What Makes a Successful Coven

Conflict comes in many shapes and sizes when it comes to group work. Covens and other magico-spiritually-oriented groups are no exception to this rule. It seems like the same stuff happens over and over again in a small group such as a Coven. But that’s okay – if it’s happened before, maybe experience has taught…

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What Are The Planetary Powers?

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be doling out information on the planets. I know a lot of people have abandoned the concept of planetary magic. There are a few of us left. Some folks are involved in (or were at one time) heavy “High Magick,” or Ceremonial Magick. There are also those…

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Why I’m Not Pretentious About My Faith

Today, I awakened from my daily slumber to a notification on my phone from Instagram. I’d received a direct message. It’s not something I get on Insta very often. But when I do, I enjoy them – especially when they’re people who seem to enjoy the same things I do. The direct message came from a…

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Why Shaman-Witch Is An Actual Thing

I sat down on my sofa with my laptop fully expecting to open my email and be greeted by messages from a course I’m taking. I figured it would probably be something along the lines of a writing prompt – and I love writing prompts. It gives me a chance to think about something different…

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What Is Appalachian Witchcraft? Not A Religion.

I hate being generalized and lumped together with people that I am really nothing like. I found a “definition” of Appalachian folk magic (or witchcraft) that I find to be very, very wrong. And I have legitimate reason to find it very, very wrong. The definition is made up by someone who obviously: (a) isn’t…

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