What I’ve called “aesthetic witchcraft” in jest in the past is a real thing, and it’s dominating social media right now, especially Instagram. When people think of witches, this is what they’re envisioning right now. Read more

There will be new events, new planning committees, new writers and teachers to love, and new friends to meet. There’s no singular “Pagan community,” which means there’s no way to destroy it. Read more

I got on YouTube because I was lonely. I wanted to connect with other Pagans and witches and feel like I was part of a community. The YouTube Pagan community was a major lifeline of mine for years, and for many it still is. Read more

There are people who jump from coven to coven, tradition to tradition, looking for someone to give them something real, some secret that will change everything, and those people will always be disappointed in the end. You have to reach out, yes. But you also have to go within. Read more

If there’s a hierarchy, there’s a power differential by definition. And healthy friendships do not include power differentials. Read more

Setting up an altar or shine is often the first step in building a personal practice. As a priestess of many years working to break out of stagnation, setting things aside and starting fresh proved more challenging than I thought it would be. Read more

Sometimes the things that impact our magical practice the most over time aren’t earth-shaking. Read more

There have been times where I’ve felt like my group was going to implode, or I was going to crack and just not want to run it anymore. I’ve also screwed up pretty royally as a high priestess. I’ve hurt some feelings, and I’ve been hurt myself. I’ve had to go backwards and change course and admit to my mistakes. Here’s a little of what I’ve learned over the years. Read more

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

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

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