Beyond the Basics

This section contains more information about Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, and magick that doesn't readily fit into the other areas. These are often thought-provoking, guiding, and clarifying articles that aren't required for a study of the basic of Wicca and Witchcraft, but can certain help to push past those basics.

Brief discussion on the variants of how this word--so vital to Witchcraft and related practices--is spelled and the animosity against using the K.

Primarily arguing that Air belongs in the East, this article provides thought-provoking points and arguments for directional placement of Elements in ritual circles. (This article was the first source that got me questioning the correspondences found in books and ultimately led to my system of determining where to place the Elemental quarters in ritual as discussed on the Elements page.)

Stopped practicing for awhile because of, well, life? Totally been there. Multiple times. This brief article discusses some of the obstacles to getting back into regular magickal practice with tips and suggestions for getting back to your best magickal self.

Outlines several points important to those who would teach others about Wicca.

Whether online or in person, how you lead your rituals can make a huge difference in the impact of that ritual on the community. Follow these tips for making your rituals better and more meaningful for both you and the community you're serving.

Details the beginning of fundamentalism within Wicca, how it spread, and its place in the Wiccan community.

Briefly discusses how Pagan paths are different from one another while explaining that not all Pagans practice magick.

Article discussing the difficulty in recognizing bigotry in religion, examples of real religious bigotry, and a proposed solution.

Inspired by the suicide of Robin Williams, a discussion of the darker side those touched by the Trickster archetype face.

Examination of the debate regarding whether all Gods are one, separate, or non-existent and what the concept means for interfaith relations.

Article defining the differences between what makes a path religious versus spiritual. Briefly describes why a secular life path is impossible.

Briefly provides examples of how people of faith put too much emphasis on individuals within their faith as opposed to the real "stars" requiring their attention. Learn how to distinguish between the two.