Brigid, the Badass

Today is the day for Bride; the serpent shall come from the hole. Kisma Stephanich, Faery Wicca: Book One At dusk on February 1, commoners gathered and ignited their torches. Donning heavy wool cloaks, they entered the darkness. The jolly days of Yule were behind them, and honestly, for a peasant, it was not quite jolly….

A Candle Magick Guide

  There are two ways of Spreading Light: To be the Candle or the Mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton   Candle magick has been the most practiced craft form since anyone can recall. Usually, your mentor will tell you to start with this kind of magick and then move on to more challenging things. Well,…

Merry Meet: Robin

My name is Robin. I claim San Francisco as my heart-home, although I was born in Kansas, and spent fifteen years in The Ozarks, before deciding to start a new life in Spokane with my son. We have been here only a few months, but it felt like home immediately. I came to the pagan…

SWIA: A Witch’s First Aid

  *Spokane Witches In Action (SWIA) will be sharing this blog with Pagans/Witches in Spokane, WA. Posts for SWIA will have the acronymn in the title while all other posts for Pagans/Witches in Spokane, WA will continue to be uploaded as usual.* “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places….

Air ye, Air ye!

“[Drawing the Air Nomad symbol] Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns, and they found peace and freedom.  And they apparently had great senses of humor.” – Iroh, of the Fire Nation, Member of the White Lotus, Avatar: The Last Airbender   Though we are in the dead of…

Spokane Urban Magick

  Growing up and listening to the stories of magical places filled with Fae and mystery. Or watching the media portray witches as powerful avatars of nature and nocturnal blessings. The point is that the magick we cast on a daily basis isn’t something always seen and felt by everyone. Sometimes it’s finding an oasis at…

A Ritual Inspired by January

    January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, A frost-mailed warrior  striding a shadowy steed of snow. –  Edgar Fawcett Spokanites have divided feelings about January. From how much we love and admire the month for its quiet reflective qualities and how the holidays are spent releasing us to return to who we are…

Merry Meet: A Celebration of Diversity

Just like the Maiden Warrior, Merry Meet is a series that allows us to hear from other Spokane Witches. It was created for those who are unable to attend the Quarterly Meet Ups hosted by the moderator of our Facebook page and/or allows for more intimate conversations with members of our community. The interviewees have their…

Dog Training and Witchcraft

    This was originally written in a note for the Facebook page, Pagans/Witches in Spokane, WA. I moved it over here and updated it a little bit.  On March 7, 2015 my American Foxhound puppy, Toby, turned 1 yr old. He was (and still is) my first puppy. It’s embarrassing to admit now but…

Dark Night of the Solstice

On Christmas Eve a man, worn down by greed and loneliness, was warned by long dead business partners to change his ways or face an eternity in chains. The darker side of the season is present not just in Dicken’s classic, but it’s referenced in songs like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Though…

Warrior Maiden: Defense

Samhain is just around the corner and the veil is thinning. This is the iconic period in the Wheel of the Year when Pagans and non-Pagans are aware of Otherkin and the world of spirits. Ancestor magick can be found in several cultures around the world and often this aspect is positive; it’s an opportunity…

Warrior Maiden: A Journey

Part One: Intention On October first I went to the Renaissance Faire with my brothers. I remember eating a turkey leg that was full of incredible flavor, feeling like a complete badass when I got the hang of archery and held a beautiful hawk (which often represents omens). I didn’t fully realize it but when…