October 6, 2016

  As a solitary practitioner with an eclectic background I have researched various magical traditions from different cultures in an attempt to find a cohesive framework within which to work.  I eventually settled on the broad and nebulous practice of what is often called traditional witchcraft.  I don’t personally identify with a specific initiatory tradition in that sense, and I also do not deny that modern traditional witchcraft and Wiccan practices both have similar roots in the Modern Witchcraft Revival. … Read more

September 26, 2016

The witch’s cauldron is a quintessential symbol of witchcraft and magic even in mainstream society.  It is a central symbol of the Witch’s Sabbath, and is a source of ancient power and chthonic wisdom. Read more

September 19, 2016

The word “Traditional” can lead to a lot of confusion if taken out of context.  Read more

September 12, 2016

In many traditions, there is a customary period of study and reflection for novices before initiation.  Then there is the dreaded mire of “armchair occultism.”  What about those of us whose insatiable hunger for occult wisdom drives us to reconcile the endless quest for knowledge with the desire to put that knowledge into practice. Drawing many of its customs from Western Esoteric traditions and ceremonial magic, it is customary in many Wiccan traditions for a novice to go through a period… Read more

September 3, 2016

  Horned Deities and Divine Inspiration Throughout Human Evolution Here is a short reflection that I was inspired to write today as an introduction to a series of articles related to the various forms and imagery related to the god of witchcraft, the Horned God, or Witch Father.  Since this topic spans so much history, and has been contributed to by many different culture’s esoteric beliefs for simplicity’s sake I am going to split them up into smaller themes and… Read more

August 29, 2016

Understanding the Sabbatic Current In order to understand sabbatic witchcraft we must first discuss its place of origin, the Cultus Sabbati.  This was a term coined by the members of this tradition for communication purposes.  The leader, known as Magister, at the time was the late Andrew D. Chumbley.  The Cultus or “the sorcery of the Crooked Path,” operates as a vehicle for transmission of magical knowledge.  This knowledge according to Chumbley comes from a single source known as magical quintessence,… Read more

August 22, 2016

Magical practitioners are innately connected to the earth, nature and her energies.  Naturally, many magical practitioners incorporate the use of stones and crystals in their practice.  Read more

August 21, 2016

Saturn: Retrograde and Return Retrograde is an astronomical term that refers to a planet’s movement.  All of the planets, except the sun an moon, will at some point have a retrograde orbit.  When a planet is in retrograde its apparent or perceived movement is backwards to us on Earth.  This is due to the varying times it takes the planets to orbit the sun.  Sometimes planets pass one another, and this causes a distortion in the perception of its orbit…. Read more

August 8, 2016

​Over the weekend I worked as a volunteer at a New Age/Psychic Expo that was held in my hometown. This was the first one put on by this organization, Healing Body and Spirit, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The husband and wife duo, John and Beverly Stephen, do other expos in the Indiana-Michigan area. They are wonderful people who sincerely love sharing their passion and calling. Beverly is also an accomplished clairvoyant. She and her husband John have travelled to many… Read more

July 26, 2016

  ​This past weekend was the annual Pride Festival in Fort Wayne, IN, my hometown. The first gay pride festival was held in Fort Wayne in 1997. There were only a hundred or so people in attendance at that first year. This year it was estimated that 15,000 people would be attending over the weekend. In the past twenty years it has grown into one of the largest festivals in Fort Wayne. The fact that something like this can not… Read more

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