Seeking the Grail: Beltane Blues

Beltane used to be easy for me. When I was new to Paganism, I knew what Beltane was all about. Sex! And by extension, romance. These days, if you ask me what Beltane means to me, I’d probably get that frown line on my forehead as I think about how to answer you, because it’s more complicated. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Beltane Lovers – Once you Go Witch You’ll Never Switch

This is MODERN witchcraft, where we strip off the mask of the obvious, and glory in the rich, chocolatey layers of occult mystery that peel away all labels and norms to bite down to the sweet, cream-filled, cherry center of this Beltane bonbon. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Walpurgis Night

The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch) and Hexennact or Witches Night. According to various folktales witches fly to buck mountains and have a dance party around bonfires on the peaks. The next day, May Day (or Beltane) signals the beginning of summer, therefore, May Eve is the last night of Winter’s influence. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Beltane Meditation – Life-making with the Green Man

For everything there is a season, and Beltane is the time to embrace your life-making instincts for the new and beautiful to take root and flourish in your world. Whatever you seek, the Green Man will give to you, for He is the lover-God whose ardor can spark new life and possibilities. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Beltane and the Gifts of Darkness

Bealtaine is a holiday that celebrates both the dark and the light, just as life is ultimately about finding a balance between the two that works for each of us individually. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen – The Cat Story; or, Why it’s good to be very specific when asking your Goddess for a favor

You may know what you think that you want when you make a wish, but the Gods might give you what you need, instead. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Narrative Theology III – the Doughnut and the Dice

One of the things about stories is of course the way they keep turning up, over and over, in variable forms. A story about the voices of the ancestors. And about meditating doughnuts. And an imaginary alien. They’re all the same story, in the end. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Witches dreaming

At those hard times when it’s all you can do just to complete your daily responsibilities, when you need magic the most, but have the least time, space and energy to perform it, not all is lost. You still have your dreams. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: The Spring Equinox – Moving Towards the Light

Spring is in the air and I can feel the shift from winter’s dark to summer’s light, as the slow movement that began at the winter solstice with the lengthening days, and strengthened at Imbolc with the first surges of new life, reaches a tipping point. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Fairy Witchcraft Book List

Considering that fairy tales and religion are the theme this March, I will seize this opportunity to share my favorites books with you. [Read more…]


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