The Logic of Disenchantment

In the 1700’s, something was spawned from the countryside of England, and it’s disenchanting the world. Read more

Energy Signatures of Place

In The Secret Language of Plants, Buhner describes ways in which you can open yourself up to experience these communications directly through what he calls “heart-centered cognition” and then process the symbols you get from there with your brain. Using these methods, you tap into the shamanic tradition of asking the plants what they are good for and asking a sick body what it needs. Read more

The Magician, The World

There are gates to the Other everywhere, including the ones we create ourselves. 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

The Train as Merkava

As economy land travel goes, a coach seat on the Empire Builder is pretty comfortable, but what discomfort there is I use. Many shamanic states are reached through the conscious use of discomfort, and allowing myself to not only accept the limitations of travel but to embrace them transforms the experience entirely. Read more

The Song of the Other

Who did I think I was, playing songs to a goddess? How song is at the root of Enchantment, and how music can teach us how to re-world the earth. Read more

Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Words

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

Marketing Disenchantment

Not only are there people earning fortunes by worlding the earth into disenchantment, we help them do it–and are duly compensated with the glittering spoils of a ravaged earth. Read more

Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Rot

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

Worlding the Earth

We inhabit the places we live, but we also weave meaning around them. Whether forests, cities, sacred sites: by inhabiting them as humans, by experiencing them, we world them. And the way we world the earth depends upon whether we choose to disenchant or re-enchant, whether we wish to embrace the Other or to keep it in abeyance. Read more


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