St. Louis Pagan Picnic

I’ll be in St. Louis for the Pagan Picnic on June 7th and 8th. Stop by my author’s booth and say hello! Signed copies of Rooted in the Body Seeking the Soul will be available for sale. I’ll also be conducting workshops. Saturday from 1-2 in the Water workshop area for the Beginning Meditation workshop. [Read More…]

Elemental Castings Interview is Available

I’m pleased to announce that you can listen to my interview with T. Thorn Coyle at Elemental Castings. [Read more…]

Tough Decisions on Disabilities and Abortion

I’ve read on a few different blogs about a serious concern. As the ability to detect disabilities in fetuses continues to advance, will women be more likely to have an abortion? On one side of the argument is those mothers of disabled children who say they wouldn’t change a thing and love their children as [Read More…]

Meditating with Music

One of the first books I read on my Pagan path was The Elements of The Druid Tradition by Philip Carr-Gomm. It guides readers from what is known of ancient Druidry to how it is practiced today. Philip Carr-Gomm is a writer and psychologist. He trained with Ross Nichols, the founder of the Order of [Read More…]

Two Posts of Interest

Articles of interest: “Separation of religion and medicine?” by Drea Parker and “One Wiccan’s Journey Through Depression” by White Wave. [Read more…]

A Letter To Santa

This Yule I’m not asking for any jewelry, candles, or fancy priestess clothes. Instead I have one important wish for the magical community: that when groups gather, they will pre-plan for possible attendees who have a disability or are part of the Deaf community. [Read more…]

When I Hit Bottom

We were told that we could not adopt. I had been hospitalized for PTSD too recently. I lost it. But in the aftermath, I am helping to raise my sister’s children. We can’t see as much as the Gods see; maybe this is an experience I will need if we are able to adopt later. [Read more…]

Hecate in the Hospital

I turned to Gaia, offering a silent prayer for her to protect my sister and her son. Gaia said, “No” — I needed to pray to Hecate. Hecate? Hecate? My mind raced. I understood her to be a dark goddess of the crossroads, the Queen of the Night. But, as my later research showed, she is also a nurse and overseer of the young. [Read more…]

Autumn Equinox Prayers to Gaia

During your celebration of thanksgiving, consider offering a prayer to Gaia. She is the Earth Mother, the Great Mother of the Greeks. Today she is also embraced by some members of the environmental movement and recognized as the planet’s all important ecosystem which we could not survive without. We depend on Her for our food, [Read More…]

Dragonflies

My father passed away just a few weeks ago. I mourned the kind and caring father he could be, and I was angry and deeply wounded by the psychopath he could be. My relatives encourage me to move on or remember the happy times, but they don’t understand that a survivor’s healing path is in living from moment to moment. [Read more…]