Author Archives: Literata

About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.

The Witch’s Three-Ring Binder

Or, how do cats herd themselves? Given Pagans’ predilection for individuality and eschewing authority, we often talk about organizing ourselves as “herding cats.” But what do we do when there is no one “riding herd” on us as individuals? Whether … Continue reading

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National Day of Money, Power, and Politics

Today’s proposed executive order is all about money. Don’t let anyone fool you that it’s about a broader principle of “religious liberty.” Money is a form of power, and the point of today’s exercise is to remove limitations on employing … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, Pagan, politics, religious freedom

New growth at Beltane

I’m coming back to writing here after weathering a series of crises in my offline life. One of the consequences is that I’m trying to become more financially self-sufficient. While I’ve had the privilege of being financially secure, I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Ohio heartbeat bill: pro blastocyte mori…

If in some aching dreams you too could pace sleepless with the choice we find ourselves in, and hear the fear and loathing we will face as people tell us aught we do is sin; If you could feel, with … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, feminism, politics

Thanksgiving Grace 2016

Gentlefolk, please charge your glass with water pure and clear I do not ask to bow your heads Nor bend your knees today I ask that you sit watchful calm And lift your heart with mine Ready for what is … Continue reading

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Glamour breaking as political magic

At the waning of the moon, a Witch’s fancy darkly turns to thoughts of hex… -With apologies to Lord Tennyson Breaking glamours is one of the most ethical acts we can do magically in a political situation. If you truly … Continue reading

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American medical SNAFU

NB: I am writing this primarily for people who are not familiar with the American medical and insurance systems, whether because they are generally well (lucky you!) or from elsewhere. I am not looking for advice about how to handle … Continue reading

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