March 16, 2019

Witches, spring is upon us. While I’ll always prefer the glorious darkness of autumn, the wheel has turned  so it’s time to lean into the airy wonders of the season of becoming. There’s much Hekatean witchcraft to be worked during the spring, from celebrating her seasonal roles and companions, to sowing the seeds for our own Hekate’s Garden. Hail the Hekate of Spring! Read more

March 14, 2019

Practicing remote witchcraft on others involves directing energetic currents towards a destination, just like all magick does. The ever evolving world of modern witchcraft includes, for many, the practice of various energetic healing methods, especially Reiki. Along with these new methods being employed by witches has come the rise of social media. Together, they have combined into the common practice of distant energy work that is often seen on social media.  However, a lot of what happens with social media energy work is not witchcraft at all, but the requesting and sending of vague positive vibes. As a witch who’s concerned with such things as authenticity, this is problematic for many reasons, especially in the way that these pithy examples can make energy work, thus of all witchcraft, look trite. While I’m generally in favor of accessible witchcraft, these sorts of posts concern me. Those seeking energy may become discouraged and the senders can also lose faith. Read more

March 8, 2019

Once regarded as the favorite familiar of witches, rabbits have a long history of involvement in all forms of magick, from their power of transformation to their quickness. As a harbinger of seasonal change, rabbits contribute greatly to the Wheel of the Year. Much more than the March Hare or the Ostara Bunny, but yet it’s in spring when the call of the rabbit urges us to get back outside, to get of the couch, and get busy (in more ways than one). Honor those witches of old by adopting their practice of transforming into rabbit to bring about personal rebirth using ecstatic dance. Read more

March 7, 2019

Witches collect the souls of the spirits summoned. We crave the essence of all that life has to offer, from other people to stone spirits. Witches go beyond being an empath by using the souls connected and collected in their magick. Soul collecting has always been associated with witchcraft and the entities associated with us. Although reviled by those who seek to control our natural powers, soul collecting is far from evil. It’s an inherent part of witchcraft. How we use it is entirely up to us. There are several signs of being a soul collector, from mundane to spiritual. Toxic soul collecting is often not the work of witches, but of psychopaths both human and etheric. Claiming soul collecting power as our right enables us to heal and to practice witchcraft that speaks truth.  Read more

February 27, 2019

Hekate’s Horde has followed her throughout the centuries, enduring the same sort of vilification that she has. Phantoms, demons and the restless dead. This collection of outcast souls and reviled spirits is a blessing for her witches and bane for the uninitiated.  Read more

February 23, 2019

You say you put your goddess on a shelf, and that she comes at your command. I don’t understand. My goddesses are wild and free. Why is it that some try to reduce the powers of eternal, timeless, limitless forces known to us as the deities? I’ve always struggled to understand this need to constrain goddesses. To deny their power. To shove them into statues that we can rub like a magic lamp to get whatever we need instantly. I truly don’t understand. Read more

February 23, 2019

Tarot offers a wide variety of spirits to include in your magick, from divination to claiming your personal power. Take your tarot practice deeper by choosing your significator card. This power card can become a spirit ally, boost the accuracy of your readings, be used for sympathetic magick and more.  Read more

February 19, 2019

What is it that compels someone to make hateful comments? Why would anyone take time out of their day to spew vitriol? I can’t imagine myself doing such things, but there is a committed small minority out there who love to engage in attacks. Trust me, I’ve had worse things happen than an anonymous troll calling me names. My haters provide a valuable service, from reminding me to check my work to facing my own insecurities. I’m so grateful for their service that I wrote them a love letter. Read more

February 15, 2019

Whispers when there is nobody else around. Chills down the spine. Seeing what can’t be there. Coaxing the spirits of plants, stones and bones. Standing in a circle, calling forth saints and demons. Conversing with the departed. Travelling in the spirit world. As witches we walk in the world of spirits, from the plants we craft into potions to the relationships we have with our spiritual helpmates. Witchcraft is about working with these spirits, but for many of us it’s also a spiritual journey. Read more

February 14, 2019

What are the unspoken taboos in witchcraft? Those secret lines we won’t ever cross. Some claim that a “harm none” approach prevents the evil that lurks behind taboos. But, there are serious unspoken problems with this way of thinking. Gatekeeping, entrapment, toxic positivity all come to mind. The whole “harm none” approach does little to prevent these things from happening, but there are some taboos that could.  Read more

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