Re-Interpreting “Worship” in Witchcraft

An interesting conversation came out of my post on belief yesterday and I’d like to briefly touch on it. It’s nothing new that many Witches adamantly deny that the Gods are to be worshipped but rather they are equals, allies, friends or even tools. I don’t agree with this but I do get a bit [Read More…]

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Traditional Witchcraft on the Internet

I get some weird messages online. Sometimes it’s the worst kind of gossip attributing disgusting and malicious acts to people who would surely be in prison if such things were true. Sometimes it’s people offering to be my secret occult advisor or who claim special knowledge because they own Gerald Gardner’s old chamber pot. Those [Read More…]

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Why Initiation Made Me Love Solitary Wicca

Some of the shock and bewilderment have passed, I’m eating solid foods and life is sort-of back to normal. Some folks wanted me to unpack my experience a bit, and I’ve had some interesting insights that I can share, so here goes: Even if my initiation wasn’t oathbound, I still really couldn’t tell you about [Read More…]

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Let me tell you all about it…

Or not. See, I thought I could at least unpack my feelings regarding initiation without revealing anything oathbound, but I can’t see any way to do that. Not in any useful fashion. But I can tell you a few useful things. You will likely be disappointed. Initiation is not for the faint of heart or [Read More…]

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Today is the Day

Today I get initiated. I know a lot of you are tired of reading about this and ready for me to go back to talking about other things. I respect that and will be back to other topics soon. For those who find this interesting, here is what will happen to me today: First of [Read More…]

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The Passing of Lord Merlin

Lord Merlin, aka David John White, was the elder high priest of the Ravenwood tradition for almost three decades and he died over a week ago, on Mabon. He led an extraordinary life, much like his wife Lady Sintana, and he died a year and a week after she passed from us. He was there [Read More…]

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I Am Not An Angry Witch | Season of the Witch

“I am not an angry girl but it seems like I’ve got everyone fooled. Every time I say something they find hard to hear they chalk it up to my anger and never to their own fear.” — Ani DiFranco, Not A Pretty Girl You cannot talk about the stories of Witchcraft without talking about [Read More…]

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Is Initiation a Betrayal? and other odd questions…

I’m getting antsy. I’m getting cold feet. I’m going a bit insane. I am told this is normal, as my initiation is just a month away. Last night I called my priestess to see if there was something I could work on or study to prepare and keep my mind busy. She laughed, like I [Read More…]

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Is Wicca a Christian Heresy?

Yesterday I gave a grumpy rant over the Watchtowers and LBRP being included in some strains of Wicca. The responses surprised me and set me to thinking. If you begin with the premise that everything in Wicca came from a Christianized society, that Wicca was founded by people raised and well-versed in Christianity, that elements [Read More…]

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Initiation: A Love Letter

The past two weekends I’ve been sorely tempted to write about things I find on the internet that make me despair of my community. From teachers whose “principles” require a fealty oath to their person, to people once again hating on Wicca, to people defining Wicca as spiritual silly putty. Maybe I should write about [Read More…]

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