The comparison trap is an ugly thing that can pervade all areas of our life if we allow it. It thrives on insecurity and low self-esteem. In the spiritual community, sometimes it thrives as a direct result of certain people trying to make us feel like we are less than them. Less spiritual, less committed,… Continue reading Toxic Spirituality and the Comparison Trap
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The Dark Side of Spiritual Living
The spiritual path, and the path of the witch, is one of sacrifice and suffering.
Being the Anxious Witch
There’s no doubt that certain ways of thinking are unhelpful and can make us miserable. Feeding thought energy into the worst case scenarios, excessive worry, panic, and so on are difficult to live with and are an energy suck. When it comes to magickal workings, it’s important to believe in what you’re doing. But what […]
In Defense of Gatekeeping
There’s been a lot of conversation in the witch community recently about gatekeeping and whether or not we, as witches, have the right to be gatekeepers. The answer, in my opinion, is yes and no. To be clear, saying “she’s not a real witch” because she’s new to the path, or just discovering things like […]
Channeled Messages for the Full Hare Moon- May 2019
This month's full moon is occurring in the sign of Scorpio, which will amplify our natural intuitive tendencies and bring to the surface issues that have been percolating below our radars. Issues related to wellbeing, trust, discipline, power, and healing are likely to arise and can be overcome during this time. It is a time… Continue reading Channeled Messages for the Full Hare Moon- May 2019
When Loki Comes Calling
If nothing else, not being afraid to use all the resources you have at your disposal, and learning to stop drawing arbitrary lines in the sand of what you can and can't do, is a very good and important lesson that Loki teaches.
The Skinny on Spirit Offerings
One of the questions I get asked the most is what offerings should be made to the spirits and how to handle these offerings. Here’s the answer.
It’s Personal: Working with Deities and Other Spirits
It may be common to believe that deities and other spirits don’t get personal, but in my experience that belief is simply not true.
Beltane: The Witch’s Great Sabbat
I don’t write often about Sabbats or particularly neopagan holidays because I don’t really celebrate them as is common, and I don’t follow a standard Wheel of the Year. I could go the rest of my life without hearing about how Easter was originally a pagan festival called Ostara (no it’s not) or how Christmas… Continue reading Beltane: The Witch’s Great Sabbat