February 16, 2021

The Hagalaz (or Hagel) rune is given the description of hail in both the Anglo Saxon and Norwegian rune poems. Whilst in lockdown this winter, I’ve spent a little time considering this rune and how it plays out in our lives. In the UK we’ve been in hard lockdown since just after Christmas. The schools are closed, as are all non-essential shops, and it’s illegal to meet anyone from outside your immediate intimate circle indoors, or more than one socially... Read more

February 10, 2021

Win a free Audio copy of "Seidr: The Gate is Open" by Katie Gerrard to celebrate the new audiobook version and a decade in print. Read more

January 30, 2021

Not all Wiccans regularly engage in ritual nudity but pants off magical practise is something which is mostly associated with Wicca. Read more

January 21, 2021

Everything I see online has been chosen for me based on my previous decisions. I’ve not felt so limited by bad choices since school. Read more

January 12, 2021

I can't tell you the moment I woke up and realised I'd had more good days than bad recently. But it happened. This is my journey through Cyclothymia. Read more

January 8, 2021

The hardest thing for a person or culture to do is change. Use resilience and spiritual life laundry to refocus your goals this January. Read more

January 7, 2021

We’ve all seen the scenes from Washington, a self-titled shaman prancing about in animal skin and buffalo horns in the name of Trumpism. I won’t repeat the commentary from people who know far more about the politics and situation than I do. Instead, I’ll say my thoughts are with you America and I’m as shocked and disturbed by the images as you are. And I’ll turn my attention to what I do know about, heathen religion and Nordic deities. I... Read more

January 4, 2021

I know all the words to say “I feel fat” in a kinder, more gentle way. I’m a little chunky, I’m slightly chubbier than I once was. I have mum-spread. Yet the “than I once was” just happens to have been in my early twenties and for the best part of two decades I’ve bounced between only two dress sizes. Today I’m “slim” This means I’m maybe 1.5 inches smaller all over than I was six weeks ago. As someone... Read more

December 23, 2020

As I write an undetermined number of lorries sit stationary at Manston Airfield, near the port of Dover. Currently the port remains closed with the hope of re-opening as soon as possible once it has been deemed safe to do so. Manston sits within the parish of Thanet, a small borough mostly known for its seaside towns of Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate. Once a fashionable holiday hotspot, particularly loved by those escaping the London smog, its tourist numbers aren’t enough... Read more

December 16, 2020

I’m teaching my hereditary witch (otherwise known as my teenage daughter) the basics of modern paganism but we’re starting with basic energy and associations. I described her first steps into ritual in this post Since then, I’ve put together a small program with various learning objectives to ensure she gets the right kind of training at the right time. When I teach adults, it seems natural to begin with the elements and their associations. But that’s quite an abstract concept... Read more

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