What Exactly is Wicca?

The phrase “I know it when I see it” might have been coined just for Wicca. I know Wicca when I see it or practice it, but it’s something I have trouble defining. [Read more…]

Just How “Silent” Should a Witch Be?

One of the central tenet’s in some Witchcraft traditions is “to keep silent,” but just how silent do we have to be? [Read more…]

Witchcraft and Wicca Can Be the Same Thing

It gets old hearing from certain segments of the Witching World that I’m not allowed to use the word Witch to describe my practice or that I’m somehow using it improperly because my definition doesn’t quite fall in line with theirs. Witch is a word with many definitions, and if someone says they are a Witch they most likely are! [Read more…]

Into the Coven: Five Essential Coven Tips

A coven is more than just a meeting or a sabbat gathering involving Witches, ideally it should be a group of people so close that you’d call them a chosen family. [Read more…]

Into and Around the Witch-Cult

Thoughts on the nature of Wicca, the rituals of the Witch-Cult, ConVocation, and a visit to Patheos world headquarters. [Read more…]

Witchcraft Before Wicca: Three Important Magickal Books

There have been many influential books when it comes to magick and Witchcraft over the centuries. These are three of my favorites, and among the most influential. [Read more…]

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Show Your Work: Silence & Skepticism in Modern Witchcraft

Magickal ideas are remarkably resilient, and while they may not be Witchcraft, they most certainly have value. Let’s just not turn them into something they aren’t.
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Faces of the Horned God: Cernunnos

Though much about the historical Cernunnos is likely lost to history, his presence today is certainly not in doubt. He has become a vital component of the modern Horned God myth, and a deity important to Druids, Witches, and all sorts of other Pagans. [Read more…]

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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Hillary Clinton as a Witch

The word “witch” is being used in a variety of different ways to describe Hillary Clinton, for both good and for ill. [Read more…]