Category Archives: Magic

Samhain Ritual 2021

INTRODUCTION Begin the ritual by saying the following: Tonight is Samhain which, for some, signifies the end of one year and the beginning of another. The Ancestors are very close and they have been journeying with us faithfully through this … Continue reading

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Seasons of a Magical Life: Book Review

Byron Ballard lives and breathes Appalachian culture and magic. Her roots in this region run very deep with many generations of her ancestors calling this land home. She pours her depth of knowledge and experience into what may well be … Continue reading

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Calendula: Solstice Flowers on Steroids

G/P/E Masculine, Sun, Fire Even if you don’t have a particularly green thumb, you can grow calendula in your garden. They love lots of sun and produce prolific amounts of beautiful yellow and orange blossoms that can be used for … Continue reading

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Ostara Intention Setting Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at Welcoming Circle (pre-pandemic): 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 from winter’s soil.Dandelion, … Continue reading

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Heilung: Awakening My Viking Soul

So it appears my YouTube account knows me very well! In the right sidebar, it suggested that I listen to Heilung’s LIFA concert from Castlefest 2017. I clicked on the link, but nothing could emotionally and spiritually prepare me for … Continue reading

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The Wand of Moses?

Before the pandemic, while I was in Milan, a panel on the outside of the Duomo caught my eye. It looked as if the person in the picture was wielding a wand. I captured the image and did some research … Continue reading

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Brigid Discernment Ritual

This was the closing ritual for last year’s Welcoming Circle (Thanks to the ‘rona, we’ve not met since we did this ritual.) It can be adapted for solitary practitioners. Images are from the Builders of the Adytum Tarot. I thought … Continue reading

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The Magi’s Blessing: Chalking the Door

I came across a wonderful tradition which I will have to research further to learn a little more about it’s origins. According to Pagan Christmas, “Even today, priests go from house to house in the Black Forest on January 6, … Continue reading

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Post-Election: The Real Work Begins

After a week that feels like it has lasted an eternity, it is finally clear that Joe Biden will be our next president. For many of us, this is a cause for celebration. For others, it feels like the end … Continue reading

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Spells For Tough Times

When I shop at my local pagan store, Asheville Raven & Crone, I don’t always know what I’m looking for. Sometimes I wait for something to “call” to me, especially when it comes to books. I trust my intuition and … Continue reading

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