The Busy Witch: Conjuring Words


If we acknowledge that “magic is the art of changing consciousness at will”, something I hold very dear, then it stands to reason that the act of shaping a world out of symbols on a page is a magical act. Art is magic, and magic is art, and this month, I’m recommitting myself to both.

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Jewish Witch: Fasting, Shamanism, and the Otherworld


It’s well-documented that fasting is a tool in the shaman’s toolbox. It fosters altered states. It induces visions. With that in mind, I decided to make my Yom Kippur fast this year an explicitly magical practice. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part Two)


Continuing her series on depression and suicide, Sable Aradia discusses some uniquely Pagan coping tools as complementary therapies. [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: My Devotionals, Part 2 – The Work

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My devotionals consist of my declaration to the Goddess, followed by devotionals to the deities I’m working with, then a hello to the fey folk and ancestors and spirits of the land, a lovingkindness chant, and finally a few moments of silent meditation. The latter three always feel pretty straightforward. But the deity devotions tend to give me trouble. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: One Last Dance

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Friends, this will be my last “Dance of Pagan Recovery” column. Next week, I will begin a new blog for Patheos Pagan entitled The Urban Pagan Homestead: Earthy Adventures of a Dirt-Heart Witch. But before I go, I offer you this ongoing ritual for Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: An Elemental Journey


Most Craft teachers agree that learning about the four elements in a basic part of Craft education. Sable Aradia shares some teaching suggestions and helpful diagrams. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Initiation and Transformation (Imbolc Special)


Sable Aradia discusses initiation and transformation and invites you to share what you can of your stories in an Imbolc special column. [Read more...]