The Balance of Ritual, Performance, & Ego

Hi all!  I’m in Book Jail for Sigil Witchery, just a couple more days to go, so I’m pulling this post from the archives (2014) –  Relevant at any time! Where is the line between Ritual and Performance? Not only for Sacred Dance (which can be a hot topic along the lines of “Can or should a trance dance be performed? How appropriate is that? And under what context?”) but this is something that can be considered for almost any… Read more

The Gods Who Come With Us

I listened. Then I lay back on the table, hair sprawling out, and looked up at the sky/ceiling, then I answered . . . . Read more

One God, A Multitude of Jerks?

A few months ago, probably in response to an onslaught of political insanity and world news, I had the thought: “There’s all the proof you need that there are multiple gods in the world.  How could there be so much insanity and chaos if there was just one god, one plan?” Of course, someone could say, “or it’s proof that there are no gods.”  But my own experiences don’t allow me to fall into that idea. The only thing that… Read more

What’s In A Pword?

The other day I spotted a friend using “pword” in their vernacular, another friend messaged me to ask what it meant in my blog post, while another friend discussed why they didn’t identify with “Pagan.” And I thought: This blog really needs to have it’s own FAQ or guide to the weird words and phrases I use.  I forget that new people find it everyday, and probably don’t go back to the beginning. (Hey, we passed the 1 year anniversary of… Read more

Harpooning Harpies While Dancing With Dragons

Dear subconscious mind, don’t talk to me about dragons at 3am.  Actually, that should probably be extended to nearly everyone at most times. (Woe to the guy at a recent festival who was intent on telling me which kind of dragon “controlled” my body as I danced, and if I spent some more time with him, he could tell me all about it. Because clearly I was a pretty young thing and could not leave my mother…) Not that I have anything… Read more

The Dork Witch: The Art of Humor in the Craft

I’m just going to lay this on the line. I’m a dork. A big one.  I’m a mix of awkward, earnest, silly, passionate, scholarly, artistic, and an octopus for good measure. I’ve always been this way, but the biggest difference between 20-something me and 40-something me is that I’ve learned to embrace it.  And it has truly made life so much more enjoyable all around. It doesn’t mean that I don’t take things seriously.  My approach to art, dance, witchcraft… Read more

The Importance of Convening

A few blog posts back, I talked about my lack of confidence in the idea of covens – in a historical sense.  But I did express my belief in the convening of witches to come together, share ideas and concepts, gossip, tricks, and the usual – then everyone went back to their respective corners. And I think it’s even more important right now – for us to gather together despite different paths and talk. Hence why you may have found… Read more

Go Ahead Witch, Re-Invent The Wheel

There tends to be a mindset in modern witchcraft that all you need is a good book and/or a teacher/an initiation, and BOOM, you’re a Witch! Everything you need is right at your fingertips on the web, so just absorb and go! Books are awesome (if they’re written well and contain solid information) and so are teachers (if they know how to teach and foster growth), as are schools (though everyone learns differently and at separate rates) but that’s only… Read more

6 Keys to Being An Authentic Witch

What does it mean to be authentic? Defined it means: “To be real, genuine, verified, representing one’s true nature or beliefs, to be true to oneself.” Notice the lack of “the oldest” or “the most cool” or “the most amount of decoration” there.  No, rather we’re looking at what’s real, what works, what is true for that person. In my workshop at Paganicon, “The Authentic Witch: Crafting A Working Tradition” – I discussed developing a practice that works best for YOU.  Not… Read more

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 to watch what I say.  But I think it’s a better reason for why you should experience me live in person.) At Paganicon this past… Read more

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