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  • GARBAGE GODS sent packing

    Radical Goddess Thealogy
    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
  • BILL COSBY & THE Goddess

    Radical Goddess Thealogy
    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 &
  • Culture and Community Special Edition: The Unfolding of Ferguson

    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.
    Crystal Blanton
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    On Monday the grand jury announced that it would not indict officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 8 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While protests were already in full swing prior to the announcement, there was an immediate and intense increase in activity on streets of Ferguson when the news broke. By Tuesday morning, 1500 National Guard joined the already 700 present to contain the explosive reactions to the decision. Picture courtesy of Gae Sidhe Protests were not isolated to Ferguson. People rallied, held vigils and marched in major cities across the U.S.
  • Full review to come

    Medusa Coils
    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.
  • Correspondences for Thursday

    PaganNews.com Featured Content.
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Light Blue candles. Burn incense of Nutmeg, henbane. Thursday is ruled by Jupiter, and is a good day to work with Luck, religion, healing, trade and employment, treasure, honors, riches, wealth, legal matters.
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    Radical Goddess Thealogy

  • 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
  • DAY FOR dead GRANNIES

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
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    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.

  • Culture and Community Special Edition: The Unfolding of Ferguson

    Crystal Blanton
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    On Monday the grand jury announced that it would not indict officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 8 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While protests were already in full swing prior to the announcement, there was an immediate and intense increase in activity on streets of Ferguson when the news broke. By Tuesday morning, 1500 National Guard joined the already 700 present to contain the explosive reactions to the decision. Picture courtesy of Gae Sidhe Protests were not isolated to Ferguson. People rallied, held vigils and marched in major cities across the U.S.
  • Impressions from PACO, a Pagan Activist Conference Online

    Terence P Ward
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    This past weekend, more than fourscore Pagans attended the first Pagan Activism Conference Online, or PACO. The event was sponsored by the Pantheon Foundation, which also serves as fiscal sponsor for The Wild Hunt, and included a total of nine sessions on how activism fits into Pagan lives. Having been given a press pass to the conference and experiencing some of the sessions firsthand, I’ve elected to depart from my usual style of journalistic third person, and write about what I learned at the conference, as well as pull together reactions from other people. These conversations bring…
  • Pagan Community Notes: Doreen Valiente Foundation, Michigan Pagans Adopt-a-Family, AAR 2014 and much more!

    Heather Greene
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and news-worthy. Our hope is that more individuals, especially those working within Pagan organizations, get into the habit of sharing their news with the world. So let’s get started! On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Doreen Valiente Foundation (DVF) made a statement regarding the local showing of a horror film called The Wicca Man.” The Liverpool Echo described the film, directed by Jacqueline…
  • THE Syracuse University Student Protest for Change

    Heather Greene
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Student protests, rallies and sit-ins are a distant memory for much of the population; a nugget from another time. To others they are merely stories out of history books or photographs in magazines. But for a group of Syracuse students, faculty and staff, protests have become a very real and very contemporary reality. “It is clear now, in instances too numerous to describe … that the administration is turning focus away from values of diversity, and rather toward higher academic ratings and rankings; away from transparency and accountability, and toward secretive, top-heavy…
  • Column: Quality (Control) Leadership

    Sam Webster
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    How do we know if a Pagan leader is any good, is ethical, or if they are qualified to teach or lead? Today we have their writings and their reputation. This can be a lot, but the standards are inherently subjective and some kind of objective verification would be beneficial. Some matters, like lineage and certification, can be strictly factual. Can these be verified with confidence? Would it be good to have a trusted place to look up any Pagan leader’s qualifications, history and reputation? Lydia Crabtree, has just such a project. Called Pagan Pro, the idea is to produce an on-line…
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  • 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; "
  • Buzz Coil: September 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    A look at some posts of interest from our blogroll and sometimes beyond: My Village Witch: Byron Ballard of Asheville NC's Mother Grove Goddess Temple posted two parts (at this writing) of a series on what she terms "Tower Time." Her Sept. 2 post, "Tower Time Document One– A Knowing, Cassandra-like" defines and describes what she means by the term. Near the beginning of this post she writes: "
 
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    The Gods Are Bored

  • Times Change, Mission Marches On

    Anne Johnson
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Well, what do you know? "The Gods Are Bored," founded in 2005, now has 2200 entries and 500,000 page views! This is cause to pause. Or, if you're a cat, claws to paws.My profile picture comes from the East Coast Vulture Festival in, I think, 2005. This here is of more recent vintage. Almost a decade later, I think I look pretty much the same.When I became a Pagan, one of the things I decided was to have a more lighthearted approach to religion. I know there are people who take their faith very seriously. I'm not flippant, but I'm more curious than committed. This has led to a falling-away of…
  • Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte Danielson: Pushing Great Teachers out the Door

    Anne Johnson
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Two years ago my school district lost an administrator who was thoroughly and universally loathed. At the time, he was teaching two classes of freshmen and serving as an administrator the rest of the day.The principal replaced this departed insect with a strange "new" teacher. The "new" teacher, I'll call her Mrs. X, was a recently retired parochial school educator. Mrs. X had taught school, had been a principal, and had been a superintendent of diocesan schools in the area. Basically, she came back to teach at my school because she was handed a public school salary in keeping with her level…
  • Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte Danielson, Stave One

    Anne Johnson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Wow, I really wanted to start a new blog and give it this title, overall. I would have a million sympathetic eyeballs in two weeks.My readership, consisting as it does of high intellectuals and spiritual explorers, might never have heard of Charlotte Danielson. It's time for me to introduce her --and the Orwellian nightmare she has spawned -- to those not familiar with her.This is going to take awhile, and it's ongoing. But if you're keenly interested in the direction our country is headed, please come along on this ride, because Ms. Danielson is influential. She might turn out to be as…
  • Testing, Testing, 1-2-3: The Machines That Will Pass Judgment

    Anne Johnson
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Wow! My three readers chimed in! They want dispatches from the danger zone! Thank goodness for that, because I'm in it, the place is unjust, and it's part of my religion to oppose injustice.Human beings have been judged by machines for a long time. Think of all the runners who have had their times clocked by a long string of increasingly complicated stopwatches.Machines have been testing students for a long time as well. Who among us has never held a Number Two pencil and pondered multiple choice questions on the SAT?Still, America is unprepared for the new wave of test-scoring technology.
  • I'm Not Paranoid

    Anne Johnson
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    They really are out to get public employees. By "they" I mean certain politicians and high-end businesspeople. The politicians would like to be free from pension and salary obligations. The businesspeople want to sell their wares -- and they want to re-create that perfect teacher they had, or they've seen. When you're a billionaire, you can pull lots of strings.What will happen when education is privatized? Well, I like lists. Let's make one:WHEN EDUCATION IS PRIVATIZED...1. School teachers will no longer be given any protection from sudden dismissal. Parents, capricious…
 
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    Goddesschess

  • 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
  • Location of Burial Site of First Christian Martyr, Stephen, Discovered

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Not so sure about this, as anyone could and would write anything back then, as well as now (easier than ever to propogate and perpetuate lies and garbage since the advent of the internet), and there are always some people who will believe whatever the "it" is, no matter what.  Here's the story: BURIAL PLACE OF HOLY ARCHDEACON STEPHEN THE PROTOMARTYR DISCOVERED Ramallah, November 13, 2014
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    A Weblog for Our Mother God

  • The Blessed Virgin Mary

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    A correspondent writes: I just wanted to bring to your attention that the information you posted on your website about Mary the Mother of God is, in fact, wrong. Devotion to Mary stems from the Catholic Church not from a pagan religion. And this devotion which comes from the Church (in its original and true form) strictly empahsizes that Mary is NOT a goddess and that she is neither a reincarnation of any pagan goddess nor is She in opposition of patriarchy. In fact, historically, Mary is never recoreded to have been disobeident to the Faith of Her ancestors which included patriarchy. I, as…
  • Tamala - the Feast of the Dead

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The first of Werdë - 31st of November - is the first day of Tamala, the Feast of the Dead. Read all about Tamala.
  • A note on Nature Religion

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Is the religion of our Mother God a nature religion? A few notes on this subject.
  • Cuivanya - the Feast of Divine Life

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    Cuivanya falls on the 17th of Abolan (21st September). It is the middle festival of the great Mysteries of Life Cycle. Read about it here.
  • The Day of Werde

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Day of Werde falls on the 16th of Vaskaras (23rd August). It is the day on which we contemplate our personal fate and assess the direction of our lives. It
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  • Wordless Wednesday: Misty Morning Flight

    Beth
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
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  • Tarot Card of the Week, Nov. 24-30, 2014: Page of Swords

    Beth
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.   ~ Andre Maurois This week, as millions of us travel and celebrate Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), we need to stay on our toes and pay attention to important messages. That fierce, smart, sometimes naive youth, the Page of Swords, has come to visit. Arthur Waite summarized this card with the word, “vigilance.” What enemies are nearby? Is there real danger on the horizon? The Swords, of course, represent the Element of Air, and correspond to the energy of the intellect, words, the mind, attitude, and…
  • The 10th Annual Sun Wheel Prayer Circle Begins TONIGHT

    Beth
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    We are a Circle Within a Circle With no beginning And never ending… ~ by Deborah and Rick Hamouris As I posted last week, it’s time once again to join together every Sunday evening through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Solstice Sun Wheel Prayer Circle. If you have been a regular reader of mine, you know that starting in late November, I invite all my visitors, regardless of your spiritual path, to join together in a virtual Advent prayer circle (or spell weaving, if you’d prefer to think of it like that). This is our TENTH anniversary!  The numbers joining us have doubled…
  • Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Like You, Let Us All Aim High

    Beth
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to. ~ Jimi Hendrix, Sun and Ascendant in Sagittarius This morning at 4:38am, Eastern time, the Sun moved out of Scorpio and into the sign of Sagittarius. Happy Birthday to our dear Sag (pronounced “sadj” like “badge”) friends! And good friends they make, too, as one of the most expansive and generous of the signs. Sagittarius is a fire sign and is ruled by the magnanimous, jovial planet Jupiter. People born under the sign of the Centaur-Archer are said to be optimistic, enthusiastic,…
  • Blessings of the New Moon Welcoming Us to Sagittarius!

    Beth
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    I am dashing around this morning with last-minute preparations for my final Tarot Boutique workshop of the year, here at Laurel Hill Cottage. So today, so I am simply sharing the glorious Lorna Bevan’s post for today.  You know where to go for additional insight, including New Moon rituals, and other outstanding astrological interpretations. Blessings on your New Moon beginnings. And be sure to stop by tomorrow for the beginning of our Annual Solstice Sun Wheel Advent ceremony. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There’s a crack in everything…
 
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    T. Thorn Coyle: Know Thyself

  • 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…
  • Honor Past, Build Future

    Thorn
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    My ancestors worked on railroads, built houses, baked, cleaned, nursed in hospitals, and ranged from homeowners to hobos. They worked with their hands and their bodies, as well as with their minds. Coming from a working class family, many of my siblings still do the same: they fight fires, frame buildings, or walk hospital corridors in white shoes. These days, what I do can feel so ephemeral: I work with spirit, heart, and mind. True, I scrub giant pots once a week, which satisfies and connects, but much of my time is spent in front of a laptop. Economist Umair Haque complains that we spend…
  • The Power of No

    Thorn
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The servant-leader is the one who gets the not-so-enviable job of saying no.  Not enviable… though there are those who will believe differently.” Cat Chapin-Bishop Cat Chapin-Bishop wrote a very good piece on the power of leadership, and the importance of holding the boundary of “no.” I encourage you to read it. The two most challenging things I’ve had to learn in 20 years of practicing leadership and teaching is learning to let people go and knowing when to say no. But first, I had to say a very strong yes to the work that was presenting itself to me. It was only through those…
  • Teaching & Life

    Thorn
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    I read an article by Dana Goldstein this week entitled Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher. The piece is not without it’s biases, but what I found interesting were the four things it thinks parents should look for in choosing a school. (Yes, that’s one of the biases, assuming all parents have these sorts of choices. I’m not going to get into that conversation here.) I think these can be good measures for assessing any teacher, whether they are teaching gardening, philosophy, spirituality, or fifth grade math. They also strike me as ways we can measure ourselves and how we…
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • 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…
  • Meditation Refreshes Your Consciousness

    Stella Seaspirit
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    It is a common misperception amongst those who wish to develop their magick that vast amounts of meditation is necessary and that meditation is difficult because you have to sit still and not think about anything, that without a divine experience you haven’t achieved anything or that it is just a means of escape from life.   Meditation as portrayed by popular media makes a lot of people think that they have to sit cross-legged in silence for years to become more deeply spiritual. But you can actually enter a state of meditation in many ways, for example, while doing the dishes,…
  • How to Keep Your House Blessed and Positive without Constantly Doing House Clearing Rituals

    Stella Seaspirit
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    A space clearing removes undesirable energy from property. Obstacles and energetic limitations are removed, balance and harmony are restored and the space feels lighter and more confident. Occupants have more energy and are more positive because the vibrations around them are raised. There are 3 steps to keeping your house blessed and positive long-term   1. Purify A clearing removes stagnant or negative energy from a space. In bless your space I give you the exact step by step formula to perform a house clearing. I highly recommend following up this procedure with a personal ritual…
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    Soul Intent Arts

  • Wordless Wednesday

    skelleyh
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Pumpkin spice Photo by Chris Breeze The post Wordless Wednesday appeared first on Soul Intent Arts.
  • The Weekly Rune – Uruz

    skelleyh
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Uruz – Auroch – Having moved through last week’s question posed by Perthro, this week The Weekly Rune gives us the momentum to act on that answer. As I am fond of saying, anytime the wild things show up, it’s about to go big. Uruz is the second Rune in the First Aett (though some argue that it’s the first–do discuss!). The point of mentioning its position in the futhark is we’re dealing with giants, and in Old Icelandic cosmology, they are the real movers and shakers. They are unconscious urges.  So when I say big, I mean gigantic. From that…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    skelleyh
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m grateful for fun adventures with family and friends! I’m thankful for being safely home. I’m thankful for the signals that all is not well, and the direction to find my way back. I’m thankful for a wonderful lover. I’m grateful for opportunity. 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,…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    skelleyh
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    November sun Photo by ginnerobot The post Wordless Wednesday appeared first on Soul Intent Arts.
  • The Weekly Rune – Perthro Reversed

    skelleyh
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Perthro – chance – Clients laugh when I call Perthro the “What do you think?” Rune. I can never tell if it’s because they think I’m joking, or if it’s nervous laughter in anticipation of having to divulge what they really think. In truth, that awkward uncertainty is the very essence of Perthro. Note that the stave is pictured brightstave. Reversed, as Perthro is this week, it takes on a very personal tone.  While its meaning is hotly debated,  regarded as luck, birth, secret, and even dice cup, each of these possibilities brings its element of…
 
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • 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…
  • Meditation Refreshes Your Consciousness

    Stella Seaspirit
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    It is a common misperception amongst those who wish to develop their magick that vast amounts of meditation is necessary and that meditation is difficult because you have to sit still and not think about anything, that without a divine experience you haven’t achieved anything or that it is just a means of escape from life.   Meditation as portrayed by popular media makes a lot of people think that they have to sit cross-legged in silence for years to become more deeply spiritual. But you can actually enter a state of meditation in many ways, for example, while doing the dishes,…
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