Witch Life

Back to School, Witches!

There’s that feel in the air. Fall is around the corner and it gets my witchy blood going even in this Nashville heat. I’m so ready for sweaters, #PumpkinSpiceEverything, and a drop from the 100 degree heat. Part of this longing is triggered yearly with Back to School sales in all the stores and the early arrival of Halloween decorations.…

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Ancestor Veneration, Northern Tradition Paganism, Witch Life

The Question of Local Versus Ancestral

Recently, I’ve seen the topic of focusing witchcraft and spirituality either locally or ancestrally in many forums. Sadly this has turned into a matter of Local Versus Ancestral for some posts. Some witches say the focus should be on where you are now while others focus on the practices and beliefs of their ancestors. This never really made me think…

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Ancestor Veneration

Dealing with Bad Ancestors

I recently did a ramble in my Facebook Group discussing what Ancestor Veneration looks like for me and the discussion turned in the direction of pains that some of our ancestors have caused. My friend Carrie asked “How do you balance skipping those ancestors or generations [that have caused pain] for veneration but still acknowledge that those ancestors still make…

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