Ashleigh McSidhe, known for many years publicly as Moondancer, is an Elder High Priestess in the New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches, as taught and passed on by Lady Gwynne Thompson.
She is also an initiate of other traditions of the Craft as well, dating back to her original initiation at Beltane 1973, in the Georgian Tradition of Wicca, and has a wide range of metaphysical interests. She and Raven have been together for over 4 decades.
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Friends and kin are sharing stories about their Craft history. These are important. As many of the people involved are now dead, I don’t mind naming some of the names, other’s I’ll keep to myself…and some have been public for a long time.
So, despite being raised in a nominally Christian home (Mother was Assembly of God, Dad was Southern Baptist), I somehow wound up a Witch.
So, some time back, I was drafting out a piece about the Witches’ Pyramid, aka the Four Words of the Magus, aka The Powers of the Sphinx, aka … Anyway, in looking for some relevant data points, I came across …Continue reading →
MAGICKAL MANNERS:Guide to Magickal Etiquette by Puck Shadowdrake My rating: 4 of 5 stars Puck has drawn on his years of experience as both a student and leader of Wiccan covens to present this very useful beginner’s guide to what …Continue reading →
Whither goest thou, o Nemed Cuculatii? To be honest, I don’t know. As a coven, we haven’t met in several years, due to the vagaries’ of life. The pandemic has only intensified that ennui, but the horizon’s glow in the …Continue reading →
Remember to breathe. Regardless of anything else that takes place, 4 November will follow 3 November, and then the 5thm 6th, 7th, and so on. Life will continue apace. It’s increasingly likely that we will not know who actually “won” …Continue reading →
A classic of modern Paganism, the Witchcraft Fact Book by Edmund Buczynski present a view of the Craft that was commonly held during its time. Better reaseach has invalidated many of the claims made, but Buczynski’s passion for the Craft, …Continue reading →
An important piece of American Pagan History The origins of this book date back into the 1960s, when a group of American and English Pagans decided to form an association to “spread the word” that Paganism was alive and well …Continue reading →
Advance disclaimer: I’ve known Dana Corby for close to 45 years, and Bjoern Hartsfvang for over 30 (or as I sometimes joke, long enough to finally learn how to spell his name). Royal Roads: Pilgrimages Through the Four Elements and …Continue reading →
Between the closure of the Witches Voice, and the loss of the email archives for all of those pagan groups that were hosted at Yahoogroups, the Pagan world has lost of lot of stored knowledge. I used to refer seekers …Continue reading →
A New Moon rises with the Sun, Her waxing at midday shows. The Full Moon climbs at Sunset Hour, And waning half the midnight knows. Life takes on an added meaning when you match your activities to the waxing ande …Continue reading →