Book Review: Planetary Aspects, an astrological guide to managing your T-square by Tracy Marks


This book requires homework, the effort of which is duly rewarded. [Read more...]


Chattanooga National Cemetery

If you want to honor veterans, listen to their stories…especially the ones that make you uncomfortable. Talk less, do more, listen more. [Read more...]

Word Magic: The Sator Square


Most people would tell you that there are no unbroken religious traditions that survive from ancient times. They are just looking in the wrong place. [Read more...]

Poetry, Pagans, and Place


I’ve talked about this before…the confluence of Southern culture and its love of the land with the reverence for place and the land among modern Pagans. It’s a connecting theme in two publications I have coming out. [Read more...]

Beltane Dreams Against the Kyriarchy

My Beltane altar, on my dresser.  I am unsure whose messy bedroom that is in the background.

I haven’t written much lately.  Part of it is end-of-semester hullabaloo and work load, and part of it is that there are things going on in the world that I wanted to say something about, but my own head was full of my own personal work (outer and inner) and I just couldn’t come up [Read More...]

Pagans in Politics: Never Say Sine Die

The "Gold Dome" of the Georgia Capitol building, with Miss Freedom on top.

Planning to live-blog the last day of the Georgia legislative session. Will RFRA rise from the dead?

I’ve given talks before about Pagans in politics; you’d be surprised at what you can get done simply by showing up and talking to people, regardless of how high on the mast your freak flag may be. [Read more...]

How Magic Works in Real Life

Not an actual photo of our Ostara ritual, but close.

The truth is, the things you ask for can happen, but you better be ready for them. You better make sure you are ready, and be careful what you ask for. Because it’s not that they won’t happen if you aren’t. It’s that the Universe will make you ready. I call this phenomenon the Drop Kick of the Gods. [Read more...]

The Unrespected Voice

Kayford Mountain - Rainforest Action Network

I am very conscious of the fact that as soon as I open my mouth, if I talk like where I’m from, people will start assuming things about me. [Read more...]

Teaching a Witch, Part 2: Classroom, coven, or apprentice?

Nine Witches (source Haunting Visions Stock)

From both the teacher and student’s perspectives, knowing what your goals are (both short term and long term) is vital. Understanding the limits and advantages of a given approach will help to avert difficulties and make sure the education you are seeking happens. [Read more...]

Ostara and the Green Muse

Photo by Andrew Flenniken

Super-intense late-night rituals using close-held liturgy and requiring adult focus and attention are a fine thing; we have those too. But it’s good to integrate the depths of religious experience with the rest of your life, to weave your practice into your days. [Read more...]