Video: Are Wiccans Really Witches?

The word “witch” is a complicated one, and there’s a lot of disagreement over who can and should use it to describe themselves. (The honest answer is probably “Anyone who damn well pleases,” but that video would be too short.) In a lot of contemporary discourse, there’s emphasis on the notion that witchcraft is a […]

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Video: Who Are the Wiccan Gods?

In a previous video, I talked about the “schmidentity” of deities–the way that two gods can be somehow distinct from each other and yet the same, especially in cases where their cults share a common historical origin. Here, I turn my eye to the Gods of traditional Wicca. I discuss a few figures from ancient […]

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Video: “Traditional” versus “Reform” Gardnerians?

The Gardnerian Tradition of Wicca, like any other group, is vulnerable to internal politics that can be baffling from the outside. Lately, a few transphobic Gardnerians have been making a lot of noise about wanting to institute a distinction between “traditional” and “reform” Gardnerian Wicca–and well-meaning seekers who don’t know the context may not understand […]

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A Qabalah Chat with Enfys Book

Tonight, I had the pleasure of speaking with Enfys Book from Major Arqueerna. They have a book on Qabalah coming out this summer, called Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick. Enfys and I chatted about how we first became interested in Qabalah and what we get out of a Qabalistic practice. Along the […]

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