Karma (and the Threefold Law)

Karma refers to “action” or “deed”, which is an intricate system of ’cause and effect’.  Any action is understood as creating “seeds” in the mind that will sprout into the appropriate result when met with the right conditions (Wiki). I struggled with the idea of karma at some points in my life, like if something bad happenedContinue reading “Karma (and the Threefold Law)”

The Element of Earth

Earth is one of the four classical elements, which also includes Air, Water and Fire.  A fifth element, Spirit or Akasha, is also sometimes included – and can represent the five points on the Pentacle. Earth represents permanence, stability, strength, security, wisdom, practicality, materialism, wealth, abundance, prosperity, patience, truth, and responsibility. Earth symbols include the earth, soil, rocks, mountains, trees.  TypesContinue reading “The Element of Earth”

The Essential Guide to Crystals

“The Essential Guide to Crystals” by Simon & Sue Lilly An authoritative illustrated guide to crystals reveals the full power and mystery of these gems, which can heal our spirits and enhance our lives. More than 100 crystals are grouped by color and then presented individually through color photography and in-depth discussions of appearance, followedContinue reading “The Essential Guide to Crystals”

Inanna, Queen of Heaven

Inana, Innin, Ennin, Ninnin, Ninni, Ninanna, Ninnar, Innina, Ennina, Irnina, Innini, Nana, Nin Ancient Sumerian goddess of sexual love, lust, fertility, and warfare. Inanna’s name is commonly taken from Nin-anna “Queen of Heaven” (from Sumerian NIN “lady”, AN “sky”). She is connected with female sexuality, and her priestesses were often sacred prostitutes and would offerContinue reading “Inanna, Queen of Heaven”

The Goddess Is In The Details

“The Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch” (Deborah Blake) From the hearth to the altar, make magic in every moment. Being a Witch isn’t limited to casting a spell under the full moon or consecrating a ritual circle. Whether you’re calling the Goddess or doing the dishes, your wonderfully witchy waysContinue reading “The Goddess Is In The Details”

Out Of The Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft

“Out Of The Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft”  by Arin Murphy-Hiscock How do you tell your mother you’re a witch? Coming out as a witch isn’t easy. You may feel misunderstood, rejected, even discriminated against by friends, family, and coworkers. If you haven’t come out, you mayContinue reading “Out Of The Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft”

Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions

“Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions” by Joyce & River Higginbotham A comprehensive guide to a growing religious movement. If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full ofContinue reading “Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions”