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

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 three years ago entitled “Little Witches in Finland Cast Good Spells Before Easter.” (Google it!) Needless to say, … Continue reading

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April Full Moon: Pink Moon/Beaver Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the name of April’s full moon, which occurs on the 19th, “came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. As a way … Continue reading

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Spring Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle: SPRING RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin Light the green candle and say: Ostara is behind us, Easter is before us, And spring has just begun. Baby plants are emerging … Continue reading

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March Full Moon: Worm Moon

“Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold…Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” [Mark 4:8-9, NRSV] According to the Farmer’s Almanac, March’s full moon “is … Continue reading

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Empowerment Ritual

This past Sunday night I taught the folks at The Welcoming Circle how to make altered playing cards [mini-collages] as a way of helping us to set our magical intentions and personal goals. We then closed with a ritual to … Continue reading

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Imbolc vs. Candlemas

Even some of my Wiccan books get this one wrong! Imbolc and Candlemas are not the same holiday, but they are tried together thematically as we shall see. Imbolc is a Gaelic celebration that usually occurs on the night of … Continue reading

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Brigid: The Goddess Behind the Saint

St. Brigid is both historical figure and character of folklore and shared more than a name with her Pagan Goddess counterpart. It is through St. Brigid that the clearest glimpse into Brigid the Goddess can be found.—Brigid: History, Mystery, and … Continue reading

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