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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

A work in progress. Explaining words and phrases that I often use. Noting new and interesting ideas. Discussing certain verbal warning signs. There’s no social justice or political correctness here.

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Walburga     See Beltaine

Walpurgis Eve

Walpurgisnacht     See Beltaine

warrant canary

A warrant canary is a colloquial term for a regularly published statement that a service provider has not received legal process (like a national security letter) that it would be prohibited from disclosing to the public. Once a service provider does receive legal process, the speech prohibition goes into place, and the provider no longer makes the statement about the number of such process received.


Wayland's Feast Day


The WebTree itself is the wyrd weave or orgone that permates and connects everything. Depending on perspective, it might be a web, a tree of life, a labyrinth, or found in the curves of a Celtic design.

Path - My modification with a technopagan bent and without some of the legacy. It's about dynamic tensions and polarities. Some of those polarities are obvious, some not.
Lady in the Court of Shadows • Lady in the Court of Stars

Daylord • Nightlord

Greenmark • Redmark

Duality is singularity reflected. It's a matter of perspective. Things tend to have their weird, their polar opposites. Understanding the links between the polarities gives an edge. That's why I came up with new names for the sabbats. And yes, I began my year cycle with the return of the light.

Yes, this reflects the Earth's solar journey, but on a symbolic level it shows a Divine aspect the Daylord struggling with his weird the Nightlord. One gains power as the other loses. wound betrayal exchange power for wisdom
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white sage       Salvia apiana

Salvia apiana, the white sage, bee sage, or sacred sage, is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

Salvia apiana is widely used by Native American groups on the Pacific coast of the United States. The seed was a main ingredient of pinole, a staple food. The Cahuilla harvested large quantities of the seed that was mixed with wheat flour and sugar for gruel or biscuits. The leaves and stems were eaten by the Chumash and other tribes. Several tribes used the seed for removing foreign objects from the eye, similar to the way that Clary sage seeds were used in Europe. A tea from the roots was used by the Cahuilla women for healing and strength after childbirth. The leaves are also burnt by many native American tribes, with the smoke used in different purification rituals.

Smudging with white sage, has been adopted in some variant forms into a number of modern belief systems, including many forms of New Age and eclectic Neopagan spirituality, such as modern Wicca.

White sage, or Salvia apiana, seeds were used by Native Americans as food and to heal their eyes. The roots were used after birth for healing. The leaves were used for numerous medicinal purposes, such as a cold remedy or shampoo, to treat sinus problems and to control lactation. The leaves were burned in ceremonies to purify and cleanse. This process was used historically by Native Americans but has become popular in the New Age arena. The sage is burned with the belief that the incense clears away negative thoughts, spirits and dreams as well as illness.


white supremacist

A white supremacist is someone who believes that races are real things, whether biological or as part of a caste system. They believe that an alleged “white” race is superior to other races. That belief in superiority entitles them to rule over or have privileges over other races.



  1. The original plural form for “wicca/wicce” or “witch.”
  2. An adjective used to describe their religion by the followers of Neopagan Witchcraft.
  3. Isaac Bonewits, “glossary - Wiccan”, Real Magic
The origins of Wicca are snarled, Gerald Gardner liked being the mysterious wise man.

There are four distinct threads. One was the folk tradition that Gardner was initiated into. This tradition was incomplete and placed the emphasis on practical magick rather than Deity and worship. There was the stuff that Gardner researched from pagan sources, which focuses more on Deities and worship. There was the stuff that Gardener "borrowed" from Freemasonry, the O.T.O. and the Golden Dawn. Finally there was the original stuff which tried to make everything cohesive. This last bit probably mostly came from Doreen Valiente. Gardner didn't give her credit for years, that almost certainly led to their falling out.


Winter Nights     See Samhain

winter solstice      See solstice


WebTree fire festival & cross quarter day. Wintergate marks the beginning of winter staring at sunset the day before the midpoint between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice and ending at sunset on the day after (traditional three days).

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