Going Through the Motions: Bodies in Worship

In worship, there’s no such thing as an empty going through the motions. The motions are important in and of themselves. Read more

Life in Books: Growing Up Pagan, Nostalgia, and Goth Craft

Books impact us in many ways, and we often associate them with particular periods in our lives. Here are some of my most important. What are yours? Read more

Why Worship

The gods aren’t obligated to smooth my way through life, and my personal betterment isn’t the end goal. That’s a side effect. Read more


People ask me my name and I don’t know what to tell them. They ask me what I do for a living and I don’t know what to tell them. They ask me how I’m doing, and I think, “Which one of me?” Read more

How to Write a Pagan Book

Step One: Hubris Read more

There are Fucking Witches in North Carolina

Too many of us buy into this nonsense about the “Bible Belt” and then don’t even bother looking because we’ve already defeated ourselves. Read more

“Warrior”: Musings on Martial Arts, Paganism, and Victimhood

I’d rather be a “fencer” or a “swordswoman” or a “fighter.” In thinking about my past, increasingly, I’m also okay with being “victim.” Stigma be damned. Let’s call it what it was. Read more

Advice for the Absolute Beginner Wiccan

I’ve been writing about more complex issues in witchcraft and Paganism for the last couple of years and focusing on my specific tradition. In doing so, I’ve sort of forgotten how to address more fundamental questions. Read more

Five Signs You Shouldn’t Run a Pagan Group

There’s nothing wrong with having leadership aspirations. There’s nothing wrong with having fantasies, either. Those things are healthy and can inform the goals you set for yourself. Here are some clues that you still have some things to work on before taking up that role in your own community. Read more

Post-Halloween Musings

Thoughts on seasonal lulls, work, and bowhunting on Halloween. Read more

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