The Man in Black and the Lady in Red

And I shall go in the Devil’s name, Ay while I come home again. ~ An excerpt from Isabel Gowdie’s shape-shifting charm In the wee hours, I stood at the door between worlds; I closed my eyes and stepped through. When I opened them I was standing in the living room of a two-story house…

Sending the Fetch Forth

As you may recall, my fylgia (aka fetch) travels between the worlds in Barn Owl form. The fylgja is conceptualized as a guardian spirit but also as a soul-part, reflecting a bit of the person’s personality. Diana Paxson discusses the fylgja and other soul-parts here. Since beginning our work together several years ago, I have come to…

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…