About Kathy Kassab

Kathy Kassab is freelance writer and suburban housewitch who lives near Missouri's Gatway City. She has a B.S. with majors in mass communications, sociology and English. She has worked as a newspaper education reporter, feature writer and editor. Her freelance work has been published in general circulation and specialty publications in the U.S. and Great Britain. Before coming to Patheos she was a featured writer for Civil Religion, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch interfaith blog. She has organized both large and small public Pagan celebrations bringing together groups from a variety of traditions in the St. Louis area. She leaves offerings to the Fey and to her ancestors, as well as a multi-ethnic family of Gods and Goddesses who so far are content to share altar space. She can be found expressing opinions on a daily basis on Facebook and Google+, or @GatewayGoddess on Twitter.

Holiday Survival as the Family’s Psychedelic Sheep

It’s not easy being the psychedelic sheep of the family–especially during the family-oriented, conformist-rewarding celebration of Christmas. How to cope? Right now, I’m having what I’ll consider the best part of the family holiday. Yesterday I flew from the Midwest to my sister’s house in Seattle, where our family’s psychedelic sheep have gathered together. I’m [Read More…]

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Ringing in happy home energies for the holidays

I had everything I needed to clear my home’s energies for the winter holidays. To cleanse the traumatic energies my home has held for the past four months. For an energetic new beginning under the new Sagittarius Moon. [Read more…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016: The Ritual

Using the energies of Samhain, we seek answers for clearing the clutter that blocks us, and aid in cutting the cords that hold us back. [Read more…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul, Day 4: Seek a Guide

Grey-eyed, grey-cloaked, He stands at the water’s edge. Mist obscures the farthest shore. He lifts his hand to lead us from what was to what is and will be. Hermes, the traveler. Hermes, the light-hearted messenger of the Gods. And Hermes, one of the few who can travel from the halls of the dead to [Read More…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016, Day 3: Do Something!

Use the Power of One to set yourself up for decluttering success, both above and below. [Read more…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016: Day 2

Use an altar or art to create focus and support for our journey. [Read more…]

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Decluttering for the Samhain Soul 2016: Day 1

Use Samhain’s energies in a five- day workshop to clear objects and attitudes in the way of where we want to go, and who we want to be. [Read more…]

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