What I Learned in the Crosswalk

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Sometimes we need someone to free us from a spell by breaking out of it first. Small radical acts can become revolutionary, even when all signals say, “no–you’ll die.” [Read more...]

The Place of Death.

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I’ve known for a while that one day I would have to learn what death was like — so far every supposedly terminal person I’d done healing for had recovered. But this friend was not going to be the person to teach me about Death. I told her, “No. It can’t be you. That’s just not right. You were supposed to go to the clinic in the morning!” [Read more...]

A Pagan Goes To FreezerBurn

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An animist pagan attends a regional Burn and discovers how the principles of radical self-reliance and self-expression relate to her practice as a Feri Witch. [Read more...]

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...]


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