The Confluence of Words and Practice

In the esoteric community you hear a lot about orthodoxy and orthopraxy. The words are Greek in origin, meaning “correct belief” and “correct practice”. Magic, being an active practice, puts a lot of emphasis on orthopraxy. What you don’t hear a lot about is orthoepy, or “correct speech”. This is probably because in modern English…

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Patreon account launched!

https://www.patreon.com/bodaciousbanshee Dear readers, followers, subscribers, and patrons: As a writer, an artist, an educator, a folklorist, and a freelance sorceress I devote a lot of time to research and writing in order to produce quality informational blog posts atbodaciousbanshee.com and acdemically informed classes and workshops at the New Orleans School for Esoteric Arts (nosea.org). I…

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Serpent’s Breath and Songs of Making

Image: River Barrow, Craignamana Bridge, Ireland by Jeanne Smith from waterways.org.uk Those of you who know me from my other blog have probably read my posts about Méche (probably pronounced MEEKheh, who I often spell Meche because it’s hard to type an accent on a computer keyboard). If you haven’t here is a brief description: Méche:…

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A spell to have secrets revealed to you in dreams

Every once in awhile you come across a spell in a old grimoire that is so shockingly similar to one you came up with yourself that you already did successfully that you get really excited and feel like you have to share it with someone…but then you remember you can’t just spill all your occult…

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