4500 Year Old Egyptian Queen Khentkaus III Rediscovered

Earlier this week the Minister of Antiquities announced the discovery of the tomb of 5th Century Queen Khentkaus III, wife of Neferefre. This is a fascinating topic, that will hopefully unfold more in the future. I am excited both as an anthropologist and as a priestess, for the legacy of the primal feminine pioneered by women like Queen Khentkaus III, Queen Hatshepsut, and Queen Nzinga are vital to us all. [Read more...]

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January 6 – Three Kings’ Day Feast

The botanicas, or spiritual supply houses, in Spanish Harlem light candles, sell incense, and perform ceremonies for the Three Kings, or Wise Men ( Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar,) who finally made it to the Christ Child on January 6 to deliver their gifts. The sacred gifts were Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. In the Lucumi (Santeria) tradition the feast is a celebration of great fortune. [Read more...]

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WTF Is Winter Wassail Recipe

The etymology of the word come from Olde English and literally (like many other toasts) translates to “well health.” These are the words of our ancestors. The term began appearing as early as the 8th century, even the poem Beowulf speaks of a “Warriors’ Wassail.” [Read more...]

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Mamas and Babies #blacklivesmatter

There are probably some who have wondered at my silence in the wake of recent events. As the parent of a murdered child it has been hard to find the words. My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to the mothers, from one mother to another, now and always. [Read more...]

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Pagan Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Giving thanks for those we love, the food on our table, the roof over our heads, and the wonderful people who helped us get to where we are … should be performed everyday. Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, a cultural one really, where we celebrate difference and sharing. [Read more...]

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Meaning and Use of Cowrie Shells

In New Orleans Voodoo the shells are often used for offering, blessing, and healing. Anyone wishing to connect with their energy can simply put one in their pocket or wallet to attract insight and financial success. [Read more...]

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Guy Fawkes and Nat Turner … You Are Revolting.

What does it mean to rebel under extreme oppression? What will we “remember remember” about what they fought for then and what we as spiritual people fight for now? [Read more...]

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