RATING: 🌙 🌙 🌙 / 5 Like I said last week, I've probably read half a dozen books on witchcraft over the last few months and and there are a few of them I would like to share. This week, I'm talking about Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and... Continue Reading →
It can be easy to get stuck in your head. Especially writers obsess over our imaginations, turning over words until we find just the right one. Sometimes we forget that even the most ethereal ideas are being kept inside our physical selves. Selves that need to be fed and, more importantly, caffeinated. We are blood, bone, muscle, and fat. And at least some percent coffee.
Werewolf folklore isn't just one thing. When you try to trace the origin of it to its root, there isn't just one place it leads. Werewolf superstitions and lore can be found all over the world and vary highly by region. While we might have some ideas about what a werewolf looks like, or how... Continue Reading →
Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * It's a fly-by post this week -- busy, busy!-- but I have not forgotten. I present you a strong, badass Eurydice by the... Continue Reading →
RATING: 🌙 🌙 🌙 🌙 🌙 / 5 I've probably read half a dozen books on witchcraft this summer, but without a doubt, Inner Witch by Gabriela Herstik has easily become my instant favorite. It's breezy and readable, yet doesn't shy away from the core tenets traditionally associated with witchcraft. Inner Witch also is not directed toward any one particular "kind" of witch,... Continue Reading →
We might only be a week into September, but if you're a Moon-Bird, it's never too early to begin embracing the Halloween spirit. And one of our resolutions for the new season: read more horror by women. While our list of favorites is still ever expanding, here are a few spine-tinglingly spooky reads to get started.... Continue Reading →
Writing may often be a solitary act, but being a writer is not a solitary identity. Scattered across the world are fellow writers supporting each other, sharing work and offering optimism after an unpersonalized rejection from a dream journal. This week's recommended readings come from writers we know either personally, from a reading event, or through the power (sometimes misused) of Twitter.
Here the Moon-Birds will sacrifice to you, our readers, a weekly poem which has caught our eye(s)—poems which invoke, in whatever way, witchy-ness, spooky-ness, the sacred feminine, the mysterious, or the otherworldly. * We have a guest post this week, from the dark and mysterious Moon-Bird @elizabethhermione. She has the following to say about Emma... Continue Reading →
Change is inevitable, necessary. If you’re like a couple of our Moon-Birds, change can come in the form of exciting moves into the city. Change can also be unsettling, leaving you with no certainty but that what was has ended. We can wish for unending sameness, but it will never come. Each breath of air is different from the last.