During this Samhain season I’ve decided to do some work to aid my ancestors and help to connect them to the blessings of the Gods that I honor and that are close to me. I invite you to join in this experiment.
There’s a long standing joke among Wiccans: “How can you tell which is the High Priestess in a coven of witches?” “She’s the one with the broom!” It’s only funny if you get the unspoken visual of said broom being used to physically clean out […]
I’ve decided today to explore my take on the sacred. What is sacred to me, how I decided what I found to be sacred, and to cast in relief those things which are definitely not at all sacred to me. The process of articulating what […]
Welcome to Into The Mystic, a blog about Mystical Paganism and polytheism. My name is R.M. McGrath and I’ll be your guide. The purpose of this blog is to explore mysticism and contemplative religion in a Pagan or polytheist context. In part, this will be done […]
I was raised in a middle-class white family, on a steady diet of New Age books filled with lofty prose about enlightenment, spiritual growth, doing-what-you-love, positive thinking, and my least favorites of all, “love and light” and “driving out the darkness.” As I got older […]