Yule, and Heading Off Into the Dark of Winter

Winter Solstice marks the official threshold of a journey undertaken by Witches, Pagans, Heathens and other polytheists all over the planet, and shared by all of our ancestors going back to the deepest reaches of memory and time. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this journey begins tomorrow morning, Thursday the 21st. Because of a … Read more

Working With Temperance In the Void of Yule

As we move through the last portion of the Autumn season, a powerful image to work with is the Temperance Card from Tarot. Many decks depict a person who could be described as “angelic” mixing some things together. At the core of the artwork on most cards, you see a fusion or blending or bringing … Read more

Samhain, 2017

Oct. 31st, 2017. 6 pm. Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio, Moon in Pisces, Venus and Mars in Libra, Saturn in Sagittarius The waning sunlight signals the descent. Starlight, torches, candles, flashlights, cell phones, phosphorous lights our way as we pick tenuous steps out of the inky black. She Opens. The warm, wet, hot, dry, … Read more

The History and Possibilities of Putting Weed in Your Witchcraft

From your bong to your broomstick. Cannabis has been included in magical, religious, and spiritual rites for millennia, from Hindu sadhus who use marijuana as a prayer to Lord Shiva to Coptic Christians who burned it on altars as a holy offering. Witches and warlocks, too, have had a long history with this helper, utilizing … Read more

The Deep and Abiding Relationship Between Weed and Religion

It’s not just the Rastas who honor the herb. Cannabis has played a pivotal role in human evolution on several fronts: It has influenced advances in medicine, exploration, and language, and in the spiritual realm it has acted as an “entheogen” or “God-inducer.” Looking back at least 7,000 years, we find cannabis in the Hindu … Read more