October 15, 2018

In the residential recesses of Salem, New Hampshire lies a most unlikely monument- America’s very own Stonehenge. As you may have guessed, I’m a big fan of exploring contested ruins so this spot was right up my alley. Originally called Mystery Hill, America’s Stonehenge is an archaeological site spread out over 30 acres in Southern New Hampshire. Much controversy has been made about its origins. Some claim it is the ancient ruins of a long forgotten North American culture. Others… Read more

October 6, 2018

I was named after my maternal great-great-grandmother, Julia Penelope. She passed on over a hundred years ago but today she is speaking to me. And she is saying #metoo This is her story. I lived with and cared for my grandmother for the last six months of her life. During this time she shared me with much about our family history and genealogy. My grandfather and she had spent their retirement doing research. Traveling all over New England and even… Read more

August 29, 2018

I just got back from attending Templefest, the annual weekend event put on by the Temple of Witchcraft. It’s a four-day gathering that runs from Thursday evening till Sunday afternoon in an outdoor camp setting. It was my second year in attendance so I knew a bit of what to expect but as always, I left myself open to new experiences. It’s hard to capture a festival on paper so here are ten highlights in order of occurrence that best… Read more

July 30, 2018

Have you ever found yourself at an event or location and just wondered how the hell you got there? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me a month ago when I found myself talking to Maxine Sanders, AKA The Witch Queen. For those who aren’t aware, Maxine is the wife and partner of Alex Sanders, who passed away in 1988. Alex was the founder of one of the two major branches of British Traditional Wicca- the Alexandrian Tradition. Here’s how it… Read more

July 23, 2018

I recently read an article claiming that this month’s full lunar eclipse occurring on July 27 is being used as a signifier of end times by some evangelical ministers. It had me thinking about eclipses and why they’re so significant. Read more

July 18, 2018

For those that have been following my trip on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m about half-way through a three month trip overseas with the second half being spent in France with my in-laws. During the downtime in one place, I’ve had a lot of time to contemplate my journey during the past few weeks, and one of the things that I’ve been thinking most is the topic of gods and museums. I’ve visited many of the most famous museums in… Read more

July 6, 2018

As paganism has grown exponentially in the past 100 or so years, so too have the inevitable problems that come with it. Recent surges in attendance at sacred places are starting to take their toll on the environment. Read more

June 30, 2018

Respecting Sacred Spaces In my years of traveling and working as a crew leader for a conservation corps I’ve learned how to be a responsible tourist and pass through sacred places, forests, fields, and castles as if I was never there. While pagans, witches, and other magical folk tend to also be lovers of nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we all carry out our higher, and reverent, intentions in all of our actions. Indeed, we often do things mindlessly… Read more

June 4, 2018

It’s that time of the year when most of us are taking a vacation. Perhaps you’re headed abroad for a few weeks or maybe you’re headed to see family only a few hours away. Wherever you’re going, it can be beneficial to work a little travel magick to make sure your trip goes smoothly. As someone who spends quite a bit of time on the road (I’m currently in the middle of a three months overseas trip!), here are some of… Read more

May 22, 2018

About a month ago I found myself on a plane headed to Miami to go an electronic music festival…not a situation I normally prefer to find myself in but it was a bucket list trip for my sister so off I went. I was already apprehensive about being in a large crowd full of very drunk ‘spring breakers’ so before heading to the festival we did several protection spells and asked for our spirit guides to heighten our awareness. We… Read more

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