Tag Archives: Pagan

Yarrow: Herbe de St. Joseph, Carpenter’s Weed

The use of yarrow as a healing herb and magical plant is well documented. It has been utilized by Pagans and Christians alike. The Latin name (Achillea millefolium) is derived from the Greek hero Achilles who, legend has it, carried … Continue reading

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Beltane: Bonfires and May Poles, Oh My!

Beltane is celebrated on May 1st or at moonrise on April 30th. This Sabbat marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Almost everything about this holiday is debated and/or shrouded in mystery. Every source I … Continue reading

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Full Empowerment Ritual for Group

We had a powerful, transformative evening at The Welcoming Circle last Sunday. This is the closing ritual we did in it’s entirety. You can find the individual pieces under the Magic tab. If you live in Asheville you can find … 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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The Power of “Endarkment”

“I realize that in a whole lifetime spent with seekers of enlightenment, I have never once heard anyone speak in hushed tones about the value of endarkment. The great mystics of the Christian tradition all describe it as part of … Continue reading

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Missing Our Mama

“The West is exiled of the Goddess—her features are unknown to us, guessed at, hoped for, rejected as aberration, feared as monstrous or deformed. We in the West are haunted by the loss of our Mother. Our mother country is … Continue reading

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Meditation Exercise: Inner Wisdom Dialogue

This is a difficult exercise for some people. For others it is life changing. 1.  Begin by closing your eyes and focusing on your breath. Try to rid the body of any tension you may be feeling and attempt to … Continue reading

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