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February 20, 2018
If We Win, Will the Witch Trials Come Back?
Ronald Hutton said “we are the only society that both believes in witchcraft and doesn’t...
February 11, 2018
The SCA and the Swastika: the Power of Symbols
There’s a secondary point in this story: about the power of symbols and how we...
December 03, 2017
7 Critical Powers You Have Right Now
Most serious Pagans avoid the term “powers” like the plague. We prefer terms like “skills”...
November 07, 2017
The Aesthetic of Witchcraft and the Return of Real Magic
A lot of people – mainly young women – are adopting the mythology and especially...
November 05, 2017
Give Your Magic Time To Work
There is value in working magic on a regular basis, but working magic on an...
September 07, 2017
The Benefits of Living in a Magical Universe
We live in a magical universe full of Gods and spirits, where nothing is fixed...
July 02, 2017
Magic: Amateurs vs. Professionals
Let’s not be satisfied with feeling magical. Let’s not be satisfied with being amateur magicians....
June 25, 2017
A Speculative Look at the Cycles of Magic and the Otherworld
In which I look at cyclical time, the Mayan calendar, planetary alignments, ice ages and...
June 13, 2017
A Three-Fold Understanding of Magic
I came to a three-fold understanding of magic very early on my Pagan journey, and...
May 09, 2017
Stealing Fire From The Gods
The practice of magic is, in many ways, stealing fire from the Gods. Every spell...
March 26, 2017
Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of...
March 05, 2017
How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?
Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against...
February 26, 2017
Why I’m Not Participating in the Mass Binding of Donald Trump and What I’m Doing Instead
I’m not participating in the mass binding of Donald Trump because I believe it will...
February 19, 2017
What Happens When You Leave A Magical Portal Open?
Leaving a gate or portal open is a bad thing. Mainly, it’s a sloppy thing....
January 08, 2017
How I Learned To Read Tarot
This is how I learned to read the Tarot. If you’re just starting out, or...
December 18, 2016
Mercury Retrograde: Magic Tips the Scales
Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow morning will remain retrograde until January 8. It doesn’t mean gremlins...
November 16, 2016
Be The Dark
On Sunday I encouraged my fellow UUs to be the light. But what if you...
November 10, 2016
Learning to Fly
The world as we know it is changing. The ones that survive and succeed will...
November 06, 2016
The Veil Is Shredded
The Veil is a metaphor, but the boundary between the worlds is real and it’s...
September 22, 2016
Why I Don’t Work With Saint Cyprian
Reclaiming our ancestral heritage is one thing. Praying to someone who gave up that heritage...
September 18, 2016
I Do Believe In Mercury Retrograde! I Do, I Do, I Do!
There’s nothing like first-hand experience to change your beliefs – all of a sudden I’m...
June 09, 2016
The Otherworld is Bleeding Through
I saw a green glowing bird this morning. I don’t think it belongs in this...
January 24, 2016
What’s Wrong With Asking For a Miracle?
Magic can make the improbable more likely, but it can’t do the impossible. Rather than...
January 14, 2016
Why I Didn’t Buy a Powerball Ticket
Powerball dreams reinforce a culture that treats Nature as nothing more than resources to be...
September 15, 2015
Worshiping Change, Fighting Change
Why do we simultaneously worship change and fight change? May we have the strength and...
September 03, 2015
4 Steps To Re-enchant The World
The desire to re-enchant the world is like a craving for a food you can’t...
July 30, 2015
What sacrifices – of time, treasure, effort, convenience, or more – will you make to...
December 11, 2014
There Is No Supernatural
“Supernatural” is a convenient but lazy word that means “something outside the realm of what...
December 01, 2014
Does Magic Undermine the Sovereignty of Nature?
Does the practice of magic undermine the sovereignty of Nature? John Halstead thinks it does....
May 15, 2014
Poor Magicians, Good Magicians
Do you like your life? Are you working to build the kind of society you...
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