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

Here is the Ancestor Ritual we did at Sunday’s Welcoming Circle. I promised to post it! ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE (from A Year of Ritual) Tonight we cast our circle with the apple, An ancient symbol of the Goddess … 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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Oktoberfest, Rally Day and Mabon

Several years ago, while I was on vacation in Munich, I got the opportunity to attend the city’s infamous Oktoberfest. The best way I can describe it is a county fair on steroids! There are amusement rides for the kids, … Continue reading

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Sharks Teeth Meditation

Several weeks ago I was at the beach toward the end of a tropical storm. The guy who took my bags to my hotel room told me it was a good time to look for fossilized sharks teeth, so that’s … Continue reading

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September Full Corn Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac the September Full Moon, Sept. 6, is called the Full Corn Moon by many Native American tribes because it traditionally corresponds with the time of the harvesting moon. Other tribes call it the Barley Moon … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of the Solar Eclipse

So my state, North Carolina, has the privilege of being on the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21st. Needless to say, I have cleared my calendar and have given myself over to the day to see … Continue reading

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Protection Magic

At Sunday’s Welcoming Circle, we began with a basic list of protection magic and went from there. Here are some of the ideas that were shared: Protection Incense Blends Protection Incense (David Taliesin) 1 part Hyssop 1 part Rosemary Protection … Continue reading

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