10 Things I Love About Witchcraft

Witchcraft offers an escape when the world gets to be just too much, but it also empowers us so that we might have the courage to face that world and change it. Here are ten things I love about Witchcraft both in and out of the circle.
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Proselytizing is For Weak Gods

A god that needs people to facilitate an introduction has no agency, and I’d take it a step further, those gods are impotent. Whatever power those gods had is waning, never existed, or is being directed in precisely the wrong directions. [Read more…]

Mirth & Reverence: You Can Laugh During Ritual

Laughter isn’t always appropriate in circle, but sometimes it’s simply necessary. [Read more…]

History on the Margins: Remembering Gavin Frost

Winston Churchill’s quote “history is written by the victors” is especially apt when it comes to the legacy of Gavin Frost. [Read more…]

An American in Britain: Doreen Valiente Pilgrimage

An exhibition in Doreen Valiente’s Brighton England featuring some of her ritual tools and a copy of Gerald Gardner’s Book of Shadows !?!?! Yes please! We had to go. [Read more…]

Do Your Bad Pagan Ritual

There is good, even great, Pagan ritual,and there is bad Pagan ritual. But even a bad ritual is better than no ritual at all. [Read more…]

I’m Going to Teach a Wicca Class (And This Sort of Bothers Me)

The owners of my localish Witch-shop asked me the other day if I would teach a Wicca class. If are familiar with this blog then you know that I have serious reservations about teaching the Craft in public, especially if money is involved. There are a lot of people in my area who charge for [Read More…]

Looking for “That Moment”

One of the things that makes “the moments” in Paganism so special is that they often happen when we aren’t looking. I don’t think we get to dictate terms with the divine, which is what makes it so much more special when it chooses to show up. [Read more…]

Lammas: A Square Peg In a Round Hole

It’s Lammas weekend, time to celebrate a sabbat that doesn’t quite work for a lot of us. [Read more…]

The Spirit of Summer

Summertime is “the time” for Pagan festivals. Some thoughts on one of North American Pagandom’s oldest and most cherished traditions. [Read more…]