Book Review: Queer Qabala

The Western magickal world has a gender binary problem.  Much of modern Paganism and Witchcraft derives from Wicca, which derives from…the 1950’s. And it shows. We have historically classified *everything* into the heteronormative categories of male and female, including things that have no gender. Like rocks. It’s pervasive and ultimately does a disservice to a…

First Book Review Is In!

The very first review of my forthcoming book, Blackfeather Mystery School: The Magpie Training, was just released! Deep gratitude to Jason of The Esoteric Book Club for this in-depth review. If you’re looking for an unbiased-by-social-connection take on the book, take a listen to the podcast here. Preorders for the book go up in early…

All About Oaths

I got married recently and heard many lovely things from attendees after the celebration. The most consistent feedback was about the ceremony – how it was the most beautiful, authentic, and moving ceremony many friends had witnessed. My spouse and I are ritualists – we both love ceremony and the weaving of the sacred in…

Samhain ~ The Spark Within The Darkness

The intersections of older spiritual practices and modern life are interesting and complex. Halloween season is a bubbling brew of history, belief, contemporary attitudes and goofy good times. Within paganism, the world of Earth-centered spirituality, October is the season of the ancestors and contains our New Year on the 31st. Our cycle ends, and then…