The Curse of Witchcraft

"One hand to heal, one hand to hex. One heart, one mind to know what's best."    I've been thinking a lot about Aradia, lately. She has always been a potent figure of the personal empowerment of the witch, in my eyes, and features in the mythos of the Black Rose Witchcraft school; [...]

Refusing to Normalize Hate

I. Just. Can't. Even. This is nothing less than a NATIONAL EMERGENCY. With the help of a foreign power, we elected an *actual fascist*. He has *proven* that he will not help all Americans by his appointments alone. White nationalism cannot be allowed to take control of our country. This [...]

Election Magic 2016 Pt. 2: The Real Work

So what now? For many of us it feels as if the very values of truth and decency have been trampled and we find ourselves bruised and bloodied, fearful for what the future may hold for us. But this is not the end of the world. It is a call [...]

A Post-Election Vision for America

  The vision I have for America is larger than this election. It's larger than just the rhetoric and the venom, and politics, and the lies. I envision an America in which all her people are equal and free. In which we care for our sick and our poor, rather [...]

Election Magic 2016: Truth, Democracy, and Wonder Woman

Today marks Election Day in the US where we have the civic duty of choosing who will steer our country for the next four years. There has been so much in the way of orchestrated lies (a common occurrence in American politics, to be certain) that I wanted my spellwork [...]

Book Update: Betwixt & Between

My author proof came today! (Well... the digital PDF version, anyway; the paper version is en route.) I'm so excited to be watching these little milestones as the book moves through the stages of manifestation. This book has been a labor of love. I have taken the material that I was [...]

Dedication announcement: David Salisbury

I am very pleased to announce that yesterday, in the presence of the Old Ones, I passed the Taibhsearachd to my student, David Salisbury. He is now a formal Dedicant of the BlueRose lineage of the Faery tradition, as well as my apprentice. Congratulations, David! I know we can all expect good [...]

Becoming a Warlock: Silence, Oaths, and My Life in the F(a)eri(e) Tradition

Though I have always loved the term, I did not always use the word "warlock" to describe myself. While an outdated etymon persists in dominating the conversation about the viability of that terms’ use in modern parlance, it was not until I came to the Faery/Faerie/Feri tradition that I realized [...]

Dedication announcement: Devin Hunter

I am pleased to announce that tonight I assisted my husband Chas Bogan in passing the Taibhsearachd to our partner, Devin Hunter, and he is now a fully empowered Faery sorcerer, and formal Dedicant of BlueRose. Congratulations, Devin! It's been a long time coming.

Betwixt & Between: The Cover Revealed!

It's finally here! The cover for my upcoming book, Betwixt & Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft! Cover art by the talented Kevin R. Brown, the book will be released in January 2017 by Llewellyn Worldwide. As we get closer to the release date I will be offering some special incentives [...]

Initiation announcement: Circe

I am pleased to announce that on this day, Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, by my hand and in the presence of the Old Ones, with Chas,  Aurora, and Lynx assisting, I initiated Shelley "Circe" Griswold into the inner Mysteries of the Faery priesthood. Welcome, sister, to the inner circle of our Holy [...]

Modern Witch, New Episode! (S7E2: Boil Our Cauldron)

Hello, witches! In this latest episode Devin and I talk about what really boils our cauldrons... "witchier than thou" attitudes online... moralistic disassociation from Satanism (they're nice people!), insistence on the "3 Fold Law" (yawn), misguided judgement on using the word 'warlock' (really, witches?), and more! Boil Our Cauldron (S7E2)