Finding Land Spirits and The Fae

Catriona McDonald

Helpful tips to finding the Fae and Land Spirits, and also, advice to make your car better! [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...]

By the light of the harvest moon: autumn equinox thoughts

A moonlit night on the other side of the world. Image by Matti/Masivaan used under Creative Commons license.

I always find the shift into the dark half of the year difficult. One of the great consolations of this time for me is the light of nighttime – the blue shimmering radiance of the full moon in the night sky. [Read more...]

Night Sounds: An Sionnach In East Cork

What does a Witch do when she hears an eerie midnight cry on a deathly still Lughnasadh night in Cork, Ireland? I’ll give you a hint – it involves human sacrifice and body odor! [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...]

Point to Ponder: is it all just anthropomorphizing?

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This week, Traci considers how stories connect us to the lived world, and relishes the rare string of sunny days at her home in Cork, Ireland. [Read more...]

Crossing the boundaries of urban and rural

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A visit to Bath leaves Elinor considering her response to urban environments, and how the skills of a rural Pagan Witch can be applied to city living. [Read more...]


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