Category Archives: politics

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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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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SCOTUS Endorses Government Prayer (updated)

Why the Supreme Court decision on town government prayer is bad news for religious minorities. Continue reading

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Columbia and Justice for women’s choices

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that have to do with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for insurance plans to cover contraception. I renew my prayers to Justice and to Columbia: Justice, be not blind, but … Continue reading

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Voting is still a holy act

When I voted today, it was a holy action. That doesn’t mean it was a perfect one, or a sacred one, but it was still holy. It can be tempting to say that politics is just too messy, too ugly, … Continue reading

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Columbia, help us rise

My dear friend Hecate is fond of calling Washington, District of Columbia her shining city on a swamp. It’s an apt metaphor for politics. Columbia, help us rise above the swamp, and shine again. Columbia’s district isn’t quite as swampy … Continue reading

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September 11th and shadows

I read Hecate’s excellent post on the dark moon and working with shadows last week, and while I had done a ritual to observe the dark/new moon, I thought to myself, “I wish I’d done that instead.” One of the … Continue reading

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