May 23, 2020

If witchcraft is a craft (in addition to being a religion, as it is for many of us), then what exactly is the “craft”? And how often do we have to be engaging in that craft in order to really be witches? For a lot of people–both witches and non-witches–we immediately think of spells. Witches do spells! Of course they do, we think. But what exactly are spells? And how many do you have to do before you know you’re a witch? Read more

February 15, 2020

We’re lucky today, because there are so many exciting new books coming out all the time. It can often be difficult to choose (and if you don’t have to choose, please read them all)! Here are my picks from the last two years. Read more

February 11, 2020

Books don’t make people authorities by themselves. They are often good indicators, but we are living in a time where practically anyone with time, money, and influence can publish. We all still need to be using our best judgment when we approach text. Read more

January 24, 2020

A long outer court is a good thing. A precious thing, for both you and the student. For the covenleader, an outer court solves a lot of potential problems and actually makes life easier in the long-run. Here’s why. Read more

January 19, 2020

We’re living in a time when creating and sharing our ideas and our art is easier than ever before. It’s exciting to see so many new voices all the time, and to be able to find communities of like minds to encourage and challenge us. But even when things are good, there are still tough things to confront and wrestle with, imposter syndrome and envy being two of the biggest. Read more

January 12, 2020

Memoir-lovers will appreciate Garcia’s adventures in Europe, in the nineties counterculture, and her triumph over abuse and suffering. This is not a how-to, so folks looking for instructions should go elsewhere. Read more

January 4, 2020

We build traditions because we can’t help it, I think, whether we identify as “traditional” or not. They can serve us or not, but that’s the question I think we need to be constantly asking: what does this serve? Read more

January 2, 2020

When I start a new book of shadows, I also introduce myself and write a bit about who and where I am. A lot has changed since I first began blogging at Patheos in 2015, so in 2020 it seemed like a new introduction was in order. Read more

November 20, 2019

WitchVox helped me start countless book clubs, three college Pagan groups, launch two websites, and form my own coven, once I was ready. It made me feel less alone, and came with the added benefit of my parents, bosses, and school bullies not knowing  it existed, which meant that it felt private and safe in a way that Facebook never will. It was an archive—a testament to the weird, wonderfulness of the community I was just getting to know, and would come to devote my life to. Read more

September 14, 2019

There are tons of articles floating around about how to choose good beginner books, how to find reputable teachers, how to join friendly covens, and how to find fun and educational public events, but in all this conversation we’re missing something that’s just as important as the ability to choose good resources: how to be a good beginner! Read more

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