The Goddess of The Betrayed

I’m watching the sun go down today, and I’m thinking about the paradigm shifts born out of abuse. Today, not October 31st, is the actual day the Sun is at the halfway point between Fall Equinox (Mabon) and Winter Solstice (Yule). This is Solar Samhain. In previous times, this date was the night Pagans would … Read more

Growing Death

Using The Death Card to Find Our Way at Samhain As we begin the long slow descent into Winter, we go through a tremendous transformation. Think of the person you are in January. How you eat. How you sleep. How you dress. How you move and stretch, and why. What is your relationship to heat … 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