Author of "Do I Have To Wear Black? Rituals, Customs & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans"


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Explore the myriad of customs that have emerged around death and dying in the magical and Pagan communities. Filled with rituals, meditations, legal considerations, and deep insights into death as a spiritual process, this book can be used by magical practitioners or shared with non-Pagan professionals who support Pagans in their final transitions.

I think we've let a generation dictate the terms of engagement for so long that we're finding ourselves at a late date without any sort of theological, cosmological, or liturgical infrastructure for helping people cope with death - the single thing that all spiritual paths have in common.

Do I Have To Wear Black? is doing the work that all our traditions and paths should've already done.

Misha Magdalene | Author

Outside The Charmed Circle


Death is never an easy subject to approach, but Mortellus writes about the subject with both compassion and insight. There's practical information on the funeral industry here, tremendous insight into Pagan views on death, and several heartfelt and complete passing over rites for a number of Pagan traditions.


This book is a must for Pagan clergy and coven leaders, and will be consulted by Witches and Pagans who perform such rites for decades to come. This is something that belongs on every Witch's bookshelf, because eventually, they are going to need it.

Jason Mankey | Author

Transformative Witchcraft

Do I Have To Wear Black is a deeply personal and yet utterly relatable book that guides the reader through a process that many in the modern world fear: Death. From dying and the afterlife, to planning funerals and funerary rites, to the grieving process this book is an essential guide to everything we usually look away from.

Here we are invited to dive deep and find comfort in what for many is the most frightening part of the cycle of the soul. Truly a must read.

Morgan Daimler | Author

The Morrigan: Meeting The Great Queens

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