Adventures in Wortcunning: Witch, as in Craft

It’s Witch, as in Craft, not some horrey old hag,
With a wart on her nose and a dress like a rag.
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Irish-American Witchcraft: Wild Witchcraft

There’s a blog I follow called Seo Helrune which often posts things I find thought provoking and insightful. Recently, they discussed the ideas of certain witches working with dangerous spirits, connecting to the Unseen where you are, and the overarching theme between the two of some kinds of witchcraft as a wild and untamed practice. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Benefits of Being a Traditional Witch

A witch learns through the practice of magic, a confidence that their fate is in their own hands. Of course, you have to work with what you have be it your background, culture, social class, etc, but a witch builds their self knowledge and power to make the most of things. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Decorating with Death

We each fashion our own language out of symbols and objects which speaks as loudly as our voices, both to ourselves and to the Gods and spirits, and there is real beauty in that. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Excerpt from the Witch’s Sabbath

There is a place and time that witches fly their souls to where they do all the things they love best. It is a sort of heaven if you will. In this place the witches from past present and future dance, chant, feast, make love and merry with their brethren human, fairy, animal, and plant. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Themes of Celebration – Sun and Shadow

My own approach to holidays is multilayered. I think of it a bit like celebrating in sun and shadow, hence the title of today’s article, with the sun representing the public Druidic side of my practice and the shadow representing the private witchcraft side of things. [Read more…]

Irish American Witchcraft: 21st Century Hex

Of all the lines that divide the modern pagan community none may be so sharply defined as hexing. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Viridis Genii (Event Review)

There are so many kinds of spiritual events, but perhaps none so sublime as the retreat. I attend quite a few events throughout the year: pagan pride, conventions and conferences. Retreats are my favorite and Viridis Genii in Damascus, Oregon is particularly special. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: The Summer Solstice – Cake for Áine

On midsummer – the holiday between Bealtaine’s earthy celebrations and Lúnasa’s harvesting – we celebrate the joy and growth of the light half of the year. We acknowledge, formally, what we live with everyday – the knowledge that the world we live in is shared by myriad spirits and is touched by the Gods. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: On Choosing a Magical Name

Upon entering the Craft, it is traditional, almost required, that one choose a new name. The taking of this new name symbolizes the death of the old personality and rebirth of the person. [Read more…]