The Path of She: A Samhain Teaching – Born Into Life, Born Into Death

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Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of fear and resistance, but from an acceptance of death as a teacher and guide for the living. Yes we are born into life and born into death, and it is this very, inescapable fact that makes every moment so precious, fragile and bittersweet beautiful. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: Who Was Mabon?

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There’s a lot of debate over the name Mabon at the Autumn Equinox, mostly because we don’t know much about the persona behind the name. Quite a few people believe the problem is simply that the myths don’t support the timing at the Autumn Equinox, but I think they do. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Mabon Feasts Serve Up a Challenge

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…it is the struggles, the challenges, the grit and tweak against the grain of life that hones you into the powerful incarnate gods that you are, yes? This Mabon, dig deep and excavate gratitude for the lessons learned through adversity–including the coven kerfluffles. [Read more...]

The Path of She: A Fall Equinox Meditation – Descent into the Sacred Dark

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At the Fall Equinox, a new cycle of healing and personal growth awakens within you. Heed the call of the sacred dark. Descend into its mysterious depth. The answers you seek, wait for you there. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Lammas Sacrifice and the Sacred Mission

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That’s when my perception shifted, and I suggested that this harvest is about what is growing right here, right now, in our own back yards, thanks to our endeavors and partnerships with nature. For me? Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and flowers. [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Brón Trogain – Lúnasa By Another Name

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Sharing what we have, which comes from the generosity of the Powers, is a way to show gratitude and also create reciprocity at this time when the things which have been grown since spring are falling to the blade of the harvest. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: Beltane Rituals – Beyond the Bang


What if boinking a beloved (or beloveds) isn’t your idea of celebrating Beltane? What if you don’t associate the arriving Rites of Spring with the the literal act(s) of, ahem, raising the Maypole? [Read more...]