Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Thorn Mooney, author of Traditional Wicca and the new Witch's Path.
One of the questions I receive the most in my travels and hanging out on the witchy internet is, "Where are the advanced books? What should I read to take the next steps?" It's worth asking first, though, "What does it mean for a book to be advanced?"
Is it just a question of containing difficult magical techniques? Secrets? Tons of exercises? Over-the-top requirements that you sacrifice your personal or professional life in order to be a sincere practitioner? Does it have to be exclusive—available only to a chosen few? Or serve as a key to the Mysteries of the
Last month I was able to attend two wonderful conferences: PantheaCon and ConVocation. Now, I don’t know about you, dear reader, but these events get me high as a kite. And by that, I mean spiritually and mentally high – not a drug or alcohol high. That’s one of the reasons Pagans love going to festivals. It’s such a great chance to reconnect, learn, and let your spirit soar. It leaves you with warm fuzzies for days afterwards.
At both conferences I came away with a major theme in my brain, and in this post I’d like to share with you the meaning of PantheaCon for me this year: reconnecting the tribes. PantheaCon’s official theme was “Back to Basics” this time but I think