The Rantin’ Raven: Samhain Meditation

"The Philosopher" by Rembrandt.  From WikiMedia.

“Lord Herne,” you whisper, “and all you spirits of the Dead, I drink to you!” [Read more...]

Star Made Witch: Samhain on the Hill

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In which Spiritscraft recounts an adventure in Athboy, Ireland and shares some information related to the modern Pagan holiday of Samhain as it is practiced there. [Read more...]

Wayfaring Woman: Ready or Not, Here We Go!

red runes on wooden chips

In my experience, autumn is a powerful season. In the months of September, October, and November a great deal of magic can be wrought. Autumn is a prime time for astral travel, trance journeying, and connecting with Gods and spirits. [Read more...]

The Path of She: A Samhain Teaching – Born Into Life, Born Into Death

red berries on a plant

Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of fear and resistance, but from an acceptance of death as a teacher and guide for the living. Yes we are born into life and born into death, and it is this very, inescapable fact that makes every moment so precious, fragile and bittersweet beautiful. [Read more...]

Happily Heathen: How I Learned To Work With My Ancestors

A cup of hot cocoa in a mug from my grandfather’s hometown / Cara Freyasdaughter

Despite being a longtime Heathen, I had never really settled into a satisfying ancestor practice. Now I enjoy my growing relationship with Them and talk to them daily. Thank goodness, because how else would I ever get a good parking spot? [Read more...]

The Lady’s Quill: The Three Kindreds and My Polytheist Theology

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In modern Druidry we often speak of the Kindreds: the Ancestors, the Nature Spirits, and the Shining Ones. What do these classifications mean? Read more to find out, and to discover how they mesh with one person’s polytheist theology. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Religion is For When the System Goes Down


Though our religious traditions can struggle, there is something incredibly powerful and life saving at the core of what we do. [Read more...]