Category Archives: Meditation

Falling Leaves Meditation

I used this meditation in a class I taught and it worked well for the participants as a way of tuning into the energies of this season and letting them reflect back on our lives. 1. Place the image of … Continue reading

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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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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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Coping During the Holidays

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”—Chinese Proverb As we approach the Winter Solstice, the days continue to get darker and darker. Likewise, the world around us feels like a darker place as well. The … Continue reading

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Lovingkindness Meditation

The Lovingkindness Meditation is an ancient Buddhist tradition that can be a powerful, transformative experience. In a world that is full of hostility, tension and strife, I think it’s an essential spiritual practice for everyone. You can find many versions … Continue reading

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Meditation and Magic

The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great. And the outward work can never be great or even good if the inward one is puny or of little worth. The inward work invariably includes in … Continue reading

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Meditation Exercise: Mantra

1.  Close your eyes. Sit still and upright, relaxed and alert. 2.  Focus on your breathing. With each exhale let your body relax more deeply. 3.  When you are ready, begin to repeat a single word in your mind with … Continue reading

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