Making Light: Aphrodite

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It seems fitting to turn my thoughts toward Aphrodite during the month of February when Valentine’s Day is on the minds of those who wish to express their love and those who would rather not speak of that day, as my eldest daughter puts it. Truthfully, I don’t have a very close relationship with Aphrodite, but She has always helped me toward excellence in sometimes very intimate ways. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Harvesting Under the Blood Moon

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The Blood Moon is rising today, and this lunar eclipse, like Earth’s changing season, is an example of how the universe can perfectly align. Let us embrace this powerful moment to create practices and set intentions. [Read more...]

Celebrating Heathen Women: Then and Now

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Honoring the dísir (female ancestors) is an important part of modern heathen ritual. What do we know about ancient heathen women, and how can we apply that knowledge to our practice today? [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: The Goddess Is In The Dirt

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For years, I heard the Christian expression to ‘lean on God’ in times of struggle, strife, and turmoil. But for many, and for centuries, that God isn’t or wasn’t an option. What if there was another option? What if we leaned on Earth and instead of the cup of salvation that Christianity offers, we sought to nurture the healing vessel of a Earth Mother? [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Choosing Love Over Fear

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When I speak of love, it is not abstract, and it is not romantic or romanticized. It is action that is holy. [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: My Devotionals, Part One – The Shema

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It’s funny–whenever my practice begins to falter, whenever I get tied up in how to please this deity or how to work that spell, it’s science that helps me center myself. The Tree of Life and the breathing Earth. The race of electrons and the swirl of galaxies. These things are my declaration. My Shema. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Embodied Living, Tantra and I?

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Tantra is the magic of transformation. It is the magic of bringing self into alignment and aligning our hearts with the Goddess as both the Immanent love that flows in, among, and around us, and also the transcendent exalted from which all blessings flow. [Read more...]


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