The Magical Battle for America 3.4.18



This is a special magical battle for me because today my beloved G/Son is twelve years old.  We had dinner last night and I kept hearing Kahlil Gibran’s prayer:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees…

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And Better It Be When the Moon Is Full


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Years ago I listened to (I think) a podcast with Christopher Penczak  in which he said, “We’re Witches.  Maybe we should do something about that.”  I honestly don’t remember the exact context; he may have been talking about Witches taking control of their personal lives.  But the statement has stayed with me and it came back to me, again, tonight when I read this.

The article is about Trump-appointee Scott Lloyd who now  runs:

a federal agency called the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Lloyd has almost no background in helping refugees. Instead, his main qualification for the job is that he spent his legal career furthering his anti-abortion ideology based on his religious beliefs.

As the ACLU explains:

But the only way a pregnant minor in ORR custody can obtain access to an abortion, or even objective counseling about her options, is if Lloyd himself personally approves the abortion request…

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I Want to Talk About Dianne Feinstein



And Nancy Pelosi.

And Hillary Clinton.

And every other woman who’s ever been told by men to sit down and shut up (so all of us, really).

Notice how it’s always older women who are told to fuck off?

“You’re too old and voted for the Iraq War. You need to retire.”

(In favor of a man, of course.)

(And AGAIN with the goddamn Iraq War? In the words of Elsa: “Let it GOOOOOOOO!!!!!”)

“The Republicans don’t like you. You need to step down.”

(In favor of a man, of course. Who’s not particularly down with supporting women’s reproductive rights. But who cares, right? Bitches who have sex deserve what they get.)

(And we’re basing our decisions on what Republicans like because why now?)

“You lost the election. Go into hiding for the rest of your life. Oh, and maybe learn to knit while you’re there.”


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The Magical Battle for America 3.11.18



Now’s probably a good time to remind everyone to check/refresh the wards on your home or wherever you do this work.  Be sure that you’re rested, grounded, and in a comfortable position.  Maybe wrap up in a blanket or cloak and grasp a stone or talisman that matters to you.  Grow your roots, send them deep into the soil, let them intertwine and grow small hairs to attach to the mycelia in your own landbase.


Anchor yourself firmly to your landbase.  Notice a small detail that will call you back when this working is finished.

Ground and center.  Cast a circle.


As you move to our American plain on the astral plane, you can see again the safe hillock where you do your work.  You can see the five giant banners, shining in the sky:  Walden Pond, the Underground Railroad, the Cowboy, the Salmon, and Lady Liberty.  Do…

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This is what a President does, Donald

Joshua Dubois: What the President secretly did at Sandy Hook Elementary School



Good Witches Homestead

Oh Goddess,

You Yourself are the Creator. Everything that happens is by Your Doing.
There is no one except You.

You created the creation; You behold it and understand it.
Amongst all is the Light–You are that Light.
By this Illumination, that Light is radiant within all.
The Goddess is the Greatest of the Great. No one calls Her any less.
No one can estimate Her Worth. By speaking of Her, Her Greatness is not increased.
You are the One True Mistress of all the other beings, of so many worlds.
Come, my dear sisters and spiritual companions; hug me close in your embrace.
You have so many Creative Powers, Mistress; Your Bountiful Blessings are so Great.
So many of Your beings and creatures praise You day and night.
You have so many forms and colors, so many classes, high and low.
Meeting the True One, Truth wells up. The…

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Time for another…pointed statement


Okay, this past week has been an amazing one in US politics and US life in general. And some of that was amazing in a very good way. And some of it was amazing in a horrible way.

Here’s the thing that keeps on getting to me: I fought with several good friends over last years’ election. I may have lost some friends over it. I hope not. I know however that some friends have chosen not to see what I post because we disagree so strongly mostly about US politics.

I also know a number of people who thought or believed they were making the right choice last year when they voted for our popular-vote-loser –bully-thief- liar-cheat-coward-racist-misogynist-fake-everything-insult machine-ignoramus-unstable-hateful-fearful- potty mouth in the White House. They prayed over it. They fasted over it. And they believed his lies, all his cronies and the media’s constant, bone-grinding, sickening, sexist lies, or many of them.

And they were swindled and they were fooled by one of the most vicious political campaigns in our history, or at least in the history of the last one hundred years or so. 19th-century politics were pretty filthy too they just didn’t have the internet to spread that filth as pols do nowadays. And it wasn’t just Putin’s puppet, Putin’s asset, Putin’s useful fool who swindled all of us. No, it was the oligarchs, the white supremacists, the Neo-Nazis, the Klansmen, the Koch Brothers, the RNC and all the Republicans who spent MONTHS saying they would never vote for, much less support our un-elected coward in chief.

And it wasn’t just the Republicans. It was ALL THE LIARS, it was the trolls from all directions, it was the liars and the cheats and the sexist so and so’s who couldn’t STAND the idea of a woman President and who, for no sane reasons especially hated the idea of Hillary Rodham Clinton becoming President.  And sadly a lot of those liars and swindlers were in the mainstream media, and some still are; so they had and have a lot of power and influence and they used it, horribly. And it was insidious, and it was ubiquitous and it permeated all political discussions and debates and ‘news’ for a year and a half, from the time Hillary Rodham Clinton had the GALL to announce she would once more run for President of these United States.

They equated her with Bill Clinton, or with this or with that or with a whole raft of things they didn’t like that, in fact, she had little or no part of. They called her a ‘hawk’ and a right of center politician. They called her a warmonger, a rightwinger, a shrew, a bleeding-heart, and a LIBERAL AT THE SAME TIME! They said she was crooked. They said she was a shill for Wall Street, for Barack Obama, for Bill Clinton, and for whatever other wickedness they could invent. They said she engaged in pay for play and in wrongful uses of her flaming, freaking, frigging EMAILS! Heck, they even went back to the older lies about her sexual orientation, her affairs, Bill’s affairs, and the people she supposedly murdered!

Even some of the smartest, kindest people I know had already bought into decades of hateful lies about her. Even some of the most intelligent, most compassionate, and certainly most feminist people I know said they would reluctantly vote for Hillary Clinton if she got the Democratic nomination.

And I don’t blame them. The lies were ponderous and engulfing and unending, the lies went on for decades, and ALL OF that was BEFORE the Bully in Chief came on the scene, politically, again. [this wasn’t his first run, btw]

Well, they were wrong and so were 62,000,000 others. And so were the Electors in that infamous College. And I believe that many of them have come to see just where and when and how they were lied to, cheated, insulted, scared, trolled and bullied into the choices they made.

So I am here again saying, okay we made a terrible mistake as a nation. We’ve done it before and G-d knows we will do it again. And we HAVE TO RECTIFY IT, this year at every election in every town, every county and every single freaking state and territory. And I am going to do everything I can to help bring this country back to itself, which was flawed of course but already great in so many ways before.

Some people are already saying this year we face a fight for the soul of this nation and they are right. The heart and soul and framework and foundations of this country are under deliberate, greedy, selfish, unending attack, and may fall unless WE STOP THESE ATTACKS AND THE LIARS WHO MAKE THEM. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS. WE ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS. WE HAVE BEEN THE HOPE OF THE WORLD. WE CAN BE THAT AGAIN.

IF THIS MAKES YOU MAD, okay, if you feel offended, okay, if you feel put upon, prodded, pushed and pulled out of your comfort zone, okay. I’m not gonna apologize for my rhetoric because I think its NEEDFUL NOW. I think we ALL have to get past our prejudices now and fight for what we KNOW is important.

And if what’s happened in this country, what’s happened in this country in the past year scares and sickens you, even better. It scares and sickens and angers a whole lot of us. And we are fighting back. And we will win this fight against hatred and greed, fear and apathy and cruelty and selfishness as we have won these fights before, in our own Revolution, in the Civil War, in all our fights against racism and sexism and abuse of power, against fascism and against totalitarianism, BECAUSE LIKE BEFORE, WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE, NONE. NONE AT ALL.