Category Archives: Prayer

Honoring a Dead Hawk

Some Native Americans call this majestic bird Cetan-luta. Us Anglos who live in the Appalachian mountains call them red-tailed hawks. We had one who was the spiritual guardian of our church. I would sometimes see him perching on top of … Continue reading

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Ostara: Balance and Growth

This coming Saturday, April 20, is the Pagan Sabbat of Ostara which is always celebrated on the vernal equinox. Since we have equal hours of sunlight and moonlight on Ostara, it’s an opportunity to celebrate the balance of all things: … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Dead

Perhaps on this coming full moon, February 27th, we can take a moment and say this beautiful prayer written by a mentor and colleague of mine, Byron Ballard. She says this particular prayer even night at sundown to remember those … Continue reading

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As We Approach 200,000 Covid-19 Deaths

I’m not here to argue politics or statistics. I’m not a fan of conspiracy theories, either. (If you are, then scroll on by!) I’m a spiritual leader who desires to offer a ritual of remembrance as we hit the 200,000 … Continue reading

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Beltane Chant – Doreen Valiente

The images in this classic chant are gorgeous and appeal to both Pagans and Christians alike. I wish you a joyous celebration of Beltane! Beltane Chant Friends that in the circle stand, Heart to heart and hand to hand, Bringing … 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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Ancestor Ritual

Here is the group ritual we did last night to close The Welcoming Circle. Thanks to everyone who attended. Ancestor Ritual October 2018 The Welcoming Circle Written by Tree Higgins Calling of Quarters Hail, Guardian of the East! Keeper of … Continue reading

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DIY: Spell Candles

My working theory is that magical people are also “crafty” people.  We like to harvest and dry our own herbs, when possible.  We enjoy making our own incense blends, sachets, magical oils, etc.  I’m sure there are “supermarket witches” out … Continue reading

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Self-Care Ritual

Here is the ritual I promised to post from Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle. Our discussion topic for the night was self-care. CONNECTING TO THE DIVINE RITUAL ANOINTING WITH OIL—David Taliesin (Protection oil— 7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil, 1/4 cup … 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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