Shaping the Witch’s body

Magick has been shaped on the able white male body. Right now the people with new ideas are those whose bodies have been ignored, used, othered. Read more

Standing with community on Pride Weekend

In the mid-1980s I walked the Pride Parade with Lavender Magic. It felt both celebratory and dangerous. Read more

Seven things I learned from Babalon Rising

At Babalon Rising I heard “Thelema is the religion that we are making.” Read more

What remembering you on circle means

Whenever a friend talks about some difficulty they are facing in life I ask “can we remember you in circle?” Here’s what that means. Read more

Performing a handfasting wedding

When I offered a theurgic devotional to Hera she asked if I would perform a small service for her. I said sure without really thinking about it. Note to self: when a deity asks you for a favor, explore what that means! Read more

A book to jump-start Egyptian magical practice

This reprint of a 1998 book is a welcome addition to the Egyptian Magic bookshelf. Read more

When the veil of life falls

How do you remember the people you have lost? How do you prepare for your own death? Read more

Women at the Parliament Saving the World

I was riveted by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s declaration that “the real solution of climate change is care for the earth.” Read more

Cultural Appropriation and Theft

Exchange only happens when people are meeting as equals. Who decides what is cultural exchange, what is cultural appropriation, and whether cultural appropriation is theft? Read more

Going Clear: is O.T.O. a “black magic cult”?

In the documentary “Going Clear” author Lawrence Wright called Parsons “the head honcho in this black magic cult”, the O.T.O., Ordo Templi Orientis. I don’t identify as a member of a cult or as a practitioner of black magic. So what does “black magic cult” actually mean? Read more

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