Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ixtab: Mayan Goddess of Suicide

Suicide is a difficult subject to address because it’s so painful. I have lost three friends over the years due to suicide and each death has left its mark upon me. This is further complicated in Christian circles by the … Continue reading

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Ixchel: Mayan Goddess

One of the things I’ve noticed in the Pagan circles I’m a part of is a lack of god/goddess imagery from Central America. Most of what I’m accustomed to seeing is European or a precursor to European Pagan religion such … Continue reading

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Discernment Ritual

We used this closing ritual at last month’s Welcoming Circle. It’s a group ritual but can be adapted for solitary practitioners. The topic for the night was how do we discern our call/vocation, i.e. what we were put on this … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Our Connection to the Divine

In my tradition, we celebrated Ash Wednesday last night, February 1st. Kimberly Winston wrote the following about the origins of this ritual in the Huffington Post in an article entitled Ash Wednesday Explained: The Meaning Behind the Dust: “There is … Continue reading

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