November 18, 2019

The only essential for magical or p-word practice is yourself.  Everything else is icing on the cake, tools which can be used to aid in achieving focus for your magical or devotional practice.  Are they fun?  Sure.  Inspiring?  Absolutely.  Useful?  Undoubtedly.  Essential?  No. Read more

November 18, 2019

As witches we are guardians of the marginalized and the oppressed, these folks who exist in the fringes. They are the liminal and they are our people. So, how do we effectively utilize magick for social justice, especially on a large scale? How can we make a bigger impact? Read more

November 16, 2019

I believe that it’s important for us to adjust and adapt our practices to our local environment. It makes no sense for me to celebrate the first snowdrops in an environment where they just don’t grow – and where we don’t have snow. Read more

November 16, 2019

Not every brush with Deity is otherworldly. If we dismiss those times when Deity stretches out an actual physical hand through the unexpected touch of another as being too “mundane”, too common to be magical then We Are Missing It. Read more

November 14, 2019

High fantasy and urban fantasy are seeing a surge in popularity and with that has come an expectation for better quality material. I think The Dragon Prince is an example of what high fantasy can be when it’s done well. Read more

November 14, 2019

I often see questions from new witches about what to offer to their deities, guides, and other spirits they work with. My answer to them is that simple gifts well given will be well received. Read more

November 13, 2019

Fear is part of the initiatory experience, and particularly noticeable within ecstatic practices that involve vision quests into the woods on one’s own, initiatory practices with blindfolds, unknown journeys, etc. Fear can be a wonderful teacher, with the appropriate container for it. Read more

November 13, 2019

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an annual observance on November 20th of every year that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. It is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice. Read more

November 11, 2019

For me, the question of ethics comes in with whether or not the recipient truly deserves a hex, not whether or not hexes should be cast. So I call The Fates to notice the person, and give them whatever lesson they deserve. I certainly don’t know what a stranger truly deserves, but They do. Read more

November 9, 2019

Spirituality can affect our lives with the voluntary taking on of spiritual prohibitions or directives, which may be related to our spirituality in a wider sense or may be specific to us and come from an initiation or intense spiritual experience, or through having these prohibitions placed on us by outside forces. Read more

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