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 […]

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 […]

Creating a Consistent Practice

We’ve all been there, in the time when you have no time. When life gets too hectic for you to keep your wits about you, let alone practice your faith. When each tick of the second hand on the clock is a reminder that you’re running out of time, and your to-do list just keeps growing. […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Crystal Healing

Crystals and natural stones have been used in the art of healing for thousands of years. Some of the oldest amulets from a natural source date back 30,000 years and are made of baltic amber. Humans have an affinity for pretty things, and stones and crystals are no exception. These healing and protective crystals were […]

I Need to Say Something

I don’t have a passion in life. Simply put. This might not be Wicca related, or it might be. I don’t know at this point. I’m basically writing this to get it off my chest because it is something that weighs very heavily on me most days. With my 27th birthday coming up in the […]

Tarot: The Fool’s Journey

The Major Arcana in tarot can be seen as a metaphor for life, with each of the 22 cards representing a major event/person/situation that we may experience on the physical plane. There’s a reason that the major arcana cards are called trump cards, and that’s because when they are pulled in a reading, they are […]

Balancing Act: Making Time when Life gets Chaotic

It’s part of modern life, running out of time. Sometimes it seems like we have a million things to do every single day and never enough time to do it. I’ll use myself as an example. I work a “typical” job with a schedule from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. I get two 15 minute breaks […]

Book Review: Witch by Lisa Lister

  “A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word “witch” has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is […]

Crystal Mini-Series: Amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful purple crystal in the quartz family that gets its color for irradiation (typically exposure to the sun, but in this case it is from the iron taking place of the silicon) and trace iron and minerals found within the crystal.  Amethyst can change colors when heat-treated, and if left in the […]