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

April Full Moon: Pink Moon/Beaver Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the name of April’s full moon, which occurs on the 7th, “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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Taking Care of Ourselves in the Midst of a Pandemic

Sorry this blog has been quiet since COVID-19 descended upon us. I’ve been working crazy amounts of hours trying to figure out how to support the faith community I serve during this pandemic. I’ve learned new technologies such as Zoom … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Building Strength, Protection & Community Ritual

Here is the ritual from tonight’s Welcoming Circle: STRENGTH, PROTECTION AND COMMUNITY RITUAL PROTECTION OIL (David Taliesin) 1/4 cup olive oil 4 drops rosemary 3 drops frankincense May the powers of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water Protect you and give … Continue reading

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

Can’t find any hand sanitizer in your area? This will do the trick! Home Made Hand Sanitizer 2/3 cup isopropyl alcohol 91% (rubbing alcohol) 1/3 cup aloe vera gel 8-10 drops of essential oil In a mixing bowl, stir Isopropyl … 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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Faith Communities, Public Gatherings and the Coronavirus

What a difference a week makes! The coronavirus was hardly a blip on our radar screens in America until it made its presence known in Northern Italy. (I suspect there is some hidden, or not so hidden, racism at play … Continue reading

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Brigid Discernment Ritual

We used this closing ritual at tonight’s Welcoming Circle. It’s a group ritual but can be adapted for solitary practitioners. Images are from the Builders of the Adytum Tarot. Here is the Brigid handout I gave to those who attended. … Continue reading

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