Dandelion Seeds: Saying Goodbye

The Rev. Melissa Hill says goodbye and reflects on her journey to becoming a writer and where she’s headed next. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Spelling as Witchery

“I never had any large respect for good spelling. That is my feeling yet. Before the spelling-book came with its arbitrary forms, men unconsciously revealed shades of their characters and also added enlightening shades of expression to what they wrote by their spelling, and so it is possible that the spelling-book has been a doubtful benevolence to us.” ~Mark Twain [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: When the Gods Become Characters – Fiction and Faith

It’s been a really interesting experience writing mythology-based fiction, particularly when it comes to creating characters out of gods and goddesses who may be familiar to me. Although my nonfiction stems very much from a place of personal truth, my fiction is just that: fiction. Still, it can be challenging to craft a character out of a deity. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Conjuring Words

If we acknowledge that “magic is the art of changing consciousness at will”, something I hold very dear, then it stands to reason that the act of shaping a world out of symbols on a page is a magical act. Art is magic, and magic is art, and this month, I’m recommitting myself to both.

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The Busy Witch: Magic on the Move

Because I’m going to be making a different kind of magic this summer, I’m taking a brief hiatus from this blog, but I’ll return in August with more of The Busy Witch. Until then, you can always check out my older posts, and keep in touch with me via social media. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Writing in the Pagan Tribe

I’ve had the pleasure recently of being involved in a community writing protect. I’m excited by the way in which this breaks down the authority of the lone author and distributes ideas and responsibility across a wider section of the community. [Read more…]

Anne Newkirk Niven: A Conversation on Pagan Publishing and the Future of Our Movement

Anne Newkirk Niven, publisher of Witches&Pagans magazine and the PaganSquare website, chats with Patheos Pagan about Pagan publishing, columnist Teo Bishop’s controversial announcement about his return to Christianity, and the future of the Pagan movement. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Hunting the Egret

In regular fairy tales, beautiful princesses live happily ever after with the elegant prince of their choice. In my fairy stories, poverty-stricken freaks with outlandish backgrounds and serious hang-ups manage to connect with each other, heal their wounds, and overcome their demons a bit. [Read more…]