Jewish Witch: Fasting, Shamanism, and the Otherworld

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It’s well-documented that fasting is a tool in the shaman’s toolbox. It fosters altered states. It induces visions. With that in mind, I decided to make my Yom Kippur fast this year an explicitly magical practice. [Read more...]

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

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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)

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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)

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

Jewish Witch: My Devotionals, Part One – The Shema

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It’s funny–whenever my practice begins to falter, whenever I get tied up in how to please this deity or how to work that spell, it’s science that helps me center myself. The Tree of Life and the breathing Earth. The race of electrons and the swirl of galaxies. These things are my declaration. My Shema. [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Jewish Witch: Despair, Tikkun Olam, and Rewilding Witchcraft

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My job, as a Witch, is to explore my own wildness–to embrace it and understand it and fashion it into a weapon that heals. My job is to embody that deep paradox. My job is to face it without denial, rather than ignore it and thus let it control me. [Read more...]


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