Bonfire by cold mountains and water

Merely Mortal

I am recovering from a broken heart. Yes even priestesses of Aphrodite get them. However, when priestesses of Aphrodite get them, they are also often accompanied by a crisis of faith. I mean, if a priestess who is devoted to Love Herself can’t be happy in love, then what is the point? The lessons I’ve …

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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 be completely cliche, if it were not for the fact that it is so manifestly appropriate. So you won’t be surprized that something unprecedented has happened to me. What is surprising, in the context of …

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Marco Cochrane Truth is Beauty sculpture burning man

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.

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.  When celebrated in a group, the sexuality is usually symbolic, represented by dancing around the May pole – which yes, is representing just what you might think that is meant to represent, and the ribbons …

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