How My Pagan Spirituality Continues to Influence by Democratic Vote

photo credit to Crystal Blanton

This election year has brought attention in ways that feel quite different from the past.  There is a lot at stake in the next four years within this country. With an upside down economy, out of control unemployment rates and troops in the Middle East, the focus of this election is scattered.  In thinking about this election and what it means to me I look at the potential effects from the eyes of an African American, middle class, Pagan Woman.The descriptors used in the last sentence are my b … [Read more...]

Trance into the Earth

golden isis

I love meditation and trance work. I received this while in meditation with Isis and I’ve been feeling simultaneously grounded and elevated each time I do it. You are welcome to try this as you sit and read it now; you can have someone else read it for you; you can record it and try it on your own, or do something else that works best for you.Please feel free to send me feedback about your experience. Enjoy.Take a moment to focus on your breath, allow it to come into a relaxed and c … [Read more...]

Ode to the Single Mother and to the Goddess

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I was inspired tonight to think about the incredible magic of what my single mother meant to me and how that helped me to find the Goddess.  My mother had the responsibility of raising a young child, working and often times neglecting her personal needs in order to do so.  There were so many times I would see the magnificent vision of mothering from a woman who couldn't afford health insurance, dental care or clothes for her body.  She sacrificed that in order to be out of a relationship that was … [Read more...]

Putting Yourself Out There

My Flower 10.12

 I am very excited to now be a regular contributor to the Daughters of Eve blog! This experience coincides with my agreement with my Divine Mamas that it was time to take the leap and formally begin doing my work in the world. It has been very easy in these last years to go from class to class, studying this modality and that modality, constantly gathering information but never really looking at what I planned to do with it. Gradually, as I have watched inspiring, talented (and … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Power Words

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by Porsha Williams  "Thou hast obeyed the Law. But mark well, when thou receivest good, so equally art bound to return good threefold.” – ‘High Magic’s Aid’ by Gerald Gardner   DISCLAIMER:  This story in no way advocates lying curses on people or doing drugsThe first time I ever laid a curse on someone, I was completely unaware that what I was doing would reverberate through time, seemingly never-ending.You thought I was going to say I was completely unaware that I was doing it … [Read more...]

Renewal for the Coming New Year

Photo by Crystal Blanton

Samhain is coming.  It is one of my favorite times of year and holds a lot of memories for me, all the way throughout my childhood.  I was raised in a home that celebrated Halloween, decorated for the holiday, purchased candy and celebrated it like all the other popular holidays of the year.  My mother’s birthday is on Halloween, so it was a special day for many reasons.There was no idea in my childhood that I might grow up to be Wiccan but when I realized my path there was no surprise that I … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Reality Check by Clio Ajana

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by Clio AjanaQuinquatrusSix in the evening on a quiet rainy March Saturday in St. Paul can be dreary, even with a partly visible moon. The bare US Bank parking lot across the street from the Sacred Paths Community Center and the slow foot traffic into the corner liquor store said it all.The distinct smell of Nag Champa and the sound of brass bells permeated the room as I opened the heavy glass door.“Our Lady of Celestial Fire?” the dark haired woman, dressed in a fluoresc … [Read more...]

My Choice to Celebrate ALL Life Today, September 11th


This is a hard post to write.I don’t know how to unload the thoughts I have around the remembrance of events such as today, 9/11.  I honor the dead, I honor those who have sacrificed for this country and I am sad at the loss of lives and the grieving of friends and family.I do not want to take away from this event nor the events today in honor of those who were taken from us so unjustly and unfairly.  Instead, I want to add to it.When these events are brought up in remembrance, I can … [Read more...]

My Urban Practice and the Invisible Lines in Society


Disclaimer:  Prior to reading this post I would like to point out that this is a introspective post that has more to do with my ability to evaluate who I am and who I want to be.  It is a chance to look at my feelings of being judged, seeing others judged and times when I have also been judgmental.  If you are wondering or thinking whether this is about you, the answer is no.  What I would encourage though is to consider why you might think that, if you find that you do. I don’t … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Things I Wish White Pagans Realized

Xochiquetzal Duti Odinsdottir

This blog is being reprinted, with permission from the writer, as a way to continue to spread the varying experiences of Pagans of Color.  What I liked the most about this piece, outside of it being well articulated, was the diversity in voice that it brought to the table.  It is not like any other I have read per say and it is not from someone that is African American.Enjoy!  And leave her a comment, if you are inspired to do so, on her blog at … [Read more...]