Encountering Semele-Thyone

Wide-eyed and wild-haired on the edge of the night-dark woods, she came. It was an unexpected vision on an unassuming day. Semele was in the company of a stalking big cat, all muscle and ecstatic menace. The big cat would join her in guiding me or mauling me, or both. They stood together in late…

The One Who Carried Me

During a dark period in my childhood, he emerged. All subtle strength and barely contained power. He stood watch over me. Though he couldn’t always guard my body, he armored my spirit and set fire to my mind. He was the first spirit to remind me that there was a vast and beautiful world beyond…

Hamrammr: Lessons in Shapeshifting

In this betwixt and between time (November 1st to about January 1st), I have been thinking a great deal about transitions of all sorts, including changing shape. It is one of my favorite witch’s crafts. There are many reasons one might shape shift: to obtain information using another being’s perception abilities, to enter or leave places…