August 16, 2019

Firewalking truth weaving witches go deeper, own their problems, accept responsibility, and do the necessary work to claim their power. On the other hand, those Desperately Seeking Magic want someone else to do this all for them, usually for free. Read more

August 9, 2019

You may be wondering what epithets are. I considered calling this article, “WTF are epithets and why you need to use them in witchcraft” because I really do feel that epithetical practice is a key for deepening our spiritual practice and ramping up our magick. However, it can be off-putting if you’re new to using them. I can’t even remember how I got started using Hekatean epithets, and I can’t imagine practicing witchcraft without them. They are potent evokers, connected to deep forces, and excellent for expanding my understanding. Epithets can be used to craft wicked spells and expand consciousness.  Words are power to the witch. They evoke certain energies and spirits, carrying with them a trail of magic. Summoning characteristics that are associated with archetypal aspects of animals and other creatures are common practices in a variety of cultures and traditions. Sometimes, this is accomplished through taking on the physical appearance of the creature, like in the image. However, the words themselves – like “fierce” or “strong” – can also summon such powers. Salty, seductive, mysterious and dangerous. This is how I experience Hekate Einalia, Goddess of the Sea, one of my personal power epithets for my favored goddess. Epithets are words used to describe aspects of a person, spirit of deity that can be used for personal, spiritual and magical practice. These descriptive terms are thought forms, containing great power through their connection to the energy associated with them. In Modern Hekatean Witchcraft, epithets are used to evoke and invoke specific aspects of Hekate, spirits and forces. For personal practice, epithets can be used to enhance existing abilities and characteristics through intentionally summoning the energy of the characteristics.  Epithetical spiritual practices include chanting certain ones to connect to their energetic signatures and using them in ritual. In magical practice, these words are woven into spells and other witchery to cast their power into our intentions. Epithets are concise descriptors of attributes and powers associated with Hekate, such as when I determined that, in 21st century vocabulary, she is a Goddess of Relationships.  Read more

August 1, 2019

Pharmakeia is the ancient practice of plant medicine/magic descended from Hekate’s Ancient Witches. Working with the materia medica helps us break down the illusion of separation – that there is a divide between the spiritual and corporeal. In this short intro to practicing pharmakeia, I talk about the historical and spiritual Hekate’s Garden, the magick and mystery of botanicals, and ways to reconnect with the green world. Read more

July 26, 2019

There’s a special comfort in knowing things for certain, but all too often in life, ambiguity is our closest companion. We can choose to walk with uncertainty or run away out of fear. While I love dancing in the in-between with my dear friend uncertainty, there are a few things I know for sure. Read more

July 22, 2019

Being a spiritual seeker is encoded in my corporeal and etheric DNA. To me, Hekate is pure force and primal source. As humans we are fundamentally all driven by the need to make sense of our world. We fill in the gaps and add details as necessary. Hekate, God, the gods – whatever we choose to call the organizing force of the universe – is always a result of who we are as individuals. Read more

July 14, 2019

Through our powerful witches’ minds, we create magick whether it takes the form of an actual poppet or if it’s of the entirely energetic variety when we create mighty illusions of ourselves and others. Like sympathetic witchery, our thoughts create beings of ourselves and others that may have little to do with truth. Whether the poppet is a physical creation or entirely an energetic thought-form, sticking needles and otherwise giving attention to false poppets leads to trouble. Read more

June 29, 2019

Connecting to spirits, summoning the powers of correspondences, and petitioning deities for their help all require being open to these forces. Vulnerability is necessary when we open up that personal magic circle of ours to others, whether they are embodied or energetic. Like all types of energy, the essence of being vulnerable is neither good nor bad. It’s how we work with our anxieties about openness that determine whether it’s empowering or weakening. Read more

June 26, 2019

Were you the strange child wandering in the woods? Perhaps you mixed potions out of toothpaste and shampoo? Feeling completely at home in your own skin, whether it was talking to spirits or sleeping in a wizard’s robe. Those were the days before life separated us from our truth. So many things happened along the way. The witches’ journey is not meant to be easy. Our path back to the spiritual home of witchcraft is perilous. We arrive having paid high costs. We come full circle back to that child when we come home to witchcraft. Read more

June 13, 2019

It is natural for the witch to summon the moon’s energy. We draw her down, reside in her shadows, ride her winds and rise from her waves. This is the remembering of what we have always known. The moon is our divine mediator: the merging of the stars, darkness, and earth. Our ally in working with the forces and spirits. Practicing lunar magick involves drawing the moon into our rituals and spells, merging with our focus and then releasing it, including The Sacred Seven Moon Summoning technique. Read more

June 9, 2019

Hekate is seen very differently by both her contemporary followers as well as in works of art and historical records. There’s certain views of Hekate that I really don’t care for, including caging her in the past, as a crone and as a patroness. While these representations can cause me to rant to anyone willing to listen, they aren’t my biggest problem. After all, these are just perspectives that have nothing to do with my understanding of my favored goddess. For me, the real issue is whenever someone claims to speak the one truth about Hekate. Read more

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