Two Years and Counting

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I realized this weekend that last week made two years since the first Daughters of Eve post went up on this site. When the idea of Daughters of Eve came to fruition, I did not know where it might go or how it might look. Today I am very happy to see that this site has continued to work in service, adding to the collective voices of minority Pagans.So I want to take a moment to thank all of the writers, past and present, for their contributions and spirit on this site. I want to send a shout … [Read more...]

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...]

Being an Ally versus Being a Nice Person

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I recently had a conversation where a friend asked whether or not it was important for people to speak up when they witness someone saying something ignorant or derogatory about a group of which they (the witness) are not a member. I stated that I believe that it is very important because when we are speaking on our own behalf, we also have to contend with possbile feelings of hurt and anger and pain at the burden of the entire issue. Another woman participating in that conversation took … [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...]

I’m not as evolved as I like to think I am

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 This past Saturday night, I was in deep ritual with Brighid and Her Sacred Flame. I felt the intensity of the energy raised, swirling around the altars and the hearth. I felt my prayers as they landed- received and accepted by the witnessing fire.Coincidentally (except not) while that ritual was taking place, someone I love very much and had spoken over while in sacred space was harmed by the actions of another person. As I have been witness to their healing process, I have been … [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...]

Guest Post: Year and a Day Journey

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By Dava Greely I started my Year And A Day journey precisely on January 1st 2012. So on this day, January 2nd 2013, this leg of my spiritual journey comes to a beautiful finish.The last year of my life has been the harshest, most terrifying adventure I’ve ever been on. But, in the midst of it, I have grown so much stronger, wiser, and more beautiful. Through walking in complete faith with the God and Goddess, I have been given the tools to live the life I truly desire in my heart of hearts, … [Read more...]

A Wordless Definition

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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...]

Spell Casting Anytime and Anywhere

Mother and son witchy broom duo. We're starting with basic energy (and mess) moving before progressing to full moon rides.

I spent the weekend in the house, dealing with a cold, the doors locked tight against the frigid California air. I generally dislike the whole experience of having a cold, but this weekend, I got to sneeze about 347 times and I absolutely love to sneeze. It's like an orgasm for your face, the way it tickles and nudges you, creeping up, if you try too hard to force it, it goes away, but if you just wait and pay attention then all of a sudden BAM! It takes you over, snatching control of your … [Read more...]


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