Category Archives: Spirituality

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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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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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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Taking Care of Ourselves in the Midst of a Pandemic

Sorry this blog has been quiet since COVID-19 descended upon us. I’ve been working crazy amounts of hours trying to figure out how to support the faith community I serve during this pandemic. I’ve learned new technologies such as Zoom … Continue reading

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Faith Communities, Public Gatherings and the Coronavirus

What a difference a week makes! The coronavirus was hardly a blip on our radar screens in America until it made its presence known in Northern Italy. (I suspect there is some hidden, or not so hidden, racism at play … 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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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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November Full Moon: Frost Moon

November’s full moon, which will occur on Nov 23rd, 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 that hunters used … Continue reading

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