Witch on Fire: Why I am Still a Witch

I have tried a few times to give it up, to lay down the tools, hang up the pointy hat and attempt a pleasant, comfy muggle life. But the witchyness screams up from the depths of the soul and will not be quieted. You *see* things that cannot be unseen. You *know* things that will not be unknown. There is no flavor in the mundane, no succor enough to quench the drive and hunger of the Witch’s spiritual cravings, or so I’ve found. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: Cultural Appropriation? Really?

Cultural appropriation isn’t always the misappropriation of myths and spiritual artifacts from low-technology indigenous populations by high-technology Western wannabes. Sometimes, it’s more peer-level than that, if no less damaging. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Lammas Sacrifice and the Sacred Mission

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…]

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…]

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

I’ve been there: standing at a Samhain altar, about to priestess for my community for the very first time, when we were told that Jodi, a sweet woman who was always smiling, was not late; she was dead by her own hand, and just that morning. Statistically, Pagans are more likely to experience many of the risk factors for suicide than the average population. Learn about the symptoms and causes of depression and what to do if you or a loved one is suffering. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: A Few Books that I Think Every Witch Should Read (Part Two)

Sable Aradia continues her list of books that she believes every Witch should read, with a few honorable mentions. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: A Few Books that I Think Every Witch Should Read

One of the most common questions a teacher of the Craft will be asked is, “What books should I read?” Sable Aradia has a few suggestions. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Auntie Sable’s Practical Tips for Sexy Pagans

Sable Aradia concludes her series on sex magick and sacred sexuality with some practical advice for those who wish to practice. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject – Teaching Sex Magick (Part Three)

Sable continues to examine the ethics of teaching of sex magick and sacred sexuality by addressing festivals and the balance of freedom vs. security. [Read more…]

Queer of Swords: Going Groundclad

I don’t remember now who coined the term, but we jokingly call the alternative to ritual nudity going groundclad. It works fine for us. We’re an Earth-based religion – why are we so obsessed with being clad by the sky anyway? [Read more…]


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