Developing a Daily Devotional Practice of Place

For many of us, there is no choice but to re-dream the magickal practices that we will follow and that we will teach to others. We can do so in an airy way with no grounding, and our practice will be as thin as the work we put behind it, or we can use the power of aspects of our own culture — of Western science and nature studies along side myth and legend from our ancestors — to provide us with some of the tools we use for that re-dreaming. By tying your religious practice to a daily devotional activity of meeting your non-human neighbors through guides, your sit spot and nature walks, you can find that “advanced” knowledge you have been hungering for. [Read more…]

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Small Revolutions in Urban Reclamation

It’s a system that has died, been reborn, is on life support and is completely managed by man, so what am I finding? [Read more…]

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The Magician, The World

There are gates to the Other everywhere, including the ones we create ourselves. [Read more…]

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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…]

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Genital Mutilation: a question for the modern-day animist

The abortion debate rages in the US and Ireland, and we ask, “Who has the right to self-determination?” The answer is radicalizing for an animist, leading down a rabbit hole of epic proportion. Is the disruption to our exceptionalism worth it? What ARE the (reproductive) rights of nature, anyway? [Read more…]

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Meeting the wild

I mentioned last week how disconnected I was from the cycles of nature as a child. But the more I interact with nature and see myself as a part of nature rather than outside of it, the more I notice and understand the cycles around me. [Read more…]

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Lessons from the river

The river is a place where Goddess teaches me about the flow of time, the nature of premonitions, the ways in which we can work with or against the flow of life. [Read more…]

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