Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Place in the City

The fantasy of the witch’s cottage is romantic, but is largely a fiction: most of us live in cities. You don’t need a hedgerow, or a forest, to practice your craft, or to develop a deep and abiding relationship with the land. Here are some rock-solid tips to help you cultivate a sense of Place in your urban environment. [Read more...]

Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Words

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Many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this week by gathering with loved ones to feast, and express their gratitude for health and good food. There are many stories about this cultural festival, and it is important we consider the words we use to discuss it. In fact, the words we use to communicate, and the implications those words may have, are especially consequental for the witch. [Read more...]

Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Rot

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Death and decay, forces that have concerned human-persons for millennia, are still actively propitiated in modern times. This week, Traci shares how an urban witch might sacrifice to these Great Powers, and why. [Read more...]

Urban Witchcraft : Spirit Roads

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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...]

Returning To America : Place As Cultural Experience

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This week Traci shares her thoughts on returning to America, and experiencing the culture and sense of place found in the American city of Boston. [Read more...]

London Calling: connecting with big cities

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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...]

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

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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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