Druid Thoughts: Gratitude for Community

Nimue Brown

When I have been hurt and lost, my community has brought soft words of encouragement. When I have not known where I belonged, people from my community made a point of telling me that I was wanted. When I have not been able to see what the point of anything was, people from my community have helped me find a sense of worth and purpose. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Friends in Wyrd Places

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A Heathen attends a Renewal Judaism celebration of Sukkot! Sometimes we set out to find our allies, those of kindred spirit and like mind, and we find our list of friends seeming thin. Other times we brace ourselves before dealing with the outside world, and instead we find friends in wyrd places. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Six Senses for Learning

Allegory of the Five Senses - Gérard de Lairesse, 1668

Give your students the best possible chance by engaging all six senses in teaching the Craft! Sable Aradia shows you how. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Role of Music in Teaching the Craft

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Sable Aradia explains why, and how, music is an effective tool in Pagan ritual. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Making Magic Together

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For ten years, I was mostly content to “practice” as a solitary. I say “practice” because for most of that time, despite calling myself a Witch and feeling a connection to Goddess, I did very little in the way of spells or rituals. I was constantly haunted by Stockard Channing’s voice from the film Practical Magic reminding me that “You can’t practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it!” [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 2 – The Fiery Water

Eduard Bendeman (1811 - 1889), Two Girls at the Well

The practice of making pilgrimages to holy wells is so ancient it is probably pre-Celtic in origin, but many of the traditional holy wells in the British Isles are now dedicated to St. Brighid. Central to the concept of the healing well is the image of sunlight reflected in water- the power of heaven and the power of the underworld combined in one, Sea and Sky united in the Land. [Read more...]

Making Light: OMGs! Cultural Appropriation!

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Before you lift the “cultural appropriation” finger at me and shame my annual matzoh habit, I want to ask: how is the incorporation of Jewish practice any different than worshiping the gods of Olympos? [Read more...]


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