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Pumpkins, photo by Caleb Woods

Samhain: History and celebration

There's no denying that for Pagans, witches, and occultists, Samhain is a favourite of the eight holidays that make up the Wheel of the Year.
Machu Picchu by Apollo Pilgrimage: Making travel a magical practice at Spiral Nature

Pilgrimage: Travel as a magical practice

A pilgrimage is a journey that leads to a sacred place, and any travel can become a kind of pilgrimage, if you do it mindfully.
Still from The Wizard of Oz

Are you a good witch, a bad witch, or something else?

It seems there is some division within the Pagan community that perpetuates stereotypes about the practice of binding.
Trunk with thorns, photo by Vera Kratochvil

Understanding Lilith: From first human to first monster

There is a stigma associated with seeking out and approaching Lilith. The magical community suggests working with her is unbecoming.
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.