Wholeness - the spiritual challenge of things going well

Wholeness – the spiritual challenge of things going well

I realize that it's 2020 and that the word unprecedented has been used so much this year that it would ...
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Everything is working out in the best possible way

Many years ago I read a book called "The Fifth Sacred Thing" by Starhawk, a Wiccan priestess and author, and ...
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Interreligious Work as a Pagan Priestess

I am on a committee (called a guild) at a mainline Christian church. I have been working alongside members of ...
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The Goddess is always with you

"The Goddess is always with you", she said. It wasn't a polite blessing, more a statement of fact. Rosalind had been my best friend and unrequited crush for ten years, and I was leaving town. She was, and probably still is, a gifted mystic, and was the first person to touch me with energy in her hands. It's a big part of why I fell in love with her. That larger than the world feeling of love when the energy is flowing with touch is what I think of, what I feel, when I experience love, still ...
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Butterflies and Boats: Why times of chaos are the best times for magic

Butterflies and Boats: Why times of chaos are the best times for magic

Magic, as I understand it, is based on aligning oneself with the forces of nature  in the same way  a ...
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Turning Over Our Troubles in a Pandemic

Turning Over Our Troubles in a Pandemic

The Salt Water Surrender Spell When times are hard, when I have problems that seem unsolvable, I pull out a ...
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Prosperity Magic – Part Two – Clearing Magic

Clearing Magic - In Brief Clearing magic is one of the most straightforward pieces of prosperity magic. Basically, it work ...
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Seeking Direction from the Directions

I walk the Chartres style labyrinth in downtown Vancouver on the regular, have done for decades. Walking meditation can be ...
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Odin’s Ordeal

Odin is one of the Norse Gods, a warrior king who becomes a magician through ordeal and personal sacrifice. I ...
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Safety for Women and Children in Pagan Settings

A few months ago, my local larger Pagan/Wiccan community had a #MeToo incident. A woman who I had seen and ...
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Prosperity Magic – Part One – Cleansing

Most types of prosperity magic fall into a few main categories: cleansing, clearing, blessing, envisioning and creating focussing objects. They operate on the general magical principles of making oneself worthy to recieve good things, clearing out the unwanted to make space for the good to flow in, blessing what is already good so it will increase and inviting or summoning good things in. The following is the first in a series of posts about prosperity magic, beginning today with cleansing magic ...
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Better Paganism Through Composting and Tree Planting

Is environmentalism part of Paganism? Part of Wicca? Many Pagans believe strongly that environmental conservation is a necessary part of ...
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Rodent Proof Composter

Composting for Lazy Witches

Composting doesn't have to be hard. I have composted for 30 years, and here the simplest, lowest work way to do it in a city yard ...
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Inadvertently Pagan Pop Songs – Shelter from the Storm

Bob Dylan's Shelter from the Storm is my favourite inadvertently Pagan pop songs. Now, to be clear, I'm not saying ...
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Spring Mysteries Festival Poster 2018

Spring Mysteries Festival Review

Note: see end of post for recent update to this review. I have attended the Spring Mysteries Festival, hosted by ...
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Creating a Beltaine Ritual for Lovers

Beltane is a Pagan/Wiccan festival of sexuality and fertility, usually celebrated on the evening of April 30th or May 1st.  ...
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Mount Aetna, site of the workshop of the God Hēphaistos By BenAveling - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3350813

Inadvertently Pagan pop song #1 – Love Can Move Mountains

One of the nice things about being Pagan is that the forces of life - earth, air, fire, water are ...
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Crosóg Bríde: Drumnalost (Bridgid's cross)

Imbolc, Music and Priestessing a Song

On how sacred attention is everything The Pagan choir I lead was working on a new song for Imbolc a ...
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Magic is a perilous art – practical prosperity magic part 2

I realized today my prosperity spell  has taken effect in yet another unforeseen way.  I was doing a tarot reading ...
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Practical Prosperity Magic Update (1a)

An update to the spell begun in Practical Prosperity Magic 1 So yesterday I set my intention. I was still ...
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Practical Prosperity Magic part 1

Practical Prosperity Magic part 1

Google 'prosperity magic' and you will find a lot of rhyming spells, and information about exactly what herb or stone ...
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Mabon - practical letting go of magical, symbolic and ritual objects

Mabon – practical letting go of magical, symbolic and ritual objects

  • Date: Sept 20 2017
  • Moon phase: two days past new, waxing
  • Season: day before Mabon
When I attend ...
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The ocean is my fierce mother

The ocean is my fierce mother

The ocean is my heartbreak place my going home to momma place to lick my wounds and fall safe into ...
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