As a gay man, when I saw that Ariana Grande had a new music video, I was pretty excited. Then when I listened and watched the new music video, as a feminist queer goddess-worshipping pagan witch, I let out such a loud “yaaasss” that it was probably heard in other dimensions. Read more

The word aura comes from the Latin word aurae which means a breeze. In Greco-Roman mythology, four gods personified the four cardinal winds. These gods were called the Anemoi. The Anemoi had daughters who were the nymphs of the breezes. These nymphs were called the Aurae. There was also the principal goddess of breezes who was named Aura. Aura and the Aurae were depicted in classical art as having a velifactio, which was a piece of fabric that would billow in the breeze behind them. Read more

Lady Rhea has been a Gardnerian priestess since the 1970s and co-founded the Minoan Sisterhood. She’s been running occult shops in New York since the 80s and is often lovingly referred to as the “Witch Queen of New York. Read more

Witchcraft IS political. It’s been political since the first kings summoned sorcerers for a strategic edge in war, to bind opponents, to gain political power, to give prophecy, or poison other kings. Read more

There may be no other text more debated or controversial than Aradia, or Gospel of the Witches by Charles Leland, purported to be given to him by an Italian Witch named Maddalena. Read more

Byron Ballard has called western North Carolina home since her birth at the local Seventh Day Adventist tb sanitarium. Her education includes a BA in theatre and a Master of Fine Arts in the same field. She studies and practices Appalachian folk magic, a traditional folkway that she’s dubbed “hillfolks’ hoodoo.” Her research in its origins has led her to field-work throughout the British Isles. Her books on the subject include “Staubs and Ditchwater: an Introduction to Hillfolks Hoodoo” (Silver… Read more

I’m sure you’ve seen books that list plants or crystals correspond to certain things. But I’m finding more and more that people have no idea why they correspond or where these correspondences come from. The system of correspondences came from the Doctrine of Signature. The Doctrine of Signatures examines the shape, color, appearance, the number of leaves and petals on a plant to determine what it does for the body or how it interacts with its environment. A common clear… Read more

Modern Witch Magazine is coming back after five years in retirement with a new staff and a new vision. We have renewed our dedication to this project and look forward to producing the fifth volume in the series; Ecstasy and The Witch Power which should be available for release mid to late November. Read more

Happy Pride Month everyone! People are always asking me what are my recommendations for books on gay or queer witchcraft books. So I thought I’d kick off pride month by sharing my top eight favorite books on the subject. I listed them in alphabetical order and reposted the “official” synopsis of the books. Read more

Do not neglect history but do not fetishize it either. Use what we know of ancient practices (and like all history, we only know a bit) to anchor yourself, then seek direct contact. Hekate changed drastically in her ancient and classical roles, and remains an evolving force. Read more

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