“Gateways to Otherworld” by Melusine Draco (ARCANUM)

"Gateways to Otherworld" by Melusine Draco (ARCANUM)

"When we talk of Otherworld, we are usually referring to the world of spirit, of Fae, and the ancient Ancestors, from whom kindred calls to kindred and blood calls to blood. It is a separate reality, or a world that exists simultaneously with ours, but independent of it — and most true witches find that they spend their lives with one foot in the ‘real’ world and one in Otherworld.

We co-exist in a way that enables us to ‘see’ things on the other side of the veil without the rigmarole of trance- or path-working, self-hypnosis, meditation or contemplation. To find the psychic gateways or portals that enable us to step through into this Otherworld that is as clearly defined as stepping through our own front door, enhanced by our ability to perceive the subtle-dimension or the unseen world of spirit.

The terms gateways, portals and doorways speak for themselves, and as a witch’s magical ability develops these psychic ‘gateways’ will begin to open — maybe in one, or even several directions simultaneously. Personal advancement along the Old Craft path depends on an individual’s willingness to pass through or stay put, since these gateways open as a result of personal progress serving as an indication that the time has come to move on and to climb to the next mysterious level."