Colonialism, Mysticism, and Poison Wheat

“The problem is half of neo-paganism and especially occultism is a product of neocolonialism, orientalism, racism, and antisemitism. That number is more than half the second you visit any generic New Age section in a bookstore. It can’t just be a trimming of the more offensive looking branches of these groups. Folks need search for root…

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Happy Full Moon

I’ve been focusing on art and divination lately. I’m taking this introspective and retrospective energy of the lunar eclipse in Pisces to cook up some thought-provoking articles about my pilgrimage back to my home state and some more commentary on current events. Talismanic art like the piece above will soon be for sale through this…

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We’re back!

I’ve finally, successfully, completely switched the site to our new servers. Sorry for the wait. All links should be functional again. Expect new posts soon. <3

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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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dragonsbreath

The greatest evils in this world are not born of spirits or powers and principalities, the evil in this world is born of Man and the traumas he induces and the violence he commits. Don’t let them try to quell your wrath. Anger is your right. Do not forgive. Never, ever forget. Oppression is a…

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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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