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September Full Corn Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac the September Full Moon, Sept. 2, is called the Full Corn Moon by many Native American tribes because it traditionally corresponds with the time of the harvesting moon. Other tribes call it the Barley Moon … Continue reading

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May Full Moon: Flower Moon

Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on Thursday, May 7) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for … Continue reading

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March Full Moon: Worm Moon

“Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold…Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” [Mark 4:8-9, NRSV] According to the Farmer’s Almanac, March’s full moon “is … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Invincible Light

“The light shines in the darkness, And the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5, NRSV) While writing a sermon on the first chapter of John, I came across this interesting observation from Karoline Lewis in her Fortress Preaching Commentary … Continue reading

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Gratitude Ritual

We had a wonderful discussion at The Welcoming Circle last night on the subject of nurturing a spirit of gratitude in our lives. Here is the closing ritual, along with a resource sheet I handed out. Blessed be! GRATITUDE RITUAL … 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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Crystal Reading Stand

Recently I was in Europe and beheld this wonderful reading stand at the back of the Abbey Cathedral in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Displayed on it is an illustrated gospel manuscript (located on both sides of the stand). I share it … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Wildcrafting

On a recent walk with my dog, I came across a nice patch of mugwort on a favorite trail of ours. I made note of its location and watched it grow for several weeks, hoping to harvest some of it … Continue reading

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Encountering the Divine Ritual

Wow, we had such a powerful and holy conversation at The Welcoming Circle last night. Here is the closing ritual we did which includes the meditation exercise on Spiritual journaling. ENCOUNTERING THE DIVINE RITUAL ANOINTING WITH PROTECTION OIL—David Taliesin May … Continue reading

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Empowerment Spell

EMPOWERMENT SPELL This spell is adapted from another source I cannot remember. I’ve used it many times and find it to be quite effective. Items needed: Strips of paper (I use cut up grocery bags) Pen or pencil Cauldron Red … Continue reading

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