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October 18, 2017
Tree City Witch: A Jewish Ghost Story For Halloween
My best friend had told me the week before about a ghost in their house,...
October 16, 2017
The Crow’s Nest: Honoring the Dead with Offerings at Samhain
What is an “Offering”? Why even give offerings in the first place? What constitutes an...
October 05, 2017
The Crow’s Nest: Samhain, Boundaries and Nettles
The Shadow Self is a Jungian concept. He theorized that we all have a “Shadow...
November 01, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: Into The Dark of Samhain
The spirits deserve their due, after all, and we are moving solidly into their season:...
October 27, 2016
Outside the Circle: Samhain Divination & Throwing the Bones
Shuffle your Tarot cards, toss your Rune stones, read your tea leaves, this is the...
October 27, 2016
Outside the Circle: The Magic Of The Great Pumpkin
Fall, colored leaves, picking that perfect pumpkin against the backdrop of washed harvest color. Purple...
October 24, 2016
Star Made Witch: Masks and Guising on Samhain
In the sense that the mask serves to kill the ego masks for the duration...
October 22, 2016
The Path of She: Hecate and the Crossroads of Choice
“Time is running out.” Hecate says, “Be fearless. Choose love. By your choices, and those...
October 18, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: The Morrigan and Samhain
One question I get asked fairly often is whether or not the Morrigan had a...
October 13, 2016
Outside the Circle: The Dark Legends Of Halloween
The night sky seems to twinkle more now or is it just me? The trees...
October 07, 2016
Happily Heathen: Winternights — The Heathen Samhain?
Winternights is one of my favorite holidays. I love when summer finally gives way to...
September 12, 2016
Star Made Witch: Excerpt from the Witch’s Sabbath
There is a place and time that witches fly their souls to where they do...
January 20, 2016
Dandelion Seeds: The Call of the Swan Maidens
The Swan Spirits called to me long ago one Samhain night, and now that has...
December 22, 2015
Witch on Fire: The Great Work, Holding the Space
As part of my spiritual practice each year I choose an area of study or...
November 06, 2015
Adventures in Wortcunning: The Last Harvest
It is a seasonal thing. It comes and goes with the changing of shop window...
October 28, 2015
The Cartomancer: The Smell of Souls
Magical folks say that October is the month when the veil between the worlds is...
October 27, 2015
Witch on Fire: A Wish Upon Dying
My mother was the holy-rolling, bible-thumping, fundamentalist variety of evangelical Christian and basically the polar...
October 27, 2015
The Rantin’ Raven: Samhain Meditation
“Lord Herne,” you whisper, “and all you spirits of the Dead, I drink to you!”
October 26, 2015
Star Made Witch: Samhain on the Hill
In which Spiritscraft recounts an adventure in Athboy, Ireland and shares some information related to...
October 25, 2015
Wayfaring Woman: Ready or Not, Here We Go!
In my experience, autumn is a powerful season. In the months of September, October, and...
October 24, 2015
The Path of She: A Samhain Teaching – Born Into Life, Born Into Death
Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of...
October 20, 2015
Irish-American Witchcraft: Summer’s End
The warmth and growth of summer is past and the harvest is in, now is...
October 18, 2015
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Thinning of the Veil
Halloween is almost upon us. It’s a time of year for costumes, parties, and maybe...
October 13, 2015
Witch on Fire: Samhain – The Poison and the Antidote
It is Samhain-tides again, the final harvest; a time of acceptance that death comes for...
October 28, 2014
Ancestor Remembrance Project: Blood and Spirit
Family and ancestry are not limited by blood; the choices we make link us to...
October 24, 2014
Queer of Swords: Halloween – The Secular Festival of Becoming
Looking beyond the Undead Tomato costumes and the candy corn, is there really something basic...
October 22, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: Halloween – Inviting the Secular
Personally, I like my Halloween with green faced ‘witches’ and candy corn, trick or treating,...
October 21, 2014
Jewish Witch: Ancestors and Genocide
There are only so many prayers you can say for the dead before, like the...
October 14, 2014
Ancestor Remembrance Project: I Remember Nana
I wish I remembered more about my great-grandmother’s racing days. I know she and Granddad...
October 13, 2014
When Grief Becomes Ritual, When Remembering Renews
Last year, I lost a beloved companion. Reclaiming's Spiral Dance ritual, now in its 35th...
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