Death and rebirth: by Nornoriel Lokason

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This is part of a three-part series by the contributors to Staff of Asclepius, on the theme of death and rebirth, for Samhain.Over the nearly twenty years that I've been a practicing pagan, Samhain has consistently been my least favorite holiday, the one that I am the least enthusiastic about celebrating.  There are a number of reasons for this, among them beingI was Not Allowed to have fun on Halloween as a child, and when I saw other grownups doing whatever they wanted on Halloween … [Read more...]

A spoonie ritual for Samhain

For those of you who might be interested in a ritual script for Samhain that's on the minimalist side (which I designed based on my own needs), I have one up on my blog, Ride the Spiral - check it out. … [Read more...]

My Demon and Ghost

Many years ago, when I was in my twenties, I began to dream of a young woman my age. She had long stringy dirty hair. She had black eyes set deep into a sunken face. Her nails were long and pointed and she wore tattered clothing. She was all grey like a wraith and she screamed as she came closer and closer haunting me throughout the night. I tried spells, charms, and incantations and stones to rid me of this demon but she would not leave. I began to see her during the day in mirrors or out of … [Read more...]

Cats

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So in about six weeks I am going to be moving.  I am very, very fortunate that I am moving to a place where I will be able to take my cat, Sheldon.  It's going to cost me a fair amount of money to get him situated for the trip (and here's how folks can help if so inclined, every little bit helps smooth the road somewhat)... but he's worth it.Sheldon came into my life in September 2013, when I was suicidal following a traumatic breakup of a long-term relationship and the ensuing move, and b … [Read more...]


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