Some thoughts on Ostara

Sabbats are moments of change… and this is a moment of change. 

I sit on the grass, on this sunny afternoon, with spring hitting in full strenght. The plum blossoms have now joined the peaches. The ivy that covers the fence that limits the garden is once again full of lush new green. Color and life have returned to the Land. The cycle is once again being born into existance. 


Between Winter and Spring

The warming Sun of mid-afternoon brightly shines over the fertile lands. New grass, of such a bright green that defies the very definition of the color mixed with the brown and ochres of dead leaves.

The oranges and lemons are ripe on their evergreen leafy homes, while the rest of the gardens are still in the long sleep, in the apparent death of Winter. There is silence… birds have still not come back.

Since my forced exile deprived me of my own little parcel of Nature, I have grown restless. Grey have been my days, cold my nights. For many weeks, clouds crowned the sky, and the Sun and Moon remained unheeded. I took refuge in my own self, the only thing remaining to me that no one can take away.


An Article from the Vault: “Should I have taken the Blue Pill?”

Merry Meet, my friends.

While I am kind of forced by technical reasons to take a short break in my writing, I have been digging into my “unpublished” and “partially published” articles stack.

And I found this little, but very nice, article you may like.

It touches topics such as magickal awareness, why those who take up this path are so “different”, what are the consequences of magick and how to face them…


Responsibility and action

Yet another blurb on ethics.

Much has been written in many pagan web sites and publications about “Wiccan ethics” and how do we act, or are supposed to act.

But for all the thousands of words spent analyzing different takes on the Wiccan Rede, “harm none” and such, very few has been written on the underlying principles from which our ethics should be derived. Of the huge corpus of repeated and often sweetened texts on this subject, very few speak from personal experience… and very few shed light on a very much fundamental truth: our ethical guides are not “just words”, but a consequence of how the Universe works and reacts to us. This is the main line of reflection I will pursue in this article. Would you like to read more?


On the “watering down” of magickal technique

Disturbing trends.

This is a somewhat disturbing trend I have been noticing in the years I have been studying and practicing magick. Disturbing for me at least.

I certainly cannot claim a “traditional” magickal career… no learning into a secret magickal lodge or traditional coven, no personal master-apprentice thing… But I truly AM dead serious about my practice. I did my best to find the most qualified and talented teachers avaliable, I documented myself to the point of obsession and (more to the point) I practiced for countless hours. By now I have over two hundred formal rituals (counting public, closed-group and personal ones) and around fifty different “special purpose”, unique, practical magick works under my belt. I keep a detailed set of journals, and I slowly gained the trust of my fellow witches and magicians. But…


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