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Witches of Cyberspace, Part 1

By Sable Aradia

There was a time when I would have said that it was impossible to teach the Craft properly over the internet. There simply is no substitute for hands-on experience, and I would have said that it is impossible to get that other than direct and in-person. But that time has passed. Technology . . . → Read More: Witches of Cyberspace, Part 1

Why Christians Make Better Magicians

By Peregrin Wildoak

Now, this is an obviously… sensitive title. But hey, if it gets folk thinking and talking about these things, then woot woot! The post reflects a few things I have been pondering for quite some time – as you would know if you have read my other posts on magic and Christian . . . → Read More: Why Christians Make Better Magicians

Change Your Life By Changing Your Words

By Michelle Arbeau

Imagine changing the course of your life simply by using the right words. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ, who ended up safely back in Kansas by saying the magic words, “There’s no place like home,” you are shaping your destiny every single day through the energy of the words you . . . → Read More: Change Your Life By Changing Your Words

What Animals Do the Gods Prefer for Their Sacrifices?

By Elani Temperance

[Snip] “Does anyone have a list of what animals the Gods preferred for their sacrifices? I know Artemis preferred wild game but I can’t find a list for the rest of them.”

First a little background on the practice: The principal kind of Greek sacrifice was called ‘thysia’ and consisted of the . . . → Read More: What Animals Do the Gods Prefer for Their Sacrifices?

Dion Fortune’s Rites of Isis and of Pan

Reviewed by Peregrin Wildoak

I first read Dion Fortune during a strange weekend as a teenager after getting my hands on a Witch’s old book collection (as described in this post). One of the first things I noticed was that her novels Sea Priestess and Moon Magic described certain invocations and prose pieces as coming . . . → Read More: Dion Fortune’s Rites of Isis and of Pan

Pious Pouring: Making Libations to the Gods in the Modern Day

By Robin Artisson

One of the greatest signs of piety and devotion we can make for the Gods in the modern day is the ritual of Libation.

Libation, or the pouring out of liquids to the Gods, is one of the oldest forms of devotion known to mankind. Unlike the sacrifice of animals, which is . . . → Read More: Pious Pouring: Making Libations to the Gods in the Modern Day

Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves

By Ryan Jacobs

At the edge of the ancient Gálgahraun lava field, about a 10-minute drive outside Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavík, a small group of local environmentalists has made camp among the gnarled volcanic rock, wild moss, and browning grass to protest a new road development that will slice the bucolic landscape into four . . . → Read More: Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves

What Are Tarot Reversals?

By Barbara Moore

[Snip] The topic of reversals includes several subtopics, such as do you use them (or ignore them if they show up), how to you make sure they appear in readings, and what exactly does it mean when a card is reversed? 1. Should You Use Reversals?

You need to decide for yourself. . . . → Read More: What Are Tarot Reversals?

Apocalyptic Witchcraft, by Peter Grey

Reviewed by Cat Vincent

In recent years, the Scarlet Imprint press has staked a valid claim for being one of the most significant modern occult publishing imprints. Their reputation for challenging, passionate and exquisitely crafted books is well-deserved. Of these, perhaps the most impactful was their founder Peter Grey’s work The Red Goddess – a . . . → Read More: Apocalyptic Witchcraft, by Peter Grey

Interpreting the Cranes

By Nimue Brown

Poke about online and you’ll find a lot of references to the ancient Druids using ogham for divination, and as a consequence being described as having ‘Crane knowledge’. There is much to be cautious about here. Firstly the ogham itself, which might well not be ancient, and the relationship between Druids and . . . → Read More: Interpreting the Cranes