The other day I got a question from a longtime reader. J. (the reader) asked me how I “do it,” by which they meant how it is that I not only teach and write, but publish and do anything in the public eye. Later that same day, one of my coven members reached out to […]
Each year at my birthday I review the previous year, celebrate my accomplishments, and set goals for the coming year. (Here’s my post from last year.) Sometimes I adjust those goals a bit at the witches’ new year (Samhain). Over the years I’ve learned to set fewer and smaller goals to allow for new opportunities […]
I’m super excited about a few things that will be coming to this site and to me as an author in the social media milieu.
(This article first appeared on WitchVox, April 3, 2005) The world of online magick is just about 20 years old, having begun in the ‘good old days’ of Compuserve, when BBSs were the primary mode of transmitting information. Rituals were held online as early as 1985, with participants have reported highly successful results, akin to […]
Vinegar infused with a variety of herbs makes a wonderful addition to your health regime. The word vinegar comes from the French vin aigre, which means “sour wine.” When air is exposed to fermented liquid, bacterial activity occurs and the result is acetic acid or sour vinegar. These are different from culinary vinegar in that […]
(That may be the longest title I’ve ever written for a blog post.) If you want to place your book with traditional publishers you do not just send them your manuscript. While there is a tiny possibility they will accept it directly, it is nearly impossible. Sending it directly subjects you to a high likelihood […]
Last year, in the light of the moon peering through the towering pines behind my house, I offered myself up to Deity in a ritual I have done every year since 1980. I pledged myself then, and renew that vow in recognition of Their regard of, and for, me. In my spiritual tradition, this is […]
A lovely conversation I had with Hazel and Jenny, of Kent, UK, just broadcast. I think you’ll enjoy listening. Spoke 112 of The Wheel.
A few weeks ago I sat down with the effervescent and wise Patti Negri, The Witch of Hollywood, for her podcast, The Witching Hour. It was my first time (although I’d done a couple of radio interviews waaaaay back when The Virtual Pagan published). It was a ton of fun, and I think we shared […]
A thing I’ve learned over the years is that I learned a lot about writing because I was an early reader who fell into books like a fish into the ocean. While I did have spelling lessons, I can’t recall a single extended grammar lesson and have never — as an example — diagrammed a […]