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  • Expand Your Perspective

    T. Thorn Coyle
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    6 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    During meditation at my altar this week, after bowing to the ancestors, lighting my devotional candle, and offering incense, I settled into center, allowing the tensions around me to relax. I opened. In this opening, I was reminded of something that I know deep in my being, yet still sometimes forget: There is a spaciousness of billions of years around my life. There is a spaciousness of billions of years around every life on earth. We can take a longer breath, for the whole cosmos is breathing.   It is easy to get caught up in our tensions. It is easy to only be engaged in the struggle:…
  • secret code OF THE MOTHER GODDESS

    Radical Goddess Thealogy
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Over at PaganSquare.com/ WitchesAndPagans.com, Lia Hunter's crafted a magnificent review of the new book, Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years: Imagine... What if Mother Goose was the ancient European Mother Goddess in disguise, hidden from the patriarchal, monotheistic church that took over Europe, appearing in print just as the
  • Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.
    Heather Greene
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    There are lots of articles and news of interest to modern Pagans out there – more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up. As noted in The Guardian, the short list for the coveted Bookseller/Diagram Prize was just announced, and a Pagan author was on it. Diana Rajchel’s Divorcing a Real Witch has been selected as finalist in the annual competition that celebrates books with “odd titles.” It is a light-hearted literary award that has been on-going since 1978. In recent years,…
  • 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Goddess Conference Announced

    Medusa Coils
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    The 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Goddess Conference will be held Tuesday 28th July - Sunday through 2nd August 2015 in Glastonbury (aka Avalon), England, with Fringe events from Sunday July 26th - Monday August 3rd. The Conference will celebrate Anu, An Cailleach, Stella Nolava, Queen of Heaven & Earth, Cosmic Star Mother, and  Sharing Goddess Spiritual Practices. Announced presenters
  • Correspondences for Monday

    PaganNews.com Featured Content.
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:02 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.
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  • secret code OF THE MOTHER GODDESS

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Over at PaganSquare.com/ WitchesAndPagans.com, Lia Hunter's crafted a magnificent review of the new book, Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years: Imagine... What if Mother Goose was the ancient European Mother Goddess in disguise, hidden from the patriarchal, monotheistic church that took over Europe, appearing in print just as the
  • PLEASE pass THE PEACE

    15 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
  • dying OF LAUGHTER

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Five days ago, a few cartoons shook out the massacre of 12 French artists and journalists. Here are some of these cartoons (with English translations). Although most seem innocent enough, a few are fairly skanky. But to murder someone because of a few scratches made on paper -- no matter how offensive -- is pure psychosis. IMO.   But that's YAJ* for you, isn't it?  Pure psychosis.
  • shaking THE BABY*

    10 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    The baby needs to understand something: We are all born innocent as a clean towel fresh out of the dryer.  Arab, Asian, Caucasian, whatever – we are born innocent little stars meant to shine in the sky.  Innocent, that is, until our heads get pumped full by the big boys and girls, looking like goddesses and gods when we stare up at them from our spot on the rug, with our big innocent
  • swimming IN GODDESSES

    4 Jan 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Yes the cat is out of the bag: The real Mother Goose was an ancient European goddess.  But which one? My readers, all of you pure geniuses when it comes to goddesses, know that Europe once upon a time was literally swimming in goddesses.  Heaveans to Murgatroyd, listing just the “A” goddesses of Europe alone would take a month of Sundays.  Here are just the Celtic ones, numbering 19 (and
 
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  • Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

    Heather Greene
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    There are lots of articles and news of interest to modern Pagans out there – more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up. As noted in The Guardian, the short list for the coveted Bookseller/Diagram Prize was just announced, and a Pagan author was on it. Diana Rajchel’s Divorcing a Real Witch has been selected as finalist in the annual competition that celebrates books with “odd titles.” It is a light-hearted literary award that has been on-going since 1978. In recent years,…
  • Culture and Community: The Significance of Black History

    Crystal Blanton
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    “To Know, To Will, To Dare, To No Longer Be Silent – by Tanisia Greer Today is the last day of February concluding Black History Month for 2015. Each year the U.S. celebrates the legacy, and influence of Black people whose stories have historically been omitted from history books. It was in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson first founded Negro History Week. In 1976, it was expanded into Black History month. One week or an  entire month, this celebration has held a lot of meaning for many of over the years. [photo credit: T Thorn Coyle]While the elevation of African American voices during…
  • Column: Night of a Million Stars

    Alley Valkyrie
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    “In the practice of mutual aid, which we can retrace to the earliest beginnings of evolution, we thus find the positive and undoubted origin of our ethical conceptions; and we can affirm that in the ethical progress of man, mutual support – not mutual struggle – has had the leading part.” – Peter Kropotkin I. It was a maddeningly hot afternoon in August, and I had just spilled some cat food on the living room floor. I instinctively reached for the vacuum, momentarily forgetting that the air conditioning was already on, momentarily forgetting that I lived in a…
  • Pagan Reactions to Presidential Veto of Keystone XL

    Heather Greene
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    WASHINGTON – On Feb. 24, U.S. President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the final phase of the Keystone XL pipeline. After installation, this pipeline system would carry 830,000 gallons of crude oil from oil sands in Alberta, Canada to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. The current legislative battle is over the final phase of 1,179 miles of pipe that are part of the entire 3,200 mile project. Installed Keystone Pipeline [Photo Credit: Public Citizen / Flickr, CC lic.]In January, Keystone proponents won three significant victories. Both the U.S. House and…
  • Modern Paganism in Thailand

    Heather Greene
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    BANGKOK, THAILAND – In the heart of the Southeast Asian peninsula lies the Kingdom of Thailand. Once known as Siam, Thailand is now considered a constitutional monarchy the size of Spain, with a population 65 million. The country lies only a short distance north of the equator, which allows for its lush, green and tropical climate. Within Thailand’s rich and vibrant Southeast Asian culture, there lies a very small, but growing, Pagan community. Thailand Pagan Pride Ritual [Courtesy Photo}“I found Siam Wicca in 1999, and the people there were so open-mind and loved to share…
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  • 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Goddess Conference Announced

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    The 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Goddess Conference will be held Tuesday 28th July - Sunday through 2nd August 2015 in Glastonbury (aka Avalon), England, with Fringe events from Sunday July 26th - Monday August 3rd. The Conference will celebrate Anu, An Cailleach, Stella Nolava, Queen of Heaven & Earth, Cosmic Star Mother, and  Sharing Goddess Spiritual Practices. Announced presenters
  • Review: Second Book in Trilogy by Martha Shelley

    29 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    The Stars in Their Courses, a novel, by Martha Shelley (Ebisu Publications 2014), trade paperback, 324 pages. This is the second novel in a trilogy by spiritual feminist Martha Shelley. It continues the story begun in the first of the three novels, The Throne in the Heart of the Sea, and like that novel is set in the ninth century BCE in the area often known as the Levant, where most of the
  • 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
 
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    The Gods Are Bored

  • Life of Spare: The Epic Sledding Adventure

    Anne Johnson
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    In case you're just joining us for the first time, this little piece 'o' nothing web site is The Gods Are Bored, dedicated to the cause of downsized deities, buzzard worship, and plucky tales of can-do spirit! I'm Anne Johnson, your hostess, and today's sermon is definitely a p.t. of c.d.s.We're walking back in time to the days when my daughters, Heir and Spare, were little fledglings still in the nest. Alas! *sigh* They are grown now.You never can tell about winter weather in New Jersey. Some years we get big blizzards, some years we get a series of smaller snowfalls, and some years we don't…
  • She Will Never Forgive Me

    Anne Johnson
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:38 pm
    I've been entertaining my six readers with tales of my daughter, Fair Spare. This is an amazing week for her. On Friday evening she will begin to film a web series that she has created with a team of writers. She is starring in it. She got a director, a camera crew, actors, extras, a set ... even a gaffer! Not sure what a gaffer does, but Spare has one!In fairness (Spareness?), anything involving show business is a team effort. Spare's co-creators have been as hard at work as she has. They are an invigorating lot to be around. I hope they pull this off with panache!What a long way Spare has…
  • Cute and Short

    Anne Johnson
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where this month we are featuring vignettes about my daughter The Spare! She's rare, fair, and beyond compare!We have a nice front porch here at Chateau Johnson. It can hold a whole party of people. Front porches are wonderful that way.There's just one itty bitty problem. The front porch at Chateau Johnson does not have screens. It's open-air.Nice, right? Well, this is New Jersey, the Mosquito State. No sooner does the balmy, porch-sitting weather arrive than the bloodsucking winged beasties descend in droves. If we're lucky, we get a little bit of…
  • No One's Buying the Cow

    Anne Johnson
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    Mr. J just lost his last writing gig. There is nothing on the horizon.
  • The Very True and Lovely Story of Spare and Her Beta Cat

    Anne Johnson
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    I can be really cold-hearted at times, especially with animals. Perhaps that's due to my farm upbringing. But the upside to that is that I fostered over 100 kittens and gave them all back to the shelter without adopting any. When I adopt a pet, I become devoted to that pet, and others have to get by on scraps ... if that.Many, many years ago, some foul miscreant dropped a mother cat and four kittens at the pond near our house. Inevitably, in search of food, the mother brought her kittens into our neighborhood, where they were found and nurtured by Heir, Spare, and their friends.Of the four…
 
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  • Hanging with My Peeps at PCon

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Don Frew, Macha, Richard Reidy of the Temple of RaThis year’s PantheaCon nourished me.  I printed out a schedule ahead of time of events on the official schedule, as distinct from the many programs being offered in various suites throughout the weekend, that I wanted to be sure to attend.  I left plenty of space for serendipitous encounters.I knew I had some responsibilities in the Pagan Scholars’ Den -- I dislike that term – for both Cherry Hill Seminary and the Pagan History Project with which I’m involved.  And I was scheduled to sit on one panel, “Tradition vs.
  • AAR Annual Meeting - IV

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    "The Nightmare" by John Henry Fuseli  November 2014San Diego, CADay Two:  Saturday Late Afternoon and EveningFor the 4:00 p.m. session I passed on three others of interest.Indigenous Religious Traditions focused on “Ritual Objects and Materiality in the Study of Native American Traditions.”  Anthropologists have considered the importance of social and historical context while neglecting physicality and materiality in such circumstances as indigenous rituals “tied to particular places and things in irreducible ways.  Panelists spoke on ·     …
  • The Power of the North, the Wisdom of Earth

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    In the midst of current drama around racism, those of us who’ve not spoken up risk being accused of complicity.  I wish to share my process about why I haven’t said much.One of the four pillars of the Witch’s pyramid is the Earth, the power to keep silent.   That is the place where I’ve been sitting for some months. Dr. King said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”While I do not disagree with this entirely, I don’t think we’re “at the end.”  Rather, it seems obvious to me that we still struggle…
  • AAR Annual Meeting - III

    15 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Site of Riddu RidduNovember 2014San Diego, CADay Two:  Saturday AfternoonAfter lunch I duly went to the joint session of “Contemporary American Studies and Ritual Studies Groups” on “The New Animism: Ritual and Response to the Nonhuman World.” No regrets, but to do this I had to pass on three other sections scheduled at the same time slot:I    Tantric Studies Group on “Funerary Practices in Tantric Tradition,” Featuring “Saving the Unfortunate: A Tantric Rite to Rescue the Dead,” Necorliberation in Early Sakyapa Funerary Manuals,” and The Five-Element…
  • American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting - II

    8 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    Witch Riding Backwards on a GoatNovember 2014San Diego, CADay Two:  Saturday MorningSaturday morning I passed on the “Plenary Panel: Release of PRRI/AAR National Survey on Religion, Values, and Climate Change,” because, although I’m interested to see how mainstream religions are now paying closer heed to our utter and complete interdependence upon other species, weather, and other planetary phenomena, and am encouraged, I decided to pass.  Instead, I attended the Arts, Literature, and Religion Section on “Writers and Artists as Agents of Cultural Change”  “What…
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  • Wordless Wednesday: Where Is Spring?

    Beth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
  • Tarot Card of the Week – What Can I Say? The 10 of Cups .. Again!

    Beth
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    …Know that thy seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. ~ from The Charge of the Goddess, traditional by Doreen Valiente Bliss! Having just visited us at the threshold of the Celtic New Year during Samhain week, then during the turning of the mundane calendar New Year, and now in this first full week of the Lunar New Year, we again are graced by this most happy card. Welcome to the Ten of Cups. The Cups in the Tarot are our emotions, particularly love, as well as intuition,…
  • How to Change a Life: Please Be a Star Thrower Today

    Beth
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Star Thrower from the story by Loren Eiseley Today, I am asking you to be a star thrower. If you get my newsletter, if you follow me on Facebook, or you talk with me occasionally, you know that for about a decade, I have been working with Jennifer McIntyre — a woman who came to me for a Tarot reading right before she was sent to prison. She reached out to me while she was there, even though we’d only met that once. She just didn’t have anywhere else to turn. We have become friends over the past ten years, corresponding and talking on the phone regularly. I have come to…
  • Gong Hei Fat Choi! Happy Lunar New Year!

    Beth
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    Happy Lunar New Year today! Wishing you joy and prosperity in the Year of the Goat or Sheep. Um. Which is it? Here is an excerpt from a helpful article by Chris Buckley of the New York Times: China said goodbye to the Year of the Horse on Wednesday, and on the first day of the new lunar year revelers welcomed the Year of the Sheep. Or maybe the goat. Or perhaps the ram For English speakers, it is a can of worms. “Few ordinary Chinese are troubled by the sheep-goat distinction,” Xinhua, China’s main state-run news agency, said in its report on the debate. “However, the ambiguity has…
  • Happy Birthday, All You Beautiful Pisces People

    Beth
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:01 pm
    The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true science. ~ Albert Einstein, Pisces Sun and Midheaven The Sun moves into the sign of Pisces today! This begins the final countdown before the final New Year celebration of the year — the astrological new year, when the Sun moves from Pisces into the sign of Aries. So, astrologer Molly Hall explains, “As the last of the twelve Zodiac signs, Pisces is said to contain aspects of them all. This makes the Pisces Sun [person] so changeable as to appear not to have…
 
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  • 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…
  • Mourning Muslim Lives

    admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    More than once since yesterday, I have started a post on the three Muslim students killed in North Carolina: Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, age 21, her husband, 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, age 19. I mourn for their lives and feel grief and sorrow at our xenophobic, hate-filled country. When looking up their names, I began to Google "Muslims killed in NC." As soon as I got to "Muslims kill" Google autofilled the phrase to "Muslims killing Christians." And that, my friends, starkly illustrates the problem: Our thoughts go too quickly toward such the…
  • Expand Your Perspective

    admin
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    During meditation at my altar this week, after bowing to the ancestors, lighting my devotional candle, and offering incense, I settled into center, allowing the tensions around me to relax. I opened. In this opening, I was reminded of something that I know deep in my being, yet still sometimes forget: There is a spaciousness of billions of years around my life. There is a spaciousness of billions of years around every life on earth. We can take a longer breath, for the whole cosmos is breathing.   It is easy to get caught up in our tensions. It is easy to only be engaged in the struggle:…
  • A Love to End All Wars: On Race & Religion

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    Last night, arriving home after doing my civic duty at a public hearing regarding fourteen activists facing a $70,000 fine for chaining themselves to our local transit system on Black Friday, a friend pointed me to a piece that, among many other things, said that one should not ask Pagan organizations to take stands on racial justice, as it is just a “cause du jour.” I decided to respond this morning and thought the points I made might be good for many of us to think on and dialog about. Here is my comment, edited so that it applies to the broader situation: “We must look at our world…
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  • Art, Entertainment and the Technology of the Sacred

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Or, Satire, Irony & the Discourse on Pagan Diversity Recent health issues have prevented me from doing much blogging this winter, and so I wanted to take this opportunity to revisit an essay I wrote almost two years ago but never published. By the time I had gathered my thoughts and written this post, much of the controversy which originally inspired it had calmed, and the conversation in the larger Pagan community had moved on. Yet many of the issues at the heart of that controversy remained only half-articulated, and as a community, we’ve continued to encounter many of them again…
  • 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…
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • How to Get Really Comfortable in Your Own Skin

    Stella Seaspirit
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    This post is particularly helpful for those of you living with people who don’t understand why you can’t just be like them and can’t see beyond their own limited frame of reference.   Even though you love and accept them as they are, you don’t require their approval about the way you choose to live in order to feel comfortable with whom you are. Your approach is one of total self-acceptance.     Your New Script   “I am comfortable in what I believe at this time and with who I am becoming.   I may not know what my path is completely but I choose to enjoy…
  • Reincarnation ~ I was that famous person right?

    Stella Seaspirit
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    A favourite point of reference for sceptics, about whether reincarnation is plausible or not, is the commonality that so many people claim to have been a prominent figurehead such as Cleopatra, Merlin and Joan of Arc in another life.   There is a simple explanation to how and why this occurs.   Much like the genetic lines we are accustomed to with DNA testing and genealogy, there also exist galactic bloodlines. These bloodlines are carefully selected and engineered by various groups and federations that are regulated by overseeing councils for whatever grand experiment is being…
  • Love Spells ~ To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch?

    Stella Seaspirit
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    Love spells, an ancient request from countless Witches over centuries gone by. Many a tale is woven around what happens when they go awry. But few have possessed the eyes to see why…   Hollywood loves the flimflam of portraying a spellcasting whimsy that wreaks havoc in the lives of both the caster and those they hold dear because the drama both sells and keeps you fearful enough from exploring the beauty and brilliance of magick that is your birth right. Sure it’s entertaining, but it’s not to be taken completely at face value.   Types of love spells include: Self-love spells…
 
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  • The Weekly Rune – Ansuz Reversed

    skelleyh
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    For the week of 1 March 2015 We’re certainly cycling through a pattern focused on speaking our truths, and we’re doing it with militaristic precision. Ansuz reversed was the stave for the week in early February, and it visits again now. At that time, it was accompanied by Algiz as the half-month rune, an intense warrior presence focused on protection. Now, it comes with Tiwaz, who is not only the survivor of battle, but the victor. Of interest about Ansuz is communication, particularly how we speak our truth. Reversed, it hints that we may deeply want to speak our truth, though…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    skelleyh
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m thankful for more medical info, even if I’m not thrilled about it. I’m grateful for a fabulous time at the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Raleigh, and for time to share with Truthsayer. I’m truly thrilled to get my current manuscript out of my hands. I’m thankful for warm weather, wherever it is. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? This post is part of Lexa Cain’s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things, and her…
  • Blog Changes and a Mysterious Missive…

    skelleyh
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a supersecret post only for my blog subscribers.  In the next couple of days, I am merging my blog followers and subscribers with my newsletter subscribers. Managing both separately has become overwhelming for me, and in combining them I find ease, and can offer you more options. For blog subscribers who receive posts via email, this means minimal changes for you. In addition to the 2-3 posts per week, you will also receive a monthly newsletter containing event details, seasonal stellar goings on from a spiritual perspective, and the freebies and juicy tidbits newsletter…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    skelleyh
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Photo by SK Harrell The post Wordless Wednesday appeared first on Soul Intent Arts -.
  • The Affirmation of Chaos

    skelleyh
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Over the weekend I worked at the largest MBS event hosted on the east coast–the Mind Body Spirit Expo, in Raleigh, NC. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s gone on for almost 20 years, and it attracts certainly the most involved esoteric arts practitioners in NC, but a a great many from the east coast. It’s a huge undertaking, and this year’s spring event was no exception. For starters, it came on the heels of our coldest winter week, which kept everyone housebound for several days. Expectation told us the warming temps over the weekend would lure seekers to the…
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • How to Get Really Comfortable in Your Own Skin

    Stella Seaspirit
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    This post is particularly helpful for those of you living with people who don’t understand why you can’t just be like them and can’t see beyond their own limited frame of reference.   Even though you love and accept them as they are, you don’t require their approval about the way you choose to live in order to feel comfortable with whom you are. Your approach is one of total self-acceptance.     Your New Script   “I am comfortable in what I believe at this time and with who I am becoming.   I may not know what my path is completely but I choose to enjoy…
  • Reincarnation ~ I was that famous person right?

    Stella Seaspirit
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    A favourite point of reference for sceptics, about whether reincarnation is plausible or not, is the commonality that so many people claim to have been a prominent figurehead such as Cleopatra, Merlin and Joan of Arc in another life.   There is a simple explanation to how and why this occurs.   Much like the genetic lines we are accustomed to with DNA testing and genealogy, there also exist galactic bloodlines. These bloodlines are carefully selected and engineered by various groups and federations that are regulated by overseeing councils for whatever grand experiment is being…
  • Love Spells ~ To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch?

    Stella Seaspirit
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    Love spells, an ancient request from countless Witches over centuries gone by. Many a tale is woven around what happens when they go awry. But few have possessed the eyes to see why…   Hollywood loves the flimflam of portraying a spellcasting whimsy that wreaks havoc in the lives of both the caster and those they hold dear because the drama both sells and keeps you fearful enough from exploring the beauty and brilliance of magick that is your birth right. Sure it’s entertaining, but it’s not to be taken completely at face value.   Types of love spells include: Self-love spells…
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  • The Meaning of Native American Zodiac Signs

    White Magic Witch
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Most Native American tribes and cultures have the belief that a person is assigned an animal upon the time of birth. Below are interpreted Native American symbols of the zodiac and the characteristics for each one. Otter: Jan 20 – Feb 18 A little quirky, and unorthodox, the Otter is a hard one to figure […]
  • Finding Your “True” Wiccan Name

    White Magic Witch
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:26 am
    What is your true Wiccan name?  Many Wiccans take on – or are given – a secret soul-name.  This is the name they use only in ritual – their magical name. This name is believed to hold great power.  It encapsulates your Essential Self.  It is your “true name.” To know your true name is […]
  • How To Use Wyrdstones

    White Magic Witch
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:31 am
    Wyrdstones are cast all at once; toss them out onto the ground or a table. Turn over any stones that are face down. Stones that fell the closest to the querent stone have the greatest influence on the querent. Look for patterns and shapes in the way the stones landed, each one influencing the other, […]
  • Images Explaining The Moon’s Cycle

    White Magic Witch
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:56 am
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  • Why is writing spells so hard? Why can’t there just be some magical formula that makes it easy and idiot-proof?

    White Magic Witch
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:16 am
    Why is writing spells so hard? Why can’t there just be some magical formula that makes it easy and idiot-proof? Oh wait, there is! This formula is ancient and can be found used in the folk magic of just about every culture around the world throughout history: Intent + Spoken Spell + Sympathetic Act = […]
 
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