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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Modern Witch Podcast, Season 7, Episode 1

I am excited to be co-hosting this season of the Modern Witch Podcast! For 13 episodes, Devin Hunter and I will be tackling the really big questions that face the modern practitioner of witchcraft, such [...]

Movie Review: “The Witch” and the Initiatic Journey (Major Spoilers)

OK, witches... It's time to talk about pop-culture and how we are portrayed in the media. No... this isn't one of those angry rants about how we are erroneously maligned in TV and movies... this [...]

Interview: This Week in Heresy

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Rev. Gina Pond for This Week in Heresy where we talked about Faery tradition, secrecy in the Craft, being a public witch, the nature of the Gods, [...]

The Sabbatic Dance, at the New Orleans Witches Ball 2015

Here's a short clip of me leading the ancestral ritual at this year's New Orleans Witches Ball. Here we are invoking "the Magister"; a tutelary spirit of the Old Craft and patron of Black Rose Witchcraft. [...]

Betwixt and Between

It's official! I'm pleased to be able to share with you all the beginnings of the manifestations of one of my long-term goals. I have wanted to publish a book about my take on Faery [...]

Earth Warriors Festival 2015: Evolve

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 8th annual Earth Warriors Festival in Clarksville, Ohio. Usually, when attending Pagan-themed events, I am working, generally teaching or leading rituals. This time I was there [...]

Redefining ‘Huckabee’

Remember when columnist Dan Savage was able to "redefine" 'Santorum' for us? Afterwards the 'frothy mix' was all in a tizzy trying to get Google to not link to the numerous blogs and websites that [...]

Workshops from Templefest 2015

I had promised those who attended my workshops at Templefest this year that I would provide handouts, and because I only collected email addresses at one of them I have decided just to make them [...]

Emerging from the Chrysalis: Coph Nia 2015

From time to time I am hired to teach at various Pagan events. This is an opportunity for me to speak to those aspects of my own practice that I believe hold value for others, such [...]

The Love of Kings

Today seems like an appropriate day to celebrate artistically with something akin to a same-sex marriage. I have been tinkering around with making one of my poems into a song for awhile, and I came [...]

Initiation announcement: Sphinx

Let it be known that yesterday, with Crow, Josh, and Zann assisting, I initiated Aaron "Sphinx" Capps into the inner circle of the Fae and he is now a fully consecrated Faery initiate and witch. [...]

Initiation announcement: Christopher Blackthorn

Let it be known that on this day, Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, by my hand and in the presence of the Old Ones, and with Chas, "Night Shade", Aurora, and Lynx assisting, I initiated Christopher [...]

Initiation announcement: Lynx

This is beginning to be a theme! But then again, who *doesn't* love a June wedding? Today, with "Night Shade", Chas, and Heather assisting, I had the honor of initiating Lynx into the inner circle [...]

Initiation announcement: Aurora Rose

I am so happy to announce that earlier today, by my hand and with Chas and Night Shade assisting, Heather King (Aurora Rose) was initiated into the inner circle of the Faery priesthood and she [...]

Custom sigil work

One of the apsects of my magical practice that I enjoy most is the art of making sigils and I am happy to now be offering this special service to the public. A sigil is [...]

The Pagan and St. Patrick’s Day: Why I Love This Holiday

I proudly celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It's a big part of the culture in which I was raised. Growing up in Dublin, CA, there was an identification with the Irish that fit my own family's [...]

Counting My Blessings: Post-Pantheacon Thoughts

I am sitting here contemplating the many blessings I received as a result of attending yet another PantheaCon. I have been attending for more years than I care to number, and while each of them [...]

Patriarchy is not about men.

Patriarchy is not about men. It's about boys. It's about those who are stunted and who cling to a wicked lie that some people are more equal than others. Real men do not need to [...]

Think Outside the Cult

So, according to the Facebook Page for the Florida Pagan Gathering, they have dis-invited the Pagan pedophile-apoligists, Gavin & Yvonne Frost. The reason they did so, however, is not because they experienced a sudden bout [...]

Magic is real! (But don’t you dare believe in it.)

Witches and warlocks are a diverse bunch. We like to study arcane magical practices, talk to spirits, and cast spells and none of us will bat an eyelash. But it seems that once someone decides [...]

Poem: The Divine Twins

  THE DIVINE TWINS By the starry light above, behold the soaring azure dove. By the darkness far beneath, the scarlet serpent bears his teeth. As each do turn to spy the other brother, enemy, [...]

New Orleans Witches’ Ball 2013

I was honored to have been asked to lead the ritual at this year's New Orleans Witches Ball. The event itself was fabulous... the costumes... the music... the food.. the dancing... the puppet show... everything [...]