January 21, 2019

It’s been a long time since I’ve been a beginner, but being active on the Pagan and witch Internet means that I’m constantly in contact with newcomers. I see their questions (and sometimes have them directed at me), I check out the books they’re reading, and I watch what’s changing since I first got started in the nineties (a lot, for sure). Recently, I was telling Mat Auryn that I wish those of us who have been around for a… Read more

July 19, 2018

In the beginning, I did what most people who buy tarot decks do: I assumed the problem I had interpreting cards was with me and I put my cards away, because, clearly, I just wasn’t cut out to work with tarot. The problem wasn’t me. The problem was that the Celtic Cross is a poor place to start for anyone, and doesn’t even make much sense further down the road. Read more

July 8, 2018

What I’ve called “aesthetic witchcraft” in jest in the past is a real thing, and it’s dominating social media right now, especially Instagram. When people think of witches, this is what they’re envisioning right now. Read more

June 23, 2018

There will be new events, new planning committees, new writers and teachers to love, and new friends to meet. There’s no singular “Pagan community,” which means there’s no way to destroy it. Read more

June 3, 2018

I got on YouTube because I was lonely. I wanted to connect with other Pagans and witches and feel like I was part of a community. The YouTube Pagan community was a major lifeline of mine for years, and for many it still is. Read more

May 6, 2018

There are people who jump from coven to coven, tradition to tradition, looking for someone to give them something real, some secret that will change everything, and those people will always be disappointed in the end. You have to reach out, yes. But you also have to go within. Read more

March 26, 2018

If there’s a hierarchy, there’s a power differential by definition. And healthy friendships do not include power differentials. Read more

March 18, 2018

Setting up an altar or shine is often the first step in building a personal practice. As a priestess of many years working to break out of stagnation, setting things aside and starting fresh proved more challenging than I thought it would be. Read more

March 11, 2018

Sometimes the things that impact our magical practice the most over time aren’t earth-shaking. Read more

February 24, 2018

There have been times where I’ve felt like my group was going to implode, or I was going to crack and just not want to run it anymore. I’ve also screwed up pretty royally as a high priestess. I’ve hurt some feelings, and I’ve been hurt myself. I’ve had to go backwards and change course and admit to my mistakes. Here’s a little of what I’ve learned over the years. Read more

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