The Pentacle Approach to Wellness: Balancing the Fires of the Will

My will is my fire; and when my personal will is in alignment with my Highest Divine Will – when my power flows freely from microcosm to macrocosm – I wield the most powerful tool in creation: magick. [Read more…]

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Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Summer Spinach Quiche Recipe

This recipe for a spinach and ham quiche is pretty easy to make, and great for summer picnics and potlucks because they can be made in advance as they are just as delicious at room temperature. [Read more…]

Under the Love Spell of Ocracoke Island

The Ocracoke island vibe is other-worldly, wrapped in shoreline on all sides, held in the balance of land, sea and sky. Magick happens every time I return, and this time it was especially powerful. [Read more…]

Litha Ritual for One: Solar Potion Recipe for Fortune, Success and Prosperity

This Litha ritual for the solitary witch creates a solar potion. A potion is a liquid preparation of herbs, fruits and spirits that is blended for a specific magickal purpose. You can drink this delicious brew, and let it nourish you and the Great Work of Magick, on all levels. [Read more…]

Spell for the Magus: I am the Magick

The end-game of the pursuit of magick, is to discover that it is a continuous state of being–the most simple and natural state of being. You play the music of the Uni-verse (One Song) and realize that every consciousness within it is a fellow musician playing their part. [Read more…]

Witchin’ in the Kitchen: No Toil or Trouble Tomato Soup

The custom of sharing personal recipes is a time-honored tradition that is a big part of my Southern culture. To share, and be entrusted with a bit of culinary wisdom, can be form of social magick not to be taken for granted. [Read more…]

A Litha Ritual of Highlight and Shadow

I offer for your consideration this Litha ritual with techniques to engage all the celebrants as contributors, regardless of their previous witching experience. [Read more…]

Shopkeeper Sagas: The Hogwarts Disappointment

I wonder if sometimes the gods disguise themselves as my more interesting customers and come to confront me with some shadowy prejudice I still have. Do they offer me an initiatory test, the way the gods challenged the mythological heroes of old? [Read more…]

Shopkeeper Sagas: Frankenstein and Myrrph

As a shopkeeper in a metaphysical/witchy store, one must have many skills and areas of expertise to be successful. Most important among these are the diplomatic arts of Straightfacery and Subtle Correction. [Read more…]

A Funny Thing Happened at the Dionysian Ritual

This is the tale of that fateful Samhain in the wilds, where Jason Pan Mankey invoked the God Dionysus and a party broke out, we all let our hair down and danced around like crazy teenagers until some magickally curious, and seriously funny shenanigans went down…. [Read more…]