Tag: Diana Rajchel

What to do when your world is on fire

It’s apocalyptic here in the San Francisco Bay area. This is the second night where the haze from the fires from Sonoma County and Napa Valley has so obscured the sun in San Francisco that it is nothing but a red disk glowering at the […]

Untangling the Labyrinth of Cult Behaviors: One Scenario Analyzed

Last week, Cara Schulz posted WicCom Priest Under Fire for Ethical and Sexual Misconduct on Pagan news blog the Wild Hunt. The story, in an unusual twist for such matters in the Pagan community, has people from both sides of the contention speaking about the […]

My warning labels

I’m not a chest pounder. I don’t flash my titles and initiations and backgrounds. I do my work, I shut the f— up until I’ve done my deeds and for the most part I stay away from covens, lodges, or anything involving a group mind. […]

On #bindtrump and the #magicresistance by Diana Rajchel

The #bindtrump movement harkens to the stories about the witches of Great Britain using magic to keep Hitler off their island. They, unlike those of us in the US, were pro-active – a significant advantage when working magic for home and country.

A Ritual to Grieve Injustice by Diana Rajchel

It’s been a bad year. Last week was an especially bad week in 2017, both for me as a city priestess and for justice in the world in general. First, four people died in a workplace shooting in San Francisco. Then the verdict for the death of […]

On #bindtrump and the #magicresistance: some suggested embellishments

Here’s a few tips for witches participating in the #magicresistance

June is Pagan Values Month! by Diana Rajchel

It’s the 9th Annual Pagan Values month. While most Pagan writers, bloggers, etc. write about Pagan Values on a daily basis, we invite you to go a little deeper on topics dear to your heart. How do you express your values in your daily life? […]

(Spoilers) The Love Witch vs the Pagan Patriarchy by Diana Rajchel

In this season passing between Beltane and Midsummer, the phrase All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals emerges often. As the earth heats up, so do we, and certain Pagans move into the sacred season of sexuality – and all the hot, sweaty […]

That’s Gross Don’t Do That By Diana Rajchel

Pantheacon, 2015 Standing in line for the Green Fairy Party. Someone peers at my badge, scans my name. Turns to friend and says “Oh, that’s nobody famous. Let’s go see if we can find  —–.” Pantheacon 2017 At a suite event. Hostess is openly charmed […]

The Invisible Author That Lives in Your Home By Diana Rajchel

“Does it bother you?” The TV, on mute, flashed images from SyFy Channel – Beast Master? The low-frills hotel desk was converted into a mini bar to beat the Hilton brand. We sipped our cocktails as I slipped into gossip like awkward lingerie. He reminded me of an incident […]