The Old Gods

The Mórrígan as Mother and More: My Appearance on Personal Pans

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

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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?

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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

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Becoming A Forest Witch

Now that I live in my own forest in southern Appalachia, it’s time to turn my back on humanity and become the forest witch we all learned about in fairyContinue readingBecoming A Forest Witch

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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

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The Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma

CW: Sexual Assault Áine (pronounced awn-ya) is a powerful Sovereignty Goddess centered in Co. Limerick, Ireland. She’s celebrated at the summer solstice, when farmers would (and sometimes still do) lightContinue readingThe Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma

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Preparing For Magic

My parents have finally gone too far. I am, for the first time, going to hex them. Obviously they’ve done a lifetime’s worth of damage to me. But one weekContinue readingPreparing For Magic

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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

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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

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The Mòrrìgan and Mental Health

I was in a very deep pit. Surrounded by fog and darkness, weighed down by heavy stones. Chunks of time were missing from my memory. For days on end IContinue readingThe Mòrrìgan and Mental Health

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