On Snakes, Truth-Speakers, & St. Patrick

If we extend the metaphor further, then not only did St. Patrick (and by extension, Christianity) drive the Druids and Pagans from Ireland, but also he drove Truth and the wisdom of mind-expansion from Ireland. Anybody want a green beer yet? [Read more…]

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A Choice of Worldings

Land Spirits who protest factory conditions and a spear-wielding, “strong-armed” mystical king leading the smashing of looms–worlding the gods and spirits into our lives comes down to a simple choice. [Read more…]

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Stonehenge for Visitors and Armchair Travelers

So much of magick is about synchronicities. Here’s a sweet one: James O. Davies book A Year at Stonehenge is set to come out on November 1 and Stonehenge itself is getting a new visitor center on December 18. That gives you a month and a half of staring at beautiful pictures and fantasizing about [Read More…]

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London Calling: connecting with big cities

Cities can get a bad rap in modern paganism, especially in modern witchcraft. We idealize the countryside, dreaming of our little witches’ cottage, and demonize the dirty ole towns. But cities are our unique creations, reflecting human creativity and culture like no other. This week Traci shares her tips for connecting with a true megacity — London, England. [Read more…]

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People and Place

Do people make a place the way it is or does a place shape the people who live there? [Read more…]

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The puzzle of the Mother of Modern Witchcraft — a village witch who lived in a tower block

Doreen Valiente was the Mother of Modern Witchcraft, a religion which deifies Nature – yet she lived in a tower block, and loved it there. Elinor Predota ponders this apparent paradox. [Read more…]

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The Sacred Springs of South West England

This week Traci writes about her visit to the Blood Spring and the Waters of Sulis. [Read more…]

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