Magic

"Magic is a way of unifying the self on all its levels and directing it towards a single end". - John Michael Greer, Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth. What is magic? I know what it isn't. Magic is not waving a wand, saying some badly-phrased Latin and shooting firebolts at someone, or flying through... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 19

It's that time again, for a round up of foraged links, fresh from the Pagan internets! Matthew Martin, a Shinto Druid who writes at A Fox of Inari, has an excellent post about Walking Prayer, which reminds me of the importance of "informal" prayer, in communion with nature: Walking on the grass, next to the... Continue Reading →

Practice, practice, practice

"We are our deeds" - Heathen saying. I've been silent of late, I know. Mental illness has taken its regular sacrifice of my energy and resources, and thankfully, for now at least, buggered off again from whence it came. The enforced time away from engaging on the blogosphere and social-meedya world has given me time... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 18

I've not been online as much this week, so it's a small forage today, but here we go: The Witch of Lupine Hollow has a simple Ostara Candle Spell for Clarity, which I think could easily be performed at any time of year with a few tweaks. I don't do a lot of spellwork but... Continue Reading →

Spring Equinox: Change and challenge

"In the turning wheel of the year, now is the moment of equal day and night, the time when the promise of Earth moves towards its summer fulfillment. This is the time of Alban Eiler, the Light of the Earth. The birds return from southern lands, bearing springtime beneath their wings. The flowers burgeon with... Continue Reading →

Planning and planting

A recent post by Dana at The Druid's Garden on the Principles of Sacred Gardening got me itching to get out into the garden, get my hands in the dirt and start planting things! Alas, this weekend's rather got away from me, and while I may get some things done today it won't be as... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 17

Another weekly snuffle through the undergrowth of the Pagan interwebs to bring forth the delights of Friday Foraging! This week: Julia Penelope at The Wandering Witch on Patheos discusses something that I have long found problematic but didn't quite have the words to express: the use of the term "Shaman" to mean any "indigenous" and/or... Continue Reading →

Morning moments

I light the candle on my home shrine. The light of the day has just started to filter through the branches of the trees outside the window, still leafless enough for the pale rays of dawn to pass easily through. Taking a breath, I say: "With this light I greet the new day". I speak... Continue Reading →

Self work is not selfish

"Self-fulfillment and personal understanding allow us to support ourselves and therefore others" - The First Pillar of the Global Order of Satan. In the absence of a belief in the literal existence of anthropomorphic deities, my own Pagan path focuses largely on two things: Nature and the Self. While I want to do more, and... Continue Reading →

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