Adventures in Wortcunning: The Mind-Manifesting Morning Glory

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I had heard about Morning Glory for years. Whispers and rumors ran throughout the circles of my Pagan and back-to-nature friends that the seeds of this garden plant could take you places … outta this world. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Fear, What Storms Teach

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I was terrified. I remembered a severe storm from my past, and I thought about the horrendous things that happened in other places to other people. What I was experiencing wasn’t what scared me. What scared me was the thought of what I might experience. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Ceanothus, an American Fairy Bush

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It began with me, barefoot on a lawn in the suburbs of California’s Central Valley. It was summer, and therefore, redundantly, hot. I wore little besides, well, a diaper actually. From all accounts it was a happy day, but what I remember is the grass. Between my toes and in my chubby hands: then grab, yank, and in the mouth, much to Mom’s alarm. As natural to me as falling down a rabbit hole…. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Cleansing My Space and Spirit

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Now that we’ve passed the spring equinox, I find myself shaking off the stupor of the winter and longing for a little renewal. Here are a few ways I cleanse my space and spirit. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Turning In to Turn Back Out

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I wonder how many of us are in need of turning back in just a little bit? Not depressed, or sad, we are living full and meaningful lives, but we’ve lost connection. In times like this the only thing I know how to do is a hard reset and return to basics. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: Being on the Same Path is Awesome! Except When it isn’t

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You like strawberry cheesecake.They like strawberry cheesecake. They think Spring is the coolest time of year and so do you. You are a Pagan and they’ve always been Pagan, and you even practice in the same tradition. The organic cherry on top of the Pagan Sundae is that you and they have made a life together. Walking the same religious/spiritual Pagan path is awesome. Or is it? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Stepping Outside Our Boundaries

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Lots of things can change when you push your boundaries, and I’m still sifting through the continued effects of this stretching. [Read more...]


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