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…]

Queer of Swords: Oh What a Great Rite!

In many traditions, particularly in lines descended from Gardnerian and Alexandrian British Traditional Witchcraft, it is common to assign particular roles split along gendered lines. Gendered polarity was also directly reflected in the ritual itself, with all that dagger-and-cup stuff. Oh what a Great Rite! But from my experience, queer people also make extremely good witches and magicians. So is it really necessary to throw the polarity baby out with the inclusiveness bath water? [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Changing Consciousness According to Will

As Witches, we tend to learn a lot of valuable skills about changing consciousness in the study of the Craft. We find it easy enough to embrace the concept of using smudging to focus on a ritual, using the flames of a candle to concentrate on scrying and inducing a vision, or using a guided meditation to direct the group Will. But most of us don’t consider the broader implications. Can we apply these valuable tools to everyday life? [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Doers and the Don’ters

The most important element in Pagan leadership is willingness to stand up in the field. But some people seem determined to be lawnmowers. Sable Aradia discusses how to recognize them and what to do about them. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Divine Wisdom, Mortal Filters

When we ask the gods to speak through us and give us their wisdom, how much of what is said is from them, and how much comes from us? And how do we know the difference? Sable Aradia speculates. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Happy Anniversary Patheos!

Sable Aradia looks back at her Patheos Pagan experience in celebration of Patheos’ 5th Year Anniversary. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Why Free Events Discriminate Against the Pagan Poor

Why charging a small fee for events and workshops is actually of benefit to Pagans who are less wealthy than others, and how important community effort is for the greater good of the group. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Wicca Has No Gurus, Only Teachers

We often expect our spiritual teachers to be perfect. Sable Aradia explains that teachers of the Craft usually aren’t, and why this is a good thing. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Learning the Language – The Purpose of Symbology in the Craft

Why memorize magickal symbolism when you can Google? Sable Aradia explains how learning the language of the occult makes your magick more effective, and why. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Witches’ Pyramid

Sable Aradia discusses how to apply the Witches’ Pyramid as a tool for learning and teaching. [Read more…]


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