November 16, 2018

Light workers might have their place in the world, but it’s not within witchcraft. There’s little overlap between light workers and witches, except for an emphasis on psychic abilities and healing. Witchcraft is about death, whether to harness an animal spirit or the power of personal transformation. Witches are not light workers. We are death walkers, wandering in the shadows where healing and true magick are found. Read more

November 13, 2018

Night of Hekate of the Underworld is November 16. Celebrate her chthonic side and honor your own darkness with a solitary ritual. Read more

November 9, 2018

For a goddess with such a long and complex history, you would think there would be one giant tome all about Hekate, including how to practice her witchcraft. Maybe it’s because of that history that there isn’t one. I like to think that Hekate enjoys that there’s no single source for everything we need to know about her. Hopefully, it won’t irritate her too much that I’ve this compiled this list of the 13 texts every Hekatean Witch should read. Read more

October 30, 2018

November is Hekate’s month. There are two nights honoring her, Night of Hekate of the Underworld and Night of Hekate of the Crossroads. The long nights provide her witches’ with much darkness in which we can work our magick and honor our queen. This is the time of the year for death walking, whether as a guide assisting the restless dead on their way or through exploring the parts of ourselves that long to be let go. The season of her poisons that banish and bless. Gone are the flowers of the sun, herein remain the eternal poisons of aconite, foxglove and more. This is the time for dedicating oneself to Hekate or performing a self-initiation ritual as one of her witches. Hail the Hekate of November! Read more

October 29, 2018

As a Canadian, I’ve been watching everything that is going on south of the border with increasing alarm. Our two nations are deeply intertwined in so many ways, from the economy to culture. Here are some ideas for magical and mundane ways we non-Americans can support our friends in the US during these troubling times. Most importantly: remind them to vote in the upcoming elections on November 6.  Read more

October 29, 2018

Shame as the unmerited experience of deep feelings of unworthiness is an unspoken problem in our individual lives and in our pagan, occult and witchcraft communities. Acknowledging it’s existence and power are the first steps on the way to banishing shame from witchcraft and our lives. Read more

October 25, 2018

The moon has much to share with her witches if we choose to listen. On the Witches’ New Year, she sings to us of remembrance and brings us many gifts. Read more

October 24, 2018

I was excited to learn about this anthology on a subject that is not discussed enough within modern witchcraft. I only recently became aware that deathwalking is not widely known as a part of witchcraft when I wrote an article about the subject as part of a series on Samhain. Read more

October 22, 2018

Samhain is a time for remembering the departed, including those who lived in our homes and on our land before us. Many of the dead carried pain with them when they left this life, but often they also leave it behind in this material world. Healing these ancestors of place provides all those involved with peace. Read more

October 21, 2018

While her earthly birth place may never be known, Hekate’s origin story tells of her creation and powers. Written by Hesiod almost three thousand years ago, he enthusiastically details her governance over land, sea and sky while gushing about her ability to provide bounty. The veracity of Hesiod’s claims has often been debated over the past century. Some authors posit that his story didn’t reflect the common understanding of the times. Even that his family was somehow different in their understanding of Hekate. I like to think that they were. Then there are those academics who claim that it may not have even been Hesiod that wrote Hekate’s origin story into his Theogeny; that it is an early example of copying and pasting by a different writer.  Read more

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