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Why I Left My First Coven

I did not ever think that a coven would appeal to me. I shied away from Wicca because of the rules of the faith and practice. I wanted to build and create my own way. Yet, when I was invited to join a small online coven, I was excited. The leader was knowledgeable and had…

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Building Your Own Wheel of the Year

If you don’t really want to tie your practice to the traditional wheel, make your own! The key is to nail down the seasons or times that feel truly significant to you. If I were to create my own wheel, it would probably look something similar to this: Yule/Christmas Christmas has always been a significant…

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…

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…

Discovering – Hoodoo & Voodoo

Hoodoo and voodoo are often used interchangeably thanks to modern media.  Both have a rich history and heavy cultural influence in Haiti and in the southern U.S., primarily Louisiana. Both have their roots in West Africa, but there is a very distinct line between the two.  Hoodoo is a spiritual and magickal system.  Voodoo (Vodou…