Please wipe your feet…

Here’s another thing that sparks a good bit of discussion in Wicca: What to leave outside the sacred circle. It’s not a notion that is exclusive to Wicca, I got introduced to the idea many years ago when I invited to attend a sweat lodge with some native american friends. The way it was explained to […]

Wicca and inclusion

Here is an interesting though: how to define an inclusive coven? The first question has to be: what do you define as inclusiveness; what is it that would make you think a coven is not inclusive? Some sort of statement in the BoS? That would be silly, as the introduction to the BoS would normally […]

The Principle of Gender

This post is a follow up on Magick and gender. Quite a few people responded to this on various sources of social media and it seems especially well received by trans and gender fluid people who come across obstacles in working Wicca rituals. I accepted a few invitations to discuss this further and I was […]

Of Origins

I felt that I need to extrapolate on Lets talk about Satan, where I said in quite a few words that I didn’t feel the need to use an Abrahamic concept in my religion, I have plenty of alternatives from the Earth based religions and religions pre-Abrahamic. I had exchange of viewpoints with someone who felt that I […]

Magick and gender

There is something I need to get off my chest in regards of “Alexandrian tradition”. In ceremonial magic, some people state that certain roles in ritual can only be performed by women, and other roles that can only performed by men. The supposed reason behind this is that feminine and masculine energies are different and […]

Being traditional

As a Wiccan pagan, I sometimes comes across people who question the legitimacy of my craft. Wiccans are ready to admit that their “tradition” is a young one, perhaps the earliest to boast is around the 1960’s, and even then, there is plenty of evidence that Wiccan tradition by itself can show quite some diversity […]

Beware of the Faeries

Sometimes it comes up, the subject of Faeries. In joyful banter on social media, I often get comments like this lady: “Oh, I see you live in Ireland, with the Fairies, that must be so magically! Have you seen one?” Lady, I am lucky to have walked this land without having clapped eyes on any […]

Pagan Gods and Goddesses

The biggest mistake one can make when looking at pagan gods and goddesses is to approach them in the same way as those of the abrahamic religions. In my view, monotheistic religions are much more strict on how their god is viewed, there is strict dogma about the nature of the god and ways to […]

Hash tag trigger warning

It seems to me that we, as humans, spend a considerable time to define ourselves and to which group we belong, something I raised before in Cats, wasps and bullshit But while the occupation is a quite normal human behaviour pattern, modern social media has made this meditative pastime into a rather annoying in your face […]

An unusual Beltane

As a Wiccan and an Alexandrian, I usually celebrate the seasons with my coven. The wheel of the year and the land is central in our traditions and the ceremonies bring us mirth and joy (something Alexandrians are very good at, the mirth thing 🙂 ) But this years Beltane was a bit unusual, in the […]