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March 01, 2017
Lamp & Labyrinth: Your Story and the Storyteller
There are secrets of the mind that each individual can only find if one is...
February 15, 2017
Lamp & Labyrinth: The Ego Hides
The best mystics say proudly, “I’m not better than anybody else,” while the worst say,...
December 07, 2016
Lamp & Labyrinth: What is a lamp? A Labyrinth?
Since the show Westworld stole my main analogy for mysticism, I thought I'd share the...
October 19, 2016
Lamp & Labyrinth: A Vision of An Cailleach
I'm learning that we are what propels ourselves, while simultaneously being the largest impediment to...
August 12, 2016
Happily Heathen: Receiving The Blessings
Blessings can take many forms and come from many places. Make sure to claim your...
March 10, 2016
The Lady’s Quill: Religious Virtues and Gods
The Gods that I honor most are the ones whose actions I most admire. So...
February 03, 2016
Dandelion Seeds: Devotional Techniques from the Heartbreak Trenches
Sometimes we need to take some time to honor our losses. In this post Rev....
January 10, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: Managing Multiple Deity Relationships
All relationships can be complicated, and human to divine relationships are no different. Deepening a...
September 29, 2014
Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part One)
I’ve been there: standing at a Samhain altar, about to priestess for my community for...
September 02, 2014
The Busy Witch: Easy Candle Magic
Candle magic is an easy way to connect to the Universe and your chosen divinity,...
June 24, 2014
Sewing for Athena
I decided to learn how to sew and make costumes because sewing and handicrafts are...
June 04, 2014
Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 3 – The Grace of Fortune
The grace of fortune is not the condition of being lucky, but a lighthearted and...
April 16, 2014
Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 1 – The Grace of Form
Bathing the head, feet and hands was once an important part of the Imbolc celebration....
March 27, 2014
Making Light: Demeter
With Demeter, my practice is about as simple and ordinary as it gets. I don't...
March 13, 2014
Making Light: Zeus
If ever there was a strong masculine father figure, he's it. If you're a Pagan...
November 07, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 7 – The Devotional Moods
In an earlier series of columns on “The Mysticism of Devotion,” we explored the devotional...
September 02, 2013
Seekers and Guides: The Role of Music in Teaching the Craft
Sable Aradia explains why, and how, music is an effective tool in Pagan ritual.
August 01, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 4
In "Invocation of the Graces," all eight “ethical empowerments” express essentially the same concept: to...
July 04, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 2
The “Invocation” is not only a piece of folk magic but a commentary on virtue...
June 20, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 1
The “Invocation of the Graces” is a charm or blessing that was recited over young...
June 06, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 6 – The Seven Elements
There is an interesting gloss on the story of Conlai in the Senchus Mor, to...
May 23, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 5 – The Manor of Tara
Turn toward the east again to gaze up at the Sky, the upper realm of...
April 25, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 3 – The Three Sisters
In Celtic Christianity, it is said that prayer should be continued “until tears come.” Not...
April 16, 2013
The Busy Witch: Creating My Change
When I was reading T. Thorn Coyle’s Make Magic of Your Life, I had an...
April 11, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 2 – The Fiery Water
The practice of making pilgrimages to holy wells is so ancient it is probably pre-Celtic...
March 01, 2013
Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 4
Just as in bhakti, you can either focus on one of these moods exclusively or...
February 14, 2013
Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 3
It's easy to understand why most people would find it degrading to describe themselves as...
February 01, 2013
The Road From Hate To Understanding
A deity hurt me, and I couldn't stop talking about it. Little did I realize...
January 31, 2013
Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 2
In the ancient Celtic world, there were people with names such as Giolla Bride (“Servant...
January 17, 2013
Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 1
Part 1 of a series on devotional mysticism in Brigidine paganism. Devotional mysticism focuses as...
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