January 10, 2017

I’m eye-ball deep in finalizing the first draft of my second book (Sigil Witchery), due in to the publisher shortly, but I wanted to make sure y’all still got some material. The following is from my archived blog, published in late February of 2016 there, but wasn’t transferred over here to Patheos – so it’s probably new to you! Even though I have been easing myself back into the realm of the Pagan community for a couple of years now,… Read more

December 29, 2016

Here we are, about to traverse the invisible line into the New Year.  I’m not one for resolutions, but I’m all for making shit happen.  So to round out the year, I figured I’d share with you one of my evolving mantras. I’ve always had a fascination with the word “manifest.”  Of course, my first introduction to it was via a grade school history class.  There, it was coupled with “destiny” – which sounded amazing and dreamy, but in actual… Read more

December 19, 2016

For years, I have written some meditative and inspiring pieces about the transitioning energy of the Winter Solstice.  How to guide yourself through the darkness, to see it as a metaphorical womb for the rise of new art and possibilities, to use it as a time to reflect and replenish. Y’all, I’m just not feeling it this year. You could blame the tire fire that was 2016, but that’s not quite it.  Sure, it was a horrible mess of a… Read more

December 16, 2016

Welcome to part 3 in a series of posts exploring the essence of being a Witch, from a Modern Tradition perspective.  I’ll be tackling some sticky yet interwoven topics that create and define the Witch – including solo vs. group work, examining religion and spirituality, commerce, morals and ethics, etc.  Read part 1 here and part 2 here. The participant asked: “How do you know the difference between when you’re fearful of change and when it’s legitimate danger?  Like when a new deity… Read more

December 11, 2016

The exhibition opened on Ash Wednesday.  That wasn’t intentionally planned, but simply how the gallery schedule worked out.  Regardless, it did seem fated, for as you entered the gallery, the hand-painted words “Flesh to ashes…ashes to flesh” stood out on the bare white wall. As you walked further into the space, you came face to face with small mixed media pieces.  Diminutive in scale, they pulled you in to show you quotes and images of torture and related devices from centuries ago.  They… Read more

December 9, 2016

**Warning: If you rush to comment based off of a snap judgment of the title alone before actually reading the whole thing, your witch card will be instantly and metaphysically revoked.** Welcome to part 2 in a series of posts exploring the essence of being a Witch, from a Modern Tradition perspective.  I’ll be tackling some sticky yet interwoven topics that create and define the Witch – including solo vs. group work, examining religion and spirituality, commerce, morals and ethics, etc.  If you… Read more

December 7, 2016

Welcome to the first part in a series of posts exploring the Witch, from a Modern Tradition perspective.  In the near future, I’ll be tackling some sticky yet interwoven topics that create and define the Witch – including solo vs. group work, examining religion and spirituality, commerce, morals and ethics, etc.  Books can’t tell you everything you need to know about living as a Witch.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a voracious reader, and always have been.  There’s plenty of great information… Read more

December 3, 2016

As much as one may be inclined to slag off on Catholicism (and really, we ALL could do without the negativity of slagging off on any path that works for its followers), Catholic school is where I really learned about myth. During 7th or 8th grade religion class, a priest (Father Vaughan) took the time to carefully explain the meaning of myth and metaphor in regards to holy texts and doctrines.  He explained that the stories in the bible were not… Read more

November 25, 2016

It’s been quite a fashionable topic to talk about how witchcraft is truly dangerous, and the reasons are wide and varied.  Some are an emphasis on putting the “teeth” back into it, and others about venturing into and working with the realm of the Other. Working with blood, dirt, bones, urine, nails, poisonous herbs, flight, and thorns. The evening out of odds, a dark power tapped into, rings of oaths and seals, laws and deals. I get it, I really do. But… Read more

November 16, 2016

It was the middle of the night and I was battling the onslaught of a nasty cold.  The pain of a swollen throat and waves of fever and chills were overtaking most of my waking thoughts, which had been in deep contemplation about the future of the country.  And at that moment, the strangest thought appeared in my head, as if from a voice out of nowhere.  It said “The answer to all of this conflict is in The Field… Read more

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