A Year and a Day Completed

So I've done my Year and a Day for Wicca. I enjoyed it, but I didn't get as much out of it as I wanted. This wasn't due to Nordic Wicca (the eclectic brand I practice because I feel more comfortable with it) as much as it was to a lot of other personal problems …

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Kenneth Mark Hoover Writer Biography

  Kenneth Mark Hoover has sold over sixty short stories and articles. His fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and many other magazines and anthologies. His first novel, a dystopian SF called Fevreblau, was published by Five Star Press in 2005. He is a member of SFWA and HWA. …

Making Magickal Wands for Wicca/Paganism

One of the nice things about Wicca is you can fashion the tools you need for very little expense. One of these is a wand. I started with several choices and diameters of wood. The first two in the picture below are juniper, then I had an apple branch followed by maple. I asked the …

Relating the Thoughtforms of Animism to Everyday Modern Life

One of the tenets of Wicca/Paganism is the idea that everything around us, rocks, trees, clouds, is alive. This animistic idea that animals, plants, even natural phenomenon itself have spiritual essence is ancient and very, very attractive. As I move into Wicca/Paganism I find these ideas do enlighten my perspective toward the world around me. …

Noticing the Four Elements of Wicca

Since I have started turning my attention toward Wicca for reasons I set down in this earlier post, I have become increasingly aware of certain things around me. In Wicca the elements, Earth, Air, Wind and Fire play an important role. Not surprisingly, I have become more aware of their influence and existence. When I …