Art. Magic. Mayhem.

The life and times of an Aussie pagan witch navigating her way through the interstellar frontier, unscrewing the universe one lightbulb at a time. Lee Pike is an artist, writer, teacher, sorceress and mischief maker, not necessarily in that order. Join the revolution! But first, I'll just take a nap...
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How to Deal With the Apocalypse: A Personal Account

I’ve had a few short-lived blogs in my time. One of them, (in fact the one that directly preceded The Chaos Witch when she first appeared on WordPress.com), was called ‘Junk Fuzz’ and directly reveled in apocalypse aesthetic: I’ve always been fascinated with dystopian fantasies and I used the blog to document in images and

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More Books for Chaos Witches

A couple of years ago I did a post of book recommendations for budding chaos witches. I’m back with a fresh list, to add to the previous one (which I see as a little imperfect now… but never mind). My general book advice is… read everything that you can read! It’s good to absorb and

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Three of Wands – Ready for Adventure

Hiya! It’s tarot art time… here is the Three of Wands, my latest piece for my tarot project. Still unnamed… still without a firm direction… but still moving along! I think I need to birth this sucker properly and maybe hire a graphic designer or investigate means of printing, something something. Hmm. Until then, enjoy

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A Wild Three of Cups Appears!

The Three of Cups sparks up joy, vigour and celebration. I have to admit – I was initially inspired by the three figures Rio Olympics logo! But these three spirits embody something more for me, something that is brewing and bubbling under the surface. Something wicked-awesome this way comes! The energy of these three spirits

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There’s More Past Polarity: Ditching Gender Essentialism

Gender and polarity is such a pervasive concept in pagan practice. I really think it’s time that more traditions, practices and individuals openly paved a way to move past narratives that embrace heteronormative gender binary or just harmful dichotomies in general and looked at how we can diversify and modernise. How can we talk about

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Reclaiming and Chaos Witchery

Last weekend I had the privilege of being able to attend a core class for the Reclaiming tradition. I am still pretty excited about it, so I want to write about how it has already impacted my practice. Here in Western Australia, there has been no way to access the Reclaiming thread beyond booklearnin’, and

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