Make Magic of your Life: A Review

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Passion and drive are some of the fundamental pieces of my spiritual practice. For a long time I was caught in the never-ending cycle of trying to perfect ritual practice that was acceptable to others and yet was distanced from my own calling, my own passion, my desires, and of course that separated me from my own motivation and drive. I have since moved to a path of desire and that has connected my spirituality to the core of my existence.It can be challenging, almost impossible, to find … [Read more...]

Stress, Rejuvenation and the Ocean

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I had a talk with a co-worker a couple of weeks ago about how people take certain things for granted, forgetting that others have to work for those same things. I have been thinking on this concept off and on since we had this talk. Amazingly it rings so true for me that I sometimes feel that I work harder than most and that the whole world takes advantage of the privileges that we have, myself included.I returned from Pantheacon with a list of things I wanted to write about, my experiences, … [Read more...]

Ways That Pantheacon 2013 Supported Change for Pagans of Color

Shades of Ritual ladies. Picture taken by Lisa Spiral.

Pantheacon is an irreplaceable part of my spiritual path every year. It is the time of year I get to connect with many of my Pagan family that have become my family of choice, I can teach and learn from others within the community, I get to do some of the best Pagan shopping and I also spend the most valuable bonding time with my coven mates. This year was the same in those respects but there were some changes in tide that I saw come to fruition this year, more than others.  Last year I saw two … [Read more...]

Inspiration, Reflection and Justice; Spirituality Through The Voices Of Our Leaders

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I often think about what inspires me. I struggle with understanding some of the challenges within the world today and I find myself looking for inspiration in those things around me.  Inspiration can feed the fire that sometimes goes low.One of the ways I have done this is to connect with those leaders that I hold dear to me by way of their words. I seek understanding and wisdom in the profound statements of those who have come before me, the ancestors that have created a way for me to be … [Read more...]

A plague o’ both your houses: historical trauma, the collective shadow and the Pagan community

Mercutio (played by Harold Perrineau) yelling the famous line in 1996 version of Romeo and Juliet.

During the climactic Act III, Scene I in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio (in pain) speaks to his best friend Romeo as a dying man. “’Tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but ‘tis enough, ‘twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses!”A plague on both our houses; simple, profound, and so relevant in today’s society.I went to a trauma summit in Oakland today. This … [Read more...]

A Wordless Definition

Photo of my altar, taken by my friend Del

Disclaimer: This post is not about you.  I did not write it with anyone in mind but myself.  If you are thinking it is about you, please stop because you are most likely wrong.  It is instead a snap shot at my self reflective process of identifying who I am as a Pagan.  Thank you.There is a lot of talk about definitions, labels, and the like within the Pagan community right now and when I first started this blog I was coming from a totally different perspective.  And then I starting thin … [Read more...]

Things From 2012 I Am Grateful For And What I am Willing to Fight For in 2013

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This year has been interesting, to say the least.  While there has been some heartaches, there have also been some incredible strength and connectivity shown in 2012 as well.  It has been a year of personal growth for me and also a year of collective growth within our community.So while everyone is doing lists for the closure of 2012, I thought I would do one too.  Looking at the road behind me and the mission on the road in 2013 is an important part of my spiritual path and it is a blessing … [Read more...]

Weaving Magic

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My mother was a crocheting wizard.  She would make everything with some threads and a needle.  We use to tease that she would crochet underwear if we let her; she never did, thank goodness.  But she made towels, blankets, shawls, baby booties, scarves, hats and even rugs.  She was a master and she did most of it intuitively.  She couldn’t read patterns and instead taught herself through practice, vision and skill.After my mother passed I started to teach myself several of the things she use t … [Read more...]

May the Gods Walk in Connecticut Tonight

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As I mourn for the loss of innocent lives today, I think about the senseless violence that has become a part of the history of this nation. I think about the way that we hurt one another and continue to devalue the importance of human life.Tonight I pray to the Gods that those who lost their lives today, and every day, find peace in their crossing and hope in their rebirth. May their journeys be smooth and their family’s recovery is swift. We are never promised tomorrow and tragedies like t … [Read more...]

True Holiday Spirituality in Action

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My spiritual routine requires a level of empathy towards others and working to understand my own levels of privilege.  I am grateful for the things I have, the opportunities I have to be self sustained through hard work and I am able bodied to do so.  I know that there are many people who are not able to do what I am to take care of myself, nor do they have the resources or support.  it is important to acknowledge what we are grateful, and gain empathy for a system that should encourage hope but … [Read more...]


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