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.

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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