The PantheaCon Report: 2017 edition

Gather round stardust children for a tale of journeys with Egyptian Gods, magickal plants, Pokemon battles and a prophecy of Pie. Annually, over the course of 4 days hundreds of practicing Pagans, Occultists, Witches and ‘tourists’ descend upon the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose to share, present and sell at Pantheacon. There is a story within each person’s experience, and …

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Liminal Book Review: The Witches’ Ointment

The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic. Thomas Hatsis; Park Street Press, Rochester, Vermont. 286 pages. As the waning moon appears on a darkened horizon, I remove my clothes and light a candle with intentions of oneiromanic prophecies. From a hidden cupboard in an old 19th century secretary, I remove several tins with arcane symbols…magickal salves of soporific splendours …

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PantheaCon Report ~ 2016 Edition

A lot can be said by an attendee’s first and last presentations during the long weekend of PantheaCon; mine were “Willful Bane: the History, Techniques and Ethics of Hexing” and “Rite of Needful Unbinding”. Although the schedule was rather bland, the few exceptional rituals and lectures I attended  really rejuvenated some witchy feelz. I wrote haikus to pass the time, …

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Episode 6: The Death Current

In this episode I explore the practice of Ancestor worship and share some personal anecdotes as well. Music in this episode features songs by Faun, from the albums Totem and Licht.   Resources mentioned in the podcast: Martin Coleman’s “Communing With the Spirits” Sarah Iles Johnston’s “Restless Dead: Encounters Between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece” “Liber Falxifer: …

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Episode 5: The Hekatean Special

As promised, here is the long-awaited episode in which I spill the beans about Hekate. I hope this will become an annual event, growing and maturing with the show.There’s music, anecdotes, information, recommended materials…slight rants. I kept this episode all about Our Lady of the Crossroads. Below you will find links to websites and online sources, shops and artists of which …

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30 Days of Hermes: Suggestions

Day 30: Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity? For my last post, I would like to include a list of links I have utilized over the course of these 30 days of devotional writing. Some I quoted directly and provided hyperlinks within the text itself, but here it is easier to find. I also would …

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30 Days of Hermes: Deity Wishes

Day 28: Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently I would like to understand the connections between Hermes and Hekate, more than the obvious tasks as chthonios. He and Hekate have kinda ganged up on me here… She led me to do this work and I hope after my year to begin doing the same with …

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30 Days of Hermes: Qualities, Art, Music and Poetry

****Because I will be gone away camping this weekend, I posted all three of the next day’s posts in one. Please enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! **** Day 19: What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire? What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling? The quick-thinking and friendly Hermes is an …

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30 Days of Hermes: Gender and Sexuality

Day 18: How does this deity stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG) 18. Powerfully quick, focused in pursuits, and long in distance…Hermes is the epidemy of masculinity. Pillared, phallic Hermai littered the countryside of ancient Hellenic realms. The four-sided Herm was more than a block of wood or stone…a head on top and penis placed just …

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