Nightmares and Dreams

Telling your friends or family members that you are a witch or at least influenced by a spiritual bent can come with unintended outcomes. For example, I’ve become something of the go-to person for dream or nightmare interpretation. Even people I have not seen since March have texted me to tell me that they orContinue reading “Nightmares and Dreams”

What Do You Call a Male Witch?

As a Millennial, watching internet culture evolve and grow has been one of the more interesting and exciting aspects of our lifetime. We’re old enough that we can remember corded phones and the dial-up screeching of our AOL internet and yet young enough that we know our way around computers and smart phones. In someContinue reading “What Do You Call a Male Witch?”

Demon at the Door

A “Haunted Friday” Story – E. Stone I was never afraid of ghosts when I was a child. It probably had a lot to do with living in a haunted house where my my siblings, my mother, and I nonchalantly shared paranormal experiences over dinner. It wasn’t that we dealt with spirits every day, butContinue reading “Demon at the Door”

We’re Only Human

It’s hard describing how empowered you feel when you first embrace the witch in you. It’s almost like you know you can accomplish or achieve anything you set your mind to. Suddenly, there’s a world of possibility and nothing is standing in your way. You become aware of the potential inside of you and theContinue reading “We’re Only Human”

What is a Book of Shadows?

It sounds pretty epic, doesn’t it? Like a tome of ancient wisdom passed down from Merlin himself or a quest item in the sprawling RPG you’ve poured hundreds of hours into (looking at you Skyrim and Dragon Age: Inquisition). If you’ve seen Charmed, the Book of Shadows the Halliwell sisters consult in every episode onlyContinue reading “What is a Book of Shadows?”

Pagan or Wiccan: What’s the Difference?

One of the things I love most about the spiritual community is the diversity within it. I have had the honor and pleasure of meeting so many amazing people, all from different walks of life, united in mutual respect for one another, appreciative of our similarities, but grateful for our uniqueness as well. Because weContinue reading “Pagan or Wiccan: What’s the Difference?”

Spells and Their Risks

My grandmother called me fat last night. It’s nothing new. My whole life (even before I was overweight), she’s had this obsession with size and weight. I never quite understood the fixation, but when I was younger, it understandably would hurt to hear it. Now that I’m older… well… It still hurts. Especially since I’veContinue reading “Spells and Their Risks”

An Argument Against Love Spells

As a high school teacher, it was incredible to me how interested my students were in whether or not I was married. When I first stepped into the classroom as an educator, I was twenty-five, and when they inevitably found out that I was a Ms. and not a Mrs., they would tell me, “Don’tContinue reading “An Argument Against Love Spells”

Practice Healing Responsibly

Alternative medicine can sound like such a bad phrase to some. When we look back on human history, we can easily see the problem with the practice of it. A long time ago, administering liquid Mercury was said to grant immortality. Dousing ailments on paper and soaking them in streams and creeks was said toContinue reading “Practice Healing Responsibly”

Bad Witch?

Why do witches have such a bad rap? Think about it. When most people imagine a witch, they bring to mind a picture of an old woman, green skin and warts, black clothes and a pointy hat. Most of the time the image is accompanied by a twisted broomstick or a glowing cauldron. Their onlyContinue reading “Bad Witch?”