Raise the HornsThe Right and Wrong of Imbolc
February 2 is a busy day on the calendar. Many Modern Pagans celebrate it as Imbolc, and in the Catholic Church it's traditionally known as Candlemas. Throughout the United States millions see it as Groundhog Day. That these holidays are all celebrated on February 2 is no coincidence, though that does not mean they are necessarily related.
Nature's PathHome for the (February) Holidays: Imbolc, Brigid, and the Union of Opposites
Imbolc, a moment which goes by many names (including Groundhog Day!), is a beautiful combination of celebrations in both Pagan and Christian traditions.
Between the ShadowsSeekers and Guides: A Ritual to Re-Enchant Your Tools at Imbolc
Imbolc falls quite close to the full moon this year. Regardless of tradition . . . we have a chance to take advantage of both energies to give our tools a magical "power-up."
A Word to the WitchThrowback Thursday: Initiation Variety Pack
This post was originally published on the Pantheon blog on Patheos, June 3, 2010. I was first initiated into a religious tradition when I was twelve years old. I underwent a symbolic death and rebirth, was ritually cleansed, and was recognized as a member of the spiritual family with a celebratory feast. That is [Read More...]
Daughters of EveMagical Beginnings Begin Again
I was initially taught that magic was a candle, some incense, a clear intent, a pentacle disk and a stone or two on a nicely decorated altar. Today I know that my magic needs no tools, and often comes down to my will and my action. Adding the tools help to enhance my methods. The last five years have been a fight for my life and it was that magic that helped me to make it through.
Under the Ancient OaksWhen You Can’t Turn It Over To God
Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far more resourceful than most of us assume.
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsPeace and the Language of the Unheard
Peace is effortful. Peace will involve struggle. And though I would never agree that violence is necessary to reach it, I would very much agree that no justice means no peace.
A Witch's AshramMy First Gods
Our first experiences shape our future experiences. The first gods who appeared to me continue to have an important place in my shrines and heart.
The Urban Pagan HomesteadHear from Me this Secret ~ An Imbolc Meditation
Where does God live in You? The Goddess calls to us, Her Beloved Children, at this turning of the Wheel, to come and hear a secret...
Pagan Families5 Ideas for Kids’ Imbolc Fun
Imbolc is often an overlooked holiday, but with these 5 fun ideas kids won't be able to wait to celebrate it!