Social Media and the Pagan Community

Looking on social media these days, there seems to be a lot of expectations regarding what it means to be a Witch or a Pagan.  You have to be this boho Goddess, bitch who takes no prisoners, Anthropologie wearing, crystal and herb collection owning, jack of all trades.  The modern, Instagram savy Witch has three rituals a day, constantly is “present,” does a ton of spell work, is the top of their yoga class, meditates for two hours a day, and only buys vegan organic or Whole 30 food.

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I am exhausted just writing that. Continue reading

The Great Pagan Divide

I straddle two worlds within the Pagan community.  One, the Pagan online community, is this bounty of creativity where I get to connect to so many people around the world (including you, lovely reader).  The other, my IRL Pagan community, is full of tradition and ceremony passed down from person to person for generations.  I love both of them.  They fulfill me in different ways. The online Pagan community, specifically the blogs I follow and Tumblr, inspires me to think in new ways and jump starts my creativity.  My physical community is there for me and provides structure to my days. For me, they compliment each other nicely and both help my grow as a woman, a Pagan, a Witch, and a person.

Lately I’ve noticed that I seem to be the only one know feels this way.  I have noticed a lot of ire in both camps regarding the other. Continue reading

Working Witch: Balancing Work, Life, and a Spiritual Practice

A few days ago, one of my coworkers asked me to make a clickable PDF.  I agreed to take the task (even though I had no idea how to do that), looked up how to accomplish my goal, and turned her document into a clickable PDF.  The whole process took about a half an hour. When I returned the document back to my coworker, she responded to me by saying, “Oh my god I think you are a wizard.”

Not going to lie. I chuckled.

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This is not the only time that coworkers of mine Continue reading