Learn more about pagan writer and cultural commentator.

Hello, my name is Emmarie Hodge and I’m a 30-year-old pagan from West Virginia! I write about paganism and cultural topics. Occasionally, I publish a poem. Most of my poetry is supernatural or apocalyptic.

The style of my writing is informative, casually academic, and optimistically gothic. This contrasting current in my writing is an examination of the world with a critical, but joyfully curious lens. Life is an experience of grandeur, and I like that to reflect in my writing.

I’m the managing editor of Astro Pagan, publication for witchcraft, as well as Dark Verse, a gothic poetry journal.


Podcasts

Why it may not be productive or fulfilling to go on the audio binge.

Screaming male bust sculpture wearing headphones
Screaming male bust sculpture wearing headphones
Image by Andre Schützenhofer from Pixabay

Many of us grew up being told to “go outside and play” instead of spending all our time watching television, while the youngest among us might have been more apt to use computers or play video games.

For generations, we’ve all been stuck in front of a screen, watching a virtual world instead of living in our own — from birth until death.

Then came podcasts.

It seemed like the perfect solution for the unproductive masses: when you’re commuting, turn on a podcast so you can be informed about a topic. …


Magick

Learn how the Moon affects you and your magick.

The moon on a cloudy night
The moon on a cloudy night
Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay

Using the Moon for witchcraft can be a lot of fun, but there is more than just the Full Moon to work with. There are three other major phases with their own compelling ritual correspondences: the New Moon, the First Quarter Moon, and the Last Quarter Moon.

But don’t just see the Moon as a static series of lunar images in the night, but rather a glorious celestial body in the sky that affects your life from phase to phase. …


Film

Do you have trouble watching a movie all the way through? Here’s how to fix that.

Image by Amit Kumar from Pixabay

I probably have ADHD.

For the most part, I’ve learned how to compensate for my easily distracted mind and it’s not an issue anymore… except for watching movies. Strange, I know.

It can take me weeks to finish any movie I start so I’ve been known to drop most.

In college, one of my professors said that watching a movie is living a dictatorship. Everything you see, hear, and feel is controlled by the director. Unlike books, there is little room for your imagination.

Perhaps that’s why I find a lot of movies frustrating. My mind is constantly jumping back…

Emmarie Hodge

Esoteric and culture writer.

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