Samhain

October 31 – November 1 (Northern Hemisphere)April 30 – May 1 (Southern Hemisphere) Throughout the world, Samhain is typically known as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere. Historically, this was the last day of the calendar year to the Celts. It was a time when grazing days for cattle were […]

Hiding in Plain Sight

Sometimes, practicing your craft and your faith will require hiding in plain sight. This can be for several reasons, but the most common is safety and professionalism. Now, I’m not talking about kids hiding things from their parents or guardians. That’s a different topic and one I will touch on at a later day. I’m […]

Book Review: The Inner Mysteries by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone

” A look into the underlying principles behind modern magic in Witchcraft, this investigation provides an integrated training system for both solitary Witches and coven-based trainees in the form of magical energy practice and cosmology. By fully explaining the values of Witchcraft, this work makes numerous Wiccan practices approachable, including Circle casting, raising energy, elemental […]

Self Hatred is Poisoning Us All

Self love and self confidence is a long and often hard road full of shadow work, fear, and stress. The unknown is a scary thing, and in today’s world we are bombarded with words and imagery that make us question our self love. We are taught to hate ourselves, because hate is fuel for the […]

Persephone

Persephone – The Poems of Sappho I saw a tender maiden plucking flowersOnce, long ago, in the bright morning hours;And then from heaven I saw a sudden cloudFall swift and dark, and heard her cry aloud. Again I looked, but from my open doorMy anxious eyes espied the maid no more;The cloud had vanished, bearing her […]

Thoughtful Thursday

If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I’ve thought about this before, but I don’t think I have one solid answer because there’s so much that I want to know. We know that history is written by the victor, and most often, the victor tainted the story of how […]

Imbolc

February 2 (Northern Hemisphere) August 2 (Southern Hemisphere) The word Imbolc is thought to have come from the Old Irish word oimelc, which means “ewe’s milk”. It is also said that the word itself, Imbolc, literally translates to “in the belly”. This is a fitting name for this Sabbat as we celebrate the return of […]

The Wiccan Rede: Things to Remember

The Wiccan Rede is one of the core tenants that Wiccans follow. It states “An’ it harm none, do what ye will”, and is open for interpretation depending on your path and tradition. Just because it is a core tenant, though, doesn’t mean there isn’t some confusion about it. Here are some things to consider. […]

What makes an altar?

I was sitting at my altar this morning, just for a few minutes, taking a quiet moment to myself before I left for work. It occurred to me that my altar doesn’t look how I wished it would, but that’s ok. There’s a lot of extenuating circumstances around my altar and why it looks the […]

Yule 2018 – Finding our Tree

This past weekend, we went on an adventure. Here in Central Oregon you have the ability to purchase a permit to go cut your own tree down rather than paying the $50-ish dollars for the ones they bring in specifically to sell. So, that’s what we did! With my dad in the driver seat, we […]