Occult History

Fairies of Ireland & Scotland

“Every legend, every myth, contains a kernel of truth; if we could only remove the husk of fable which envelopes it.”   O’Curry’s “Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish.” Many of us first became familiar with fairies, elves, dwarves,…

The Language of Dreams

People around the world have been inquiring about the meaning of their dreams ever since ancient times. Various cultures have gone as far as to invest entire realms of study dedicated to the interpretation of dreams, also known as oneiromancy,…

Mediterranean Mysteries: The Iberian Peninsula

“If our purpose is to come to a genuine understanding of the lives of our ancestors and the cultural and spiritual legacy left us by them, we may find it necessary to reevaluate our understanding of the terms religion, myth,…

Tarot Card Origins

You may have been introduced to tarot for the first time when you visited the renaissance fair as a child, or maybe there was a deck sitting quietly in the corner of your home or local bookstore, but you never…

Fairies of West Africa

Even if we have forgotten the stories over the years, many of us grew up with “fairy” tales and old “superstitions” surrounding the mysterious beings we know as fairies, dwarves, goblins, pixies, djinn, ogres, gnomes, trolls, and other hidden spirits…

Fairies of Southeast Turtle Island

While many tend to associate fairies, elves, and other hidden peoples with the stories and lore of Europe, these magical beings are found all over the world and with striking similarities. Turtle Island is no exception. From the Appalachian woodlands…

Traditional Religions of West Africa: Nigeria & Mali

From the 12th century onward the many lands we know today comprising West Africa have been home to numerous Indigenous empires, kingdoms, and city-states. One region is known as Yorubaland, or the Yoruba Empire of present-day Nigeria. The Yoruba Empire,…

Pre-Christian Faiths of the British Isles

Before Christianity’s infamous arrival across the lands we know today as Ireland, Britain, and Scotland in the 5-6th centuries, the majority of Celtic peoples who were native to the area observed druidism, or regionally specific land-based traditions. While there were…

Caribbean Cosmologies: The Greater Antilles

We are traveling to the Greater Antilles – known to my Taíno ancestors and kin as Borikén, Ayiti Kiskeya, Yamaye and Cobao. These four ancient islands were formed by the great Turtle Spirit, who was birthed from the wound of…

Indigenous Appalachia & Diasporic Medicine

Known traditionally to Abenaki people as Wombanednok; to the Penobscot Nation as Katahdin; to the Lenape as Kittatinny; and to the Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation as Walasi-Yi, the so called Appalachian Mountains have remained ancient homes and resting places for a…

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