November’s Daemons: Verrine and Verrier

Like love, daemons crop up in unusual places. Take the origins of the daemons of Verrine and Verrier, both traditional Daemonolaters associate with the month of November. In the early 1600s, the hunt for witches which was sweeping Europe had yet to grip France, but a seventeen-year-old girl named Madeleine … Continue reading

Beloved Dead – Making an Ancestral Altar

Have you ever been touched by the passing of someone you didn’t know personally? I was in high school when Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, died. Although I was already a certified geek back then, Roddenberry meant little to me at the time. My friends may have been … Continue reading

Alternate Rite to Eurynomous

It’s only the second of October, but autumn has arrived in full force where I live. Most of the trees have turned, and the leaves dance in lively orange and yellows against the dreary sky. Just a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t need a jacket in the morning. Today, … Continue reading

Spirit of Water Meditation

Tomorrow traditional Daemonolaters celebrate the equinox Rite of Leviathan. This time of year symbolizes the turning of the seasons from summer to autumn as well as the changing of the daemonic elements. Water rules from now until the beginning of winter. It is a period of harvest and contemplation. You … Continue reading

When Demons Wear Masks

This week I worked with Foras, a demon who can teach us how to strengthen our minds as well as our bodies. And who wouldn’t want that? Me, apparently—or so I thought. Despite my best intentions and several attempts, I couldn’t connect with him at all. There are many reasons … Continue reading

Give 2017 A Magical and Spiritual Head Start With These Easy Tips

Pagans of all kinds set lofty goals at this time of year. Some will aim for the stars and end up with a handful of glitter instead. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Despite what Master Yoda says, there’s value in effort alone. A magician who screws up a ritual … Continue reading

INTO THE ABYSS is based on a true story!

Did you catch this season’s American Horror Story? I’m not sure Roanoke flowed as well as the show’s previous years, but I blame poor writing over a faulty premise. I think films based on “true stories” can work even if the audience doesn’t believe the events portrayed in the movie … Continue reading

Be the Hero Halloween Deserves

Witches love a good banishing. As a magician and horror writer, exorcisms fascinate me. Whenever I watch priests battle the Antichrist, I cheer for the men in collars even while I cringe at every negative stereotype those films reinforce about daemons, daemon-worshippers, and Paganism in general. I don’t need a … Continue reading