Summer Solstice: a Pictish Approach

We’re getting closer and closer to the longest day of the year, but here the celebrations have already started. However, before we get started on ideas to celebrate it with Pictish spirits, I would like to give you a very…

Woad, Celts and Picts

Perhaps the most popular assumption about the Picts is that they “stained themselves with woad”. If it’s true, why? Is woad good for the skin?Well, today as you can see I brought some of it, so you can judge for…

Lyko, Nykhia and my Familiar

Alright well, it’s been not even a solid year that I have honestly identified as a witch. From the very beginning I got tight with my goddess Hekate. We were talking daily. Really I did all the talking and like…

Magic of the Mystai

There are as many paths of witchcraft as there are witches. Ask ten practioners what the path of the Wise One means, and you’ll likely get ten different definitions. Still, as we find our footing along the way, various terms…

Hekate the Distant One

‘Distant’ doesn’t have entirely positive connotations. We might take distant to mean detached, cold, uncaring. We might wonder, how to connect with Hekate, when her very name,  ‘distant one’ suggests a state of not being ‘with’ her at all?I think…

Ergatis the Energizer

First things first I enjoy giving credit where credit is due. One of the first conversations I had with my mentor Niki almost a year ago was about the Epithets of Hekate. I was newer than I am now and…

Would the Picts Ban Abortion?

Abortion in Pictland isn’t a topic I come across too often, but regardless, I’m feeling this uneasiness inside my chest which I always feel when a spirit wants to talk through me. The words are still mine, of course, for…

Be Careful of What You Witch For

A little while back I was financially frustrated. I live in a camper. This sounds cool right? Wrong. It’s a 27 foot vinyl piece of trash. I could go on but that’s not what this is about. My husband and…

Value in the Virtual

Virtual communities have grown like wildfire since the infant days of the internet. From chat rooms and video games to online courses and virtual covens, there are special interest groups for just about everything these days. Despite this popularity, there…