The Challenges of Family Rituals

I’ve now posted all eight of my family seasonal celebrations: Winter Solstice (Yule) Myth: The Sun Child and Mother Night. Activity: We released lanterns with New Year’s wishes on the longest night. Lesson: In the darkest time of our lives, there is always hope. Mid-Winter (Brigid) Myth: Cerridwen’s Cauldron of Inspiration Activity: We melted snow [Read More...]

Family Summer Solstice Celebration

Here’s my outline for my family summer solstice celebration: Prelude “Daemonos” by Daemonia Nymphe Introduction I begin: The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the shortest night.  The sun has grown to its full strength and summer begins.  But it is also the day when the days begin to get shorter [Read More...]

“The Wind, Silence, and Love”

I came across this little gem of an essay and I wanted share it.  It is attributed to Fiona MacLeod.  “Fiona MacLeod” is a pseudonym of William Sharp (1855-1905).  Sharp was a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn and an associate of Swinburne and of W. B. Yeats.  Fiona, as it turns out, [Read More...]

Polytheists on Christianity?

Jason Mankey recently weighed in on the “atheist Pagan” controversy at his new blog “Raise the Horns”.  By the way, I saw Jason at Pantheacon and he was easily one of the most interesting and entertaining speakers at the event.  But I don’t want to talk about Jason’s post other than to say it is [Read More...]

This I believe …

1. That my soul is a dark forest. 2. That it is better to be whole than to be good. 3. That there are things in the world not of reason. [Read more...]

Mary-El Tarot

The Mary-El Tarot is finally available for sale.  I have been waiting about 10 years for this!  This is one of the most beautiful decks I have every seen.  I just ordered mine and can’t wait to get it.  Here are some examples: [Read more...]


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