Monthly Archives: December 2022

The Magi’s Blessing: Chalking the Door

I came across a wonderful tradition which I will have to research further to learn a little more about it’s origins. According to Pagan Christmas, “Even today, priests go from house to house in the Black Forest on January 6, … Continue reading

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Empowerment Spell for the New Year

Altar from last Welcoming Circle at Asheville Raven & Crone This is the ritual we did to close last week’s Welcoming Circle PROTECTION OIL (David Taliesin)7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil1/4 cup olive oi As the days grow shorter, may … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Invincible Light

“The light shines in the darkness,And the darkness did not overcome it.”(John 1:5, NRSV) While writing a sermon on the first chapter of John, I came across this interesting observation from Karoline Lewis in her Fortress Preaching Commentary on John: … Continue reading

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Coping During the Holidays

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”—Chinese Proverb As we approach the Winter Solstice, the days continue to get darker and darker. Likewise, the world around us feels like a darker place as well. The … Continue reading

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