December 12, 2018

Some traditions had people giving offerings to the Yule Cat who would eat its offerings outside and move house to house peering into the windows to see if new clothing were among their holiday gifts. Read more

December 11, 2018

His hermitage in the woods made him go insane and soon he found himself craving the taste of human flesh. He became obsessed with the idea of cannibalism and so he came up with a plan. He would disguise himself as a scarecrow, wearing raggedy clothing and stuffing it with straw and sticks and would wait in the fields for his prey to come by. Read more

December 9, 2018

I do self-worship and, for me, to honor (worship) myself means that I honor my Spirits. I have never had to compromise who I am to honor or work with a Spirit, Daemon or God. I very much work with the Dark Goddesses, in all their forms, and their lessons have been paramount in molding me as a Witch and Woman. Read more

December 8, 2018

Something that I am extremely grateful for about growing up in the witchcraft community is that I was able to start my relationship with spirits very young and it was fostered rather than being shut down. I see a lot of people struggle to work through their disbelief enough in order to be open to spiritual and psychic experiences later in life and I am glad that I didn’t have to fight through those same layers of disbelief. Read more

December 7, 2018

The tomte was in charge of the farmwork including protecting and raising the animals, clearing forest land, and caring for the growth of livestock. Despite his size, he was attributed to incredible strength and stamina. Some theories believe that he may be the remnant of older ancestral reverence practices Read more

December 7, 2018

I was curious as to what other reforms Millennials (and a few Xennials) wanted to see in the future of Witchcraft. So I decided to ask a fairly diverse group of witches that I know are active practitioners what they wanted. Read more

December 6, 2018

Being part Native myself, I take Native American spiritual practices very seriously. I’ve had many teachers for many years. So, in my practice, I do Native ceremonies. But I don’t blend them. I don’t do a Witchcraft ritual with the Chanupa (the sacred pipe). Likewise, I don’t summon the Horned One into a sweat lodge. The practices were meant to do different things. There are some Native techniques that are actually commonly practiced in several different traditions. Things like drumming, smudging, plant medicine, and spirit work. So you can do those things in your witchcraft practice. It becomes appropriation when you take a Native taught ceremony and say, “Oh this is Heathenism or Wicca”. No, it’s not. Read more

December 4, 2018

Deriving his name from the word “krampen” meaning “claw,” the Krampus is described as half-goat, half-demon; a satyr-like spirit who travels with Saint Nicholas and divines whether children have been naughty or nice. Read more

November 25, 2018

The book is written as a radical battle roar for self-love and feminist empowerment to make magick of one’s own life; a call for authenticity instead of approval; self-sovereignty instead of obedience; deep connection instead of repression and rejection. Read more

November 15, 2018

When it comes to the grandmother myths, origin stories, folklore, “fakelore,” etc. within witchcraft – some things need to be addressed that aren’t being done in the manner that I feel that they should. Read more

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