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Researching the Whistleblower Thing

This is not a political blog. This is my personal blog and I am a political person. I get frustrated with the way the media doesn’t tend to tell the whole story and I get frustrated with the way politicians twist the story to fit their narrative. I often end up diving down a rabbit […]

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Pagan Family Movie Night

This is my compiled list of favorite movies for Pagan families to watch together. They have the potential to spark thoughtful discussion of values and themes that Pagan families often hold dear. These are in no particular order and I will continue to add to the list as I discover or remember more. Brother Bear – […]

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Reflections on Midsummer

The thing about Midsummer, when you live on a farm, is that it’s a break, more so perhaps even than Midwinter. At Midsummer (at least here) we have just finished busting our butts to get the planting done and there’s not much left to do there but water and watch for weeds and celebrate the […]

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Why 2016 Sucks Numerologically Speaking

Before I begin, I should warn you that I am not an expert on numerology. In truth, I’ve always been a bit math-phobic and numerology seemed too math-ish to not be intimidating. Besides, it’s based on arbitrarily assigned numbers, right? A few years ago, though, someone approached me and asked if he could use my Pagan […]

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Smudging the Word Smudge

Recently I was scolded by a fellow witch for suggesting the use of smudging to prepare magical tools. It’s not the first time I’ve been scolded about smudging. Smudging, I am told, is a cultural practice and doing it is cultural appropriation, damaging and disrespectful. But I had lots of opinions about this, some of […]

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Mitigating the Effects of a Trump Presidency

Now that Donald Trump is officially our President elect, barring a miracle from the Electoral College in December, we’re going to have to deal with it. Notice I did not say, “sit down, shut up and accept it”. Nor did I say “Wait and see”. In fact, I believe that waiting and seeing is a […]

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Maybe I Don’t Want To Be A Millionaire

In his book, Financial Sorcery, Jason Miller points out that most magical people don’t have the mindset it takes to attract money. (totally paraphrasing here) Most of us feel guilty about wanting money or believe deep down that money is somehow bad for us. This is only exacerbated by the fact that the Pagan community has […]

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The Code of Hospitality

The code of hospitality is an ancient code common to just about every ancient culture and moral code. What it states basically is that anyone who comes to your home, invited or uninvited, should be treated with the utmost respect, provided food, comfort and basically be treated like family and once the guests immediate needs […]

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What Witches Know

I have been thinking about this a lot lately: The knowledge that I possess (or hope to eventually possess) that I attribute to being a Witch. Not like “I am a Witch and therefore I have this magical knowledge” but “I am a Witch and therefore as part of my path I seek out this […]

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Some Samhain History

Samhain originated as a Gaelic festival. The word is from the name for the month of November. A popular translation of the word is “Summer’s end” though it could refer to an “assembly” or “gathering”. The festival kicks off the month beginning with Samhain night (October 31st) and runs through Samhain Day (November 1st). Traditionally […]

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