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

Ancestor Ritual

This is the ritual we did at last night’s Welcoming Circle: ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—(Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials, adapted) Take up your wand or athame. Then walk around your designated area three times. The first time around, say: We take … Continue reading

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Full Hunter’s Moon: October 13th

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October’s full moon as the Hunter’s Moon because it was time to go hunting in preparation for winter. As the days grow visibly shorter, perhaps we can use … Continue reading

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Samhain/All Saints: The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.  [Heb … 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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Listening to the Gabble Ratchets

I was out in the yard catching up with my next door neighbor. What we heard next brought our conversation to a screeching, or shall I say honking, halt. It was the sound of a flock of geese flying overhead … 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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The Herbcrafter’s Tarot

These days there are a zillion tarot decks out there ranging from the traditional Rider-Waite deck to pop-culture, trendy versions such as Star Wars and Game of Thrones. So why review this particular set of tarot cards? Well, if you’ve … Continue reading

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