4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 21: Mortellus

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Mortellus, who wrote the utterly fantastic and thought-provoking Do I Have To Wear Black? Rituals, Customs, and Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans and the forthcoming The Bones Fall in a Spiral: An Introduction to Necromancy & The Magic of Death. We dished about our favorite video game soundtracks to work and write to, and what it’s really like to be a pagan author.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 20: Mat Auryn

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features delightful human and best-selling author Mat Auryn, who wrote Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation and Mastering Magick: A Course in Spellcasting for the Psychic Witch. We ended up mutually gushing about the art on the True Black Tarot and the upcoming Ephemere deck, for which Mat is writing the booklet!

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“Sacred Gender” is fierce, wise, and an absolute must-read

I’d been eagerly anticipating the new book Sacred Gender since I first heard about it earlier this year. When I finally got a review copy, I sat down to read it, and by page 17 I had to briefly set it aside and pick up my phone to text a bunch of my friends that they had to get this book.

This entire book is fire. It’s practical, metaphysically illuminating, deeply personal, and well-researched, of course, but it’s also the kind of book that will make you want to yell quotes from it while standing atop the nearest mountain, preferably with a bullhorn.

Sacred Gender comes out of the gate swinging. Take a peek at this tasty snippet from the introduction:

[T]his book proceeds from the idea that transgender and nonbinary people understand themselves. This [book] is not a space where we will be providing arguments for our existence; we exist and always have and always will. Modern politics may rail against us, but that will not stop us from being. I have no interest in defending our right to exist; we have to spend too much of our energy on that already. I’m ready for deeper conversations, as I’m sure many others are.

Sacred Gender, page 6
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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 19: Ariana Serpentine

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Ariana Serpentine, author of Sacred Gender: Create Trans & Nonbinary Spiritual Connections. We chatted about the book — which is being released Nov. 8 — and the joys of teaching journey work.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 18: Durgadas Allon Duriel

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of Worthy As You Are: Weed Out Unhealthy Beliefs and Nourish Your Authentic Self and The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life. We had a wonderful time discussing the intersections of psychology and spirituality, and why Twitter can be pretty awesome sometimes (and how it could be better).

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Happy International Pronouns Day!

Today, the third Wednesday of October, is International Pronouns Day!

What are pronouns?

Pronouns are words we use to refer to people in place of their name. He/him/his, she/her/hers, and they/them/theirs are the most common pronouns used to refer to people in English (but there are many others!). Some languages, like Hungarian, don’t have gendered pronouns.

Here’s a video explaining what pronouns are, and why it’s important to get them right:

Why are pronouns so important?

Simply put, using people’s correct pronouns is respectful — and not using their correct pronouns is disrespectful.

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Um…vote for me?

Imagine my surprise today to open the 2022 Witchies Awards ballot to see I was nominated for two categories: Outstanding New Author and Outstanding New Vidcast/Vlog!

I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated alongside Irene Glasse, Caine Dreamwalker, Mhara Starling, the vidcast Personal Pans, as well as so many other folks who have made truly amazing contributions to pagan publishing and content creation this past year.

If you have a Google account and a few minutes, you can vote here until Oct. 31, 2022:


🌈 Guess what? I wrote a book on Queer Qabala, and you can buy it now! 🌈


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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 17: Theresa Reed

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Theresa Reed, author of several books on Tarot and Astrology, including her most recent book, author of Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot. She named the dice Andrew, and Andrew proceeded to roll up some of the toughest questions we have to choose from, including “What’s something you wish other pagan authors would do less?”

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 16: Laura Tempest Zakroff

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Laura Tempest Zakroff, professional artist, author, and performer. Her latest publication is the Anatomy of a Witch Oracle deck. We talked about her favorite spot to write, the agony of having all your best ideas at inconvenient times for writing them down, and what happens when an errant candle encounters a Hibachi grill serving as a cauldron in a ritual.

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4 Quick Q’s: Book Talk with Enfys Episode 15: Victoria Raschke

In 4 Quick Q’s, I ask pagan authors four questions determined at random, by rolling a D20!

This episode features Victoria Raschke, author of The Voices of the Dead urban fantasy series and host of the WitchLit podcast. We talked about the new series she’s working on, how she handles writer’s block, and how moving and the pandemic have influenced her writing.

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