Dandelion Seeds: Devotional Techniques from the Heartbreak Trenches

"Walter Langley - Never Morning Wore to Evening but Some Heart Did Break - Google Art Project" by Walter Langley - DwH1ilq-MsEMwQ at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Sometimes we need to take some time to honor our losses. In this post Rev. Hill speaks to her own losses and give examples of ways to build devotional practices to help. [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: The Sorcerer’s Cartomancy

Tarot Daïtyanus, by Ernest Kurtzahn, 1920 (Photo: Camelia Elias)

Knowing yourself is not very interesting if it stops there, in self-knowledge. What is infinitely more interesting is the knowledge of your place. Knowing your place gives you access to the connective flow where magic happens all the time, and not just some of the time. [Read more...]

Making Light: The Pagan Blogosphere is Toxic

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I feel like maybe I have interesting ideas about theology and that maybe some people would like to read about those ideas. It doesn’t matter to me if you disagree with me, but it does matter if you’re not very nice about the way you disagree with me. Xenia goes both ways and I will make every effort to be courteous and respectful, but I also expect the same from others. I’m a real person with real feelings and emotions and unless it’s kind, timely, and true, don’t say it. I’m not fragile, I can take criticism, and I don’t mind arguing, but if it can’t be a civilized argument, I want no part of it. [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: Four Readings, One Voice

Jean Noblet Marseille Tarot, 1650 (Photo: Camelia Elias)

A fortuneteller who sounds the same no matter what cards she reads is a fortuneteller who is sovereign in her readings. She owns her own style, tone, and compassion. The method of reading cards is just a tool in her hands. [Read more...]

The Lady’s Quill: To Listen

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To listen passively leads to anger and pain. To listen actively, while difficult, leads to understanding and acceptance. Will you make the effort to truly listen to another? [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: Questions of Excellence

Jean Noblet Marseille Tarot, 1650, as reconstructed by Jean-Claude Flornoy (Photo: Camelia Elias)

Most of the time we assume that people seek a fortuneteller because they need answers to their questions. Wrong. Most of the time, what people are seeking is excellence: The excellence that goes into formulating a good question. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: The Introvert and the Extrovert get Married

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Yes, I am an introvert, but that doesn’t mean I hide away from taking on public roles, stepping into the center stage, or putting myself out there. [Read more...]


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