[Fair warning, I’m a bit ranty about this topic, so if you aren’t in the mood, just move on.] Please, by all that is holy, stop making offerings at sacred sites. Just. Stop.
One thing that often gets overlooked when talking about magick is the “why,” the underpinnings, structure, or foundation of the technique being enacted. This post is about why we create sacred space, usually in the shape of a circle.
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 […]
One of my coven members wrote an unusual ritual for their student project, and they led it today. A Ritual for Displaced Peoples, it called upon Leto to work with us in creating energy to assist the millions of people who have been ousted, or fled, from their homes. We kept the “assist” as general […]
An oft-overlooked aspect of working with others in a spiritual group is consent. For many of us, the spirituality of our family of origin was unsatisfying; for too many it was also full of toxic messages and behaviors. It lacked consent and taught us that “higher authority” could do as it wished, ignore rules, while […]
Y’all have been so patient, and here’s the reward: my latest book just got a publisher! Pagan.World Project describes themselves as a hub for the Pagan Community to connect, communicate and share resources through networking and social broadcasting. It’s the same team that created Magick TV (2005) and Pagans Tonight Radio Network (2009). While they’ve […]
(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 […]
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 […]
I was a guest on this delightful podcast. I think you’ll enjoy hearing me natter on.