There is Strength In Community

It’s easy to set up shop in one ultra-specific place and then never emerge from it, but I think our Paganisms suffer for it. [Read more…]

Teaching Wicca 101: Not Exactly What I Thought It Would Be

I think Wiccan-Witchcraft is a hands on spiritual tradition, and any classes on the subject should reflect that. [Read more…]

The Book of Shadows in Print: A History

We tend to take published rituals for granted today. Between websites, e-books, and bookstores there are probably hundreds of different “Books of Shadows” available for perusal and personal use. But that’s a modern development, and it took nearly twenty years from the Craft first going public for easily available ritual books and BoS’s to become available. In many ways these early books brought the BoS out of the shadows and into the light, though they were not without controversy. [Read more…]

A Witch Cleaning House

Cleaning a mostly Witchy space isn’t quite like cleaning the bathroom. [Read more…]

Failed Blog Posts: Notes From the Cutting Room Floor

Because this week marks my five year anniversary at Patheos Pagan I thought it might be fun to look through the reject pile and share some of my thoughts, that until now, didn’t quite make the cut. It’s like a blooper real on a DVD, but not funny! [Read more…]

Magick & Deity are Two of the Foundations of Modern Paganism

The exact start date of Modern Paganism, might be up for debate, but not the presence of magick and deity in its origins. We don’t all have to agree on the reality of such things, but we can’t deny that they were there at the start. [Read more…]

8 Pagan Things to Do in the Summertime

If you are looking for some Pagan things to do this Summer and a few ways to connect (or reconnect) with your spirituality here are a few ideas. Happy Summertime! [Read more…]

Lessons Learned While Teaching “Wicca 101”

Wicca has always provided its adherents with a great ritual structure, I can teach that, but it’s up to each individual Witch to fill in whatever blank spaces they may find. [Read more…]

The Anatomy of a Bro-Witch

I was called a “Bro-Witch” the other day, and while it was most certainly meant as an insult, I found the idea absolutely hilarious. [Read more…]

Pagan Boots on the Ground

When I read about Paganism being on the decline I wonder if the writers of such things actually have boots on the ground and are out and about in the greater Pagan world. [Read more…]