December 15, 2020

Yule is usually a festive time, but overlaid with a pandemic and restrictions, odds are that many of us will be facing the holidays alone. Or maybe you live with someone who doesn’t celebrate as you do, and you can’t escape to your usual community rituals to feel that festive spirit. What to do? Besides a hearty “Bah Humbug!” there are a few ways to get into the spirit of the holiday, even if you are all by yourself in celebrating.  I’m making a list, and checking it twice, so come join me… Read more

December 6, 2020

This year is thankfully winding down, and while some are celebrating with wild abandon, decorating for weeks and weeks ahead of time, some are retreating to the “Bah Humbug, let this month be over with” kind of attitude. Somewhere in the middle are the beautiful celebrations of Yule and Festivus. Read more

November 17, 2020

Is there such a thing as a Pagan Thanksgiving? Not really. Eschewing all the discussions about religion, history and relevance of Thanksgiving in our lives, what this holiday ultimately is (for those who celebrate it) quite simply,  a meal and a gratitude ritual. Add a COVID overlay to it, and the year that is 2020 (the list of adjectives is long, my friends), the idea of what Thanksgiving “should be” goes out the window. , so below is a list I’ve compiled to help you celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving, with the addition of Pagan inspiration. Read more

November 7, 2020

The time between October 31st and the new year has always been a liminal time. 2020 is even moreso, as we lived through a divisive election, on top on an on-going pandemic, topped off with much of the world going back into lockdown before this year is over. Whatever outcome you were rooting for in the election, it has been decided. These next few months, the answer to the question “Now what?” should be answered with: Do the work. Read more

October 26, 2020

It is often said that the veil is thin at this time of year, and while it’s true that ancestors are never far away from us, they have seemed particularly close to me as we head towards Samhain and darkening days. While honoring ancestors has been part of my life for a very long time, working with them closely in some dark areas of my life has taken on new resonance this season. Read more

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

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