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 Goddess of The Betrayed: Samhain Season

I’m watching the sun go down today, and I’m thinking about the paradigm shifts born out of abuse. The Goddess of the Betrayed has many children. When the Sun is at 15º Scorpio, approximately November 7th, is Solar Samhain. This is the halfway point between Mabon and Yule. In previous times, this date was the … Read more

Witchcraft and Weed: A Powerful Kinship

From your bong to your broomstick, the possibilities of using cannabis in your Witchcraft are limitless. Folks have combined weed and Witchcraft in magical and spiritual rites for millennia. Hindu sadhus use marijuana as a prayer to Lord Shiva. Coptic Christians burned it on altars as a holy offering. Witches and warlocks, too, have had … 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