Activism, News & Updates, Witch Life

Susun Weed: Fallen Idol

I wrote about fallen celebrity idols a short while back and what we need to take into consideration when someone we look up to fails to be the amazing person we hoped they are. This piece is pertinent today as I read about Susun Weed and the accusations of abuse claimed by many of her students and people who have…

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News & Updates

Emerald Toad: Changes They Are A’Comin’

A beautiful part about getting deeper into magickal practice is that you open yourself up to transformation and evolution even in the most unlikely areas of your life. And so it is with my business. 2019 my husband, Damon, and I are opening a magickal joint venture – Emerald Toad. It will be a business catering to witches with a…

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Witch Life

The Calling: Becoming an Herbalist

I recently announced that I was returning to my herbalism studies to obtain my certification. I’ve been trying to find the words to express why it is I’m doing this. Its not been easy to put passion and intuition and magick into words to share publicly. When I told my husband it was so easy because we are in sync…

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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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Witch Life

Land Spirits: Vaettir and Gaest

Sometimes honoring the spirits of the land and honoring the spirits of the dead becomes so intertwined that its impossible to focus on just one or separate them in your veneration at a particular time. That was how it was when my family and I went to the park yesterday. Nearby Sanders Ferry Park is where we often take our…

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Ancestor Veneration, Witch Life

Modern Ancestor Veneration

I recently read a couple of questions about Ancestor Veneration, specifically Modern Ancestor Veneration, online and thought that it would be good to do a blog post about them. While I haven’t talked much about it on here, honoring the ancestors is something very important to me and to my family. I have been meaning to write about it and…

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