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

December Full Cold Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, December 3rd’s Full Moon will appear brighter and larger than any Moon this year. It is 2017’s one and only “Supermoon.” This means that the rising of the Full Moon happens at its closest distance to Earth, causing … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Kit

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL KIT Simple but effective uses of herbs/essential oils to beat the winter blues. DEPRESSION/ANXIETY Frankincense—Johns Hopkins University did a study in 2016 that proved burning frankincense helps to alleviate anxiety and depression. The essential oil can also be … Continue reading

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Ritual: Claiming Our Power During the Darkest Days of the Year

Ritual from November’s Welcoming Circle: Claiming Our Power During the Darkest Days of the Year PROTECTION OIL (David Taliesin) 7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil 1/4 cup olive oil As the days grow shorter, may the light within shine brighter … Continue reading

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Empowerment Spell

EMPOWERMENT SPELL This spell is adapted from another source I cannot remember. I’ve used it many times and find it to be quite effective. Items needed: Strips of paper (I use cut up grocery bags) Pen or pencil Cauldron Red … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves Meditation

I used this meditation in a class I taught and it worked well for the participants as a way of tuning into the energies of this season and letting them reflect back on our lives. 1. Place the image of … Continue reading

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Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve Soul Cakes

The Soul Cake is part of traditional Samhain/All Hallows Eve festivities in the British Isles. The cakes are flat and round, scented with saffron, mixed spices and currants.During the 19th and early 20th centuries children would go ‘souling’ on Samhain … Continue reading

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Samhaim Divination: The Pentacle Tarot Spread

Since the veil between the worlds is thin this time of year, Samhain is known as a good time to do divination work. My favorite spread as of late is the Pentacle Spread which includes the four elements, a spirit … Continue reading

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