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 and lit by Her sacred flame. These heady powers can reveal the hidden knowledge within you and share healing visions of where your journey of soul will lead you next. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Three Simple Words That Can Change Everything: Life is Good

Life is good. This is true now and has always been true. These three simple words, when made the center of our worldview, can change everything. [Read more…]

Making Light: My Little Pony on My Little Altar

Never mind that the unicorns described by Ancient Greeks were actually rhinoceroses, “unicorn horn” was often narwhal, or that in Greece in the 5th century BCE “unicorn=purity” may not have been a thing. That’s not relevant. That connection was there in my brain before I even knew that I’d be following a Hellenic path. This wee smidge of syncretism is more about my very own brains and the experiences and knowledge tangled up in there than it is about “what the Ancient Greeks did.” [Read more…]

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…]