Author Archives: Ariawn

About Ariawn

I am 32 years old and have been studying Wicca for over 15 years. In 2012 I was elevated to the third degree in Traditional English Wicca by Dragoman Sledz. Since his passing earlier this year, it has been my goal to develop and document our Wiccan philosophy as fully as it is within my power to do so, and in doing so continue our mission to bring Wicca out of the shadows and make it available to those who seek the path. I currently reside in Ohio with my husband and our three cats, and I work as a registered nurse in Cleveland. I have an additional bachelor's degree in English literature. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


I must not fear.  Fear is the mind killer.  Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. –Frank Herbert, Dune, Litany Against Fear The Litany Against Fear was one of my high priest’s favorite quotes.  Fear–of the unknown, of … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’re cranky, but can’t figure out why? Do you go through that? I do. Usually coming to work fixes that.  My philosophy has always been that it’s hard enough to be sick, let alone having … Continue reading

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Dayton PPD 2017

This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend Pagan Pride hosted by the Dayton Pagan Coalition in Dayton, OH.  I was able to stay overnight with my brother and sister in law in Columbus, as well–which meant that I … Continue reading

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Pride in the CLE 2017

Cleveland Area Pagan Pride is the highlight of the year for me in many ways.  I love seeing all the different kinds of people, hearing folksy music, smelling incense in the air, and getting Henna tattoos. The last two years … Continue reading

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The Dream

Sometimes I wish… That I could just practice and teach Yoga all day. That I could support myself by practicing Wicca. That I could look at cheesecake sideways and not gain 10 pounds through osmosis. That I could work a … Continue reading

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You Can’t Handle the Proof

OK, let’s be honest: anecdotals hardly constitute proof.  But who doesn’t love a good testimony? Psychometry. In short, psychometry is the art of reading an object.  Remember that scene in The Craft when the shop owner touches Sarah’s ring and … Continue reading

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Wicca and Depression

I remember the first time I truly struggled with depression and anxiety.  It was my sophomore year of college, and I learned that a chunk of my financial aid was being taken away–and that my school was increasing its tuition … Continue reading

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