How ridiculous and what a stranger he is who is surprised at anything that happens in life. — Marcus Aurelius Recently, I’ve been exploring capital-H Heathenry much as magpie or crow might. I believe that there is something there that is shiny, useful, and which already aligns which much of what I’m already doing. I … Continue reading Dipping my toes in evergreen waters
It’s been a long while since I last updated, and my last meandering post left it on kind of a dark note. I’ve got to admit, not long afterwards, I did end up dismantling all my physical shrines in my home and stored them away until finally, this last week, I took a look at … Continue reading Resurrection
Super thoughtful blog post, not just for beginners but for long-time polytheists as well.
Introducing people to Paganism is not a new task for me. Over the past 11 years, I have helped a number of friends navigate the unfamiliar waters of polytheistic faith, usually by providing the resources but letting them swim on their own. But I have grown, too. Looking back, I don’t think I would tell someone brand new what I used to tell people in the past. These days, I have a clearer understanding of unhelpful thinking within Greater Pagandom™ that I would want to excise from beginners right away — the sooner, the better.
These are the things I would do differently now:
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I've been having a tough time with witchcraft lately. In the last four month, I lost a rather close friend over it. We'd been friends for over ten years, and he'd been one of my first friends to talk to me about magical accidents. You know, those times when all of a sudden, you think … Continue reading On discernment, discipline, mental illness, and witchcraft
Hey everyone! Long time no blog. There are some good reasons for it, but don't want to bore anyone with the details. Stay hydrated, stay cool this summer, and enjoy this new blog post! I wanted to do something a little different and highlight one of my favourite things to have entered my life since … Continue reading Tarot Deck Spotlight: The Goatbunny Tarot
So, as I mentioned on Instagram, I've been meaning to work through some books and I decided to create these "let's read" (get it?) to motivate myself to engage with these works in a thoughtful way, and maybe generate something useful in the process. I held an informal poll and Six Ways — Approaches & … Continue reading Let’s Read: Notes on Chapter 1 of Aidan Wachter’s “Six Ways Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic”
I have a friend who does monthly libations to the Greek gods and goddesses and when possible, I try to join.
Content Notes: I do use the word "crazy" from time to time because I identify with that word as a mentally ill person. I also talk frankly about burnout, violence (in a dream), trauma, and similarly heavy topics. If there is something you need a specific content warning on, please let me know and I … Continue reading Tread Light and Run Through The Fire
The last leg of the drive to Raven's Knoll occurred in some of the thickest fog I've ever seen outside of the coast of Nova Scotia, and we could barely see three feet ahead of the windshield. I told my partner I'd blow the fog away, and he responded that he doubted my otherworldly abilities … Continue reading Spiralrunning at the Witches Sabbat
I've written about my first two Witches' Sabbats before—the first, which took place in May 2015, and the second, which took place in May 2016. As I was going through my notes and thoughts from the third Sabbat this past May, I realised I was drafting in my mind’s eye a text of a slightly larger scope than the previous two years’ retrospectives, as I revisited the past and reconsidered all the events that have led me to The Witches' Sabbat of Raven's Knoll.