Creating a Home Altar

The altar is the magical heart of your home. This is one of the most important aspects of my own magic, and one that will hopefully create a home for your magic. But first, let’s answer the question: what is an altar? An altar is a designated, physical place where offerings are made to Spirit. It is a physical reminder of our spiritual commitments. This is where you can leave offerings to the spirits, where you can keep your active spells. It is a connection between you and the Otherworld.  Different spiritual traditions use altars in different ways, but many...

Black Lives Matter: A Spell for Visioning Justice

Hello all. It’s been a rough week. It’s been a rough month. It’s hard to maintain hope in the light of so much violence around the world. I am mourning the deaths from bombings in Turkey, the Medina bombing at the height of Ramadan, and three black men killed across the US last week. Police officers shot down at a rally in Dallas, against the wishes of the protestors. One of the black men killed – Philando Castile – was murdered in my own backyard. If I were home, I would go to the streets to demand justice. I would...