Author Archives: David Taliesin

About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/davidtaliesinauthor

Connecting With Herbs Ritual

Here is the ritual I promised I’d post from Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle which was all about herbs. CONNECTING WITH HERBS RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin (Ares incense on charcoal burner. Use a feather to spread the smoke in all … Continue reading

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Litha (Summer Solstice) For Introverts

Litha, or Summer Solstice, is the longest day of the year. This year it occurs on Wednesday, June 21st. It’s the day of the year when the sun is at its full life-giving power. Many feel vibrant and alive this … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice: Let Your Light Shine

Litha or Summer Solstice contains powerful themes that are of interest to Christians and Pagans alike. In fact, I suspect this powerful day in the Northern Hemisphere has been revered ever since human beings began noticing the cycles of nature … Continue reading

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June Full Moon: Strawberry Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the June full moon, which occurs this coming Friday, June 9, is known as the Strawberry Moon. (Other names for this moon include the Rose Moon and Hot Moon.) The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon … Continue reading

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Drying Yarrow: Urban Farmer Method

What practitioner of magic does not desire to live out in the country with plenty of land to plant magical herbs and a forest nearby where we can go wildcrafting?  Yet, I have the suspicion that many of us are … Continue reading

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Yarrow: Herbe de St. Joseph, Carpenter’s Weed

The use of yarrow as a healing herb and magical plant is well documented. It has been utilized by Pagans and Christians alike. The Latin name (Achillea millefolium) is derived from the Greek hero Achilles who, legend has it, carried … Continue reading

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Self-Care Ritual

Here is the ritual I promised to post from Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle. Our discussion topic for the night was self-care. CONNECTING TO THE DIVINE RITUAL ANOINTING WITH OIL—David Taliesin (Protection oil— 7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil, 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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