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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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
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.
A few weeks ago I read an article by Maranda Elizabeth called: How Magic Helps Me Live With Pain And Trauma (read here). The article directly inspired the reflections below, as I want to highlight the importance of magical and artistic geographies when it comes to both magic and creativity. Before I dive into the … Continue reading Magical arts and sacred geographies
I’ve been thinking about power quite a lot lately — its relationship to witchcraft, its relationship to communities, its relationship with humans and their environment. Our stories are filled with tales about negotiating power, reclaiming power, and ways to use power.