About Jasmine LunaMadre

Jasmine is one of the founders of a The Prairie Earth Society, a local pagan group in Eastern Iowa. She is also a mother of a 3 year old son, and a wife to an agnostic. Jasmine is one of the rare pagans that can say that Paganism was her first faith. She was raised in an Italian-American, Roman-Catholic family, that decided to let her choose her own path. They were not expecting her to start studying Wicca when she was in her late teens, or to continue for over 15 years and counting. When she went on to college she studied Anthropology and Education. While there she also began studying the Gardnerian Tradition, and was initiated in 2001 at the age of 21. Jasmine was further trained about folk magic by her mentor who is a master herbalist and family traditional kitchen witch. She moved to Iowa and began to practice as a kitchen witch herself, specializing in incense making and Italian-American cuisine. She is now a 2nd degree High Priestess of Enchanted Fire Dance Grove and teacher of the Gardnerian Tradition. Jasmine is also the Author of the blog, www.TheSpiritualMother.com. Jasmine has also attended many pagan festivals over the years such as Phoenix Phyre and Pagan Spirit Gathering and numerous British Traditionalist Wiccan fests and local gatherings. She also plans local workshops and classes and runs a local New Age Book Club. She is experienced in networking and conversing with many pagans from all over the country.

Dear Jasmine: Pagan and Hindu Connections

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Dear Jasmine, I am new to Paganism and so far my time in the community I have noticed allot of Indian influences within paganism, such as Bindis and use of the Hindu Deities. Is there a connection to Hindu and Neo-Pagan beliefs or is there another reason for these influences? Sincerely, A Dear A, This [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Patron Deities

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Dear Jasmine, I was wondering how do you find your patron god and goddess? I think I am called to one, but I am just not sure at all. How do I know? Blessings, Lady P Dear Lady P, I have been pagan for over 16 years now, and put in a ton of time [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: The Rede

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Dear Jasmine, I am wondering about The Rede and “Harm None”, and how it works with yourself. Is intentionally harming yourself with toxins (cigarettes, alcohol, pills) fall into the category of harm none? Sincerely, Pixie Dear Pixie, First off I will start by saying that I do not use the Rede in my practice. I [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Spell Substitutions

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Dear Jasmine, I am wondering about spell substitutions and how to best do them, especially when I do not have all the items on hand for a working? Thank you, Lovely Dear Lovely, I will warn you in advanced that my advice will probably not be what you were looking for in the way of [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Can I mix Muslim and Pagan Beliefs?

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Dear Jasmine, I am a Muslim woman and I have recently felt a calling to expand my current faith to be more earth based and in tune with my feminine side, similar to paganism. I would say it’s how connected pagans are to nature that calls me. I want to connect and be in tuned [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Coming out of the Broom Closet

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Dear Jasmine, I am wondering what is the best way to come out of the “broom closet” to my friends and family? Sincerely, Sberry Dear Sberry, An old teacher of mine used to tell everyone that you should only need to share your spirituality with those you would want to share your underwear with. I [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Meditation

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Dear Jasmine, I am relatively new on my pagan path and one thing that I am having a lot of problems with is Meditating. I hear many people say that it is the first step in beginning magical workings and helping to connect to my deity, it just goes on and on! I have never [Read More...]


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