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

An Actual Witch Revisits The Sonics’ ‘The Witch’

The Witch has always been a scapegoat for the festering guilt and shame in any community. She is seen as the foreign element, somehow disturbing the status quo with her very presence. Does that woman inspire lust in you? She must be a Witch. Did the widow with the nice parcel of land turn down your advances? Absolutely a Witch. Does she claim to heal, can she make a man fall in love, or tell your future?

Witch. Witch. Witch.

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