The Passion of the Craft

The passion for witchcraft runs deeper than the superficial escapism of New Age spirituality. For me, this isn’t a hobby or something that I just recently “picked up.” It is an entity that has always been with me, existing independently of my own knowledge of its existence. [Read more…]

The Talismanic Tome: Books of Hidden Power

There are many types and styles of book making; all of them an art form. Esoteric publishers take this art to another level by incorporating magical timing, ritual, and symbolism as part of the publication process; creating not only beautiful works of art, but also powerful magicalobjects. [Read more…]

Herodias and the Queen of Witches

The figure of the Witch Queen is an integral part to classical witchcraft. A counterpart to the Master of the Wild Hunt, these elder gods are the force and foundation of our witchcraft. Understood in various ways by different cultures using their own names for these ancient spirits who have been revered since antiquity. [Read more…]

A Traditional Witch’s Love Affair With History

“The gods of the old religion become the demons of the new;” is a common saying in the study of religious history. Are the pagan deities of antiquity part of a collective of spirits who aligned with our pursuits, and answer to the call of ‘devil?” [Read more…]

Bones, Blood and Poison: The Path of Traditional Witchcraft

Traditional witchcraft is a popular topic within the magical community. Traditional witches seek to understand the classical witchcraft practices that led to the development of the archetype of the witch as a source of strength against oppression. Classical images of witchcraft are embraced as symbols of power, leading to some confusion about what traditional witchcraft actually is. [Read more…]

Reading “The Luminous Stone” a Collection of Luciferian Essays

The image of a Witch Father and belief in a “witch mark” would remain part of traditional magical lore in Europe, and continue on to the colonies. [Read more…]

My First Time at ConVocation

A Gathering of Witches, Druids, Sorcerers, and the many practitioners of the Sorcerous Arte Come out from the Shadows, I wish I had sooner! Even though it has already been a week since the closing ceremony held in the banquet room of the Double-Tree Hilton; the events of ConVocation 2017 are fresh in my mind.  [Read More…]

Witchcraft in Fundamentalist Evangelicalism

Witchcraft in Fundamentalist Communities Within certain Fundamentalist Evangelical groups and other Fundamentalist Christian communities witchcraft is seen as a real and tangible threat.  This type of witchcraft happens on a frequent basis.  It is commonly defined as using spiritual forces to attain one’s ends.  It is committed within the Christian community often unknowingly by fellow Christians [Read More…]

The Hidden Light of the Dark Ages

The Magic of the Middle Ages The middle ages are often referred to as the Dark Ages because many important records from this time period either didn’t survive or were never written.  This was a time at the end of the decline of the Roman empire in the years before the Renaissance when there was [Read More…]

Nigel Pennick, Recognizing His Contribution to Traditional Witchcraft Studies

A Typical Academic Occultist, Pennick has varying areas of expertise British writer Nigel Campbell Pennick was born in Guilford, Surrey, England in 1946.  Over the years as an artist and illustrator, he has worked in many mediums in addition to the medium of writing.  growing up in England surrounded by its magical history provided Pennick [Read More…]