October 11, 2020

During this time of year, as we honor our family ancestors, consider honoring literary ancestors as well. Do you have a favorite author who has inspired you, either creatively, with their words, or their life story? Consider setting up an altar for them. Ideas from my own personal literary altars are included. Read more

October 1, 2020

Samhain is on its way! Not sure how to celebrate this month? Here is a list of 31 things to do, one each day. See if it inspires your own list of 31 ways to celebrate. Read more

September 30, 2020

Books, poetry and words have been my source of comfort for as long as I can remember. Reading has taken on a new urgency during this pandemic, and it has brought me much-needed comfort during these rollercoaster months. Living in the mountains of Western North Carolina, I was fortunate to find some pandemic poetry recently released from a local author, medium and storyteller, MariJo Moore. I review her latest book, “Amid The Chaos”. Read more

September 6, 2020

A ritual for Mabon to restore balance for yourself in an unbalanced world. Read more

August 26, 2020

Me? Surrender? That word equated to giving up, giving in, and just not humanly possible for me. Now it’s part of my magical practice, with wondrous results. Read more

August 10, 2020

What are you doing in the weeks between Lammas and Samhain? This is the time of year where we spiral inward, and now we have an added layer of pandemic over everything. Here are a few things to start working on during this end of summer, as we head towards Samhain. Time to start moving, planning ahead and making plans for the season ahead. Read more

July 19, 2020

Preparing for Lammas can be a time of dread afor summer winding down, and enjoyment of the first harvest. Here are some ways I am preparing for this turn on the Wheel of the Year during COVID-19. Read more

June 30, 2020

Gratitude seems like a simple concept, until you feel overwhelmed. Here are a few ideas to get your gratitude going, including being grateful for being a Pagan. Read more

June 22, 2020

A manifesto is a public declaration of aims, and a Pagan Manifesto works in a similar fashion. I’ve included some tenets that help me stay focused and centered in these uncertain times. I hope it inspires your own. Read more

June 17, 2020

Have you ever noticed the unease of the first few weeks of June? It used to be the liminal time between school ending and summer vacation, it’s been a time of flaring tempers and violence (Pulse nightclub, The Charleston 9, and more), and in this year, a time of unrelenting bad news (weather, toxic White House occupant and more). Notice a theme here? Midsummer/Litha/Summer Solstice celebrating seems like “ugh, another thing to do”, coupled with “why celebrate?” leading to wanting to hide under the covers in general. For the sun lovers like me, it’s also a bit sad, as the days now grown shorter as we head into the second half of the year. Here are ten ideas to help you celebrate this turn on the Wheel of the Year. Read more

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