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  • breaking THE MOTHER GOOSE CODE

    Radical Goddess Thealogy
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    A humdinger of a new book for goddess lovers is coming available: Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years. In this new book, Mother Goose reveals herself as simply a clever disguise for an ancient European Great Goddess, a costume designed to help escort this deity safely through Europe’s Burning Times.  What’s more, Mother Goose’s
  • Around the World: Earth Warriors Vs. Kinder Morgan

    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.
    Dodie Graham McKay
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Welcome to Canada – a country rich in natural beauty and natural resources. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, travelers may overdose on pristine wilderness and breathtaking landscapes. Each region of Canada has it’s own unique features and riches, but many of those riches are being extracted and exploited at an increasing, and for many, alarming rate. Western Canada is rich in oil. By now most North Americans have heard of the oil sands in the province of Alberta and the various schemes to extract the oil and move it out of Canada to the United States and beyond. Recently the…
  • Just Published: Merlin Stone Remembered

    Medusa Coils
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Last April I was asked to write what is known in the book trade as a “blurb,” or “endorsement” of a work-in-progress planned to be published as a remembrance of Merlin Stone and centered around the remembrances of Merlin’s life partner of 34 years, Lenny Schneir. A few months later the book was acquired by Llewellyn Worldwide. It has now been published with the authors listed as David B.
  • Correspondences for Sunday

    PaganNews.com Featured Content.
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    Light Yellow candles. Burn incense of Mastic, Palaginia, Pepper, Dragons Blood. Sunday is ruled by Sun, and is a good day to work with health, abundance, healing, confidence and hope, prosperity.
  • Torture Is Bad

    The Gods Are Bored
    Anne Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    I have not approved of how my nation has conducted its defense ever since 9/11.The reason I don't approve is because of the Knights Templar.The Knights Templar were arrogant, violent, mass murderers, and incredibly wealthy. In order to take their wealth, the king of France had them rounded up and tortured until they admitted to all sorts of absurd and completely unbelievable behavior. Many of them were burned at the stake after very lengthy imprisonments, for which there was no due process.Before the Knights Templar were rounded up and tortured, your average medieval European did not like…
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    Radical Goddess Thealogy

  • breaking THE MOTHER GOOSE CODE

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    A humdinger of a new book for goddess lovers is coming available: Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years. In this new book, Mother Goose reveals herself as simply a clever disguise for an ancient European Great Goddess, a costume designed to help escort this deity safely through Europe’s Burning Times.  What’s more, Mother Goose’s
  • BILL COSBY & THE Goddess

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Thinking he was too awesome to get caught, a black man pigged out on a gigundo basketful of forbidden fruit. If the world revolved around ancient pre-patriarchal goddesses, would rape ever happen?  Of course not.  When we switched from Great Mother Goddesses to war gods*, the bond between men and women was zapped, turning the two sexes into enemies of each other.  Same with blacks &
  • MASSIVE slide into PAGANISM

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
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  • GARBAGE GODS sent packing

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    A dude I know is cooking up a sweet novel about goddesses making a comeback. But he’s gotten hit with some bum advice.  Yesterday he told me, "A friend of mine who teaches at Harvard ... made an excellent argument that I'm wrestling with. If the goddess religions were so much better than the patriarchal religions, why didn't they thrive and survive, and why didn't the patriarchal
  • Old Dog Girl

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    My Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years will break into print this coming February 27, 2015. To whet your appetite, here are a few snippets from the book -- about "Old Dog Girl": "If fairy tales were at one time subversive revolutionary communiqués, how exactly would they have been passed on from one person to the next?  Especially
 
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    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.

  • Around the World: Earth Warriors Vs. Kinder Morgan

    Dodie Graham McKay
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Welcome to Canada – a country rich in natural beauty and natural resources. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, travelers may overdose on pristine wilderness and breathtaking landscapes. Each region of Canada has it’s own unique features and riches, but many of those riches are being extracted and exploited at an increasing, and for many, alarming rate. Western Canada is rich in oil. By now most North Americans have heard of the oil sands in the province of Alberta and the various schemes to extract the oil and move it out of Canada to the United States and beyond. Recently the…
  • Culture and Community: The Importance of Self Care as Pagans

    Crystal Blanton
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    This year has brought about many challenges within our communities and across the world. The closing of 2014 highlights what has seemed to be a complex year of politics, celebrations, complicated dynamics and transitions. As the Solstice is near, and 2015 approaches, people are looking for ways to recuperate, rejuvenate and internalize the rebirth of the sun as we move forward. The longest night of the year, on the 21st of this month, represents the rebirth of the sun in many different traditions. This natural transition has many different spiritual significances, including the sun as a…
  • The New Alexandrian Library: One Step Closer to Opening its Doors

    Cara Schulz
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    The New Alexandrian Library, a research and reference facility focused on magic and the occult, is another step closer to opening its doors. In early December, the library received its certificate of occupancy and is now ready to move its collection of rare papers, artifacts, and artwork onsite. The library is located near Georgetown, Delaware and is named after the Great Library of Alexandria famed throughout the ancient world as a seat of knowledge and a gathering place for intellectuals. The New Alexandrian Library (NAL) hopes to follow in those footsteps. James Welch at the doors of the…
  • Unleash the Hounds! (Holiday Edition Link Round Up)

    Heather Greene
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    There are many articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. Therefore, The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up. At this time of the year, perhaps more than any other, it becomes very apparent that we live in a multi faith world. Whether the shows of diversity are in public displays leading to debates on religious freedom or the variety of holiday wishes and celebratory rituals, December brings a very visible demonstration of the breadth of religious belief in the U.S. and, even,…
  • Pronouns and Gender: Together Forever?

    Terence P Ward
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    The English language is in the midst of a gender revolution – one that began the first time someone questioned why the default state of every noun and pronoun was masculine. Since that point, “humankind” has gradually replaced “mankind,” and the male-centric generic “his” has given way to “hers or his” or (the still grammatically incorrect) “theirs.” Gradually, the language has moved toward treating both genders equitably. However, the preceding statement presumes that there are only two genders, and highlights a very real…
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    Medusa Coils

  • Just Published: Merlin Stone Remembered

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Last April I was asked to write what is known in the book trade as a “blurb,” or “endorsement” of a work-in-progress planned to be published as a remembrance of Merlin Stone and centered around the remembrances of Merlin’s life partner of 34 years, Lenny Schneir. A few months later the book was acquired by Llewellyn Worldwide. It has now been published with the authors listed as David B.
  • Full review to come

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    I have started reading Martha Shelley's latest novel, The Stars in their Course. I hope to have a full review in a month or so after I have recovered from carpal tunnel syndrome. But I wanted to let you know that if what I've read so far is any indication it's at least as good as the previous novel in this trilogy, Throne in the Heart of the Sea, which I reviewed here.
  • Correction on ASWM Symposium Link

    4 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The previous announcement for the 2015 Symposium for the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology contained a broken link due to ASWM's redoing its site. This link has now been corrected on the original post of Sept. 1 and is also given in the paragraph below.  Sid Reger of ASWM asks that you please share this corrected announcement:   “Tales and Totems:  Myth and Lineage in Goddess
  • No Buzz Coil This Month...

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    ...due to my having carpel tunnel syndrome. Best wishes for a Splendid and Blessed Samhain/Hallows.
  • Global Goddess Oracle: Fall Equinox Issue

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Fall Equinox issue of the Global Goddess Oracle is now online. This issue's introductory article by Dawn tells about the arrival of autumn in Florida and has a photo of a rainbow in a yellow sky. Feature articles include: "Hear Me Roar," by Katy Ravensong,  about her Pagan approach to religion; "Hestia: A Goddess for the Equinox," Goddess background and a ritual by Dawn "Belladona Thomas; "
 
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    The Gods Are Bored

  • Torture Is Bad

    Anne Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    I have not approved of how my nation has conducted its defense ever since 9/11.The reason I don't approve is because of the Knights Templar.The Knights Templar were arrogant, violent, mass murderers, and incredibly wealthy. In order to take their wealth, the king of France had them rounded up and tortured until they admitted to all sorts of absurd and completely unbelievable behavior. Many of them were burned at the stake after very lengthy imprisonments, for which there was no due process.Before the Knights Templar were rounded up and tortured, your average medieval European did not like…
  • It's Not Just Teenagers

    Anne Johnson
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    When you get your ticket punched to Geezer City, your consolation prize is a cup of wisdom. Sadly, that wisdom comes from years of doing the wrong thing and seeing how it turns out in your own life.For instance, I'm intensely glad that there was no Blogger or Facebook when I was an impetuous youth. If you are an impetuous youth reading this, you've probably already been around the block and learned a sharp lesson about social media.But what about the in-betweeners? The people who are neither savvy young people nor creaky change-of-lifers? Those are the folks getting themselves into…
  • In Honor of December 13: Young Black Men

    Anne Johnson
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I can't make it to Washington, DC on December 13 to march for justice. This is my contribution to that cause.Over the past nine years, I have gotten to know over 100 young black men. Let me tell you about a few of them."M" stands out in my mind. He was very tall and very dark-skinned, and he had a Muslim surname. I was a substitute teacher, and he was a high school freshman surrounded by his buddies. We locked horns. He got angry and shouted right in my face. (I can't remember what he said. He didn't curse.) I just blinked at him and wrote him up. Never raised my voice. After that, I had a…
  • A Lesson in Resilience

    Anne Johnson
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Every winter, the town of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania holds a festival based on -- big "duh" here -- the Phoenix. The Heir and I make a pilgrimage to Phoenixville to participate in this event because it has a sacred application to life.The festival occurred yesterday, in a deluge of rain. I told Heir we would go anyway, so long as the precipitation was water and not something frozen. Phoenixville is a pretty long way from where I live.What happens in Phoenixville is this: After drumming and dancing by people clad in Firebird costumes, a giant bird sculpture made of wood gets set on fire. How…
  • Phoenixville Firebird Burned By Vandals Hours Before Festival Begins « CBS Philly

    Anne Johnson
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
    Phoenixville Firebird Burned By Vandals Hours Before Festival Begins « CBS Philly
 
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    Global Goddess

  • In this Season of Yule …

    Deanne
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Surrender to the Dark and Nurture your Dreams … The dark season challenges us to surrender to our dreaming, to trust that the strength of the earth will support our weight as we sleep. It is out of the darkness that flowers eventually emerge, babies are born, and inspiration for poetry and ideas are nurtured toward the page and through our voices. In the deep, dark places in ourselves, we find the inner truth about ourselves. In this winter season of so many people prematurely rushing toward the light, remember to slow down and do Winter’s inner work. Celebrate the dark, where the…
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    Goddesschess

  • The Mother Goddess in Her Queen of Heaven Dove Form

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Hola darlings! Soooo sorry for being absent for so long!  This new old house I downsized to is taking up way too much of my time -- but it's now all decked out for the holiday season and I am sitting back and enjoying it for the next few months.  I'll eventually get around to packing away all "Christmas" decor near the end of February :) I celebrate the Winter Solstice (a/k/a the Festival of
  • Ancient Roman and Persian Glassware Found in Japanese Tomb

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This is fascinating - and demonstrates once again the range of ancient trade.  The Nara tomb in which the glasssware was uncovered dates back to the 5th century CE (c. 400-500 CE). See also article from August 1, 2014 regarding the Persian glass bowl (in full at bottom). Article from The Ashahi Shimbun online: Scientists: Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire November 13, 2014
  • Ancient Roman Board Game Pieces Discovered in Kibyra Excavation (Turkey)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Story from Hurriyet Daily News: Ancient game found in Roman era city BURDUR - Anadolu Agency Two game pieces from the Roman era 1,800 years ago have been found in the ancient city of Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district. [No photos of the pieces was provided; there is a generic photo of the layout of the ancient game carved in stone.]“We don’t have too much
  • 1300 Year Old Egyptian Book of Spells Written in Coptic Translated

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Story from Live Science: Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered by Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor   |   November 20, 2014 07:37am ET Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells. Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power," as researchers call the book, tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil
  • Rare Find: Female Mummy Still Wearing Her Jewelry

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    There's an article in Spanish at El Pais.  The article below is in English, from discovery.com: Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found NOV 21, 2014 03:47 PM ET // BY ROSSELLA LORENZI Spanish archaeologists digging in Egypt have unearthed a female mummy still wearing her jewels. The mummy’s jewels are collected together.  Credit: Manuel González Bustos/Thutmosis III Temple Project
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    A Weblog for Our Mother God

  • The Real Meaning of Christmas

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    A look at the feminine symbolism that underlies the real meaning of Christmas and long predates Christianity.
  • The True Meaning of Christmas and the Mother-Faith

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    What is the true meaning of Christmas? It goes back long, long before Christ to the true Mother of all religion.
  • The Dream Key, part 2

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Part 2 of the new illustrated edition of "The Dream Key" has now appeared. With this chapter, "The Mysterious Toy Shop", the story now begins to show its metaphysical depth.
  • A seasonal story for Filianists and Friends

    14 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    This heartwarming seasonal story has become a tradition among devotees of Our Mother God. This year it is newly illustrated and as lovely as ever.
  • Feast of the Conception of God the Daughter

    7 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Advent is upon us and we are decorating our homes in preparation for the coming of God the Daughter. 10th Astraea (8th December) is the Feast of the Conception of God the Daughter. Please read more about this joyous festival which is often considered to be the beginning of the true Advent period.
 
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    The Wigglian Way Pagan Podcast

  • Episode 128

    Sparrow & Mojo
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Hi there! We're over here! Ah, yes, nice to see you. Thank you for joining us here on the Wigglian Way.  We have a full and interesting episode.  Mojo got to interview his friend and teacher Jeff Stockton for this episode. They chat about music, magic, and the Song.  The feature album is called Mystical Creature, by Jessica Star. The album was recorded and produced by friend of the Wigglian Way, Winter. From Mystical Creature we hear Red Pheonix Aflame, The River, and to end the show, Wesa.  The music for the second break is by our special guest, Jeff Stockton.
  • Episode 127

    Sparrow & Mojo
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Never fear, the Wigglians are still here!!! Hey everybody, how are you doing?! We hope that you are doing well, thank you so much for downloading the show! A short show, just to let everyone know where were are at. Not too short a show to not have Feature Album though!! Tonight we feature the fourth album by Qntal, Ozymandias. From Ozymandias we hear All For One, Flamma and we end the show with Indiscrete.   Say hello to the newest podcast on the block: The Forked Stick, presented by The Sacred Circle of the Great Mystery Shamanic Society. Hosted by John-Luke Edwards and Jeff…
  • Episode 126

    Sparrow & Mojo
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Episode 126 is brought to you by the letter DARK.  The music is dark and the subject matter is often at least some shade of dark. We are talking about divorce on this episode. In fact, I got to interview Diana Rajchel about her new book, Divorcing a Real Witch: For Pagans and the people that used to Love Them. Often we don't get enough information about divorce and how to go about it in a healthy way. Thanks to Diana, we have a pagan resource for that now. Thank you for joining us Diana.  Due to the subject matter, and the fact that we met Damh the Bard and he likes metal music, we…
  • EPISODE 125

    Sparrow & Mojo
    28 May 2014 | 11:49 am
    We strive for Episode 125, and what happens? It Happens.  We have a pretty packed show for you.  Mojo got the chance to sit down with Anne Niven, the publisher of Witches & Pagans Magazine (and so much more). Thank you for coming on the show, Anne. We hope you all enjoy the interview.  We share a little bit about Morning Glory Zell and her passing. Hail and Farewell, Morning Glory! You were and continues to be an inspiration.  Mojo has had a few really great weeks and he tells us a little bit about his experience at the Shamanic Conference. Not only that, but…
  • Episode 124

    Sparrow & Mojo
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    This episode is jampacked. We have three interviews, crowdfunding news, protesters, and dear friends.  Have you heard about Sir Mojo and his Quest for the Love Leaf? If not, and I am sure you haven't yet, have a listen to Mojo's interview with the lovely and multi-talented Heather Dale. Heather and Mojo chat about the Celtic Avalon crowdfunding campaign.  Save the Bison in Yellowstone! That's exactly what our friend Comfrey Root did and continues to keep doing. I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with Comfrey. He shares some of his incredble story. Tune and and if you…
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  • This Is Mother Night – May You Be Blessed

    Beth
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:11 pm
    The Fool, from Tarot of the Crone by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, with her kind permission Deepest Dark Blessings to you and yours! It is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the great celebration of Mother Night. As far as we know, our ancestors did not have atomic clocks or satellites to help them dissect Time to the nanosecond. Instead, they had to figure by their keen observation, by dead reckoning, by the plants and animals, by the stars, Moon, and planets. And that is why they named this time “Solstice,” because it comes from the Latin “solstitium,” which is a combination of the…
  • The Final Gaia Friday: Ian Somerhalder Speaks for the Coral Reefs

    Beth
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Every week since before Samhain, I have been sharing a video from the Conservation International’s “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, we conclude with Ian Somerhalder speaking on behalf of the imperiled coral reefs. It’s an especially gorgeous video, so I hope that you’ll go to full screen (click the arrows in the bottom right corner that appear once the video is playing). Thank you for taking a minute and a half each week, to listen and heed. Blessings to our Mother Gaia, and all who are working and living in Her service.
  • Wordless Wednesday – Anticipation

    Beth
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
  • Tarot Card for the Winter Solstice, Dec. 15-21, 2014: The Queen of Wands

    Beth
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Within the blessed apple lies The promise of the Queen! For from this pentacle shall rise The orchards fresh and green. The Earth shall blossom once again The air be sweet and clean! O, tidings of comfort and joy! Comfort and joy! O, tidings of comfort and joy! ~ attributed to the Greenwood Singers, Green Egg Magazine, 1992 In this week of dark intensity and cosmic power, I was especially curious to see who would be our companion. I admit, it was with a bit of trepidation, as there are many reasons we might have expected an omen of fell times. Instead, promising days merry and bright, we…
  • The Sunday Before Solstice

    Beth
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity’s sunrise. ~ William Blake Today is the fourth and final Sun Day before Winter Solstice, and it is the third Sunday of Christian advent. Plus, in divine timing this, too, is the beginning of the Halcyon Days. If you are joining our global prayer circle for the first time (it’s never too late, until after the final lighting!), or if you wish to refresh your memory as to the general steps of this Sun Wheel celebration, please visit here. If you are counting down to Christmas only, this is the third candle and it represents (in…
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    T. Thorn Coyle: Know Thyself

  • To Dream a Better Dream

    Thorn
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    You Winter, whom we begged so long to come While lilies in sequestered fields lay dreaming. Revolution in the air, breaks through the numb. Hand to hand to time such a strange seeming This year marches past shops with boarded faces Despite the Yuletide rush and raucous beaming. You Winter, who on branch rests black-winged traces Midst grumblings, unrest, sharp limned dis-ease… And a crazed, upwelling, hopeful shout displaces That nemesis, the known, who clings, yet flees. What quality of day is yet to break? This fire-lit longest night, some prophet sees But tells us not, Says simply now:…
  • Cycles: Being With What Is

    Thorn
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    We don’t always have to catch up. Sometimes we need to slow down and notice more. Sometimes we need to let things go. Sometimes we need to tap back into the flow. Sometimes we need to be with an expanded sense of what is. This morning, I checked in on my students, including those who are currently working through Make Magic of Your Life. We are studying Desire and how it flows through the Four Powers of the Sphinx. One student confessed to feeling behind. Here was my response: Working through the Four Powers –To Know. To Will. To Dare. To Keep Silence.–  is cyclical. This…
  • Tending the Soul in Troubled Times

    Thorn
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    During troubled times, or times of intensity, we must look toward those things which save and nourish us.   I hope you are all attending to the care and feeding of your souls. We need beauty. We need rest. We need friends. We need the steadiness of all of our practices. We rely upon all the things that keep us healthy and strong. We need these in order to engage for the long haul. Burnout helps no-one. Despair and exhaustion are just despair and exhaustion. Body, heart, and soul need contemplation alongside action.    What helps you to refill the well? What practices are you…
  • The Ordinary Life

    Thorn
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    “We did not turn the earth upon its axis – what we turned, and still might turn, was purely our own souls.” - Kathryn Hinds I am often a proponent of following desire, of stepping into our true will and our divine work. I am a proponent of training to be present, as often as we can. To notice. To center. To continue. As part of this, today I want to say: Be ordinary. Do what moves you, because heart and soul are asking you to. Do things that don’t move you because they also feed the heart and soul: The brushing of the teeth. The scrubbing of the floor. The driving to work.
  • Awakening Our Healing

    Thorn
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    “You know you’re recovering when you wake up and no longer want what hurts you.”  - Xeni Jardin I’m not sure exactly what journalist and cancer survivor Jardin was speaking to with these words, but they apply to so many things. It’s been 90 days since the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri and the young activists are still in the streets every day. I read their words daily, too. Something in them has awakened. Alexis, Deray, Neta, Ashley, the Lost Voices… they all realize that the systems that killed Mike Brown and so many others are not going away and will…
 
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    Alison Leigh Lilly

  • Druid’s Blade and Witch’s Broom: An Ode to Mistletoe

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but that’s only half the truth. Sometimes what doesn’t kill you leaves you hobbled, scarred or weak with hunger. Sometimes it leaves you warped or bruised. Sometimes it leaves you cobbled together from scraps of disenchantment. Sometimes it leaves you swinging halfway between courage and despair, learning how to fight through the inoculation in hopes it’s better than the disease. What doesn’t kill you leaves its mark. Sometimes what doesn’t kill you becomes a kind of fixture in your life. Like a gift…
  • Making Ancestor Prayer Beads: A Samhain Craft Project

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    In my last post, “Honor for the Dead,” I mentioned that this year as part of our family Samhain celebration, we crafted prayer bead bracelets to help us connect more deeply with our ancestors. A bunch of you have asked for more details on how to make prayer beads of your own, so I put together this handy-dandy step-by-step tutorial. Important Note: For our ritual, we incorporated a bit of knot magic to lend power to the prayer beads — if you’re making these for yourself, I definitely recommend including this step. However, it’s completely optional! (If…
  • Honor for the Dead: Crafting Relationship with the Ancestors

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Why should our communion with the beloved dead depend on the coincidental turning of the Earth on its axis? Why should we not always be in touch with those who have crossed the threshold, in touch with our own mortality and death? We live in this one world, together with the dead and the long-departed. They are as close to us now as our own skin and bones and blood. This is true, just as it is true that the sky is always full of stars, whether we see them striking out towards us through the darkness of night or lose them awash in the brilliant blues of sun-filled days. Just as it is true that…
  • Lughnasadh: Honoring the Harvest Through Grief and Gratitude

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    For me, today, the saying, “I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day”… is not a metaphor. After all, it’s Lughnasadh — a holy day, the first of the harvest festivals — and I am practically salivating in anticipation of this evening’s festivities. Nothing fancy, just great food (including hand-picked wild blackberries that we harvested from along the bike path that runs through our neighborhood!), silly songs, and a simple ritual in the local park to celebrate the season and honor the land. Often, I find it hard to…
  • Wonder on the Wing: Lessons from the Owl Goddess on Climate Change

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    On the phone with my father, I find myself lost for words when he sighs and admits, “I just don’t have much hope for my generation anymore. Maybe there’s still time for you kids to fix this…” The resignation in his voice weighs on my heart. I could be angry. I’ve griped before about the inaction of the Boomers regarding climate change. I’ve watched the conversation shift over the past year, denial giving way to the defeatist belief that trying to do anything now would be too little, too late. Even lifelong conservationists have started to talk about…
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • Review of Magical Dimensions Oracle Cards

    Stella Seaspirit
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    This is a review of the Magical Dimensions Oracle deck created by Lightstar. I have a number of oracle decks and usually there are two or three images I don’t resonate with in a deck but I honestly love every single one of these 44 cards.   You can order the cards directly from the artist because they are available as print on demand. There is a rush order option for a small additional fee which is well worth it if you (like me) can’t wait to get your hot little hands on this deck. Of course, shipping time varies depending on your location. I have placed the link at the end of this…
  • What is a Familiar?

    Stella Seaspirit
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    Chances are most of you have heard a story about a cat or a dog showing up at someone’s house, simply moving in and “adopting” them. Depending on where you live, it could even be a wildling that claims you as their guardian.   These special companions tend to show up to help you weather a particular phase of your life, like getting through a separation, grief, illness or even sparking new adventures in consciousness as your awareness shifts.   To clarify, a familiar is not the same as a totem. Familiars come and go throughout your life, while a totem is a Spirit Helper that…
  • Announcing the 2015 Sojournal Limited Edition

    Stella Seaspirit
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    I am once again a proud contributor to the Sojournal 2015, the 8th edition of its kind published by Custom Creation.   This is a comprehensive union of the mundane and sublime all in one place and highly recommend you get your hands on one as this run is a limited edition and they are available for order now!   The Sojournal functions as a diary and a personal guide, brimming with practical information and colour including inspiring quotes every day to keep your vibe elevated throughout the year.     Features Numerology for 2015 Lunar and Zodiac Gardening Tissue Salts…
  • Plant Spirit Etiquette

    Stella Seaspirit
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    If you prefer to harvest your own fresh herbs for culinary, healing or ritual magick purposes instead of dried store bought ones or essential oils, here is what you need to know…   Plants are living and sentient so it is customary when harvesting to firstly ask them to release the life force from the area you wish to cut to minimise injury or shock. Then, secondly to leave something of yours as an offering of exchange because you are receiving something from it.   An offering could entail: A dab of your spit on the area you cut A strand of your hair that you loosely wind around…
  • 11.11 Stargate Portal

    Stella Seaspirit
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The annual 11.11 stargate opens up again in 4 days on 11 November, generating a sacred portal that flows more light codes to Gaia and all upon her, triggering ancient recall within your neural pathways, further awakening your DNA to higher vibrating realms.   Visually 11.11 looks like two pillars, a perfect gateway to walk through into in-between space ~ a still point within perfect balance. This is a powerful energy to attune to and activate higher consciousness, unlock subconscious abilities and integrate greater levels of light. It is also ideal for building ritual or ceremony to…
 
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  • THE DEJA VU BLOGFEST – 2014

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    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    DL Hammons had this crafty idea to resurrect fabulous blog posts from this year, that may have gotten lost in the shuffle, and he calls it The Deja Vu Blogfest! By the end of this year, I will have posted 210 blogs in 2014. This year was very special, in that The Weekly Rune grew tremendously, The Thursday Betwixt series generated much discussion, as did the Teen Spirit Wise Voice series. Thanks so much for staying an active part of my blog, and for always bringing enthusiastic support to my work. Without further adieu, here are my top ten favorite posts from Intentional Insights and Candid…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

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    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m grateful for medical care, again. I’m thankful for a clean house. Mostly clean. I’m thankful for a fun family holiday outing. I’m thankful for forward motion. I’m thankful for time off work. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? This post is part of VikLit‘s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Participate by following the link and adding your name to the Linky list, then post your gratitude every Friday.  Easiest blog hop…
  • Wordless Wednesday

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    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Photo by Itzafineday The post Wordless Wednesday appeared first on Soul Intent Arts.
  • The Weekly Rune – Nauthiz

    skelleyh
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nauthiz – Need – Visited just last month by this stave, we again find ourselves at a pause with this middle stave of the second ǽtt’s winter trio. Having greeted us several times this year, We’ve had many such pauses, and by now know to take them seriously. Situated between Hagalaz (harsh external change) and Isa (processing outcomes), Nauthiz forces us to confront our limitations and what we’re getting out of them. By that I mean, it highlights the things we say we don’t want, yet hold fastest to. This stave is the niggling feeling that all is not well,…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    skelleyh
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m grateful for medical care. I’m thankful for a clean(ish) yard. I’m thankful for holiday fun. I’m thankful for a retrograde in my natal favor. I’m grateful for stability. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? This post is part of VikLit‘s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Participate by following the link and adding your name to the Linky list, then post your gratitude every Friday.  Easiest blog hop ever! Click here to…
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  • How To Give Your Magick Momentum

    Stella Seaspirit
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Goal setting particularly from November through January of each calendar year is continually a trending topic. Although it is a lot like setting out a road map for where you want to go in the coming twelve months, it can’t be so inflexible and dry that you can’t bear to look at it once you have penned it all out on paper.   Similarly, just thinking positively about all the things you would like to do and experience and then waiting for it to happen won’t elicit the adventures you hope for.   Get what you want by claiming it before it is Take the time to sit with just 5 big…
  • Nutrients of the Cosmic Kind

    Stella Seaspirit
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    Every year during December our solar system moves into alignment with the Great Central Sun at the Galactic Core, which is located at 26 to 27 degrees Sagittarius, forming an etheric passageway between 12.12 and 21.12 that conveys a stream of cosmic codes in escalation for the approaching surge of light during the solstice window.   Why is this significant? Part of what fuels my mission on the planet is the strong drive to re-invigorate the collective memory of Deep Magick within YOU. My heart and soul calls for the day where we are a tribe of people who are in tune with both Spirit and…
  • Review of Magical Dimensions Oracle Cards

    Stella Seaspirit
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    This is a review of the Magical Dimensions Oracle deck created by Lightstar. I have a number of oracle decks and usually there are two or three images I don’t resonate with in a deck but I honestly love every single one of these 44 cards.   You can order the cards directly from the artist because they are available as print on demand. There is a rush order option for a small additional fee which is well worth it if you (like me) can’t wait to get your hot little hands on this deck. Of course, shipping time varies depending on your location. I have placed the link at the end of this…
  • What is a Familiar?

    Stella Seaspirit
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    Chances are most of you have heard a story about a cat or a dog showing up at someone’s house, simply moving in and “adopting” them. Depending on where you live, it could even be a wildling that claims you as their guardian.   These special companions tend to show up to help you weather a particular phase of your life, like getting through a separation, grief, illness or even sparking new adventures in consciousness as your awareness shifts.   To clarify, a familiar is not the same as a totem. Familiars come and go throughout your life, while a totem is a Spirit Helper that…
  • Announcing the 2015 Sojournal Limited Edition

    Stella Seaspirit
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    I am once again a proud contributor to the Sojournal 2015, the 8th edition of its kind published by Custom Creation.   This is a comprehensive union of the mundane and sublime all in one place and highly recommend you get your hands on one as this run is a limited edition and they are available for order now!   The Sojournal functions as a diary and a personal guide, brimming with practical information and colour including inspiring quotes every day to keep your vibe elevated throughout the year.     Features Numerology for 2015 Lunar and Zodiac Gardening Tissue Salts…
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  • Pagan Holidays In April

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    21 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
    Wiccan, Pagan and Witchcraft Holidays., April 30th, … – Children’s activities for the Pagan Holiday of Beltane… Pagan Holidays (Forerunner Commentary) – Bible Tools – Using Christmas as an excuse, men have added foreign beliefs and practices to the worship of God the Father and Jesus Christ. They have combined pagan ideas, beliefs …… Wiccan, […]
  • Wiccan Wheel Of The Year

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    21 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    Wheel of the Year – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Origins . The contemporary Wheel of the Year is somewhat of a modern innovation. While many historical pagan traditions celebrated various equinoxes, solstices, and …… Pagan Wheel of the Year – Wicca Chat – Witchcraft – Wicca … – We are one of the largest […]
  • Witchcraft 01

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    21 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Derek Prince Witchcraft and the Church_1_01 – YouTube – Jan 20, 2010 · this is another message i could not find anywhere else.. click more info to see how much this has It covers many topics that are central to the Christian …… Hansel & Gretel – Witch Hunters [Soundtrack] – 01 – … – Feb […]
  • Witchcraft Definition

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    21 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    Witch | Define Witch at Dictionary.com – Over the course of five decades, these people were poisoned on a daily basis by a witch’s brew of pesticides. People who can think, vote for the good guy and not the …… Witch – Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster … – Full Definition of WITCH […]
  • Spells You Can Say

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    21 Dec 2014 | 12:29 am
    Spell checker – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – In computing, a spell checker (or spell check) is an application program that flags words in a document that may not be spelled correctly. Spell checkers may be stand …… List of spells in Harry Potter – Wikipedia, the free … – Spells in Harry Potter occur […]
 
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