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January 10, 2017
The Blooming Staff: On the Papal World-Tree, or, An Esoteric Meditation on the Papacy
Nicholas Laccetti reflects on the history of occult interpretations of the Papacy, and what the...
December 13, 2016
The Blooming Staff: Prisca Theologia, Pansophy, and Integral Truth – Some Notes on Universal Reformation
Universal Reformation has been a goal throughout Western esoteric history: for Renaissance magi, for Rosicrucians,...
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Irish-American Witchcraft: Into The Dark of Samhain
The spirits deserve their due, after all, and we are moving solidly into their season:...
October 24, 2016
Star Made Witch: Masks and Guising on Samhain
In the sense that the mask serves to kill the ego masks for the duration...
October 07, 2016
Happily Heathen: Winternights — The Heathen Samhain?
Winternights is one of my favorite holidays. I love when summer finally gives way to...
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Star Made Witch: Excerpt from the Witch’s Sabbath
There is a place and time that witches fly their souls to where they do...
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Cauldron, Sword, Spear, & Stone: The All-Father of Irish Myth – 21st Century Lessons from The Dagda
The “All Father” is a figure found in many Pantheons. From Zeus to Odin, from...
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Wyrd Words: Did the Vikings Have Totem Animals?
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Wyrd Words: What is Valhalla, and Who Goes There?
Many aspects in our tradition end up getting oversimplified into easy to swallow 'Christianized' binaries....
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Outside the Circle: Dark Spirits of Lammas
The Witches of the past learned their magic from the fairies, meeting them in the...
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Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore – Deconstructing the Brisingamen Myth
To many modern Heathens, Brisingamen is Freya's beautiful necklace, made of gold or amber or...
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The Sorcerer’s Art: A Portrait in Colors
At the turn of the century witchcraft and sorcery was as alive and well as...
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Happily Heathen: Beauty, Sex, and Sexuality in the Viking Age
Religious and spiritual beliefs to not happen in a vacuum; they are always influences by...
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Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore — The Poetic Edda
As a new Heathen, people are often told to read "the sagas and the Eddas."...
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Star Made Witch: Walpurgis Night
The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch)...
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Wyrd Words: Vikings in the New World
There’s been quite a buzz going about the Heathen community about the three "newly discovered"...
January 11, 2016
Star Made Witch: Witchcraft and the Grimoire Tradition
A grimoire is a magical book with rituals for contacting spirits, spells, divination and associated...
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The Rantin’ Raven: Telling Our Stories
If you’re a member of any kind of linage, formal or informal, please ask more...
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Wyrd Words: Cultural Appropriation and Pagan Fear
If little Suzy wants to go up onto a mountain top, burn some sage, and...
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Happily Heathen: The Blot’s the Thing
I have recently started an “Intro to Heathenry” class in my hometown. In preparing for...
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism Isn’t for Us?
The animistic worldview is the red-headed stepchild of Western pagan worldviews. It finds itself mostly...
September 19, 2015
The Rantin’ Raven: Who Was Mabon?
There’s a lot of debate over the name Mabon at the Autumn Equinox, mostly because...
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Dandelion Seeds: Gaia, The Gangster Earth Mother
Most of us these days know the name Gaia from James Lovelock’s theory of the...
September 04, 2015
Adventures in Wortcunning: Spelling as Witchery
"I never had any large respect for good spelling. That is my feeling yet. Before...
September 01, 2015
Irish-American Witchcraft: Irish Fairies in America
Some people do see the Gods as anchored in one terrestrial space. Others think the...
August 08, 2015
Adventures in Wortcunning: The Goddesses – Finding Home
There are over 350 representations of the Goddess in this collection. Most of them fit,...
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The Rantin’ Raven: Cultural Appropriation? Really?
Cultural appropriation isn’t always the misappropriation of myths and spiritual artifacts from low-technology indigenous populations...
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Adventures in Wortcunning: A Starwood Experience
Drums beating through the days and all along the nights become a tapestry for our...
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Adventures in Wortcunning: The Myrtle of Venus & Bacchus’ Vine
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