October 11, 2019

Memories of those we have loved and lost are always with us. With time, hopefully, we smile instead of cry when a particularly poignant memory is triggered. And sometimes we intentionally evoke memories with special objects that remind us of those who have passed on to the Summerland. This special remembrance potpourri is one such object. Made from dried flowers from the funeral of a loved one, as well as special herbs and flowers that have ages old connections to… Read more

October 3, 2019

  Death is an inevitable part of life, even if it hasn’t always been understood. Folks had very real fears of the restless dead and the death they could bring. Eventually they figured out which bodies were most likely to present a problem after death and developed special steps for dealing with those particular corpses. Such measures could involve some form of mutilation, were messy, even downright violent. People might hesitate to employ such drastic measures, but action could be… Read more

September 23, 2019

There I was, walking this wooded trail barefoot, hair streaming about in the wind, just days after giving birth, and this incredible, strong animal just goes dashing across the path in front of me. It was the very definition of magical. Read more

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

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