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Hampstead Heath, photo by Olivier

Pagan heritage: Connecting to your roots and finding common ground

My understanding of my Pagan heritage is something that has changed, evolved, and grown over the years, and I'm sure it will continue to do so.
Bales of hay, photo by Plbmak

Get into the spirit of Lughnasadh and the second half of summer

Whether you celebrate Lughnasadh, or you're simply looking for something fun to do, we've got some ideas for adults and children alike.
Photo by Robin Dude

Deepen your connection to the land throughout the Wheel of the Year

Emma Kathryn writes on how to work with the seasons of Sabbats through the year to deepen your connection to their magical influence.

Exiting the broom closet: Sharing your magick with friends and family

Being open with your practice to friends and family isn’t everyone’s goal, but if you want to be able to talk about it with loved ones, here are some tips!
Locked horns graffiti in Toronto, photo by Mary Crandall

Racism in magical communities

It seems easy to denounce the legions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis that have lately taken to setting up altars to the Old Gods,...
Satanic art: My devotional practice at Spiral Nature

Satanic art: A devotional practice

Satanic art has given me another way to express myself. It has been a form of magical and spiritual therapy. Even though my work is primarily devotional, I have used magick in some of my paintings to manifest both inward and outward changes.
Nature path, photo by noodlesthekuppy

Natural magick: Remembering our connection to the world

How can we strengthen and deepen our connection to nature outside the cliched notion of "getting away from it all"? Is nature the sole domain of forest, jungle, or ocean, or does it also encompass the sometimes alienating environments of city and suburbia? I contend that establishing a true and lasting connection to nature begins exactly where you are. Our bodies and our homes are ecosystems unto themselves. The micro reflects the macro, and so we may begin the flirtation with Mother Nature by looking inwards.
Greatest Hits: Best of spirituality in 2017

Greatest Hits: Best of spirituality in 2017

Of the 18 articles on magick we published in 2017, these are the 11 most popular. We’ve had a fantastic year, and it’s all thanks to you — our readers and supporters.
Figs on tree, photo by Martin LaBar

How to talk about health and magick, shame-free

Health means something different for different bodies but when we speak of it as a lifestyle, it means extreme “clean” eating and living, including but not limited to veganism or using only natural products in your home and on your body. For some, this lifestyle has been incorporated into their practice and they believe that others should partake in it. However, the sharing of this lifestyle often brings shame in magick communities and ultimately begs the question of whether or not such shame has any place in spiritual circles. Can you talk about magick and health at all?
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Self-discipline on your own terms: Exploring nontraditional approaches

Discipline is necessary for spiritual growth, but how does one cultivate it when the roadmaps we have been given pay homage to oppressive structures?
mabon 09 by Jenandollie.blogspot.com (flickr)

Mabon: A time of balance and care

Mabon is the celebration of the end of the harvest, here are some simple things that you can do to celebrate this time of year.
Bridget Engels with pentagram, photo by Bridget Engels

The Morrigan: A dark moon meditation

Get comfortable and release all your cares and concerns from the day. Gently go within. We are going on a dark moon journey with the Morrigan.