The Other Side of the Hedge: Screw Dying, Live with Your Boots On

Like a lot of people, I always wondered how I would face death. As it turns out, the brink of death is where you learn what you’re made of.
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism & The Big Questions

Are we creatures of spirit who inhabit bodies, or physical bodies that somehow have awareness? As a culture, we never really seem to resolve this question. At worst, we consider it irrelevant. At best, we consider it a matter of faith.
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Full Frontal Magic: Before the Spirit is Summoned

People have many ways to work with spirits, but most people don’t pay attention to the ‘before’ (and in some cases the ‘after’) the ritual. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: When You Get Your Ass Kicked for Being a Priest

See into the process of dealing with reactions to sharing spiritwork publicly as Melissa Hill talks about the profound and confounding meaning of being a priest in a pagan tradition. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: How to Speak with your Tree Ally

In my conversation with the Pine spirit, I think that what I hear is an indictment that I pay closer attention to that which evades truth. I must pay attention to the discourse of absence, silence, and the mute image. [Read more…]