August 24, 2015

Let there be reverence and mirth, says the Charge of the Goddess. Sadly, assembling IKEA furniture is an enterprise that affords me neither. I thought I would use the tools of the Craft to create a helpful guide utilizing grounding, magical tools, spells, invocations, and for better or worse, familiars. Read more

August 20, 2015

But as a real Witch, I have to be first of all real as a person, real to myself. I carry baggage as well as treasures from my Christian upbringing. To me, receiving a prophecy from a Christian source, was a powerful piece of magic that worked towards healing and integration. I felt like Jesus Himself and God Herself opened their arms to me and said “Child, surrender! Welcome home.” Read more

August 18, 2015

I read PTCS a week ago but after finishing the last page, I started right back at the beginning. On the rare occasion that an exceptionally great book comes my way, I like to re-read it, savoring each line, and then order extra copies for my standby gift box (you never know when you suddenly need a gift for a birthday you forgot all about). Post Traumatic Church Syndrome is such a book. Read more

August 14, 2015

Certainty goes hand in hand with not seeing a religion as a religion. I no longer think religion itself is the problem. What matters is how we practice and understand our religion. If we are so certain that we consider ourselves above and beyond religion, we are prone to create systems that leave little room for growth and mystery. Read more

August 11, 2015

I find myself rebelling against this new epistemology. Not too long ago my experiences were doubted because “that’s not what the bible says.” Now my experiences are called into question because there “isn’t any science behind it”. I have relegated my understanding of reality to an outside authority again, one to which all knees shall one day bow. Read more

August 10, 2015

My honeymoon in the Pagan community is slowly but surely coming to an end. I am now in my fourth year of identifying as a Witch and gone are the days when I thought the Pagan community was flawless and Witchcraft an endless ride of power and bliss. And yet I am still a Witch and believe I always will be. Read more

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