• 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 root is the same – birth, growth, death and rebirth. The Goddess gives birth to a son in midwinter.  Through the spring he grows to be a young man.  The Goddess appears to him as a young maiden.  She falls pregnant and grows older, wiser, and more beautiful throughout the…

  • Making a Maven

    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 goal – but in a completely unstructured, uncontrolled fashion [hence the chaos!]. No personal practice develops when utilizing chaos magick.  What you did yesterday in ritual, or casting, or whatever likely will never be used in the same fashion.  It’s not written down or established as tradition. Over time, practitioners…