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.

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

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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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To keep the peace in Cleveland

There has been so much violence lately. I have so many thoughts about the proximate and ultimate causes of those incidents, and I am glad that our society is having some of the heartbreaking and necessary discussions around those issues. … Continue reading

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Michigan Pagan Festival!

I’m headed out today to the Michigan Pagan Festival, where I’ll be presenting three different workshops. I’ve had some health problems lately, but they seem to be managed right now, so I’m hopeful for a great weekend. Remember, if you … Continue reading

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Empress and Fertility

Today I am thinking about the future a lot; that may be a result of my personal circumstances, or the time of year, or a number of things, but I’m going to run with it. You might ask: aren’t all … Continue reading

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