About CJ Blackwood

CJ Blackwood is a fiction writer and poet. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's in journalism and a minor in English and has been a practicing witch and Pagan for eight years. Though her path began with eclectic Wicca, it has now taken her to dusky realms of warrior goddesses, creative goddesses, and crones. It is mainly focused on self-development, social consciousness, and gaining as much skill within various forms of witchcraft as possible. Follow her and her various writing projects via her Facebook page.

Author's Note:
I am on a fixed income and running into some financial difficulties. If you would be kind enough to donate a few dollars, I would be grateful. You can send it through paypal, cjblackwood90@gmail.com.
In exchange, if you contact me through my Facebook page, I am offering tarot readings. Thanks.

Imbolc potential

There are several things Imbolc, or the Feast of Flames, makes me think of. It was the first sabbat I led a group ritual for, and indeed the first time I led a group ritual at all. So there is some significance there. There's also the meaning of the holiday. This is a time of hope, of making plans and looking ahead. As I said, it was the first time I led a group ritual. At the time I was studying with the Circle of the Spirit Tree in Bloomington Illinois. I had called myself Wiccan at … [Read more...]

Nine Things Visually Impaired (VI) Pagans Have to Put Up With

Just a list that people might find interesting.1. There are audio versions of the testaments everywhere, but very few Pagan books. 2. I hate stoves. Accidents always seem to happen no matter what I'm doing. Usually involving hot water. Guess I'm brewing the herbs in the microwave. Or the coffee maker. 3. When the weather sucks, who wants to stand at the bus stop? And begging rides is depending on someone else, which makes us feel like burdens. And gas creates polution. So you don't get to … [Read more...]

Death and Rebirth Pt. 2: Rite for the Dying

This is the second of a three-part series written by Staff of Asclepius contributors on death and rebirth, in honor of the Samhain celebration. In his post, Nornoriel discussed the many funeral rituals available to various Pagan groups and traditions, and the contrasting lack of rites for the dying. In college, I had the disastrous impulse to attempt a sociology minor. The only class I did well in was Sociology of Death and Dying. It gave me a perspective on rituals devoted to the dead, the … [Read more...]


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