Seeking the Grail: Filling My Cup – A Creativity Exercise

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You may not consider yourself a poet, but here’s a simple poetry exercise that you can use as a form of personal work, brainstorming, or just to get your creative engine going. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Myrtle of Venus & Bacchus’ Vine

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In which Anne shares a bit of American history with us related to the original lyrics to the tune we’ve all come to know as the Star Spangled Banner. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: BS & Compost

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Compost happens! Anne shares with us some thoughts about how to minimize its effects and offers a small ceremony to help with the same. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: A Healing Ritual for Chapel Hill and Beyond

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Ground and center and find your stillness before you begin, and remember; small acts of love can have large effects. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Heart Leads the Way – The Practice of Loving Kindness

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The universe has an odd way of inviting me to question deeper. As I sat down to write today, the tea bag in my cup of tea offered this wisdom, ” Let your heart speak to other’s hearts.” And I thought to myself, what might it look like if Valentine’s Day got a re-fame. That instead of romantic love, and the pursuit of it, we instead focused our hearts on loving the self. What does your heart say to you and how does it lead the way [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: An Imbolc Offering

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I’ve always been drawn to Brigid, and as my Imbolc celebrations continue, I wanted to share a poem that I’ve written this year as an offering to the goddess of smith-craft and poetry. May the dark season be lifting for you, and may we step with joy into the light. [Read more...]

Green Tara, The Practice of Releasing Suffering

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In my chanting practice I serve as Tara’s agent, absorbing the suffering of others and lifting them up to Tara, where she transmutes the suffering and transforms it into blessings. My work with Goddess Tara is truly amazing, because it balances my own suffering and empowers my intuition and empathy. In the devotional chanting, my awareness expands and I can feel the power of the blessings of Tara. I can see her touching the suffering of those whom she has guided me to chant for. I do not always know why, but I always know there is a need. [Read more...]


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