Category Archives: Spirituality


Now there’s a word I didn’t know I needed in my life! Fjölkyngi (FYŒL-koon-gee) is the Old Norse word for magic or witchcraft. It means “great knowledge” and, according to Diana L. Paxson, is “derived from the verb kunna which … Continue reading

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The Naming of the Divine: A Non-Binary Perspective

Lately, I’ve been reading more and more articles written by practitioners of magic who identify as non-binary, gender-fluid, etc. Many of them are expressing their desire for us to move beyond the traditional god/goddess language when referring to the Divine … 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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Empowerment Spell for the New Year

Altar from last Welcoming Circle at Asheville Raven & Crone This is the ritual we did to close last week’s Welcoming Circle PROTECTION OIL (David Taliesin)7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil1/4 cup olive oi As the days grow shorter, may … Continue reading

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Gratitude Ritual

Here is a simple ritual that can be used by a small group or solo practitioner for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Even in the midst of a pandemic, we all have things to be thankful for. Blessed be! GRATITUDE RITUAL … Continue reading

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A Witch By Any Other Name

Wiccan? Christian? Alchemist? Mystic? Druid? Spell Caster? Root Worker? Goddess Worshipper? Healer? Pagan? Energy Worker? Conjurer? Magician? Polytheist? Follower of Jesus? Eclectic? Witch? All of the Above? Some of the Above? None of the Above? From time to time I … Continue reading

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November Full Moon: Frost Moon and Full Lunar Eclipse

November’s full moon, which will occur early Tuesday morning, November 08, 6:02am, goes by several different names. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it was called the Beaver Moon by the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans. The reason for this is … Continue reading

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What Harvest Will You Contribute?

Join the harvest of hundred fields, hearty and tameAll going back to one single grainOffer light to the coming day, inspire a childWater the field, surrender to the earthWater the field, surrender to the earth I cannot get this Nightwish … Continue reading

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Ancient Rituals and Practices Made New

“In my estimation. a middle path exists between abject gullibility and mocking cynicism regarding the ‘Elder ways.’ Yes, much of contemporary Paganism, whether of the North, South, East, or West, has been recovered in recent times, albeit in many cases … Continue reading

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Ancestor Ritual – Welcoming Circle

Here’s the ritual we did at Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle. It’s perfect for the upcoming month when the veil between the world is at its thinnest! ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—(Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials, adapted) Take up your wand or athame. … Continue reading

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