Witchcraft is Cookies

I swear, the things that come out of my mouth when I’m teaching.  Which then take on a life of their own.  They inspire the people who hear it firsthand from me, within context.  Then probably confuse the hell out of people who hear or see it afterward. (It could be an argument for me [Read More…]

Packing for the Journey to Paganicon

What? Heading off again?  Didn’t I just get home? Yes, it sure feels like it, and don’t tell the cats, but we’re off soon to Minnesota! Last year was my first Paganicon, and I’m really excited to be returning again – with bonus points on top because this year I was invited to be one [Read More…]

Discovering The Truth of Myth

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is this person trolling or are they really that big of an idiot?” It’s become a more frequent question in my life over the last few months.  My eyes have rolled out of my head so many times that I’ve finally cleaned underneath my desk. (To cut down on the [Read More…]

The Crux of Cursing: Cutting Fiction, Fraud, & Fantasy

The subject of cursing clearly brings up a lot of emotional response, but I often wonder how much critical thinking is involved in that reaction. [Read more…]

Witch Way Is The Right Way

Now that I have gotten the event coverage posts up, it’s time to settle in and talk about the practice of witchery. While I was in the middle of focusing on events and all of the travel/preparation they involved, my facebook feed went bonkers over the “binding” spell thing.  I got tagged dozens of times [Read More…]

ConVocation: Shifting Perspective

What you say? I did two large festivals back to back? PantheaCon AND ConVocation?  Why yes, yes I did. And I survived! How? Why! In recent years, in an effort to expand my audience and connections, I have been adding what I call “risk” events to my travel schedule.  The risk refers to spending money to [Read More…]

Holding a Torch to Illuminate: PantheaCon Round-Up

I’m home! And I have about a dozen blog posts all angling to get out of my brain at the same time.  I figured the safest thing to do is to release them chronologically.  So first up is PantheaCon! This was my 4th consecutive P-Con – I had previously attended from 2002-2006 when I still [Read More…]

Convocation! (no rest for the wicked!)

I’ll be doing a PantheaCon write-up as soon as I can – but essentially I just got home late yesterday evening and I turn around and fly out at the crack(arse) of dawn Thursday morning for Detroit.   Convocation looks like it will be an absolute vacation compared to the insane schedule I ran at [Read More…]

Come Find Me at PantheaCon

And so it begins… I am getting ready to head down to PantheaCon in San Jose, CA – where I will be vending, performing, presenting – and hopefully getting some additional fun socializing in! So if you too are also heading to PantheaCon and you’d like to come by and say hi, here’s where I’ll [Read More…]

The Elegant Curse

When asked “what is cursing?” most people will reply with one of the two following answers: 1) The use of vulgar or impolite language. 2) The throwing off of “negative” energy and/or the use of sympathetic magick to manipulate, particularly in the form of a poppet, witch bottle, or similar system.  Under the right circumstances, I can [Read More…]