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February 12, 2018
The Corner Crone: All Shook Up
And now, on the other side of Imbolc, these seeds of change that have been...
January 31, 2018
The Other Side of the Hedge: Groundhog Day Revelations
The lesson is simple. If you’re waiting for a leader, it’s you.
February 03, 2017
The Crow’s Nest: Living Life by the Seasons – Spring and Seeds of Intention
The Celebration of Imbolc marks the coming of Spring for us Pagans. In my own...
January 28, 2017
Brigid and the Making of Vows
As we shift from Winter's dormancy to Spring's rebirth, our desire for new possibilities drives...
January 20, 2017
Adventures in Wortcunning: Story of Imbolc
Milk is called nature's most perfect food, and this is true for baby mammals and...
February 09, 2016
Witch on Fire: Valentine’s Love Spell
As a special Valentine's Day treat for you, my lovelies, I offer this "Ideal Paramour"...
January 31, 2016
Seeking the Grail: Sacrifice, Skillbuilding, and Motivation
For many Pagans, Imbolc is about dedications; to me, dedication means work. It means sacrificing...
January 24, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: Holiness and Hallowing at Imbolc
The holy current that runs through this time of year is profound and its blessings...
January 23, 2016
The Path of She: An Imbolc Meditation – Brigid and the Light and Shadow of Soul Work
Brigid leads you to Her scrying bowl, filled with the waters of Her holy well...
January 19, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: My American Imbolc
Imbolc is a pretty big holiday for my family and one of the most involved....
December 22, 2015
Witch on Fire: The Great Work, Holding the Space
As part of my spiritual practice each year I choose an area of study or...
December 16, 2015
Dandelion Seeds: Leaning Into the Solstice Darkness
It's easy to get caught up in the the wild cycle of holiday hosting. Take...
February 03, 2015
The Busy Witch: An Imbolc Offering
I've always been drawn to Brigid, and as my Imbolc celebrations continue, I wanted to...
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....
February 04, 2014
The Busy Witch: Honoring the Creative Spark
I realized that as long as I am honoring my heart center with the projects...
February 03, 2014
Seekers and Guides: Initiation and Transformation (Imbolc Special)
Sable Aradia discusses initiation and transformation and invites you to share what you can of...
May 09, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 4 – The Four Treasures
In the fourth of this series on private practices, we're going to visualize the four...
February 05, 2013
The Busy Witch: DIY with Brigid
Brigid was one of the first goddesses I discovered, and although I do not frequently...
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 26, 2013
What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Imbolc 2013)
January has been a busy month for recruiting here at Patheos Pagan. Announcing three new...
January 25, 2013
Gateway Goddess: Imbolc – Feeding the Hunger of New Lives with Milk and Fire
I've been told Imbolc is derived from the Celtic words for "in the belly," or...
January 15, 2013
Making Light: How we voted Imbolc off the Island (and aren’t even sorry)
Somewhere between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we notice that the days have...
January 03, 2013
Loop of Brighid: What Is Brigidine Paganism?
Brighid is one of the most beloved and widely-venerated deities in the entire world, and...
February 03, 2012
The Confusion of Imbolc
I've always found Imbolc to be a rather confusing holiday from a theological perspective. Most...
February 01, 2012
How do you keep vigil on Imbolc?
On this day of Imbolc we honor the Goddess, Brigid. For many Pagans across the...
January 31, 2012
Naturalistic Traditions: All Things February
Welcome to the first post of Naturalistic Traditions, a new column exploring naturalism in Pagan...
January 19, 2012
Imbolc Candle Ritual
Patti Wigington, over at About.com, shares a candle ritual to honor Imbolc: Hundreds of years...
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