Drink The Volcano

Tonight we will see the longest Blood Moon solar eclipse of the century, and major electric storms are predicted. Get ready for a bumpy night! If you see any black birds gathering near you, stay alert. These are psychopomps, very common at times of high supernatural activity and drawn to areas of potential trouble. It…

The Kraken Wakes

Tales of huge tentacled or horned sea creatures exist from ancient times, and persist to this day.  The Greek legend of the Scylla, a monster with six heads that Odysseus must sail past during his travels, is an example of this tradition. In 1555 Olaus Magnus wrote of a sea creature with “sharp and long…

Revels with the devils on Walpurgis Night

Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? At Samhain AKA Halloween every October, the boundary between our world and that of the spirits becomes thinner and often breaks, allowing supernatural forces to hold sway for the night. At the exact opposite side of the year, on April 30th, the same is true of…

A Dark and (Lovely) Stormy

A few years ago, I was invited to the birthday party of a dear friend who just happens to be a lesbian. Not just your average lesbian mind you; she’s a very well-known, socially involved, power lesbian. We share one friend and I would know only a handful of people there, so our mutual friend was…