September 10, 2021

Twice this week in conversation with old friends, the same sore subject bubbled to the top of ye olde witching-community cauldron: slanderous witch-burnings. More times than I’d like to count, I was the one lashed to that metaphorical stake. What’s hilarious to me is that I’m criticized in equal parts for either being too Love’n’Light-Fluffy-Bunny-Wannabe-Wiccan, or too Dark’n’Evil-Cursing-Cult-Leader-Witch-Smiter. Folks have accused me in the same sentence of being both an impotent magickal fraud and powerful enough to reek ruinous wrath on a whim. Inevitably, the cursing debate arises. Am I, or aren’t I? Am I a hexin’ legit witch, or a just a hypocrite? Le sigh. Read more

August 30, 2021

While I do not claim to be an official Wiccan (more of a fan-girl, really) I’ve learned many valuable lessons from the father and mother of Wicca: Gerald Gardner and Doreen Valiente. The most important of those lessons were gleaned from their lived example. Read more

July 7, 2021

Identifying the wounds of fear inflicted by the lack of Divine Love, and how those wounds of imbalance result in problematic behavior and societal ills, is the first step in a process of a witch’s “shadow work” and healing. You have to know the source of the problem in order to properly diagnose and treat the disease. Read more

May 30, 2021

Introducing the term “Invasive Orthodoxy” as an alternative to the problematic term “Abrahamic Religions,” in religious discourse, and discerning the characteristics of the more baneful mode of dominator religion, from their more beneficial cousins. Concluding with how the cooperative structures offered by Modern Witchcraft and Neopaganism stand in contrast, offering a healthier alternative upon which to rebuild an egalitarian society, as we dismantle their systemic oppression, racism and sexism of the patriarchy. Read more

April 22, 2021

In our witchcraft shop, we welcome everyone who enters with courtesy and acceptance. Sadly, not everyone arrives with the same generous intentions for us. Our customers may be equally sacred beings, but they are not “always right.” Boundary-tending is a witch’s stock and trade, so a rare few folks over the last 12 years have either stormed out, or we’ve thrown them out. Curious what it took to get banished? Here five stories that live on in infamy. Read more

April 15, 2021

Beliefs are like a computer’s operating system, which is installed from birth by our culture. We are programmed by our parents, teachers, bullies, advertising, pop-culture, religious and political leaders. Every message we internalize becomes part of the root programming from which we experience and understand our reality. Read more

March 20, 2021

The concepts of the four elemental essences emerge through the virtues and vices of earthly inhabitants by way of our natal astrology. This article compares these archetypal themes found in pop-culture as the four houses of Hogwarts, the races of Lord of the Rings and Star Trek, the Five Love Languages, and the suits of Tarot cards. Read more

March 5, 2021

After more than a decade of social media usage, the Facebook Memories function has come to serve me as a form of daily divination. Like hearing an echo of advice from myself through the ethers of time. Here are some wisdom-nuggets I’ve mined from March 5th throughout the years, to perhaps inspire or entertain. Read more

February 25, 2021

‘Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living A Magickal Life through the Elements’ by Heron Michelle is due to be released Dec. 8, 2021 through Llewellyn Publishing, the first of three books in The Pentacle Path series, introducing my applied system of Hermetic Witchcraft. Writing this book was a crucible of magickal transformation. Here I offer a sneak peak at the cover, a link to the pre-order site, and a few thoughts about the difficulties of my writing process. Read more

December 29, 2020

This winter season, try this two-part lunar spell for holistic balance of your physical health and personal sovereignty. It is appropriate for solitary witchcraft at home, or shared among members of a household. Pick a full moon this season, and plan for some practical magick! Read more

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