December 19, 2019

Harry Potter has permeated much of the popular culture, and p-words are hardly immune to this influence. In fact, as practitioners of magical spirituality, we’re perhaps even more susceptible. Read more

December 18, 2019

Manon Hedenborg White’s “The Eloquent Blood,” a doctoral thesis on the goddess Babalon, is the most important book on esoteric practice in the past twenty years. Read more

November 7, 2019

What counts as “Pagan enough” to be covered in a Pagan blog, or a blog about Paganism? Read more

October 1, 2019

Here are a few things I’ve noticed about talking with white Pagans about racism. These are all generalizations, to be sure, but that doesn’t make them untrue. Read more

September 27, 2019

Sometimes that racism is overt: shaven-headed, tatted-up dudes spouting white-supremacist dog-whistles. Most of the time, it’s the casual racism of “nice” white folks providing cover for other, not-so-nice white folks. Read more

August 29, 2019

I was ruminating on the similarities between geek culture and p-word culture, and the thought occurred to me: what’s in my magical and devotional Appendix N? Read more

August 20, 2019

One of the weird things about being a writer is that people sometimes assume that I actually know what I’m doing and ask for my opinions and advice. Read more

July 15, 2019

If the modern Pagan and polytheist communities aren’t willing to be inclusive of all races and ethnicities, they’re not worth the breath it takes to repudiate them. Read more

June 17, 2019

I’ve noted in previous posts that my relationship with the Wheel of the Year is ambivalent, but one of those valences is affection, and the following is written as affectionate humor. Read more

May 21, 2019

What DOES your favorite ritual took say about you? What messages are you unknowingly sending your fellow magicians, witches, druids, and other spooky woo-woo practitioners? Read to find out! Read more




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