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.

Imbolc, Disting, Thorrablot: the Pagan End to Winter

Imbolc (pronounced im-bowlk) is a Gaelic word meaning “in the belly,” and for many modern Pagans, Feb. 1 is one of four Greater Sabbats, or grand holy days, marking the seasons. Imbolc (also spelled Imbolg or Immolc) acknowledges the first stirrings of spring, the profound shift away from winter and the return of light and … Read more

Yule 2022: A Guide to the Long Night

WINTER SOLSTICE The Sun now approaches its lowest point on The Wheel. At Yule, even The Sun dies. But like many deities, Death is not The End, and after three days, a miracle takes place. This Quarter-Day festival season known by Pagans, Heathens, and Witches as Yule. But it is recognized by nearly every belief … Read more

Samhain Season Waning Moon in Leo Lunar Week 40

Hell-o Heathens, this week’s Descent takes us one step closer to the Dark richness at the bottom of the cauldron. Deities like Hecate, Bruma and Ded Moroz are here to help us go down. This is a week that takes and gives. How can you interact with that work with grace and not be defensive … Read more

Samhain: A Six Week Guide to Witch’s New Year, Third Harvest

The dark is here. The shift in the Sun’s path is undeniable as the days shorten and the weather grows darker and colder. The Cross-Quarter holiday Samhain (pronounced “sow-wain”) is possibly the most well-known of the Sabbats. Americans celebrate it as Hallowe’en. Samhain is the true tipping point into The Underworld Journey of Winter. Learn … Read more