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

Beltane Chant – Doreen Valiente

The images in this classic chant are gorgeous and appeal to both Pagans and Christians alike.  I wish you a joyous celebration of Beltane! Beltane Chant Friends that in the circle stand, Heart to heart and hand to hand, Bringing … Continue reading

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Walpurgisnacht: Origins and Celebrations

In honor of my German heritage, I did some research in order to better understand the origin of the Teutonic version of the Celtic holiday, Beltane. Not surprisingly, there is some conflicting information on the internet regarding this subject so … Continue reading

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Seed Planting and Intention Setting Ritual

Here is our spring ritual from last night’s Welcoming Circle: SPRING RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin Light the green candle and say: Ostara and Easter are behind us, But spring has just begun. Baby plants are emerging from winter’s soil. … Continue reading

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Coyolxauhqui: Aztec Moon Goddess

Coyolxauhqui may be a goddess you are not familiar with. Most Pagans I know are drawn to lots of European deities as well as those from Greek and Egyptian mythology. However, the legends from Central America are often overlooked. I … Continue reading

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Blue Moon: Mar 31

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars that You have established; what are human beings that You are mindful of them, mortals that You care for them?  [Psalm 8:3, NRSV] The … Continue reading

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The Easter Witch?

The Easter Witch? Yes, that’s what I said!. There was an interesting AP article by Matti Huuhtanen that appeared in my newspaper two years ago entitled “Little Witches in Finland Cast Good Spells Before Easter.” (Google it!) Needless to say, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: The Great Snake Controversy

For most people, St. Patrick’s Day is simply a day where we celebrate all things Irish, including the color green, shamrocks and drinking LOTS of Guinness. Americans go crazy for this secularized holiday and, according to an Irish friend of … Continue reading

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