Capitalism and the Spirit of Place

When we decide to move from one place to another, to leave a city for a new one, or a suburb, or the countryside, we individually weigh multiple factors. Amongst those are economic and aesthetic concerns. We each experience this as a set of decisions based on free-will, but there is an external engine that affects these internal decisions. [Read more…]

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Sharing Your Home

For some Pagans, the first thing to do before moving into a new home or shortly after is to cleanse the house and try to rid it of unwelcome ghosts, spirits, fae, or any of the spiritual residue of previous inhabitants. I’d like to offer a different view on the subject, and suggest that it is worth opening yourself up to the possibility of sharing your home with the spirits who were there before you. [Read more…]

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The Texas Cool Season: when life rejoices!

As most of pagandom welcomes the dark, cold time of winter, Traci relishes the blessed Ancestral breath that brings cool respite to Texas. [Read more…]

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Oiche na Sprideanna Approaches

As the Irish festival of Samhain approaches, Traci shares some little known lore about this time in the Irish year. [Read more…]

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Writing fiction as a spiritual practice

For the last two weeks I’ve been writing about how reading fiction affects my sense of a place. From that side of things, I see this as an extension of folklore and the way that we use mythology and legends as guides that hold hidden messages for us on our path. [Read more…]

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A new season

Spring makes Niki want to get out of the house and move! [Read more…]

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My spiritual map

Niki draws a silly map of her ‘sacred landscape.’ [Read more…]

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