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Daughters of Eve

Gliding Into the Darkness; The Turning of the Wheel

Carl Jung took the work of Sigmund Freud and expanded the concepts of what he referred to as the “shadow side of the psyche”. The unconscious mind that holds the secrets and the hidden parts of our being, often triggered to the surface when we do not wish them to be. While I recognize some of the characteristics of this within myself, I continue to work to integrate those two parts of myself into the oneness that I am. I am often stretched in this area, walking through what seems to be endless challenges and spiritual conflict.

Agora/The Busy Witch

The Busy Witch: Finding New Depth in the Darkness

This year, I’ll be pushing myself to make deeper connections with the people who’ve come before me, through both writing and ritual, and instead of only spending a day or two remembering, I’m committing to an entire month of reflection and dialogue. It’s a daunting process, but one I’m really looking forward to.

Ride the Spiral

Trust, part one

For the last few years, I had a fairly crippling phobia with regards to riding in the car. In March, a spirit helped me overcome that, and taught me a greater lesson in trust.

Agora/Seekers and Guides

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part One)

I’ve been there: standing at a Samhain altar, about to priestess for my community for the very first time, when we were told that Jodi, a sweet woman who was always smiling, was not late; she was dead by her own hand, and just that morning. Statistically, Pagans are more likely to experience many of the risk factors for suicide than the average population. Learn about the symptoms and causes of depression and what to do if you or a loved one is suffering.

Raise the Horns

On Ritual Without Faith

Rituals don't have to be religious or spiritual to be purposeful. Active ritual in your daily life can make you a better person, partner, and friend.

Under the Ancient Oaks

The Journey Into Spirit

Kristoffer Hughes’ new book is really three books in one: his personal story of service to the Reaper, cosmological speculation about what comes after death, and a very down-to-earth, very helpful look at grief and the process of bereavement.

Paths Through The Forests

DIY Autumn Adventures – Fruiting Trees

How you can enjoy the fruits of harvest where ever you are.

Numinous and Concrete

Broken Families, Broken Lives: #NJC Ch5

Welcome to the 6 month study group on Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. All comments are screened. Disagreement is fine. Incivility will not be tolerated. Subscribing via RSS and subscribing to comments is recommended. You may join the group at any time. For more information please read this linked post. [Read More...]

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Sharing Chickens with a Bobcat

A couple of months ago, a bobcat took 3 of my chickens while I was trying to figure out who did it. The first one disappeared from a part of the yard she wasn’t supposed to be in, out in the open with no one around. We fixed the hole in the fence. The next [Read More...]

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