Category Archives: Magic

Wicca For Beginners: Book Review

It’s a brave thing to write a “Wicca 101” book, because there are so many of them out there. My introduction to Wicca came through a group led by two mountain witches whose wisdom and friendship I treasure to this … 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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Strawberry Runners: We Are All Connected

This past full moon, Byron Ballard, led a powerful ritual that was streamed live on Mother Grove Goddess Temple’s Facebook page. (You can still view it on their page so check it out!) The main focal point in her guided … Continue reading

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Witches to Action on the Supermoon

What more needs to be said? No matter what kind of energy/prayer/magic work is a part of your spiritual practice, let’s get to it! Blessed Be!

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Beltane: Bonfire of the Soul

So, it’s almost Beltane. And in these days of “sheltering in place” how does one celebrate this festive holiday with your friends? Well, you don’t. (Unless you maintain an appropriate social distance of at least six feet and that seems … Continue reading

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Doing “Nothing” During a Pandemic

“Sometimes the most powerful thing a witch can do is….nothing. Not try to seize control. Not insist on leading. But, rather, listen, follow, allow. It’s what my aunt Curtis called Making Allowances for the Universe. ‘Witchcraft is the most natural … 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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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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Ancient Christian Magic

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men (Gk. MAGOS, meaning “magicians”) from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For … 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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