Tag Archives: Wicca

Imbolc: Becoming Rooted in Good Soil

At an Imbolc celebration I attended, one of the priestesses talked about paying attention to the season we’re in. During the month of February, it may not look like much is happening in the natural world around us. However, underneath … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual Practice

I’ve reached the point in my spiritual journey where I have little patience for arguments and debates about the right way to do spirituality. Instead, I find it much more profitable to listen to spiritual voices and perspectives that are … Continue reading

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The Power of Meditation

Meditation is a form of prayer that transcends religious divisions. Both Christians and Wiccans have found solace and power in this form of prayer. Scott Cunningham, in Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, says “It’s a quiet time in … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual Path

Before the word “Christian” was used, followers of Jesus were known as “The Way” (Acts 9:2, among others). The Greek word used here can also be rendered as “the road” or “the journey.” Early Christians understood they were on a … Continue reading

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The Problem With Genesis

Christianity has a problem when it comes to creation spirituality, and that problem begins with Genesis. As a disclaimer, I understand the story of Genesis 1 to be, well, a story. It contains Truth, but it’s not historically true. Rabbis … Continue reading

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Golden Rule and Wiccan Rede

Nearly every faith tradition in the world has some variation of the Golden Rule, which is usually stated “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” In the Christian tradition, it is found in Matthew 7:12 “In … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … 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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Lavender: The Great Nard Controversy

It is common knowledge that lavender is an herb which promotes relaxation, emotional balance and serenity. But things start to get heated when the question is asked as to whether lavender is the same thing as “spikenard” or “nard” that … Continue reading

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Litha (Summer Solstice) For Introverts

Litha, or Summer Solstice, is the longest day of the year. This year it occurs on Sunday, June 20th. It’s the day of the year when the sun is at its full life-giving power. Many feel vibrant and alive this … Continue reading

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