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December 02, 2018
My Biggest Complaint With Magical Fiction
I love magical fiction, but there is one near-universal theme in it that I absolutely...
November 22, 2018
Are There Downsides to Living in a Magical Universe?
A reader complained that my post on the benefits of living in a magical universe...
November 18, 2018
What Fictional Witches Can Teach Us About Pursuing What We Really Want
There are more than a few people who feel like they’re Sabrina at the edge...
November 15, 2018
Navigating the Mental Health Industry When You also have Mystical Experiences
This is the story of what happened when a bipolar Pagan described their spiritual experiences...
November 06, 2018
Pagans, Dominionists, the Fair Folk, and the Spiritual Battle for America
As a religion, Christian fundamentalism is demonstrably false. That doesn’t mean all spiritual acts by...
October 23, 2018
Trickster Gods, How Magic Works, Magic For Yourself, and More
Why do some Pagans blame Trickster Gods for bad things like Christians blame their devil?...
September 09, 2018
Real Magic: The Scientific Evidence for the Reality of Magic
Dr. Dean Radin’s new book presents case after case of experimental evidence that magic is...
September 04, 2018
Chaos Brings Challenges, Chaos Brings Opportunities
Will climate change and a Mad King drive us into a new Dark Age? I...
August 30, 2018
Target Selection: The Key To Effective Magic
Nothing has as much impact on how well your spell will work than how well...
August 16, 2018
The Necessity of Witchcraft
There have been witches in all societies, including societies that aggressively hunted and killed them....
July 26, 2018
Developing Second Sight Through First Sight
Author Terry Pratchett said First Sight is when you can see what's really there, not...
May 22, 2018
Magic In The Office – 3 Things I Do At Work
I don’t work magic to get results for my employer. I work magic to keep...
February 20, 2018
If We Win, Will the Witch Trials Come Back?
Ronald Hutton said “we are the only society that both believes in witchcraft and doesn’t...
February 11, 2018
The SCA and the Swastika: the Power of Symbols
There’s a secondary point in this story: about the power of symbols and how we...
February 06, 2018
Facts and Reason are Good, but Experience is Necessary
If there’s one primary theme running through almost 10 years of blogging at Under the...
December 03, 2017
7 Critical Powers You Have Right Now
Most serious Pagans avoid the term “powers” like the plague. We prefer terms like “skills”...
November 05, 2017
Give Your Magic Time To Work
There is value in working magic on a regular basis, but working magic on an...
September 07, 2017
The Benefits of Living in a Magical Universe
We live in a magical universe full of Gods and spirits, where nothing is fixed...
July 18, 2017
Why What I Am Takes So Many Words To Describe
There is no single term that completely and accurately describes the religion I practice. Since...
July 02, 2017
Magic: Amateurs vs. Professionals
Let’s not be satisfied with feeling magical. Let’s not be satisfied with being amateur magicians....
June 25, 2017
A Speculative Look at the Cycles of Magic and the Otherworld
In which I look at cyclical time, the Mayan calendar, planetary alignments, ice ages and...
June 20, 2017
Who Ya Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?
There has never been a greater need to ignore what the mainstream culture tells you...
June 13, 2017
A Three-Fold Understanding of Magic
I came to a three-fold understanding of magic very early on my Pagan journey, and...
May 26, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales
There’s a bit of formula to Dead Men Tell No Tales, and that’s not necessarily...
May 09, 2017
Stealing Fire From The Gods
The practice of magic is, in many ways, stealing fire from the Gods. Every spell...
April 18, 2017
The Monsters that Live in the Depths
Some aren’t interested in deeper practice. Some aren’t ready for it… but when are any...
March 26, 2017
Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of...
March 14, 2017
What’s Changing: The World or Us?
What’s changing: the world or us? I’ve been arguing it’s the world, but I now...
March 05, 2017
How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?
Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against...
February 19, 2017
What Happens When You Leave A Magical Portal Open?
Leaving a gate or portal open is a bad thing. Mainly, it’s a sloppy thing....
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