Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Brandy Williams, author of The Woman Magician, Practical Magic for Beginners, and For the Love of the Gods.
The ancestors came to me when I was 16. I was struggling to survive an abusive family. They'd ripped me out of the school where I had friends and ported me half a country away. I had rejected their values, their racism and sexism, their scam-people-and-run-away work ethic, and the Catholic faith in which they had raised me. Alone, battered, suicidal, I literally did not know who to pray to. So I prayed to the universe. "Help me!"
The ancestors heard a child in trouble and answered my desperate call. I clearly saw a ring of people,
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Devin Hunter, author of the new Witch's Book of Power.
For thirteen years I have had the privilege of traveling all over the US attending and presenting at Pagan and Earth-centered spirituality events, festivals, and retreats. During this time I have come to deeply love the Pagan community and have learned so much about myself. Festivals are not just a great way for us to meet others of like mind, but are perfect waypoints throughout our year that mark our growth and evolution as both an individual and as a community. These events are cornerstones in our small niche, and without them Paganism and its ideals would not have spread the way that
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lasara Firefox Allen, author of the new Jailbreaking the Goddess.
This pen, this keyboard, these are my magickal tools. They are more powerful for me then a blade, a chalice, a candle, a besom, a bell. These are my tools that easily cut a doorway between worlds. They create new trajectories, finding a path where there was none before.
These tools are meta-magick: these tools create new tools. Tools in the form of words, prayers, stories of coming days toward which we may work. Weaving visions of more liberated, more just worlds, we seed potential. A spell here, a new word there, a new world over there. These are the magicks that transform
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sophia and Denny Sargent, authors of the new Book of Dog Magic.
We have been dog lovers our whole lives, and have found many remarkable myths and folklore about them. As spring emerges, the one myth that really comes to mind to share is the "First Dog" myth told by several Native American tribes. Not only does this myth get to the heart of the special and very ancient relationship between human beings and the dogs that help us in so many ways, it also reminds us that they are our partners, not our servants.
Many researchers believe that without the help of wolves that bonded with ancient prehistoric peoples, we might not have survived as a