Chantico

She wears read and reaps Pleasure and Pain. Radiant Serpentine Grace. She Who Dwells in the House. Goddess of Fire and War. Guardian of animals, metals and minerals, Her Domain. She takes possession of Her Offering and makes Her mark on him, binding his soul to Her promise of protection and power. Eva Tusquets is […]

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Silvia Federici On Witch Hunts, Body Politics & Rituals of Resistance

Witchcraft has become a buzzword of late. In fashion, movies, TV, and on social media, women have begun to reexamine its meanings, and how it can be adopted as an archetype against patriarchy. But long before #witchesofinstagram was a hashtag, feminist and leftist writer Silvia Federici examined the hardly superficial ties between the witch trials, […]

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Heart of Purification

In the belly of February we lie, existing in a liminal space where sighs of spring and the waxing light blossoms in-between snowflakes. Like goddesses in mythology, our bodies are stretching, awakening limbs, muscles, senses and hearts from underneath the layers of winter’s necessary hibernation. In ancient Roman times, February marked Februalia or Februa, the […]

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Yuletide Reflections

A few Yule seasons back, I was wandering through Union Square losing sensation in my fingertips and filled with that particular blend of holiday mania, equal parts joy and terror. At The Strand I saw old friends, nightclub performers I used to dance on tabletops with, and wondered what if that was still my life? […]

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