Prayer for Standing Rock

The Standing Rock tribe has asked that we join them in prayer. Here is a prayer to Athena. [Read more…]

When your ancestors are racist

My ancestors are Trump people. [Read more…]

We need art now more than ever

Art saved me this week. [Read more…]

Helping a loved one die

I helped someone die this week. It was a sacred privilege. It’s Samhain season, the time of year when magical folk talk about remembering our ancestors and recognizing death. American culture pushes the actual process of death out of sight and we don’t talk about it much. So I want to talk about what it is like to be actively engaged with the death process. [Read more…]

The best devotional method

The most complete, detailed, and sophisticated description of the devotional method is Aleister Crowley’s Liber Astarte. [Read more…]

Writing a book as initiation

In September 2013 I drove out to a friend’s country house for a weekend writing retreat. Six months later I emerged with a manuscript that was technically done. I was startled when it did not land well with early readers. [Read more…]

Six things I learned from the O.T.O. Women’s Symposium

One: We need a women’s symposium. [Read more…]

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…]