November 18, 2019

A basic principle of this rite is that your life force belongs to you and you get to decide how to use it. Cleansing doesn’t have to mean *cutting away* your problems; this would rid you of some of your energy. This rite offers a way to hold on to your precious life-force while getting rid of the unhealthy aspects. Read more

August 28, 2019

What does mirth and reverence look like in a hot tub? Some unsuspecting folks found out and were pleasantly surprised by what they found. That was a long time ago. What does this have to do with today? It’s all about Witches at Festivals, particularly Hexenfest. Read more

August 22, 2019

How do you know if you’re a Dirt-Heart Witch? Ask yourself these questions: where do you find your deepest spiritual experiences? What is ‘god’ to you? How do you pray? Read more

August 17, 2019

Offering kindly wishes to loved ones to celebrate their natal day is such a lovely tradition. Our family mixes it up a bit to create a powerful magickal working. Read more

August 1, 2019

What goes through the Goddess’ infinite mind as She chooses? This one may not live, that one may, though any who are chosen as the Avatar of He Who Dies and is Reborn will be changed forever. Read more

July 26, 2019

Life at Dirt-Heart Farm proceeds apace. Just sent the last 15 meat birds off to freezer camp last week, the laying flock is in full force, trees are fruiting and all the raised bed space is in some state between freshly seeded and ready for harvest. Here are a few pics of our abundance! Read more

July 18, 2019

I got this message yesterday. It was pertinent for me, but I think it’s meant for more than just my little self. Poetry is when you can see your own feelings or observances as beautiful enough for beautiful words. Allegiance: where does your loyalty lie? To what are you beholden? Will you be ruled by the ravages of the wind? By the crashing tumult of the pain of the world? Or will you hold fast to the slow-burning ember at… Read more

July 5, 2019

The secret country of yourself is your unique inner world. Your visions and dreams happen there; it is the birthplace of inspiration. There you may engage with your past and future selves, dance the fire with your spirit guides, connect to the archetypes that make up your personal pantheon. Read more

June 19, 2019

Here is a simple Summer Solstice meditation ritual to charge a talisman with the powers of the light, and to illuminate your inner Sanctuary, using techniques from my book the Secret Country of Yourself. What you need: Some sort of stone or coin or piece of jewelry that feels like light to you (originally, we used bits of sunstone or citrine) Some kind of fire (a candle works nicely if a firepit isn’t available!) When to do it: Solstice is great, but… Read more

May 24, 2019

We’ve talked before about Self-Knowledge as the primary power of the Witch. We’ve talked about Self-Healing as a primary responsibility of the Witch. These are not simple or easy tasks. So what is the grace that lies within the challenge? Self-Possession is the primary gift of the Witch and one of the greatest. It’s said that Victor Anderson reminded folks to keep focused on Self-Possession thusly: “’Thou shalt have no other gods before me’ means YOU”.  This doesn’t mean that… Read more

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