Urban Witchcraft : Spirit Roads

Is the urban environment a magical landscape? Traci thinks so. This week she shares her experience of urban spirit roads, as part of a series exploring urban witchcraft. [Read more…]

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Cursed Places

What is it about some cities that seem to have squeezed out most of their joy and now find themselves stumbling along in economic depression and physical disrepair? The city of Spokane was always at a disadvantage in my eyes, because it’s not Seattle. I wonder if the greatest curse on a town like this is simply that the tale of the curse keeps being told? [Read more…]

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Cycles of Cultural Destruction

When we talk about cycles of domestic violence, there are many things that we have learned to help families end the violence. Have we developed a theory of healing for nations? How can we hope to end the violence against cultures if we don’t? [Read more…]

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The Place Where I’m Not Weird

Beyond the walls of a building, home is also the place where you know how things work. Home is about the things we surround ourselves with — the consumer goods, yes, but also the plants and animals, the scent of the foods we make, our choice of incense or synthetic room fresheners. [Read more…]

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St. John’s Holy Well: east Cork [photos]

Ireland is a land resplendent with ancient sites, and one of the most venerated in the modern day is the Holy Well. Traci happens to live next door to one, and this week she shares photos from the rededication and blessing of the well after recent renovations. [Read more…]

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A Night In The Mound

Scattered across Ireland are 5000 year-old Ancestral Temples known as megalithic tombs, or chambered cairns. Mysterious and romantic structures, they leave us with more questions than answers. This week, Traci shares her experience of spending a night under a megalithic mound. [Read more…]

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Night Sounds: An Sionnach In East Cork

What does a Witch do when she hears an eerie midnight cry on a deathly still Lughnasadh night in Cork, Ireland? I’ll give you a hint – it involves human sacrifice and body odor! [Read more…]

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