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 While an outdated etymon persists in dominating the conversation about the viability of that terms’ use in modern parlance, it was not until I came to the Faery/Faerie/Feri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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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)
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 as how we are portrayed in the media, how do we take the wisdom of [...]
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 is about what they got right. If you haven't seen the new film The Witch, stop reading [...]
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, and more! Check it out!
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. "Magister, the Man in Black, Horned Devil, silver tongued, Man to Stag to [...]
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 tradition for many years and that is finally about to happen. I am happy to [...]
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 as my husband’s “plus one” and so I had the majority of the festival to [...]
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 followed suit. Well, I propose that we do the same for Republican, and sorry excuse [...]