The Magic of Communication

I have often joked that spiritworkers are the laziest practitioners under the pagan umbrella because it’s our relationships with spirits that truly make us powerful. Rather than doing all of the heavy lifting ourselves we, more frequently, tap one of the myriad of names that we keep in our spiritual rolodex; opting to utilize offerings…

Seeking the Edges

When I was a little girl, I loved winter. My earliest childhood years were spent in Anchorage, Alaska, and I have childhood memories of snow forts, sledding, my neighbor’s pet reindeer, sled dogs, and more. I think that very early connection to a true winter wonderland is where my devotion to this season comes from….

The Work of Manifestation

Manifestation…Pagan practitioners, of all varieties, absolutely love this word. What’s more, is how they often throw it out as a be-all solution. Need more money? Manifest it! Want to find love? Manifest it? When a problem comes, manifest it! It sounds so logical on the surface. Especially in a community who usually (rightly) refers to…

Cast your vote in the Witchies!

The Witchcraft and Occult Media Awards – the Witchies – are the industry awards in my field. They’re driven by nominations in various categories, including blogs. And, for perspective, I did not make the final list the year Blackfeather Mystery School: The Magpie Training came out. I’m incredibly grateful to be nominated in TWO categories:…

If The Boots Fit…

For a long time, I wore my hair in a color that I referred to as F^*k-you Fuschia. Not Barbie pink – brighter and more obnoxious than that. Think pink highlighter-on-day-glo-post-it-note-pink. So bright that the dye was literally blacklight reactive. Couple that color with my usual head-to-toe black clothing and the effect was quite striking….