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…]

The Sorcerer’s Art: A Portrait in Colors

At the turn of the century witchcraft and sorcery was as alive and well as it is today. And one of the most compelling forms it takes, is in coloured portraits of devils, fairies and spirits drawn by sorcerous women channelling visions. [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…]

Star Made Witch: The Function of Spell Components

A witch gathers their spell components from a legend of traditional and personal correspondences and combines them to create a series of stepping stones for their magic to skip upon to the goal. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: The Riddle of the Pentagram

Though ancient beyond belief and occurring in indigenous iconographies all over the world, the Pentagram has become the symbol of magic and Witchcraft. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Toad Blessings

What do grave robbing, gardening, and the painful change that the Tower card encapsulates all have in common? Find out in this post about toad blessings. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Is It a Haunting or Fairies?

You don’t necessarily need to be sensitive or able to directly See these beings; for people who cannot see spirits or otherwise sense them there are practical ‘real world’ ways to differentiate between the two types of presence. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch – Know Thyself

Perhaps the most pervasive and least understood advice in witchcraft is Know Thyself from the inscription over the entrance to the oracle at Delphi. Whereas other spiritual pursuits are not so heavily centered on self, but rather self-denial or even no self, witchcraft is about self possession. [Read more…]