Deathwalking Fear

Deathwalking Fear

I’ve had a new deathwalking class in the works since last fall. and one thing after another has stalled it. Curious that the thing stalling it now is death. As such, it’s an opportune time to talk about some of the aspects of deathwalking that should be animism 101,...
The Close of My Decade

The Close of My Decade

Depending on whom you ask, it’s the end of a decade. Math geek I am not, so I’m more working with the serendipity of my personal timing, and 2019 is the close of a massively important cycle for me. Big Deep Breath. I publicly talk a lot about very personal...
The Dark Heart of Winter Solstice

The Dark Heart of Winter Solstice

Exploring the darkness as healthy animism In pagan circles we talk a lot about how contemporary Northern culture doesn’t hibernate for winter. The lack of restorative rest contributes to our already stressed lives, leaving us spent from the holidays, and most...
Haunted Biltmore

Haunted Biltmore

There are lots of stories about the Biltmore House, the largest privately-owned home in the United States, located in Asheville, NC. The mansion was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and boasts an enormous 178,926 square feet, featuring...
Witches In North Carolina: Deep Roots In Magick

Witches In North Carolina: Deep Roots In Magick

It’s that time of year again, when the air chills, the sun sets early, and things go bump in the night. It’s also the time that we get bombarded with images of wrinkly crones and black cats. I love anything to do with cats, though it’s the former that bears deeper...
The Thinning Veil

The Thinning Veil

An expression heard  in pagan circles this time of year is, “The veil is thinning,” to which my question has always been, “What veil?” The idea behind this seasonal slogan is as we get closer to Samhain, Alfablot, and The Dark Time, in many northern and western...