that peel away all labels and norms to bite down to the sweet, cream-filled, cherry center of this Beltane bonbon. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Why Bother?

There’s nothing like a ritual where there’s genuine connection, where there’s a palpable love between the community members. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: Westernizing Our Ritual Forms

Here we have a collection of terms and a new ritual, perhaps a new way of thinking about some of our standard practices. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Ten Tips for Running a Big, Festival-Style Ritual

Running big rituals is a lot like being a producer, director, and an actor in a movie: you’re doing it all. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: The Call of the Swan Maidens

The Swan Spirits called to me long ago one Samhain night, and now that has led to my preparations for ritual at one of the largest pagan conventions: Convocation. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Power of Scent

Scent is able to summon up mood immediately. The intense memory response of scent can bring one to a physical, emotional and mental state from before. Used with purpose a witch can plan scents to empower her magic for any number of various goals. [Read more…]