September 16, 2019

However, we’ll all reach a point of no return with our pagan name, so it’s helpful to make some wise choices up front when it comes to choosing one. It’s worth it to reign in your excitement just a little and spend some time mulling it over. Read more

July 21, 2019

I’d like to share with you some simple everyday rituals that you can do with your kids. These were originally written for the Llewellyn 2007 Magical Almanac, but I’ve gone through, revamping and rewriting them. As I’m fond of telling folks about my stuff – you can work them as is, or, please, take them as a template and make them your own. I personally think that kind of ritual and magic has the most meaning and power. Read more

July 18, 2019

Summer, or any school holiday break, is the perfect time to introduce your kids to the wonders of working rituals. Tap into that natural inquisitiveness and sense of wonder using rituals created just for them. In the process, you’re sure to learn a few things as well since kids can be some of the best teachers. Besides, it can be A LOT of fun, watching the kids getting excited and happy while doing a bit of something that the adults… Read more

May 20, 2019

I’ve been doing this for years, each time carefully bagging and labelling where they came from so I’ve got some notion of how they might be used later on.  These uses can be very versatile. This batch of rose petals may very well wind in very small bits in fairy dust for our Midsummer. Read more

May 9, 2019

I have written a lot of spells over during my time writing for Llewellyn’s almanacs. Ones where you can make something crafty are among my favorites. This wreath for balancing your home’s energies is a simple, easy spell to complete. Read more

April 13, 2019

While we have some very sophisticated technology to help predict what Mother Nature is going to do next, the lure of old weather proverbs remain. This brings us to the question of the day: Do those old bits of lore really work?  Read more

March 16, 2019

You can also use it to introduce some simple concepts, such as circle casting, energy raising, grounding, and even herbalism.  Read more

February 21, 2019

Every wonder how absinthe became so notorious? Read on for that and more on this delightful drink. Read more

February 3, 2019

The intent of this one was to give you an idea of perhaps a different way of celebrating a sabbat without casting a circle and having a more formal ritual. We can’t always manage to do ritual, for a whole wheelbarrow variety of reasons. And sometimes a formal ritual just doesn’t seem the way to go. That’s how this Imbolc is for me – I want to spend it with my immediate family enjoying each other’s company…and add in a few extra people just for the fun of it. The whole thing has been rather impromptu and spontaneous, which makes me think of Spring even more. Read more

August 6, 2018

However, if you go farther back in history, you’ll find it was even more fraught with the potential for disaster, requiring much more labor for the harvests. Read more

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