Category Archives: Magic

The Power Within

“Everything you need to know, you already know. It’s all inside of you. Centuries of knowledge reside within your cells. Never forget that.”–Augusten Burroughs, Toil and Trouble I’m currently reading this delightful book regarding Burrough’s witchy gifts. Interesting read, indeed. … Continue reading

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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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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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September Full Moon: Raven Moon

September’s full moon is this coming Friday, September 14 at 12:33 AM ET. Native Americans call it the Harvest Moon if it falls nearest to the Fall Equinox, or Full Corn Moon if the Harvest Moon occurs in October. Some … Continue reading

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The Wand of Moses?

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 when I returned … Continue reading

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Sharks Teeth Meditation

Last summer 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 what … Continue reading

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Ritual of Balance

  Tree Higgins wrote a wonderful ritual for last night’s Welcoming Circle. Here is is as requested. Ritual of Balance Calling the Quarters Hail, Guardian of the North! Hail! Come you now and bless this circle with your deep, nurturing … Continue reading

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Spring Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle: 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 … Continue reading

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Empowerment Ritual

This past Sunday night I taught the folks at The Welcoming Circle how to make altered playing cards [mini-collages] as a way of helping us to set our magical intentions and personal goals. We then closed with a ritual to … Continue reading

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Winter Discernment Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at tonight’s Welcoming Circle: WINTER RITUAL ANOINTING— Brigid Oil May the darkness of the season enable us to see ourselves And the world around us in new ways. So mote it be! CASTING THE … Continue reading

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