Today we sadly mark the passing of a storyteller, priestess, consultant, reader, and author, Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson, who left this world on April 12, 2013. From her Witchvox obituary:
Bronwynn was a passionate writer and story-teller. She authored several books, including One Witches Way and Cookie Cutter Magic, as well as myriad other articles, short stories, and poems, many of which also saw publication. She was an active member of the Pagan community, an exulted and revered Priestess, a respected consultant and reader -- and a tenacious friend and ally. Bronwynn loved nature, and was at peace while hiking a forest, or any coast touched by an ocean. She loved entertaining and playing
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Two weeks ago, I posted a Holiday gift guide for Pagans, Wiccans, and cool people, sharing some of the books I've acquired that were published within the past year or so that I figured would make nifty gifts for your favorite witches. (Only the ones who've been really good and bad this year!) But what if you don't want to give the gift of books, but you still have Pagans in your life you'd like to shop for?
Cara Schultz at PNC Minnesota has very kindly done all kinds of research to round up the ultimate giving list. So much so that it had to be divided into two parts!
As a blogger, one of my responsibilities is to read other blogs and see what others are communicating. If you've been reading various blogs, you might note that one recent point of contention is the type of person known as a "fluffy bunny."
Ah, the fluffy bunny. Anyone who has been involved with magick, Paganism, or occultism for more than a brief time tends to dismiss the infamous fluffy bunny. Unfortunately, it has become a catch phrase for just about anything someone wants to denounce. In looking over some of these blogs, here are a few of the various definitions of the expression that have been posted:
They are new to the study of an occult field
Their ideas are based on
Yule is quickly approaching, and let’s face it – shopping for presents can be yucky! Receiving presents can be yucky, too, when they’re just not right for you and you feel bad that the gift giver wasted their money on something that you’ll never use. To lower the yuck factor all around, here are some suggestions for gift giving, making it painless for you and beneficial to the recipient. You can shop quickly and easily with the click of a mouse, and your friends will love you for giving them such cool books.
Below I’ve listed some common types of friends – gardeners, artists, Celtophiles, college students, Goths, kitchen witches, dudes, lovers, the heavily armed, and the