November 21, 2019

In Scotland, Scotch Whisky is known as “the waters of life,” and it’s an apt name for one of the world’s finest types of distilled spirit. Despite what some people think, great Scotch is not necessarily expensive or exotic. Here are some of my favorite spirits along with what you need to know to enjoy Scotland’s finest export. Read more

November 18, 2019

On November 19, 2019, the staff at the Witches’ Voice website (also known as Witchvox) quietly put up a notice announcing that the site would shut down at the end of 2019. The Witches’ Voice changed Paganism for the better, and it will be missed. Read more

November 18, 2019

If you find solitary ritual difficult, the following tips and suggestions are for you. The most important thing to remember about solitary ritual is that the only way it can be wrong is if you don’t get anything out of it. Read more

November 12, 2019

I was recently asked about the origin of the phrases “cakes and wine” and “cakes and ale.” Both phrases are common in Modern Witchcraft circles and have been a part of the Craft for at least the last 70 years, and most likely before that. So why do we use these terms and what is “cakes and wine” all about? Read more

November 11, 2019

“Paganism” is growing, but much of that growth is beyond our field of vision, and fueled by people who probably don’t even think of themselves as Pagans. Read more

November 4, 2019

Remember your first Witchcraft book and how magickal and glamorous it all seemed? Twenty years ago I thought my life would be nothing but black cats, herbs in my mortar and pestle, and rituals under the full moon with the coven. But sadly, it’s not always that way. Read more

November 1, 2019

Social media during a sabbat is usually cool, usually just lots of people saying “Happy Whatever.” This year though, I can’t help but feel lots of people are pooping on my Samhain. “Samhain is NOT October 31” “Halloween mocks Samhain” blah blah blah. Celebrate when you want, how you want and don’t let anyone tell you different. Read more

October 22, 2019

Samhain is a time for celebration, reflection, and the work of a Witch. There’s no one way to celebrate the season, but I’ve found over the years that the following five things tend to make it much more meaningful. Read more

October 9, 2019

Over the years it’s the little things that have made my Paganism better. Grand gestures and life-altering oaths are great and all when they occur, but even small things can have a big impact. Here are five mostly easy ways to improve your Pagan practice. Read more

October 5, 2019

Knowing how the ancient Celts might have celebrated Samhain can inform our own rituals and rites, but what’s most important is what Samhain means to us today as Witches. We know that it’s the time of year when the veil between the worlds is thin because we can feel it! Read more

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