January 14, 2020

The Independent, a British “news” publisher, incited rage in the Witchcraft community after publishing an article written by Ceri Radford titled, “I Spent a Week Becoming a Witch and the Results Were Worrying.”The article, which can only be described as problematic, recounts how the author decided to “become” a Witch for as a New Year’s resolution. I was hesitant to share my thoughts and feelings regarding Radford’s article, due to the sheer amount of brilliantly articulated response pieces that have already been written… Read more

December 29, 2019

As part of my winter tide introspection, I am tackling my own hangups regarding social comparisons and the ill-effect they have on my mental health and my personal practice as a Witch. Because if there is one surefire way to buzz-kill your Craft, it’s to start comparing yourself to others. Read more

December 8, 2019

Windy are the nights and it’s upon the frigid gale that a furious horde rides out across the sky. The thunderous hoof-beats of their horses echo amidst howling winter storms and if you listen closely you might just hear the winding of a horn. With winter comes the Wild Hunt. Read more

October 24, 2019

It’s long been believed that on Samhain the spirits of the dead roam freely among the living. As such, we often welcome the spirits of our beloved ancestors to come visit our homes. But what about those spirits you don’t want dropping by for a late-night haunting? Read more

October 8, 2019

As we get closer to Samhain and the veil thins, we are prompted to pay closer attention to our ancestors. While it’s important to honor our beloved dead throughout the year, it is at the threshold of the darker half of the seasonal cycle that we often feel their presence the strongest. The following ritual, which is adapted from my forthcoming book The Crooked Path: An Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft, can be used on Samhain as a powerful means for honoring… Read more

September 19, 2019

As you prepare for the coming of the autumn tide, use the following spell to ask Holda and her magical geese for help releasing any physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual clutter. Read more

September 3, 2019

The Sabbath as it appeared in the confession of accused Swedish Witches contained as many mystical and diabolical elements as those present in other regions of the world. However, the congregants of the Swedish Sabbath appear anomalous in that many of them were children. Read more

August 18, 2019

While perhaps not as outwardly apparent as those within Wicca, initiation rituals can play an important role within the practice of Traditional Witchcraft. Read more

July 17, 2019

Folklore does show that the Fair Folk can be dangerous, it also makes one thing abundantly clear – Witches have always had an undeniably close relationship with Faeries. Read more

July 9, 2019

Demeter is on the surface, going through an emotional descent, while Persephone is in the Underworld, discovering the powers of Life, of sex, of Love. The surface world becomes the realm of Death, and the Underworld becomes the place of new Life. Such powerful imagery. Read more

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