How Operative Witchery Was Born

The first few books I read on the Craft, prior to my Initiation, were The New Pagans (Hans Holzer), In The Shadow Of The Shaman (Amber Wolfe), and The Magic Power of Witchcraft (Frost and Frost). And then in 1990, I was Initiated into Feycraft, and was running my first Coven in 1994. But despite…

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3 Common Spellcraft Mistakes

Seems like there are a lot of folks going around being really crappy people to their Craft Sisters and Brothers these days. And I don’t mean inter-tradition witch-wars. I mean people who claim to be Witches while, at the same time, going psycho, and berating others with no apparent rationale. Generally, it’s people who don’t…

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From SpellCaster To SpellMaster

Back when I was a kid, I had a horrible bully in my neighborhood. All he did was poke fun at me and this other kid because we played with Barbie dolls. I know what you’re thinking: big deal, right? Kids are cruel. Yah, but you don’t say that until you’re no longer a kid.…

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3 Myths About The Gods Sometimes Told To New Witches

Long, long ago, in a land far, far away, I was trained in a Coven. Most of my readers know that already, right? The fact is: I love Covens. There’s a special something that working in a Coven – an actual one, that is more fam than your actual blood kin – brings to the…

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What Your Witchy Elders Might Not Tell You

As you know, I’ve been doing the “back to basics” thing. I’ve been doing a Goddess Immersion Exercise, and it’s going quite well. I’ve also been sitting in the silence, and doing my energy work more often. That’s also going quite well. But in meditation the other day, the thought just kind of hit me:…

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