Author Archives: theo

Prayer for the Elder

Simple teacher, I pray of thee. Wisdom from Wonder, Love from Courage, Strength from Healing, Gnosis from Balance, and Wonder from Wisdom. Teach me to see from where I come, and to learn of where I go. Silent memory, I pray of thee. Your legacy left so slowly still, amidst the sleeping guardians. A journey […]

Guest Post: Of Herbs and the Elements by Anne de Courtenay

Anne began training in the Western mysteries with Althea Northage-Orr under a hybrid Golden Dawn/Gardnerian lineage in 2003. In this vein, she focuses on comparative mythology, magickal herbalism, Qabalistic study, and the development of ceremonial rites of passage and seasonal celebrations. OK, fellow mages, pop quiz: Which of the following statements about the magickal uses […]

Guest Post: Speaking with the Self by Michael Coorlim

Michael Coorlim is a freelance author, poet, artist, web developer, and online journal editor. A postmodern mystic and Taoscordian monk, he reads the Tarot, throws the I-Ching, is a lucid dreamer, and does modern shamanistic journeywork. We’re bombarded, throughout the day, with a massive amount of sensory input – far more than our conscious minds […]

What to Do When Things Do More Than Go Bump in the Night by Wulfelm

My first magickal teacher in the mid-1990s taught me that when dealing with the spirit world it was important to realize that there was nothing out there that I couldn’t handle. She said that if a person approached traveling the astral or faring forth to Otherworlds with fear, they would be far more likely to […]

Guest Post: How I read the Tarot by Shannah Lessa Wojtyska

Besides being a skilled reader, Shannah Lessa Wojtyska is also a member of Terra Mysterium Consulted for centuries as a path to personal enlightenment, Tarot informs, expounds, and most effectively, provides a means of illuminating that which is inherently known but sometimes hidden by a self-imposed obscurity. Like its sister art, Astrology, Tarot facilitates the […]

Guest Post: On Tarot Divination by Kat O’Connor

Kat O’Connor is a witch and a spiritual artist simply by virtue of her inescapable and all-encompassing spiritual worldview. By day she cleverly plays the part of a social media marketer and digital designer; by night she is an itinerant photographer and a performer with Terra Mysterium performance troupe. She contributes to Food in my […]

Understanding Paganism

a Guide to the Definition, History, Faiths, and Divinity within Paganism Defining Paganism In the language of comparative religious studies, Paganism is an umbrella term encompassing a vast and diverse variety of ancient and modern religious traditions. Historically, all religions are outgrowths of – or reactions to – the original pagan traditions. Pagan traditions are […]

About Activism

Activism. The word conjures up many ideas and images. It is loaded with force and power and can excite a variety of responses from those who try to define what the word activism means to them. The word itself implies being active, making choices rather than remaining indecisive and uncommitted. Activism is a path of […]