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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?
self-discipline outside of tradition - spiral nature

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.
Havamal Witches, by Danica Swanson

#HavamalWitches: We are the witches the Havamal warns you about

I didn’t mean to start an international movement against sexism in my religious community. I didn’t mean to stir the pot that deep. But,...
Wheat by Veera Määttänen (flickr veera.maattanen)

Lammas: The end of summer, the start of the harvest

Lammas is a greater sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. This marks the beginning of the harvest season and gives thanks for what has brought you joy.

Healing the mother archetype: Mortal gods and the divine feminine

Pursuing my relationship with the Goddess allows my mother to become more human. She no longer needs to stand in the place of the divine.
Hades by redcarpet2010

Worshipping familiar gods: Going beyond pop culture

We can be called to honour deities from cultures other than our own. Even if we have seen a movie with the deity in it, there's still more to learn.