Talking My Path: George McCarthy

[Welcome to our column, Talking My Path. Here, polytheists, witches, and Pagans of any tradition are invited to discuss and celebrate their spirituality in a series of five short questions. If you would like to participate, don’t hesitate to email us at]

ev0ke: How do you define your particular tradition or path? Does it have a specific name?

GM: I don’t have a specific name for it beyond witchcraft and mysticism.

ev0ke: Which Deities, powers, or other spirits are honored in your tradition?

GM: I incorporate deities from a lot of different practices, from Catholic saint worship to ancient polytheistic God(dess)s. I also have a strong connection to the honoring of nature and natural medicine

ev0ke: Among the various festivals and holy days celebrated in your tradition, which is the most important to you, and why?

GM: I’ve always been a fan of Halloween, but the most important holidays to me are ones related to the natural cycle of the earth (planting and harvest days, equinoxes and solstices).

ev0ke: Which texts, websites, or other resources would you recommend to someone interested in your tradition?

GM: Herbalism and natural medicine books; all historical accounts of different beliefs from around the world and time periods; talking to practitioners of different belief systems and learning firsthand their craft and practice.

ev0ke: Is there anything you would like to add, such as creative projects you are undertaking, festivals or events you will be attending, and so on?

GM: Every practice is deeply personal, and magic and worship can be a part of every activity in your life.