September 14, 2017

If she was telling the truth—if there really were druids and witches and magicians still kicking around at the tail end of the 20th century—then everything I thought I knew about history, mythology, and religion was a tower of lies. Read more

September 11, 2017

Gender essentialism isn’t a Wiccan problem, nor even a Pagan problem. It’s a human problem, one which plays out in every culture that buys into its assumptions. Read more

September 7, 2017

Pagans and polytheists like to think we’re free from gender-based bigotry, but are we really? Let’s start digging into our problems with gender essentialism with the help of… a right-wing Catholic blogger? Read more

September 5, 2017

Heretical feminism, stark confessionals, afterlife speculations, and fey witchery: welcome to the beautiful, terrifying world of Tori Amos. Read more

August 31, 2017

My first exposure to books on real magic, the first grimoires I encountered as a wee slip of a child in early 1980s California, were books I found at my local library and at home, on my very own mother’s bookcase. Read more

August 28, 2017

Like many of my contemporary practitioners of the dark arts, I am forced to confess, after all these years, that Jack Chick was right: Dungeons & Dragons led me to witchcraft. Read more

August 24, 2017

The TL;DR version is that I’m a geeky, queer, feminist Faery witch and sorcerer with a degree in gender studies, a sense of humor, and an opinion or three to share. The longer version is… well, longer. Read more

August 22, 2017

When confronted with the actual awfulness of life in America for anyone who isn’t white, straight, cisgender, and otherwise within the “charmed circle” of cultural acceptance, many people—myself included—have asked, “What can I DO about any of this?” These are some things to read, think about, and do now that you’ve decided to Do Something. Read more

August 18, 2017

This wasn’t supposed to be my first post. I was going to introduce myself and generally just ease us into the flow of things, in hopes of attracting new readers. And then Charlottesville happened. Read more

August 10, 2017

Misha Magdalane is a native of central California, happily transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. They first stumbled across modern Paganism in the deep South in the mid-1980s and have held onto it ever since… Read more

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