May 17, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to try out one of the new spell kits handcrafted by Swedish-American folk magician Minta Karlsson of Needfire Wellness and Apothecary. Each candle spell kit is assembled with intention by Karlsson, who studied Nordic folk magic with Kari Tauring and is a current student of Swedish folk magician Johannes Björn Gårdbäck.  At the moment, four different types of candle kits are available: Love, Protection, Luck, and Unblock the Path. I tried out the spell kit... Read more

February 21, 2020

Ever wondered why you feel so exhausted after visiting a museum? You’d think that as a Pagan and a Witch, I’d be able to conserve my energy and stay full of light, protected from outside influences, but, if you’re anything like me, after being inside a museum for an hour or so, my feet start to drag and I find myself questioning whether this was really the best use of my free time. Intellectually, I find art and history appreciation... Read more

December 11, 2019

As I write this, I am struggling to understand how my beautiful friend Hayden Marshall-Inman could have been taken from the world so soon. Hayden was one of the victims who was killed in the volcanic explosion on Whakaari/ White Island in New Zealand this past week.  I knew Hayden for over ten years and was lucky enough to count him among my friends.  I want the world to know what a special person he was so I’d like to... Read more

November 17, 2019

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve taken a step back from writing and social media lately. I wanted to let you know why. For the past six months, I have been applying to graduate school!  I almost finished with this grueling process but it has been exhausting and overwhelming. I applied to 6 schools and 2 fellowships.  I will also be graduating (finally!!) with my undergrad degree this coming May. I am hoping to study in either Ireland... Read more

July 28, 2019

Just this past week I arrived home from a two-week trip to China. The whole experience was challenging but extremely rewarding. I went as part of a 3-credit study abroad with my school through the Confucius Institute (yes- the one that has gotten all the heat recently). While I certainly have some issues with China, overall the trip was wonderful and I really enjoyed immersing myself in a culture that is so different from my own. While I was in... Read more

May 10, 2019

I was recently the subject of a film made for the Salt Institute’s Documentary Film Program by Adreanna Rodriguez . I met Adreanna through a friend and we immediately hit it off. She somehow thought I was interesting enough to be the subject of her final project! You can check it out below:  Read more

April 16, 2019

I mourned yesterday, much like the rest of the world, for the damage done to Notre-Dame de Paris by a horrific fire. She has occupied a special place in my heart since I first saw her back in 2011. I sat along the banks of the Seine for hours, taking refuge from the heat in her great shadow. Since then, I can’t count how many times I’ve enjoyed her sanctuary. . My friend and I used to walk right up... Read more

March 26, 2019

Following the post “6 Reasons to Stop Using the Word Shaman,” I decided to clarify some of the more controversial points of contention and add some fuel to this fiery but important discussion. I would also like to reiterate that I am not referencing the use of the word by indigenous people who identify themselves as shamans. Rather, I am targeting its use within the new age/pagan/witchcraft and academic communities of the Western traditions. Additionally, I am well aware that... Read more

March 11, 2019

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people use the word shaman out of context. I see it as a huge problem within the pagan, witchcraft, and New Age communities as well as within academia for many reasons. Here is a list of six general problems that I have with how it's used and why. Read more

March 4, 2019

What do you call someone who shows you that you don’t have to look elsewhere for magic? You call them a witch. -Timothy Morton Witchbody by Sabrina Scott, published by Red Wheel Weiser, was released this week. I don’t really have the words to explain how this book made me feel. I’ve read it three times in the past 2 weeks since I picked up a copy at Pantheacon. Scott manages to capture on words thoughts that I’ve had, things... Read more

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