Meet Brittany: Brittany is a writer and poet that is eclectically woven into the art-scene of her city. A Non-Fiction Editor of IDK Magazine, she helps select written work that "disobeys social norms [and] empowers the collective body of future humanity" to be published online for the millennial generation. Brittany also teaches creative writing classes at rehabilitation …
Last week’s coven meeting was powerful for me.
We did a quick trance to go down to meet a deity to find out more about our future work. Instead of meeting a deity, I was approached by a shapeshifter taking the forms of Disney villainesses: Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen from Snow White.
She shifted through all of these forms and back again rather rapidly as we walked into the forest, toward a small cottage with a bubbling cauldron in the yard. The cottage felt peaceful and happy but also filled with potent magic.
The being indicated that this was where I was to live, and then handed me a poison apple, a gift for me and those that work with me. She then whispered in my ear, “If the work doesn’t kill them, it won’t transform them.”
I have been sitting with that powerful truth, knowing that this…
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A few days ago, I returned from a week-long stay in England. My sister (who lives there with my brother-in-law) just had her first child, which warranted a visit to meet my new nephew. It had been two years since I had seen either of them in person and over ten years since I had …
I have allowed myself to sink into the story of Medusa, which is the myth we will be Working at this year's SpiralHeart Witchcamp. It tells a tale of shame, betrayal, seclusion, authenticity, acceptance and sacrifice. (Feel free to read the whole story here.) So often we are told stories of heroes. These (often male) protagonists answer …
~*The breaking of Boko Haram*~
We see you Boko Haram,
As you slay women
and burn children alive,
we see you, as you murder and toss bodies
like trash in landfills,
pits of premature death.
We see all of you, in shadow and in light.
We hear your victims cries,
Spirits seeking retribution.
May these spirits come in other forms,
multitudes of snakes and bees,
attacking your ranks,
reminding your henchman
that Forces live longer than the crimes against them.
We call on the gifts of Scorpio’s stinger,
poisoned stab to your ill-gotten power.
We call on the pointed force of Mars,
His spear trembling,
as Nerio stands, valor embodied.
We call on Saturn wielding his scythe of dissolution,
To take you down,
So innocents can rebuild.
We salt the earth beneath your blighted step.
We strew pollen for the bees
to come and feast for strength
then sting you and your ilk.
We call food for the snakes
to grow strong and quick,
then bite your heels and hurry your step out of power.
Mars, Saturn, Scorpio, snakes, bees, and us,
We rise against you.
They and we remove your comfort,
They and we remove your arrogance,
They and we remove the shadows in which you hide;
They and we expose you by your own weaknesses.
As Mars steps and Saturn swings,
as Nerio stands witness,
and creatures rise against you,
We break your matrix of violence.
With our Will,
With our Gods,
we break you!
We break you!
WE BREAK YOU!
~Boneweaver/Pamela V Jones © Feb., 2016
Boneweaver has planned a magical Working of social justice against the Nigerian extremist group known as Boko Haram. They have been linked to kidnapping children, rape, bank robberies, murder and many other acts of terrorism that have plagued the African nation. Read the rest of her post to find out what you can do to contribute to this time-sensitive spell for justice.
This Saturday, February 13th, we are planning a SJWW (Social Justice Witches Working) against Boko Haram. If you are on Facebook the event page is here. Consider yourself invited, whether on Facebook or not, as this is a public event and as many folks as possible are asked to join for the oomph a collective can bring.
CALLING ALL MAGIC WORKERS- A GLOBAL WORKING AGAINST BOKO HARAM
Invite your friends who would like to support this effort! This event is public. Details are below on the timing and bones of the working. I’ve added a poem I’m going to use (use as desired). I’ll be dressing candles with an herb and oil blend particular to the cause. I personally will be invoking Medusa’s unflinching gaze into the mix as i am working with Her this year. Add your comments, post your outlines, run with it!
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Lately, I have realized how happy I am with my personal practice. I used to scour the internet and books for a routine. I also relentlessly asked my spiritual friends, yogis and mentors what I "should be doing" to connect to my inner-most Self. I rarely asked myself these questions. These people have it together …
Behold those that have inspired me to create. Each muse now wields a piece of art that was influenced by their uniqueness. This is an evolving endeavor and below is the first woman to be featured in this series. Check her out! Meet Raven: Raven is a feminist blogger and writer that has a penchant …