In the British Isles, place names reflect their geographical location and topographical features and history.Continue reading
Month: January 2023
Myths about Wicca
Fantastic article by River Enodian from the Tea-Addicted Witch blog.
A Tale of Two Wiccas: Tackling Misinformation
Explains how eclectic Wicca and initiatory Wicca are two different things; discusses cultural appropriation in Wicca; looks at the Wiccan Rede and the Threefold Law; and explains Wicca’s relationship with Crowley, Thelema, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. I’ve tackled some of these topics myself but this is an excellent overview.
Oliver Postgate autobiography
Currently reading Seeing Things by Oliver Postgate. The most gripping autobiography I have ever read. It’s my second time reading it and I’d forgotten how gripping it is.Continue reading
It’s the time of year for Wassailing in the apple-growing regions of England (Herefordshire, Somerset, Worcestershire, etc), and places where the weather is warm enough that fruit trees can blossom. (In Ontario, Canada, we wait until February to do the Wassailing.)Continue reading
Books I read in 2022
Queer Pagan Reading List 2023
New titles this year: Mat Auryn’s Mastering Magick, books by Jack Chanek, The Pagan Heart of the West by Randy P Conner, The Witches of Thistle Grove series by Lana Harper, books by T Thorn Coyle, Chaos Monk by Steve Dee, two new books by Casey Giovinco, Traversing Gender by Lee Harrington, Sacred Gender by Ariana Serpentine.Continue reading
The Kalends of January
Happy New Year and Kalends of January. The Kalends of January are associated with three deities in Roman lore:Continue reading