November 18, 2020

Healing happens when women realize that the "feminine genius" cannot be defined by men. It can't be quantified, qualified, or controlled. It simply is. Within each woman, both those born women and those who identify as such, there lies a real feminine magic. It is the essence of the Divine Feminine within us, and it is powerful beyond what men can imagine. Read more

November 2, 2020

Trauma winds itself around the branches of our family trees, and its roots reach back generation after generation, existing in the hearts and lives of the people whose bodies we are made of, though we will never know their names. How then, do spiritually inclined people who desire the connection and rootedness of ancestor work and veneration, face the reality of ancestral trauma? The only way we can, if spiritual health and real communion is what we desire: head-on. Refusing to sugar coat any part of the people and places from which we come. Read more

October 27, 2020

In this space, we are free to re-wild our acquaintance with our blood ancestors, and to forge meaningful and intentional connections with others. Ancestor veneration can be religious, food-based, magical, or all the above. Anyone, on any spiritual journey, can incorporate ancestor veneration into their practice. Read more

October 12, 2020

I'm an Italian American, Sicilian to be precise, and I hate Columbus Day. Not only was Columbus a fraud and a genocidal rapist who caused the erasure of a whole peoples, his name has been used to manipulate Italian Americans for a century. It needs to end.  Read more

September 8, 2020

Welcome! I’m delighted to be part of the Patheos Pagan community, and share my story of how I landed here after being a life-long Catholic and Catholic blogger for more than a decade.   The Spiral Strega I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. My first journal, a spiral bound notebook accidentally purchased extra during back to school shopping. I was eight and my mom had died the year before. It started with little poems and snippets... Read more

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