Introduction to the Witches’ Compass

In The ABC’s of Witchcraft, Doreen Valiente noted that “The magic circle is part of the general heritage of magical practice, which is world-wide and of incalculable age.”* Certainly, the magic circle is a part of the heritage, or narrative, of Witchcraft. Looking into the past, we find many examples in art and folklore of [Read More…]

Paganicon 2017

It’s been a few weeks now since I’ve returned from Paganicon, a weekend-long Pagan conference here in Minnesota. I’m just now getting around to writing about my experience, having been beaten to the punch by both Jason and Tempest. Blame school for my lack of writing time. Anyways, this was my second year attending the [Read More…]

Hedge-Crossing, Astral Projection, and Guided Meditation: Differences?

Hedge-Crossing is a practice that plays an essential role in my personal Craft and it’s something that I’m quite passionate about. I’ve written about previously on this blog, which you can check out here. Lately I’ve received a number of questions about Hedge-Crossing, specifically about how it differs from other practices such as astral projection [Read More…]

The Banshee

As a child, I encountered many fantastical tales about the Faerie Folk. Whether they were presented in a book or in a film, these stories were an integral part of my childhood and my development as a Pagan and Witch. There has  never been a time during my years that I haven’t wholeheartedly believed in [Read More…]

Everyday Magic: Witchcraft for Busy Lives

Winter break is officially over, and I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve actually dreaded going back to school. Last semester was so chaotic and by the end of it I was so completely exhausted from constantly trying to keep my head above the surface. This semester is going to be [Read More…]

Fake Witches

Last week I wrote an article about my personal practice and how it’s evolved over the years. In that article I made a point that: “At the end of the day, it’s all just Witchcraft and the only thing that matters is that you’re happy and can get results. If all you’re doing is bitching [Read More…]

But Where’s the Athame?

For many people, 2016 was an eventful year, to say the least. So much has happened and changed on both internal and external levels. I’m not alone when I say that 2016 felt like a year of death, characterized by loss, grief, and letting go. However, it wasn’t all bad as much of what I [Read More…]

Introduction to Spirit-Flight

Spirit-Flight, also commonly referred to as Hedge-Crossing, is the practice of traveling outside of the physical body and passing into the Otherworld. The main purpose of this practice is typically to communicate with various types of Spirits and Gods. The nature and goal of this communication varies but common examples include making pacts, finding counsel, [Read More…]

A Spell for the Broken Hearted

When the heart is hurting, spellwork can play a role in fixing it. [Read more…]

Introduction to Familiar Spirits

In today’s modern Witchcraft, Familiars are often times thought of as being animal companions or pets. When asked if they have a Familiar, many Witches will often refer to their cat, dog, or other animal. Usually these pets have a predisposition towards Witchcraft, whether they’re always showing up at ritual time or just can’t seem [Read More…]