Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kate Freuler, author of the new Of Blood and Bones.
Doing shadow work in witchcraft is often thought of as examining your "dark side," which makes it sound far more sinister than it actually is. In truth, shadow work is a natural and integral part of the craft, allowing us to find balance by looking inward at ourselves and honestly assessing what we find. Introspection and self reflection, which make up the bulk of shadow work, help us hone our practice and grow spiritually. In terms of spells and rituals, shadow work can range from dream work and meditation to banishing, binding, or even cursing in order to free ourselves of unwanted
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Recently a blog post called out Llewellyn and other publishers (but mostly Llewellyn because we’re the largest and oldest metaphysical book publisher) for our collective contribution to white supremacy. I cannot speak for all the employees of Llewellyn; the following are my own personal remarks that will hopefully shed light on the processes and work flow that I and the other five acquisitions editors at Llewellyn follow.*
I am only a racist being to the extent that I was raised in and continue to live in a society that marks “White” as the default and others everyone else, a
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Gus diZerega, author of the new God Is Dead, Long Live the Gods.
My first experience with the Wiccan goddess came during a 1984 Midsummer Sabbat in Berkeley.
That encounter was both the greatest blessing of my life, and its greatest challenge. I had just completed my PhD in Political Science, a field based entirely on secular science, and now I had encountered a being I experienced as more powerful than anything I had ever imagined, more loving than I could have imagined, and more real than I was. And in scientific terms, She could not exist.
That afternoon in Berkeley's Tilden Park led to decades of living two lives while trying to
Here in the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the winter solstice. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Winter Solstice Pumpkin Soup:
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this festive golden soup, warmed with fragrant nutmeg and allspice. This velvety soup is elegant and deceptively simple to prepare.
Winter Solstice Wishing Candle:
There is a tradition of making a wish at the Winter Solstice, of burning pieces of paper with wishes or affirmations written on them. Craft these homemade candles infused with your