August 27, 2021

Science and magic are seen as opposites these days, but that’s been the case for the last century.  From the ancient Greek philosophers to the Medieval alchemists, to the Theosophist to the Spiritualists, people in the Western Magical Tradition have integrated scientific understanding and process into their magic and spirituality. But why set up the false dichotomy? Part of the reason is that science is for people in lab coats. It’s become something rarefied and obscure.  We have to use... Read more

May 14, 2021

The four elements have been around as a system for understanding for over 2,000 years. They were rooted in philosophy and scientific inquiry originally, but over time, became part of magical systems throughout the West, seen in any number of magical and religious traditions and certainly all over WitchToc.  Instead of calling on the four elements like a wiccan, or calling to the three spaces of the cosmos like in druidic reconstruction, I have created a new alignment of the... Read more

April 23, 2021

Deepen your local animistic practice by listening to the personhood of your local river. Rivers are powerful and beautiful earth-shaping spirits who bring fertility to the land and are the center of ancient civilization. Read more

April 9, 2021

What is animism in a modern context and why is it so important? Animism is a radical departure from modern culture and a way of understanding the world that creates respect and wellbeing. Read more

March 5, 2021

A simple interfaith baby blessing ritual and poem for neo-pagans, witches, and animists. Read more

February 18, 2021

The heart shape has a strange history.  Supposedly it goes back to the year 1250 in French literature. It’s an illustration of a French guy handing a woman a heart shape.  Presumably, this is the prototype for all things heart-shaped. So romantic, right? The heart made its way onto decks of cards as one of the four suits by the 15th century, cementing itself in European iconography and fortune-telling.  Eventually, I’d love to read this book on the topic, and... Read more

January 15, 2021

The Sacred Heart is a beautiful Christian prayer that I've adapted for use with the Sacred Flame of Imbolc. Read more

January 11, 2021

An incantation for democracy during times of upheaval and struggle. Read more

December 11, 2020

Two poetic invocations to the Yule Deer on this solstice. Based on Eastern European lore and folkart, these prayers call on the power of the sun deer. Read more

November 20, 2020

Keeping a prayer list can help you focus your magical and prayerful healing work. Often when you work with magic or prayer in an intense or mystical way people ask you to pray for them, or send them healing vibes. They say things like: “Send good vibes” “Pray for me” “Light a candle” “Send energy” In my priestwork and spiritwork I have at a number of times in my life become overwhelmed with the number of prayer requests, and so... Read more

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