August, 2017

On Charlottesville and Elsewhere

  What the fuck can you say about Charlottesville? What can you say or do about any egregious act of violence or hatred? Lately, I’ve been really struggling with the “Thoughts and prayers” posts on social media. To me, it’s an echoing, mocking cry. It is not enough to just think and pray; if it was, we wouldn’t be here. Most practitioners of magic will tell you that spells and prayers are only a part of the work. For example, you can pray all you want for a new job, but you gotta send out your resume, you gotta fill […]

Reflections on Lammas/Lughnasadh and Imbolc

  Imbolc and Lammas/Lughnasadh are the two Sabbats I struggle with the most. It’s not that I flat out hate these Sabbats, it’s just that I feel incredibly uninspired by them. I think it’s worth noting that these two complement each other on the Wheel of the Year. Perhaps it because of the climate here. At Imbolc, it’s still bitterly cold, possibly the coldest time of the year- you can’t really get out and stomp on the ground to awaken- the ground is still covered in snow. With Lammas/Lughnasadh, the opposite applies; it doesn’t feel nor look like the first […]