Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ave, Margot Adler

 News came around mid-day today that High Priestess Margot Adler had passed into the Summerlands.  I felt a real tug at my heart reflecting upon the news.  I saw Margot at Pantheacon a couple of times and heard her speak … Continue reading

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Lammastide

Ceridwen I must obey your quickening Triple Will Though I may flee Your love with palsied dread; At Your command my heart cannot be still As I receive from You the holy bread. When from the sky at dawn the … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Cat that endures

In some ways, Royal Bast, Great Sekhmet’s sleek, sassy, elegant Sister, has become an even more popular Deity in modern times as the Pagan cults have revived. Like Sekhmet, Bast was originally a Protectress of the Royal Family. Information about … Continue reading

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Under Regulus

My birth sign, Leo, is the seat of the great star Regulus, one of the Four Royal Stars of ancient Mesopotamia and already known to Sumerian astronomers as “the heart of the Lion.”  It was said that portents that were … Continue reading

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Diary of a Witch

    When the echinaceas that scatter in their purple profusion near the front stoop begin to bloom, I always know now that my birthday is drawing near (I was a late July baby).  The Greek root from which this … Continue reading

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Faery: An Initiatory Tradition

I wish to clarify that although the subtitle of this blog involves the word “Teaching” (something I may change shortly), these blog entries are not meant in any way to be a substitute for teaching, nor, for that matter, some … Continue reading

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Witchcraft… the Oldest Religion?

When beginning to teach a new student, I often share these words written by Jack Parsons in 1950:  WE ARE THE WITCHCRAFT. We are the oldest organization in the world. When man was born, we were. We sang the first … Continue reading

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An Herb for Awhile: Agrimony

As a Witch living with a sleep disorder, specifically sleep apnea, one of the herbs I cherish is agrimony.  I first learned of this herb during coven training in another Tradition; it was an ingredient in a dream-pillow.  Although some … Continue reading

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Sexual ethics and Teaching the Craft

We are a sex positive tradition, but you must know the heart of the one you approach. No one must ever be approached with force or poor intent. ~ Victor Anderson, 2001   Coercion under any circumstances is morally and … Continue reading

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The Black Suns Pouring Forth the Night

“Witchcraft is Witchcraft, not witch dogma.  It is a science, the oldest form of science.  And it is time for us to go back and treat it that way.  … We should get together to discuss what we have learned, … Continue reading

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