About Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy has been walking the Twisted Path of spiritual seeking for most of her life.  She is the originator of the Shapeshifter line of Anderson Feri tradition Witchcraft and for many years, she’s led classes, retreats, and workshops locally and across the country on Tarot, Practical Magick, Ritual Skills, Personal Empowerment, Shadow Work, Ancestor Connection and much more.  Now the core principles of self-sufficiency, curiosity and creativity so long present in her magick have found expression in homemade chutney and hand-killed meat. She makes her home in the mountains above the ocean in California with her beloved husband, a passel of animals and many, many jars. Find out more at her website:  www.jenyatbeachy.com or join the conversation on FB at the Urban Pagan Homestead group. 

Every Child ~ A Poem


Words are hard. I am right now hopeful and happy to be gathering my Family together for meetings/food/games and also furiously angry at the unholy bullshit in the world. I was trying to write something intelligent and inspiring about both of these things, but then Matthew found this poem by his Baba and I realized that this pretty [Read More...]

Thanksgiving and Taking


I am fond of the idea of the gift economy. Not the BUYGIFTS! economy, but the give-gifts economy. It’s the offering of a thing or a service with no expectation. There’s no real record-keeping and sometimes its hard to tell who is on what side of the transaction. @patheospagan @jenyatbeachy @dirtheartwitch [Read more...]

Permaculture and Pumpkins

For a System to be sustainable, energy must be exchanged.  We traded knowledge for pumpkins!

And of course, the concepts of permaculture are applicable, not only to land-use, but to all sorts of systems. What is the natural flow in your community? In your family? Your body? Where is the power stored and how does it move? What are the nutrients and are there enough? Is the system sustainable at this level of output? [Read more...]

Let’s Make Soda ~ Fermented Blackberry!


Are you ready for a new taste sensation? Put this up with Ginger Beer for sheer awesomeness~ [Read more...]

The Homestead in Transition

horse in aromas

Big changes at the Homestead ~ Jenya writes on a new adventure! [Read more...]

The Magickal Healing Power of Making Chicken Stock


@patheospagan @dirtheartwitch The Urban Pagan Homestead, Jenya writes on getting back from the Bad World to the Good. Also chicken stock. [Read more...]

Illness in the Flock

Lost 3 chickens in the past 4 days.  All seem to have similar symptoms to the chick that died a few weeks ago. It is very time-consuming to deal with animal illnesses.  I spent yesterday cleaning out the old coop and putting down fresh straw.  Cleaned all the feed dishes and disinfected. Moved half the [Read More...]

13 Thoughts to Ponder ~ on Samhain


“All is connected. Things die that other things may live. What in you is dying today? What is living?”
@patheospagan, Jenya offers 13 Thoughts to Ponder on Samhain [Read more...]

A Piece of the Sun from God ~ A Poem


Luckily, I got a piece of the Sun from God ~ @jenyatbeachy @dirtheartwitch on @patheospagan shares a poem on the changing seasons [Read more...]

Abject Terror and Perfect Peace


My body hurt like hell. Back pain, neck pain, joints creaking (and that is LOUD in a silent room!) I felt waves of anger pouring out of me during the Metta practice, which is supposed to be all about Lovingkindness. I felt like punching someone in the face. ~ @jenyatbeachy @dirtheartwitch @patheospagan Jenya writes on the Silent Retreat [Read more...]