The Spring Equinox and Eggs

A Brief History of the Chicken and the Egg In honor of the Spring Equinox I am going to talk about the ritual uses of eggs and egg decorating, but before I can get into that I must tell you the history and symbolism of our friend, the humble chicken. The chicken was first domesticated in…

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Whose Fear Is It Anyway?

The Balancing Act Between Staying Informed And Staying Healthy Enough To Help Others   At some point as I reposted yet another well-intentioned political infographic or article I realised how disingenuous it all is. I’m very left-leaning, and so are about 99% of my friends in my newsfeeds on every social media platform. So constantly…

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Meditations from the Warrior Path

  Gather ’round, children. This is not going to be your usual recycled jargon you get about the Morrigan from middle aged Patheos bloggers. (No disrespect to the old timers, but no flattery either.) These are some raw, real, meditations and considerations from the actual field, so I’m not going to give you the same…

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Discerning the Spirits

Follow up to this post I made: As soon as someone starts describing deities or entities in terms of “higher” or “lower” *vibrations* you can pretty much discount anything they say since they’re still caught up in a painfully dualistic and moralistic worldview that is not conducive to actual sorcery. So you might be like:…

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The Morrigan makes her own schedule

(photo by Matt Preston on flickr) So approximately 2 years ago I did a ritual and asked the Morrigan to do a handful of very specific things, very impossible-for-me-to-achieve-on-my-own kind of things, one of these things was getting my broke ass to Ireland within a year, the other requests I can’t really say much about but one…

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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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David Bowie – Ars Moriendi – A Good Death

My first post on my “grown up” blog was supposed to be this sappy post about community that I started around Yule and was going to publish in December, but I got caught up in other things. Then all this happened. Now that I am sufficiently intoxicated and painted up like Ziggy Stardust I have…

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