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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Activism, Witch Life

White Supremacy Shadow Work Continued

This is the 2nd week of my White Supremacy Shadow Work. Continuing this work has be really damn hard but I know it is also really damn necessary. I am still so grateful for Layla Saad and all she does. Supporting Anti-Racism Work Please help Support Layla for the work she does by letting Instagram know that her posts are…

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Activism, Witch Life

Shadow Working White Supremacy

If you’ve been following me on Instagram the last few days, you have probably seen some posts that might confuse you. (If you don’t follow me on Instagram…why the hell not? Go follow me now then come back). I am participating in Layla Saad’s #MeAndWhiteSupremacy challenge. The challenge is all about Shadow Working White Supremacy – in laymans terms its…

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