Everybody had a job, from holding the bird, to plucking feathers, to chasing down the chicken after the deed had been done. Much work followed, and that night they served – and raised a toast to – Henrietta. Read more

The challenge from Patheos: Explain your faith in 200 words or less. Well, first off, it’s not a Faith; it’s a Practice……but, Challenge: Accepted! Except, these words here don’t count towards the total. This is just the prologue; the explanation; the set-up. The real words, the countdown clock – the deadline! Start…..right……now: Read more

The blackjack dealer dealt the first hand and when she got to my cards she looked at me sideways (like a dog who doesn’t understand the lyrics), and then she spoke directly into my mind, asking me if I was a Witch. Read more

The Witches are slowly gaining access to seats at the Grown-Ups table of religions, but we should not expect any sort of instant hand-up from a group that took until 1992 to agree that that Earth does indeed revolve around the Sun. Read more

Faery Friend: When is the best time to call upon the faeries in magick? Dear F.F., The best time to call the Faery Folk is Tuesdays at 6:45pm. They’re usually home then. Read more

A good-size Ovoo will quickly absorb all of the available rocks from the vicinity, so travelers got in the habit of always carrying a few stones with them on their travelers. This makes Ovoos into veritable treasuretroves for Geologists who can observe (just observe – they are shrines after all) rocks from all over the continent. This is the kind of thing that gets Geologists very excited. And then they say things like “oh dear” and “my word”. Read more

Ooh! New term alert! I honestly had never heard of the term “Witch Dream” before. But that’s not too surprising. I rarely make any distinction between my religious life and my mundane life. To me “Witch Dream” is a redundant phrase. Every dream I have is a Witch Dream, just like every hike I take is a Pagan Hike, and every corn fritter I eat is the Holy Eucharist. Read more

Wendy: If we are such hot shot magickians why aren’t we all rich and thin and gorgeous? Dear Wendy, Well, speak for yourself! No wait: I’m 0 for 3. But still! Read more

Dear Ask Angus, Zack: I am a teenager (male) and new to the Craft, and I’m wondering if its really true that I could turn someone into a toad. Can Witches do that? Dear Zack: Turn you into a toad? No. But I could make you THINK that you were a toad. Read more

In old media terminology Ask Angus would have been called an ‘Advice Column’. But here, now, in the Post-Everything headlong meme-an-hour paradigm of New Media we are going to call this an ‘Advice Column’. ‘Cuz this is not my first time doing this. I’ve been around the rodeo several times, paid my dues draped over the apple barrel, and taken my turns as a turnbuckle. Read more

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