Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 1 – The Grace of Form

Clann Bhride

Bathing the head, feet and hands was once an important part of the Imbolc celebration. The first verse of the “Invocation” refers to a similar practice, bathing the palms and then the face in the lustral fire. The provided ritual is meant to help the practitioner internalize the nine graces. [Read more...]

Making Light: Demeter

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With Demeter, my practice is about as simple and ordinary as it gets. I don’t do any complicated rites and I don’t have a lot of high-falutin’ prayers; I just do some gardening and show some gratitude. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: The Faces of Frigg

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We learn from Frigg that there is strength in maintaining our home, caring for loved ones, and building our lives in a way that reflects dignity and honor. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS

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With the coming release of my first non-fiction book, GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS, I want to celebrate by giving something back to my readers. If you pre-order GODDESS SPELLS, you can enter to win a pretty spectacular prize pack of Red Wheel/Weiser books. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Your Mileage May Vary – Embracing Contradictory Truths in the Craft

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The beauty of Wicca is that many contradictory truths can be true at the same time. Sable Aradia examines some of those contradictory truths and suggests how it is that they can all work together. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Bride, the Cailleach and Nicnevin

John Maler Collier (1850–1934), The Summer Night that Paused Among her Stars , 1910

Are Bride and Nicnevin estranged sisters? Or, if Mackenzie was right and the Cailleach and Bride are the same entity on some level, then is Nicnevin also the same entity as Bride on some level? [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 7 – The Devotional Moods

Anne-François-Louis Janmot (1814–1892), Poème de l'âme ~ 7 - Le Mauvaus Sentier (The Bad Path)

In an earlier series of columns on “The Mysticism of Devotion,” we explored the devotional moods of Child, Friend, Strength, Champion, Hound, Servant, Spouse and Parent in relation to the love of the goddess Brighid. Now we will explore the cultivation of these devotional moods through visualization. [Read more...]


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