Problems with Pagan meetups

Have you ever been to one of the public Pagan meetups and never went back? I’ve gone to many Pagan meetups over the years. Some have been good, most have been fruitless, a few have been downright bad. I’m optimistic… Continue Reading →

Hekate: Rite of Her Sacred Fires 2016

Last weekend I performed the Rite of Her Sacred Fires, a devotional celebration of the mysteries of the goddess Hecate. Since 2010, worshipers all over the world have performed this ritual during the full moon of May. It was beautiful to see people… Continue Reading →

My DNA test results

In 2007, I began dabbling in genealogy. My family came to the United States as refugees from Cuba and I knew very little about my background. My Paganism led me to my ancestors and I wanted to know more about… Continue Reading →

Review: Daughter of the Sun

I am not devoted to Egyptian gods and goddesses and I know very little about them. I would not have picked up Daughter of Sun: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet, but, in full disclosure, my friend Tina Georgitsis… Continue Reading →

Mad witches

Last week was rough for women in Australia. A federal government minister, Jamie Briggs, resigned over inappropriate behaviour towards a female public servant while out drinking in Hong Kong. He sent photos of the woman to his friends and they leaked… Continue Reading →

How to create your Book of Shadows

A Book of Shadows is a book containing information and instructions for rituals and other magickal work. Similar books can be found all across the world, from ancient magical incantations written on clay tablets in the ancient world through textbooks… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2016

Happy Gregorian New Year! I had a wonderful and productive magickal year. I dedicated 2015 to strengthening my tarot skills and much of that came though learning the Marseilles style. In 2016 and beyond, I plan to continue those studies,… Continue Reading →

Tides and the AWC

I just returned from a month-long visit to Florida, where I grew up. I spent the month visiting with my family and friends and introducing my partner to them as well as to the weird and wonderful place that is… Continue Reading →

Solstice and Christmas

Since I moved from Miami to Melbourne in 2012, I’ve struggled to figure out what to do with Christmas. I don’t celebrate Christmas as the commemoration of the birth of Christ, but rather as a secular holiday. Back in Miami, I… Continue Reading →

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