• My Visit to the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

    For years I've wanted to make a pilgrimage to the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in the village of Boscastle, in Cornwall, England—and when I finally did, it was incredible

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  • A Witch's Pub

    I found Kyteler's Pub—which was owned by (in)famous accused witch Dame Alice Kyteler—completely by accident while wandering in Kilkenny, Ireland

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  • Getting to Know the God

    A Wiccan woman who connected easily with the Goddess wrote to me asking how she might do the same with the God

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Magic, indeed, is all around us—in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind, and the sunset cloud; all we need is to see and understand. 
—Doreen Valiente

My Books

Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice

Wicca for Beginners is a down-to-earth, practical, "nondenominational," and occasionally funny beginners' guide to the philosophy and practice of Wicca.

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A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans & Pagans

Teaching Wicca or Paganism is a lot different from practicing it. This handbook is for those who want to transition from student to teacher. Learn from my mistakes!

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When you write something—a book, a blog post, a song, a tweet—and release it into the world, whatever you wrote is no longer really yours, in a sense. Other people read it, think about it, use it, interpret it, and comment on it, and it becomes something more than what you created. And sometimes people respond in ways you never anticipated. Maybe I’m a little thick, but when I wrote Wicca for Beginners a few years ago, I had no idea how many emails, letters, and Facebook and instant messages I’d get from beginning Wiccans and Pagans looking for a little help. Many are from