When the heather blooms: the end of summer

Heather (Calluna vulgaris) by John Haslam

I do my best to appreciate the land as it is, today, through all of the seasons. Sometimes I sing about it; sing to it. It helps move the energy of the season through me; it helps me to settle into how things are, not how I would wish them to be. [Read more...]

Feeling Out of Place

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Last week I started to write a post, and then I abandoned it. It didn’t feel right. I couldn’t say what I wanted to say about my ambivalent relationship with technology, especially where it intersects with issues of Spirit. I dropped the post, half written and never completed it, thinking that I was only stuck [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...]

Getting clear about my place: the uses of withdrawal

The view to the east from our house.

The body, sex and pleasure are all sacred, and it is vital not to exclude any aspect of our humanity from our spiritual development. However, I do think there is a place for withdrawal, even in immanence-based spiritual paths. My sense of my own space and place in the world is stronger, more rooted, and much, much calmer for my time of withdrawal. It’s not a part of everyone’s path, but it has its place, and we should be careful not to dismiss it too glibly. [Read more...]

Naturalizing: Bringing Our Practice Home

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Much of North American paganism is influenced by imagined European ancestral practice, even when the landscape, weather patterns, and wildlife are significantly different. This week, Traci challenges us to naturalize, and put our practice where our bodies are! [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...]

Land Spirits: When Things Go Bump

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Relationship building is an integral part of our lives, and especially so for witches. Yet what happens when we must end a relationship, when we need to move on? This week Traci shares her personal experience of a difficult relational transition–involving stroppy Land Spirits! [Read more...]


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