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. CONNECTING WITH HERBS RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin (Ares incense on charcoal burner. Use a feather to spread the smoke in all four directions.) Aries Incense (adapt. … 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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The Ethics of Wildcrafting

On a recent walk with my dog, I came across a nice patch of mugwort on a favorite trail of ours. I made note of its location and watched it grow for several weeks, hoping to harvest some of it … Continue reading

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Drying Rose Petals: Now That’s Easy!

Who doesn’t love the beauty and color of roses? However, they only last for all too brief a time. Here’s a quick and easy way to preserve the petals for ritual, magical and decorative purposes. (I’ll write more on how … Continue reading

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May Full Moon: Flower/Deer Moon

Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on May 29) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for us … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gardening

This weekend is the big herb festival in my hometown. My general rule of thumb is that I take a certain amount of cash with me. When the money is gone, fun time is over! Then I get the joy … Continue reading

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A Poem For Beltane

A Poem for Beltane I want to light a bonfire And dance with the Divine Presence Who is Unboxable and Unknowable I want to howl with Cernunnos And invite Jesus to join the party I’m sure he would attend the … Continue reading

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