Witch/Pilgrim/Heretic: Poems for Serpents and Sorceresses

A book for serpents and sorceresses.
A meditation on sacred darkness.
A thesis on God and magic.

These are not sequential states of being, but a triskelion of consciousness. They are all aspects of seeking: myth, movement, and philosophy.

This collection of poetry came about as I was walking Camino de Santiago. Many of the poems were written during my journey across Spain. Others were written before or after ⁠— on hikes, at monasteries, in dreams.

As I sat sick in my room all through March 2020, I felt compelled to bring the collection to fruition. This book comprises what is essential in my current philosophy and practice. It has been a balm and comfort to me, and I hope it will help you similarly.

Release Date: May 23rd 2020

A few poems from Witch/Pilgrim/Heretic

May Day Message

Happy Beltane! Happy May Day!

This is my second favorite holiday, falling directly opposite of my favorite holiday, Halloween. The veil is thin, the sun is shining, and everything is growing. What a wonderful time to announce some changes. Last night, for Walpurgisnacht, I tried my hand at broomstick making, then jumped on our backyard trampoline holding said broom. That counts as a witch’s flight, right?

I’ve been silent for a while, resting, working, and meditating on projects. I started out April planning to record a poem for every day of the month. Once I recovered from illness enough to head back to my day job, I didn’t have the energy to to do all that, but my channel is still active, and I’ll continue slowly filling it with poetry. I’ve had some wonderful feedback and encouragement on my readings from Mary, Marnie, and others. Thank you so much.

I’m continuing work on Witch/Pilgrim/Heretic, my poetry book partly compiled during my Camino de Santiago journey. I’m determined to make it available by the end of May, at the latest. If you’d like to know when it’s ready, you can sign up for my mailing list and also get a free copy of Between Death and the Devil, my book of tarot poetry.

Side note: I’m glad I learned that Geminis are notoriously flighty, because it gives me an excuse for starting dozens of projects at once. Since quarantine started, I’ve been feeling the call to get back into zine making, especially since I’m having a great time collecting witchcraft related zines from other writers. As such, I’m reopening my Etsy shop. Soon it will be full of signed copies of my books, my zines, and probably some witchy art as well, so be sure to follow.

Finally, most of my books are currently on sale or free on Kindle, and will be until May 5th or 6th, depending. Check them out on my author site on Amazon.

With that, I’m off to build a new vegetable bed. Happy Beltane. I hope you get a chance to soak in nature, support a strike, and play with flame today.

Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems

Temperance stands between Death and the Devil —
she balances the world,
mitigates the pull to hell,
accepts the dead into a deeper, sweeter underworld.

To all things constant ever,
she drips with jewels and pomegranate seeds —
who else could reconcile
such fierce, frenetic types of love?

Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems is out now, and I’m giving away copies for free over at StoryOrigin! There’s a poem for each of the tarot cards, written during my study of tarot. Originally published as a zine containing only the Major Arcana, I delayed publishing this project in order to add poems for all the Minor Arcana.

It’s also available on Amazon, if you’d like to buy it instead. The paperback edition will be out shortly.

If you’d like to support me without giving a cut to our corporate overlords, download the book for free on StoryOrigin, then head over to my newly minted Ko-fi page to buy me a hot beverage.