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

Gratitude Ritual

Here is a simple ritual that can be used by a small group or solo practitioner for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Even in the midst of a pandemic, we all have things to be thankful for. Blessed be! GRATITUDE RITUAL … Continue reading

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A Witch By Any Other Name

Wiccan? Christian? Alchemist? Mystic? Druid? Spell Caster? Root Worker? Goddess Worshipper? Healer? Pagan? Energy Worker? Conjurer? Magician? Polytheist? Follower of Jesus? Eclectic? Witch? All of the Above? Some of the Above? None of the Above? From time to time I … Continue reading

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November Full Moon: Frost Moon and Full Lunar Eclipse

November’s full moon, which will occur early Tuesday morning, November 08, 6:02am, goes by several different names. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it was called the Beaver Moon by the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans. The reason for this is … 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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Pan de Muerto…YUM!

O.K. Let’s talk about one of my favorite things to eat this time of year….Pan de Muerto. It is always a part of my Dia de los Muertos celebration, both on my ancestor altar and in the stomachs of those … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves Meditation

Here’s a meditation exercise I wrote several years back. It’s a powerful tool for sharpening your magical intentions and life goals during autumn. FALLING LEAVES MEDITATION Materials needed: printed copy of the tree, pen or pencil 1. Place the image … Continue reading

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Divination Ritual for Samhain

Here is the ritual we did to close this past Sunday’s Welcoming Circle at Asheville Raven and Crone. It’s one possibility for the upcoming celebration of Samhain or can be used any other time as well. SAMHAIN DIVINATION RITUAL ANOINTING … Continue reading

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Oak Spell For Courage

(I cannot remember where this spell came from. If you know the author, let me know so I can attribute the source.) Here is a simple spell that uses something many of us have in ample supply this time of … Continue reading

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Samhain 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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Remembering a Man I Never Met…Talking to My Ancestors

Henry was my great grandfather who emigrated to this country with his wife many years ago. Together they learned English, lived through the Great Depression and found a way to raise 10 healthy, happy children. Although I never met him … Continue reading

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