The Path of She: Why Women Can Heal Our World

Yes women can heal our world — when we become big enough, wild enough and wise enough to encompass the light and the dark of our true, stunning, whole/holy nature. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: The Great Work, Holding the Space

As part of my spiritual practice each year I choose an area of study or devotion to which I will dedicate myself for the course of that turning of the wheel. I call this system “The Great Work,” and it begins in the still darkness following Yule when we rest, cease striving, and “hold the space.” [Read more…]

A Winter Solstice Meditation: Ereshkigal and the Great Below

Open yourself to the natural world energies of this longest night of the year and the new light that will soon be birthed from this deep darkness. Imagine taking these energies into your body and sense them calling forth your inner darkness and emerging light. [Read more…]

The Path of She: The Hero’s and the Hera’s Journey

As the seasons turn and darkness descends in the natural realm, the hera’s path beckons you to journey into your inner darkness and the vast mysteries of this world. And though this is a hard path, of trials, sorrows and endings, its rewards are immeasurable. [Read more…]

Making Light: The Pagan Blogosphere is Toxic

I feel like maybe I have interesting ideas about theology and that maybe some people would like to read about those ideas. It doesn’t matter to me if you disagree with me, but it does matter if you’re not very nice about the way you disagree with me. Xenia goes both ways and I will make every effort to be courteous and respectful, but I also expect the same from others. I’m a real person with real feelings and emotions and unless it’s kind, timely, and true, don’t say it. I’m not fragile, I can take criticism, and I don’t mind arguing, but if it can’t be a civilized argument, I want no part of it. [Read more…]

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

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 Path of She: Why Does the Goddess Matter?

In our modern sensibilities, God is the fundamental construct for Divinity; the Goddess typically doesn’t even make the list. You may ask yourself: why does this matter? What do we gain from a feminine concept of the Divine? [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Hail Mercury…in Retrograde!

The planet Mercury has been in retrograde since September 17 and will return to his direct path October 9th, so not long now (1). You may have noticed that communications have gone a bit sideways over the last few weeks, especially if you’ve been paying attention to the Patheos Pagan channel and the very hot debates on cultural appropriation raging there. This will account for some of it. [Read more…]

The Path of She: The Silver Threads of the Great Mother

We, the waking sons and daughters of the Great Mother, are reclaiming the silver threads of Her life-giving ways. It is time to collect and weave these threads into a new tapestry of a better, kinder, more sustainable and loving world. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Lesson in Flying

It is our choice whether to live from fear or freedom. The Mysteries offer this teaching for those terrifying moments when our fear suffocates our freedom: loosen your grip, listen from the seat of your pants, and don’t worry, we are here. [Read more…]


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