Witch on Fire: Salvation of a Southern Witch

Heron and her Larger-Than-Strictly-Neccessary, Jack-the-Fabulous-Lantern, ready to welcome friends to her Halloween Party

Gather ’round, my lovelies, and let Mama Heron tell you a story, the back-story, a Witch’s Come to Goddess tale…or as they say in the Southern Baptist church, let me !TESTIFY! about my “burning bush” moment, how I was “saved” and accepted my sacred mission to be an agent of Divine Love. [Read more...]

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

red berries on a plant

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 Cartomancer: In Love and War

Illuminated manuscript | Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 81v

When your love is clear it is part of the infinite beyond. When your love is clear you are not concerned with cultural perceptions of time. You are not concerned with ‘and what happened afterwards’. Clear love is always beautiful as it bypasses worry and risk-taking. Clear love is beyond questions and answers, cultural and physical laws. [Read more...]

The Path of She: Wake to Goodness, Wake to Goddess

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Though the Goddess as the feminine face of Divinity is foreign to our modern, encultured sensibilities, we can rediscover Her life-nurturing presence through the simple exercise of witnessing ours and others’ best impulses and actions. When we wake to goodness, we wake to Goddess. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: The Perfect Couple – Ideal or Illusion?

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The Goddess, alone in the universe She had created, felt a need to be companion-ed, mirrored, partnered. So She divided Herself to create that partner, and the God was born…. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Compassion isn’t Sacrifice


What if we were to re-frame the idea of compassion not as an act of self-sacrifice, but as an act of self? [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Smelling Roses

'Betty Boop' Rose

The oldest roses are still available today. Rosa gallica, called the ‘Apothecary Rose’ was the type mentioned by Greek historians and used in dark age monastery gardens and found too in medieval physic gardens. This is the type most used for the fragrance of their essential oils and in healing preparations at the time. And today, when the roses bloom in Bulgaria, armies of old women go to the fields picking 250 lbs of petals to distill for each single ounce of essential oil. [Read more...]