• Making a Maven

    Holidays and Altars

    The Wheel of the Year that we see today stems from the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. These traditions do come from historical holiday or celebrations that pre-date Wiccans, but were made popular by Gerald Gardner’s teachings. If you follow the Wiccan Wheel of the year, the story remains largely the same. Specific paths may have slight variation but its…

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    Discovering – Chaos Magick

    Every time I hear “chaos magick,” I honestly have no idea to what they are referring.  And honestly, it seems to mean something different to everyone! Magick is all about shaping the world around us through our will or by focusing the energy of the universe or divine power [depends on your perspective].  Chaos magick is focused on that same…

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    Discovering – Santeria

    Santería is oft one of the most misunderstood religious and spiritual practices. It often faces assumptions that its followers are “evil.” When we see Santería mentioned in the media, we are faced with images of animal sacrifice. That is all we are shown of this historically and culturally rich religion. When practices such as these are facing our dominant Christian…