What Makes One a Witch?

I hear this topic come up often on forums as well as in person between pagans, but everyone seems to have a differing opinion ranging from simply acting like a witch to being initiated into a tradition. For me, these simply don’t go in depth enough nor do they answer the question “can anyone be a witch?” The simple answer is no –anyone can practice magic, but not just anyone can be a witch. To become a witch you must […]

Divisions of Witchcraft

Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? Tell any non-Pagan with a sense of humour that you are a witch and this familiar question from the Wizard of Oz is usually the response you receive.  The familiar reply of Neopagans is “none of us are bad witches, we are only good! We worship the Earth Goddess, eat vegetarian, and hug trees!” Your average arm-chair Pagan with their nose in a book will say: “That’s just a myth, there […]

The Occult Shop

The Occult Shop by Sarah Lawless 8″ x 11″ I’ve been working on illustrations to sell as prints at both the Gathering and in the botanica. Some I mailed to friends so I’m waiting until they receive them before posting – want them to be a surprise! This one, “The Occult Shop” I drew as an ink illustration in November of 2007, but didn’t get around to finishing it ’til yesterday. Done in black archival ink with water soluble coloured […]