I think everyone is familiar with the phrase, “It is what it is.” I don’t know who originated it, but I know I’ve heard it way too many times to count. I like it. It’s simple, direct, and can be applied to just about anything. It makes a clear statement to be understood from a … More Is it what it is or what it isn’t?
There are lots of things involved in Paganism and Witchcraft that lend themselves to multiple offshoots and various sub-topics. When thinking about how to present the concept of the Divine Masculine, this becomes an easy thing to fall into. There are all sorts of historical, political, social, religious, and practical angles to consider that it … More The Divine Masculine
Earlier this month, I performed dedications for three of my students who have been studying with me for a while and who desired to enter into a dedication period within my system of Witchcraft practice. It got me to thinking, then, about what I might say goes into a dedication since that’s one of the … More What exactly is a “Dedication”?
Loki I am prefacing this with saying that I’m including Loki in this section because of his importance to my Mate and some of my students. Personally, I have not made any oaths to him and do not consider myself a Loki-woman. What the future may hold, I cannot say, but for now I haven’t … More My Gods and Goddesses – Loki
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle Recently I’ve had the thought cross my mind as to how to define particular spiritual paths or more precisely, my own. It was spurred by reading an article on the Patheos site that talked about whether … More What is “Paganism”?
I worked for the largest and most established Pagan/New Age bookstore in my area for a couple of years a few years ago. I remember every so often, someone would come in and ask my opinion or for information about the “Mayan Prophecy” that supposedly determined that the world was going to end on 12-21-12 … More Why December 21, 2012 didn’t do anything
I wish it were snowing… or snowy. But right now as I look out of my window, the sky is overcast with thick grey and white clouds and a strong wind has been knocking the bare lilac branches against my window for a few days now. For me, this time of year is very … More The Winter Solstice
I am typically surprised when I mention to people, or advise them of things that seem (to their minds) to be something Pagans don’t do… or think… or perform… My question then is, “Why would you think that a Witch doesn’t pray?” Or fast, or feel guilt or remorse, or struggle with forgiveness? These feelings … More Guilt, Shame, Regret, and Forgiveness
I haven’t addressed this before, at least not here on the blog, though I have mentioned my own personal take on the Adam and Eve story. But now it seems (not like it ever really changes or gets a break) that congressmen in various parts of the country are trying to push Creationism being taught in … More Biblical Creationism/”Intelligent Design” is not Science
October 31st. It never fails that around this time of year, the pictures of witches and black cats and ghouls come to everyone’s awareness. Witches take pride and joy in being more open with their practices and spirituality. The end of October almost heralds a season of ‘the truth about Witchcraft’ to the general public. … More Samhain and ancestors