Coven & Queer Thought: How Mainstreaming Paganism Damages Queer Voices

Boudoirs and Broom Closets

When I first came out as a gay man it was with a sense of terror and relief, all wrapped into one, that greeted me. It was like jumping from a plane, you both want to and do not want to all at the same time. I graduated high school and moved to study at my four year university where I met several other people deeply interested in the occult, as I was. They came from every end of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, from cis-gendered and heterosexual to pansexual and trans*. We would meet and share stories of magic, tarot, what we did on the important calendar days, and how we worked with our various beliefs (we didn't all subscribe to the same beliefs per se) when surrounded by people who may not understand.

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Candle Magic for Creativity and Motivation

I have been struggling for a long time now to sit down and write blogs. It is not for lack of content. No, there is plenty of that. What it comes down to is that every time I sit down to write, my fingers poised on the keys, the words trapped behind my eyes-I freeze. I hit that metaphorical wall and there I stick, trying to squeeze myself through to the other side of motivation and free flowing creative juices. 

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