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…]

All Witchcraft All the Time

I don’t, in fact, live in the witchcraft fantasyland that I sometimes appear to occupy on the Internet. [Read more…]

I Am Not Your Teacher (Unless You’re On My Roster)

There’s a difference between what I do in a classroom and what I do as a high priestess. And my teaching stops when I leave school. [Read more…]

Keeping Oaths, Keeping Community

How do we build community and negotiate shared spaces while respecting oathbound materials, personal privacy, and the intimate nature of Craft? [Read more…]

Is Tarot Necessarily Spiritual?

“Spirituality” is not objectively a thing that we can locate and measure. [Read more…]

Making the Sabbats Real

Over time, the Wheel has to become real to us, not an abstraction from an imagined past. [Read more…]