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  • Building a Sacred Temple Dedicated to a Female Buddha

    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.
    Cara Schulz
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    Two Pagans are part of an interfaith group raising funds to rebuild a temple dedicated to a female Buddha in Tibet. The temple is dedicated to Yeshe Tsogyal, a Buddha considered to be the mother of the Tibetan people and the embodiment of the “Enlightened Feminine.” The Wild Hunt spoke with one of the Pagans involved in the fundraising efforts about the temple and how her trip to Tibet has deepened her spirituality. Yeshe Tsogyal, whose name means Victorious Ocean of Wisdom, was a disciple and consort of the Indian master Padmasambhava during the 8th century in central Tibet. This was…
  • Buzz Coil: July 2015

    Medusa Coils
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously elsewhere or on the same blog): Mythkenner’s Myths: In her first post on her new blog, on July 17 after a pilgrimage to the Psychro Cave in Crete, Carolyn writes about “Diktynna, Goddess of Hunting Nets, Sister of Britomartis and Aphaea.”  Glenys's Blog
  • Correspondences for Monday

    PaganNews.com Featured Content.
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    Light White candles. Burn incense of Myrtle, Camphor, Aloes. Monday is ruled by Moon, and is a good day to work with agriculture, domestic matters, long life, medicine, travels, visions.
  • Human Sacrifice Alive and Well in - Nepal

    Goddesschess
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Holy Hathor! Nepal arrests 11 in suspected case of human sacrifice 2 hours ago Police have arrested 11 villagers on charges of murdering a 10-year-old boy in southwestern Nepal, an official said Sunday, in what villagers described as a case of human sacrifice.   Local media reports said the father of a sick teenager had last Tuesday
  • Tarot Card for This Week’s Blue Moon and Lughnasadh: The Fool

    Beth Owl's Daughter » Owl’s Wings Blog
    Beth
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. ~ Bilbo Baggins (from The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien) During this magical week of Lughnasadh (and Imbolc in the Southern Hemisphere), plus a Blue Moon, The Fool returns. The Fool is all about potential, new beginnings, and risk-taking. It’s time for a complete reboot, a clean slate, and taking a very important leap of faith. Sporting a jaunty red feather, with his hand in the position of the Gyan Mudra,…
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    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.

  • Building a Sacred Temple Dedicated to a Female Buddha

    Cara Schulz
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    Two Pagans are part of an interfaith group raising funds to rebuild a temple dedicated to a female Buddha in Tibet. The temple is dedicated to Yeshe Tsogyal, a Buddha considered to be the mother of the Tibetan people and the embodiment of the “Enlightened Feminine.” The Wild Hunt spoke with one of the Pagans involved in the fundraising efforts about the temple and how her trip to Tibet has deepened her spirituality. Yeshe Tsogyal, whose name means Victorious Ocean of Wisdom, was a disciple and consort of the Indian master Padmasambhava during the 8th century in central Tibet. This was…
  • Pagan Community Notes: Robert Rudachyk, Fairy Survey, Many Gods West, Heathen Groups and more!

    Heather Greene
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Heathen Robert Rudachyk has announced his candidacy for Canada’s Liberal Party of Saskatchewon. Rudachyk ran in 2014 and, in an interview with The Wild Hunt, talked about his goals and his work as an openly Heathen candidate. He said “If I am able to become the candidate, I intend to run my campaign on the issues facing all Canadians, not on my faith. I will never hide who I am, but I will also not whip my hammer out in public and shove it into people’s faces.” This year, Rudachyk is running “to be elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly ( MLA) for this seat…
  • The Equality Act of 2015: a summary

    Heather Greene
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    On Thursday, legislation was introduced simultaneously into both the U.S. House and Senate, which seeks to ensure equitable treatment across a wide-range of social structures, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identification. The Equality Act, as it has been called, will “prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.” Along with any new statutes, the act also aims to strengthen protections against discrimination for other minorities through the expansion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is considered…
  • Book Review: The Case for Polytheism

    Lisa Roling
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Review: The Case for Polytheism. Written by Steven Dillon. (Iff Book, 96 Pages) As an undergraduate freshman I stumbled into a Philosophy 101 class primarily by default. It was the only class out of the list of humanities requirements that still had a space available, and I needed full-time status to keep my scholarship. I was not excited to learn about the self-indulgent musings of dead white men; Philosophy 101 usually means Western Philosophy after all. By the end of the term, however, I was considering changing my major to philosophy. While I ultimately chose not to change majors, I took…
  • Whims of the Father

    Alley Valkyrie
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    (Author’s note: The following attempts to capture a recent four days in time and about time with as much accuracy as possible. Minor details have been changed to protect privacy.) I walked from my apartment to the elevator, going past a dozen or so doors on the way. It was early afternoon, and I could hear a TV blaring in nearly every apartment as I walked past. In a typical apartment building, most folks would be at work, but here in this building a noticeable number of the residents are home all day with little to do other than to watch television. I was used to the sound of TV as I…
 
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    Medusa Coils

  • Buzz Coil: July 2015

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously elsewhere or on the same blog): Mythkenner’s Myths: In her first post on her new blog, on July 17 after a pilgrimage to the Psychro Cave in Crete, Carolyn writes about “Diktynna, Goddess of Hunting Nets, Sister of Britomartis and Aphaea.”  Glenys's Blog
  • Goddess Pages Summer/Autumn 2015

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Issue 27 of Goddess Pages is out! It opens with the art, "Untitled," by Foosiya Miller, and with Geraldine Charles editorial, "She Changes Everything She Touches."Article authors include Atasha Fyfe, Elizabeth Chloe Erdman, Helen Anthony, Susan S Weed, and Louise Sommer. Fiction is by Carolyn Lee Boyd. Poetry is by Souza Silvermarie, Penn Kemp, and Annelinde Metzner.Book reviews are Blacksmith
  • REVIEW: Jeri Studebaker's Breaking the Mother Goose Code

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy-Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years by Jeri Studebaker (Moon Books 2015), trade paperback, 319 pages. Also available as an e-book.
  • Buzz Coil: June 2015

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]--> Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts published elsewhere before being published on the blogs referred to in this post. ): <!--[if gte
  • Buzz Coil: May 2015

    27 May 2015 | 10:51 am
     Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll: Broomstick Chronicles: In her May 14 post, Aline O’Brien (a.k.a. Macha Nightmare) describes her reactions to the Marin (CA) Interfaith Council’s “Interfaith Celebration of National Day of Prayer,” including her difficulties with the Abrahamic assumptions of some presentations. Fellowship of Isis Central:  The Fellowship’s May 7 post gives
 
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    Goddesschess

  • Human Sacrifice Alive and Well in - Nepal

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Holy Hathor! Nepal arrests 11 in suspected case of human sacrifice 2 hours ago Police have arrested 11 villagers on charges of murdering a 10-year-old boy in southwestern Nepal, an official said Sunday, in what villagers described as a case of human sacrifice.   Local media reports said the father of a sick teenager had last Tuesday
  • 130,000 Year Old Neanderthal Eagle Talon Necklace

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    It just amazes me that this artefact gets a little blurb instead of the news-busting headlines it deserves.  Source:  Archaeology Magazine Neanderthal Necklace By ZACH ZORICH Thursday, June 04, 2015   More than 100 years ago, eight eagle talons were excavated from a famous Neanderthal site called Krapina, and subsequently left in a drawer at the Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb.
  • The Mystery of the Kitora Tomb

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Source:  CNET Mysterious ancient star chart shows foreign skies The Kitora Tomb, located near the village of Asuka in Japan's Nara Prefecture, is known for gorgeous, colourful paintings at the four cardinal points of the compass. A black tortoise guards the north of the ancient tumulus, which has been standing since the seventh or eighth century. A red phoenix stands at the south, a white tiger
  • Drought Stricken Farmers Turn to Water Witchers

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Fascinating article.  The comments by readers afterward are even more interesting.  Evidently, many of them tried a form of "dowsing" at one time and claim to have been successful, not claiming to have any special ability for the practice. Source:  Yahoo News Amid epic drought, California farmers turn to water witches Rejected by scientists, dowsing is an ancient tradition that’s dying hard
  • Ride, Ride, Ride, Hitching a Ride...

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    This is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen: Bird photographer Phoo Chan was in the first place at the right time to capture the moment a crow took a ride atop a bald eagle in flight. Photo: Phoo Chan/Media Drum World I didn't believe it at first, figuring it must be some kind of Photoshop thing or computer wizardry used to create the image, but the photographer is legit.  Here's
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  • Tarot Card for This Week’s Blue Moon and Lughnasadh: The Fool

    Beth
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. ~ Bilbo Baggins (from The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien) During this magical week of Lughnasadh (and Imbolc in the Southern Hemisphere), plus a Blue Moon, The Fool returns. The Fool is all about potential, new beginnings, and risk-taking. It’s time for a complete reboot, a clean slate, and taking a very important leap of faith. Sporting a jaunty red feather, with his hand in the position of the Gyan Mudra,…
  • Wordless Wednesday: A Million Miles From Home

    Beth
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
  • Shine in Splendor! It’s Happy Birthday Time for the Lion People!

    Beth
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. ~ Peter O’Toole (Aug.2, 1932, Sun and Moon in Leo) Huzzah! Today, the Sun moves into the sign of Leo. Happy Birthday, all you Lion People! Leos, so the tradition goes, are famous for being “on” 24 hours a day, showing off and behaving like the sexy superstars they often are. Of course, there really is lots more to Leo than this. As astrologer Jon Cainer reminds us, while it is true that Leos can be a bit over-the-top, and subtlety often escapes them, they are also very human, imperfect, and even…
  • Now We are Six (and then some)

    Beth
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    When I was one I’d just begun, When I was two I was nearly new, When I was three I was hardly me, When I was four I was not much more, When I was five I was barely alive, But now I am six! As clever as clever! And I think I’ll stay six now for ever and ever! ~ A. A. Milne, Now We Are Six Many people who love you will try, but no one can celebrate your birthday exactly the way you need for it to be observed. That’s because no one really knows the year you’ve just completed; no one else has lived it…. Your husband, lover, children, friends, and co-workers can be aware of recent events…
  • Tarot Card of the Week, July 20-26, 2015: Three of Wands

    Beth
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:21 pm
    What would you do, if you knew you could not fail? ~ attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt This week, the Tarot sends another message about the importance of tenacity and patience, if we desire success. Almost exactly one year after its last visit, as the celebrations of the First Harvest once again draw near, we welcome the sunny message of the Three of Wands. In the Qabbalah Tree of Life, this card is a component of Binah, the uppermost feminine element, and which is symbolized as the mother of the Shekhinah. Its meaning is Understanding and it is associated with the Queens of the Tarot. And all…
 
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  • Love Will Win

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    To my friends and comrades dishing out love in the face of daily pain, I thank you. I know it feels hard right now. I also know that, though the road may be long, we will continue to walk it, together. Though today feels like a battle, love will win. I also want to remind those who think the face of pain should be the face of playing nice: the expression of love takes many forms, including grief and rage. Love can feel soft or hard. Love can be a warm embrace or a direct confrontation, soul to soul. Love is necessary. I hope that we keep practicing.
  • A Prayer for Troubling Times

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Holy Brigid: In these times of burning churches That engulf the skies at night… Light the fire that guides our way. Kindle within us the flame of inspiration. We speak your name. Holy Brigid: In these times of grief and anger And these days of stolen lives… Pour out the quenching waters from your well. Come, bathe our tear stained faces. We call to you with voices raised. Holy Brigid: In these times of love and rage And these days when hatred stalks our streets… Strike bright metal on your anvil. Forge us tools that we can use to fight for justice. With all our might and breath. Holy…
  • Quitting is Beginning

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    “You’ll begin to re-evaluate exactly what it is that you love,” he said. And so, the shifts within become even more explicit. Sometimes we need to quit, in order to begin. I’ve loved teaching and blogging. I’ve loved writing books on spiritual practice. I’ve loved it with every part of my heart and soul. Even when the travel ground my body down. Even when I had to cut way back and find new ways to teach. I don’t always love it anymore. There are still parts that feed me: I taught at a conference recently and connecting my magic with the thoughts and efforts of the people there…
  • An Intentional Life

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    Does your life reflect your intention?  If you had to write a mission statement, what might it be? And how does everything else in your life support, undermine, or avoid this? I ask because too many of us are still uncertain of direction, or we are living fragmented lives. We speak one thing here, and there, we act in a way that contradicts our speech. We’ve lost our way. We are going through the motions. We’ve forgotten our connection to the Gods. Sometimes we’ve had it. We have known. We’ve sensed the power in our core and used that to help us steer our way through life. But then…
  • Truth & Joy: Confronting Racism in Religion

    thorncoyle
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    PantheaCon 2015: A gathering of 2500 practitioners of Pagan, polytheist and magical traditions in San Jose, California. Monday morning, after a very full weekend, we packed up our hotel room and went to the cold, carpeted ballroom to set up chairs into two Vesicae Piscis, each holding the other in gentle arcs. A microphone was set up in the center of the room. The Pagans of Color Caucus had taken the opportunity afforded by Pantheacon staff who suggested they use this space vacated by a canceled workshop to offer “Creating Brave Spaces for People of Color.” It was needed. People…
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    Alison Leigh Lilly

  • Tending to Your Joy: Pagan Lessons from Pixar’s Inside Out

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Back, back, back in the back of your mind Are you learning an angry language? Tell me boy, boy, boy, are you tending to your joy? – Ani DiFranco, “Back, Back, Back” Last week, I took my stepkids to see the new Pixar movie, Inside Out, a story about the personified emotions that live inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Spoiler alert: not only was it fun for the whole family — with lots of laughs (pretty much every time Lewis Black had a line) and tears (damn you, Pixar, and your ruthless tugging of my heartstrings) — but it was also a fascinating…
  • How To Be An Evil Stepmother

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    5 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    I’ll never forget the day (nearly five years ago now) when The Oldest said, in a tone so like her mother’s snide dismissiveness, “If you didn’t want to be a stepmom, then you shouldn’t have decided to marry a man with kids.” She was twelve years old, and her father and I had been dating for a couple of years and had only just gotten engaged. On this particular Saturday evening, we were all sitting around the table sharing a Blended Family dinner — me, my then-fiancé, and his four kids. My husband-to-be and I had been joking with each other about the…
  • Q&A: What’s your Pagan origin story?

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’ve been having so much fun answering all the cool and quirky questions readers have been sending in over the past month! (See the end of this post for more upcoming topics, and how to send me your questions.) And it’s a good thing, too, because it’s turning out to be a Q&A kind of spring! Right now, I’m in the middle of prepping for a three-day spiritual retreat this coming weekend, where I’ll be part of a Q&A panel discussing the intersection of Paganism and Unitarian Universalism. It promises to be a fascinating experience in both interfaith and…
  • Bless the Waters Thrice: Making Environmentally Sustainable Offerings

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    In the days of the ancient Celts, a devotee might have honored the gods of her people with a votive object — a torc, a piece of intricately-wrought jewelry, a small statue of a god or goddess, a bent silver coin — given in offering to the clear-running waters of a river or wellspring, or deposited in the murky waters of a marsh at a dedicated sacred site. In the same way, a warrior might have offered up his sword or shield, ritually broken to render it useless or perhaps forged specially to be a sacrifice, never to be used in battle. But those days are gone. Now, when I walk along…
  • Q&A: Are the gods immortal? (Are we?)

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Ben asks a question inspired by the science fiction writer Douglas Adams and his too often under-appreciated novel, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul: What do you think about the gods being immortal? As I see it, the old ones like Ra and Zeus and the river dragons of China all are immortal beings that are still a part of this world, but roam it like middle management, never getting any acknowledgement for the work they still do. We call them to help us and then they go back to their work, kinda like a waiter. In a “we call them and they come” mentality. Or somewhat slaves to our…
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  • Personal Power ~ 7 Ways to Increase Yours Today

    Stella Seaspirit
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    The word power has long been associated with control, domination and manipulation over others. Personal power however affects you alone by taking accountability and making decisions based on guidance from within.   Each of us possesses a unique energy signature so we do not all hold the same dominant qualities of expression, resulting in our different journeys, intents and purposes. On a soul level we choose different personality traits for the various manifestations and experiences on our paths.     1. If you feel threatened by a project or circumstance that appears to be…
  • Bless Your Wand in 7 Easy Steps

    Stella Seaspirit
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    The wand has long been associated with magickal folk such as witches, wizards and faery godmothers. But what is its purpose really? Does it hold any meaning beyond pointing it willy-nilly and reciting some gibberish? Bibbidi bobbidi boo!   Quite simply, your wand is representative of your will. Watch where you point that thing! *cackle* Wands are associated with the element of fire that oversees vision, passion, inspiration and the quality wands are most renowned for ~ transformation.   A wand is a symbolic extension of your mind and when you deliberately wield one with intention…
  • 7 Principles to Live by for Creating the Spiritual Connection You Want

    Stella Seaspirit
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    There is a common misconception many would-be Magick Makers have about creating a life they love to live and that is falling into the mental trappings of magical thinking — not magical being.   Positive thinking alone encourages inertia. It is actually a form of denial because you are saying something to yourself with no feeling, no heartfelt belief or emotional support and pretending that everything will fall into your lap without actively doing anything. Often what is required is action.   When I say action I don’t mean getting caught up in common law of attraction techniques…
  • Full Moon Ritual (Short, Simple and Solitary)

    Stella Seaspirit
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    While some practitioners may enjoy using full moon for spell work, I prefer to leverage this energy as a time for meditation, reflection, appreciation, interacting with my Interdimensional Support Team (including ancestors), recharging my energy field and balancing chakras. I share why below.   At full moon the sun and moon are on opposite sides of the Earth so the moon is in direct opposition to the sun and this is symbolic of the conscious self (represented by the sun) fully illuminating the unconscious (represented by the moon).   What this means is that what was hidden comes to…
  • Alignment and Making Space for Results

    Stella Seaspirit
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    This post is particularly appropriate for that eager time lapse after you have performed a ritual or spell and you’re anticipating the result! Like attending a formal dinner party at a prestigious establishment, you’re feeling really excited but you know you have to tone it down a notch to vibe serene for gracious admission.   Sometimes you have difficulty detaching from your wants and can’t stop thinking about when you will see it take effect or projecting all the potential scenarios through which it can come to be. Then you need to breathe and make etheric space for cosmic winds…
 
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  • The Weekly Rune – Gebo

    Kelley Harrell
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    For the week of 26 July 2015 Authority over self is assured, this week. Uruz  remains the half-month rune until 29 July, at which point Thurisaz moves to the fore. Read right to left is Uruz at the top, Thurisaz below, then Gebo. Following is a summary of The Weekly Rune. The full runecast is available through Patreon.  The full cast gives more insight into the half-month rune’s influence, and for $5 a month, receive The Weekly Rune before everyone else.  Find my more of my runic artwork on Etsy. After weeks of low rumbling, subtle movement provokes big transformation. We’ve…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    Kelley Harrell
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m grateful for new scenery. I’m grateful for answers to health issues, even if they’re not simple to apply. I’m thankful for validation, even if it’s 14 years after-the-fact. I’m grateful for support. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? I am! This post is part of Lexa Cain’s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things, along with her  co-hostesses L.G. Keltner and Katie. Participate by following the link and adding your…
  • Life Betwixt – Prophecy, Everyday Life, and The Cradling (Part 2)

    Kelley Harrell
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    The prophecy of the bone is the upheaval of the mind. ~Kelley Harrell In Part I of this Betwixt story, I shared my experience with the toll of intuitive life, and how prophecy truly manifests.  For me, it manifests in symptoms of anxiety, panic, what feels like soul loss, and the aftermath of deep trauma. As someone who has experienced each of those states as a direct reaction to personal experience, feeling them for no apparent reason at all is sanity-testing. The build-up of tension prior to my grandmother’s death this past spring left me spent. Experiencing her deathwalk…
  • The Weekly Rune – Berkano

    Kelley Harrell
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    For the week of 19 July 2015 This week, behold the change and step into its wisdom. Uruz  remains the half-month rune until 29 July. Read right to left is Uruz then Berkano. Following is a summary of The Weekly Rune. The full runecast is available through Patreon.  The full cast gives more insight into the half-month rune’s influence, and as a patron or matron, you receive The Weekly Rune before everyone else.  You can also find my more of my runic artwork on Etsy. After two weeks of being frozen in place by Isa,  we find a bit of movement with Berkano, sort of. In the…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    Kelley Harrell
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m grateful for a laid back solo parenting weekend. I’m grateful for the safe return of Rob. I’m thankful for starting another cool art project. I’m happy for insight into the cause of longterm pain, and hoping for wonderful solutions. I’m grateful for Tribe. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? I am! This post is part of Lexa Cain’s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things, along with her  co-hostesses L.G. Keltner and…
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • Personal Power ~ 7 Ways to Increase Yours Today

    Stella Seaspirit
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    The word power has long been associated with control, domination and manipulation over others. Personal power however affects you alone by taking accountability and making decisions based on guidance from within.   Each of us possesses a unique energy signature so we do not all hold the same dominant qualities of expression, resulting in our different journeys, intents and purposes. On a soul level we choose different personality traits for the various manifestations and experiences on our paths.     1. If you feel threatened by a project or circumstance that appears to be…
  • Bless Your Wand in 7 Easy Steps

    Stella Seaspirit
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    The wand has long been associated with magickal folk such as witches, wizards and faery godmothers. But what is its purpose really? Does it hold any meaning beyond pointing it willy-nilly and reciting some gibberish? Bibbidi bobbidi boo!   Quite simply, your wand is representative of your will. Watch where you point that thing! *cackle* Wands are associated with the element of fire that oversees vision, passion, inspiration and the quality wands are most renowned for ~ transformation.   A wand is a symbolic extension of your mind and when you deliberately wield one with intention…
  • 7 Principles to Live by for Creating the Spiritual Connection You Want

    Stella Seaspirit
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    There is a common misconception many would-be Magick Makers have about creating a life they love to live and that is falling into the mental trappings of magical thinking — not magical being.   Positive thinking alone encourages inertia. It is actually a form of denial because you are saying something to yourself with no feeling, no heartfelt belief or emotional support and pretending that everything will fall into your lap without actively doing anything. Often what is required is action.   When I say action I don’t mean getting caught up in common law of attraction techniques…
  • Full Moon Ritual (Short, Simple and Solitary)

    Stella Seaspirit
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    While some practitioners may enjoy using full moon for spell work, I prefer to leverage this energy as a time for meditation, reflection, appreciation, interacting with my Interdimensional Support Team (including ancestors), recharging my energy field and balancing chakras. I share why below.   At full moon the sun and moon are on opposite sides of the Earth so the moon is in direct opposition to the sun and this is symbolic of the conscious self (represented by the sun) fully illuminating the unconscious (represented by the moon).   What this means is that what was hidden comes to…
  • Alignment and Making Space for Results

    Stella Seaspirit
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    This post is particularly appropriate for that eager time lapse after you have performed a ritual or spell and you’re anticipating the result! Like attending a formal dinner party at a prestigious establishment, you’re feeling really excited but you know you have to tone it down a notch to vibe serene for gracious admission.   Sometimes you have difficulty detaching from your wants and can’t stop thinking about when you will see it take effect or projecting all the potential scenarios through which it can come to be. Then you need to breathe and make etheric space for cosmic winds…
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  • How To Make A Wand

    White Magic Witch
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    WANDS This magical tool is portable and does not require an altar or sacred space for operation. Wands can obviously be purchased, but for those who prefer to work with the energies of nature it is often nice to make your own. For those of you who do wish to use a wand, here is […]
  • Tool Consecration Ritual

    White Magic Witch
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:59 pm
    How To Perform A Tool Consecration Ritual )o( YOU WILL NEED Incense White candle Small bowl of water Small bowl of salt or earth Your chosen tool METHOD Cast your circle. Ask for a blessing on the articles representing the quarters. Place the symbols in the appropriate directions. Pick up the object to be consecrated. […]
  • Devocation Of The Deities Ritual

    White Magic Witch
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:22 pm
    DEVOCATION OF THE DEITIES In this step we thank and send the Deities away. You must never command them but always remember that they are there by choice. Hence we address them accordingly. You might say: Remain if it pleases you, go in peace. Hail and Farewell Ye Gods. Perhaps the easiest way to think […]
  • Invocation Of The Deities Ritual

    White Magic Witch
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    INVOCATION OF THE DEITIES In this, the most important step, the Gods….. or your concept of Ultimate Power — are invited into the ritual space. Always call on the Gods with a tone of respect. Act as though you are welcoming an honoured guest into your home You can do this in many ways, using […]
  • What Is Witchcraft 2015

    White Magic Witch
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    What is the definition of witchcraft today? This article outlines the basic idea behind witchcraft and magic, and in future posts we will look at modern day witchery. Witchcraft, as the name suggest, is just a ‘craft’ practised by witches. The main reason why it is called witchcraft rather than wizard craft is that it […]
 
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