Taking Action

After a year away from her blog, Vasalisa returns to share a personal experience in community from 2017 and reveal how she plans to take action during a time of national trauma.


Sharing Experience

Recently, I have found myself being asked questions about witchcraft by curious, non-pagans more than usual. Sometimes it's a late night conversation with a co-worker, other times it is a pre-planned lunch date with a priest who is genuinely interested and supportive of my spirituality. The most common topics have been about dreams, tarot cards, astrology, numerology and intuition, …

Unflinching Prayer

I have allowed myself to sink into the story of Medusa, which is the myth we will be Working at this year's SpiralHeart Witchcamp. It tells a tale of shame, betrayal, seclusion, authenticity, acceptance and sacrifice. (Feel free to read the whole story here.) So often we are told stories of heroes. These (often male) protagonists answer …


Kind Reintegration

I'm finally sitting on my couch at home, adjusting to life outside of the bubble we created for one magical week.   Reintegrating from camp is similar to resting after a waltz. During the dance we move and are moved: embracing partnership, fluidity, synchronistic flow. Completely in the moment, it feels like nothing else exists. Then the song …


Witchcamp Whispers

I'm headed to the south in a few days to attend Tejas Witchcamp. Witchcamps are both completely unique and reassuringly familiar. Reclaiming camps will often choose a myth or a story as a lens for campers to experience, as well as an intention to help facilitate personal transformation. These camps are an opportunity for witches from …