Category Archives: Sabbats

Altars – what’s yours like?

I have kept an altar for most of my practice, but I have also gone years where it is not possible.  So, right now I am once again in transition and probably won’t be keeping a big formal altar in … Continue reading

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Scratching Back: chicken’s foot charms

Chicken’s feet charms are common in the American South, Voodoo, Hoodoo, and Conjure traditions.  These traditions focus on a practical, low-cost approach to magick: which is part of what I like about them.  Another advantage of Hoodoo is that it’s … Continue reading

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Blessed Midsummer

It occurred to me yesterday: exactly 10 years ago I celebrated Midsummer at Stonehenge. It doesn’t seem that long ago, but those experiences play a large role in who I am today. I feel so blessed to have had that … Continue reading

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L is for Litha

It’s a Friday so that means PBP and we are on the letter L.   Litha is the Wiccan holiday celebrated at Midsummer.  I’m taking a course on the core theology behind Wicca this year so this is something I’ve … Continue reading

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The earth is stirring

I was writing some serious posts about feelings, experiences, and viewpoints and how they intersect with spirituality… and then the weather went and distracted me.  It’s 60 degrees here today.  At the end of January.  I am wearing yoga pants … Continue reading

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Merry Yuletide and Happy New World Day!

Since I am writing this at the end of 12/21/2012 – which also happens to be the Winter Solstice and thus my Yule, Happy First Day of the Rest of Your Life! It’s true, the Mayan Calendar has shifted, it’s “reset.”  In … Continue reading

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Hail to the Holly King!

Merry Solstice! Happy Litha! Merry Yule for those of you in the southern hemisphere!  Today marks Midsummer here in the Midwest.  The sun is at it’s peak, this is the longest day of the year.  In the Wiccan story of … Continue reading

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Merry May! Beltane

Beltane is my second favorite Pagan “holy day.”  One of the things I love most about Beltane is the time of year:  springtime and autumn energize me. The warm languid air feels delicious on my skin.  Flowers blooming, getting the … Continue reading

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F is for Flowers

So I missed week 12 of PBP, I’m sorry. I’ve been super busy this last week – instead of celebrating spring on the equinox I ended up spending 10 hours in the flu-filled emergency room with my grandpa.  He is … Continue reading

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Pancakes and Flaming Cheese: a personal history of Imbolc

I. Like many walking a Pagan path, I began this journey as a Wiccan. Although my practice today is no longer Wiccan, I do keep the eight sabbaths of the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year. Imbolc, also called Candlemas, is … Continue reading

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