I had the honor of appearing this week on the Personal Pans podcast with Vanessa Walilko. We had so much fun, I feel like I’ve gained a new friend. Here’sContinue readingThe Mórrígan as Mother and More: My Appearance on Personal Pans
Do Abusive Ancestors Grow On The Other Side?
More thoughts spurred by Tyler Henry’s new Netflix series, Life After Death. In one episode, Tyler gives a message where a departed mother apologizes for how she treated her childContinue readingDo Abusive Ancestors Grow On The Other Side?
Appalachian Folk Magic, Hoodoo & Appropriation
Perusing Twitter yesterday as I recovered from breaking down my campsite, I came across this: Yikes. Obviously I had thoughts. I’ve left multiple “Appalachian witchcraft” groups on Facebook because whatContinue readingAppalachian Folk Magic, Hoodoo & Appropriation
Embracing The Darkness of Yule and Winter
The shortest day of the year is drawing to a close as I write this. Yule is a time of darkness as much as it is a celebration of returningContinue readingEmbracing The Darkness of Yule and Winter
Can People With Family Trauma Do Ancestor Work?
So apparently there are some occult-types who think Ancestor veneration is required for all of us. But for those of us with trauma, family is often a tricky subject. IfContinue readingCan People With Family Trauma Do Ancestor Work?
When Ancestors Did Horrible Things
In 1622, the colonists at Jamestown in what is now Virginia were outgrowing the boundaries of the original settlement. Relations with the local Powhatan tribe had thus far been good,Continue readingWhen Ancestors Did Horrible Things
Practical Polytheism: a Week’s Worth of Gods and Spirits
One of the things I found most confusing as I was first developing my pagan practice was how to incorporate multiple deities and spirits without offending any particular one. EspeciallyContinue readingPractical Polytheism: a Week’s Worth of Gods and Spirits
Biddy Early: Healing Comes With a Price
In the southwest of Ireland, midway between Galway and Limerick, a mother and father are worriedly tending their sick daughter. Tenant farmers in the time of Famine, most of theContinue readingBiddy Early: Healing Comes With a Price