Apocalyptic Witchcraft

I am a tremendous fan of Scarlet Imprint, publisher of fine magical books. Their books contain more than occult information, more than poetry, though they are certainly full of both;¬†they are bound spells. I have read several of Scarlet Imprint's works. I don't always agree with the authors in their fervor or specifics, but I usually agree with the general themes. I almost always find myself thinking about their ideas long after I've finished a book. I'm still chewing over XVI, which I read over … [Read more...]

Magic to the People

If you're not familiar with Drew Jacob, let me introduce you. He's the Rogue Priest and a professional adventurer. His blog was one of the inspirations for mine. He's planning on walking to and through South America from Minnesota. He's already made it to New Orleans, where's he been wintering. It hasn't been some idle winter for him. He's been working as a magician, studying Vodou, and is now creating Magic to the People, a pay-as-you-can community magic shop!I think this concept is rad on … [Read more...]

Collaging the Year, part one: A 2012 review

Every calendrical new year I collage. You can read about last year's collage and see pictures of 2011's and 2012's here. This year it took me and Adam a week to complete our collage. Both of our kids were very interested in what we were doing. We tried to wait for the youngest's nap times. My son even managed to make his first one. He says it's a collage about Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. A born story-teller, he is.First, I want to look at my 2012 collage and see what came to … [Read more...]

Out with the old!

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my leaving the UK and arriving in Olympia. This has been a big, exhausting, amazing year for me. I have learned so much. Let me share with you:*I have an irrational love of the British Isles. The land there feels good to me in a way that makes no sense. It took me a good 2/3 of my year to stop waking up missing the Welsh sky.*When you follow the magic, the Current, the flow, whatever you choose to call it, it will not disappoint.*I have … [Read more...]

From Lakshmi to Saraswati

Today is the third day of honoring Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, wisdom, maturity and personal authority; it's also the final day of Navratri. Tomorrow I will celebrate morning puja and then pour cream into my tea.Saraswati puja typically involves blessing one's tools of work and one's books - and then not using those items for an entire day. Those things are not really possible in my hyperliterate house. There is no way all the books in our house could fit in front of my altar I had … [Read more...]

What do you mean by ‘scary’?

I've met a new friend. We jumped right into some deep waters. She's made some less than conventional life choices and has faced the consequences of people she loves telling her that she needs to get right with Jesus. I can relate, I told her. I've given many people many reasons to stop talking to me. Not only did I get a divorce in my early twenties, I ran off with a younger woman. Two good reasons for excommunication right there. But, I added, now I practice witchcraft and blog publicly about … [Read more...]

The weekend’s Harvest Moon

You might have noticed the full moon over the weekend. In this corner of the world it was hard to ignore. Big and bright, making puffy clouds shine silver one night, glowing gold and orange in a clear, starlit sky the next.According to many sources around me, this full moon was especially powerful. I don't often make magic at full moons; I usually reserve that for the dark moon. Full moons usually make me spacey and a touch giddy. But all weekend long I had a strong urge to make … [Read more...]


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