The Cartomancer: The Sorcerer’s Cartomancy

Tarot Daïtyanus, by Ernest Kurtzahn, 1920 (Photo: Camelia Elias)

Knowing yourself is not very interesting if it stops there, in self-knowledge. What is infinitely more interesting is the knowledge of your place. Knowing your place gives you access to the connective flow where magic happens all the time, and not just some of the time. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Salvation of a Southern Witch

Heron and her Larger-Than-Strictly-Neccessary, Jack-the-Fabulous-Lantern, ready to welcome friends to her Halloween Party

Gather ’round, my lovelies, and let Mama Heron tell you a story, the back-story, a Witch’s Come to Goddess tale…or as they say in the Southern Baptist church, let me !TESTIFY! about my “burning bush” moment, how I was “saved” and accepted my sacred mission to be an agent of Divine Love. [Read more...]

The Path of She: A Samhain Teaching – Born Into Life, Born Into Death

red berries on a plant

Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of fear and resistance, but from an acceptance of death as a teacher and guide for the living. Yes we are born into life and born into death, and it is this very, inescapable fact that makes every moment so precious, fragile and bittersweet beautiful. [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: Questions of Excellence

Jean Noblet Marseille Tarot, 1650, as reconstructed by Jean-Claude Flornoy (Photo: Camelia Elias)

Most of the time we assume that people seek a fortuneteller because they need answers to their questions. Wrong. Most of the time, what people are seeking is excellence: The excellence that goes into formulating a good question. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Lammas Sacrifice and the Sacred Mission

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That’s when my perception shifted, and I suggested that this harvest is about what is growing right here, right now, in our own back yards, thanks to our endeavors and partnerships with nature. For me? Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and flowers. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Behind the Veil

Behind the Veil - my lillypad

When I step through the veil, it is a bit like a waking dream. I can fly. But, mostly I stumble around walking into walls, off cliffs, and into oceans. I’m just learning, and this is the way things are in my second favorite place to be online, and where I am planning a new herb garden: the Second Life virtual campus of the Grey School of Wizardry! [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Indoctrinating Against Indoctrination

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It’s not enough to simply tell your children about other faiths while helping them to only practice your own. If you truly want to protect them from being indoctrinated by others, you have to help them experience the faith of others, too. [Read more...]


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