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

Harnessing the Power of the Solar Eclipse

So my state, North Carolina, has the privilege of being on the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21st. Needless to say, I have cleared my calendar and have given myself over to the day to see … Continue reading

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Protection Magic

At Sunday’s Welcoming Circle, we began with a basic list of protection magic and went from there. Here are some of the ideas that were shared: Protection Incense Blends Protection Incense (David Taliesin) 1 part Hyssop 1 part Rosemary Protection … Continue reading

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Protection Ritual

Here is the Protection Ritual we used at tonight’s Welcoming Circle. PROTECTION RITUAL ANOINTING FOR PROTECTION [David Taliesin) 7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil 1/4 cup olive oi May the Divine Presence protect you and keep you safe from all … Continue reading

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August Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac “Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon.” Since the habitat … Continue reading

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DIY: Feather Smudge Wand

Over the past several months birds have been leaving me the gift of feathers while walking my dog in the park. I took it as a sign and began thinking about making my own feather smudge wand with a few … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh or Lammas: August 1st

August has a rhythm all it’s own, especially in the South. These hot, humid days force us to slow down our pace a bit, and why not? The soil has been tilled. Gardens have been planted. Some vegetables have already … Continue reading

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Lavender: The Great Nard Controversy

It is common knowledge that lavender is an herb which promotes relaxation, emotional balance and serenity.  But things start to get heated when the question is asked as to whether lavender is the same thing as “spikenard” or “nard” that … Continue reading

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