The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition

The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition by Dianne Sylvan The Circle Within is your guide to creating a personal spiritual practice for daily life. The first section is a thoughtful examination of Wiccan ethics and philosophy that explores how to truly live Wicca. The second section includes devotional prayers and rituals that provide inspirationContinue reading “The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition”

Prayer Before Work

I have been reading a few books lately, such as Deborah Blake’s Everyday Witchcraft and more recently Dianne Sylvan’s The Circle Within, that discuss how to build a daily practice. I have been inspired and have introduced many of these concepts in my daily life. One of which is a prayer before starting my workContinue reading “Prayer Before Work”

Beltane and Flower Moon 2020

This past Beltane I shared an online ritual with my coven, which definitely has its unique quirks, but it was nice to connect with everyone. Afterwards we had a fire outside and enjoyed the warm air and gentle rain. I even jumped over the fire for good luck – or at least tried 😉 ForContinue reading “Beltane and Flower Moon 2020”

Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World

Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World by Deborah Blake Walk your personal Pagan path with grace and wisdom, integrating a spiritual practice into your life in just a few minutes per week. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, Everyday Witchcraft shows that, no matter how busy or hectic life is, even small actsContinue reading “Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World”

Wildwood Tarot

Based on seasonal rhythms and ancient festivals, The Wildwood Tarot gift set draws inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and shamanic mysteries. This stunning tarot card deck introduces us to classic forest archetypes–including the Green Man and Woman, Archer, and Blasted Oak–and explains how to use them as a meditation system, divinatory oracle, or reference. Will Worthington’s powerful paganContinue reading “Wildwood Tarot”

Beltane / May Day

May Day, May Eve, Lady Day, Walpurgis/Valpurgis Night, Roodmas, Gŵyl Galan/Calan Mai (Welsh) April 30th Eve to May 1st Beltane is a fertility festival that celebrates the return of spring, the sun’s warmth and nature’s abundance.  It is a cross-quarter festival, celebrated approximately halfway between vernal (spring) equinox (Ostara) and the summer solstice (Litha). Literally, Beltane isContinue reading “Beltane / May Day”

Paganism

Paganism, also called Neopaganism, Modern Paganism or Contemporary Paganism, is a recent movement which is a modern take on ancient practices.  It is an umbrella term that can include a variety of denominations, traditions, or religious movements.  These can include Wicca, Druidry, Norse Heathenry and other Polytheistic Reconstructionist or Traditionalist groups (Celtic, Germanic, Hellenic, Kemetic, Baltic, Slavic), Goddess Religions,Continue reading “Paganism”

Ostara / Spring Equinox

Ēostre, Oestara, Lady Day, Festival of Trees, Bacchanalia, Earrach, Gŵyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh), Alban Eilir/Eiler (Druid, ‘Light of the Earth’), Ostarablot (Norse) ~March 20-23 Ostara is the celebration of the vernal, or spring, equinox. It is a time to prepare for the beginnings of new life.  The hours of day and night are ofContinue reading “Ostara / Spring Equinox”

Imbolc

Candlemas, Brigid’s Day, Brigantia (Caledonni), Lupercalia (Roman), Feast of Nut (Egyptian), Feast of Pan, Snowdrop Festival, Gŵyl Fair y Canhwyllau (Welsh), Disablot (Norse) February 2 Imbolc is a festival of fire and light, and in many Neopagan traditions, celebrates the goddess Brigid.  It falls around the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox,Continue reading “Imbolc”

December’s Long Nights Moon

Oak Moon, Long Nights Moon, Cold Moon, Wolf Moon Nature Spirits: snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries Herbs: holly, English ivy, fir, mistletoe Colors: red, white and black Flowers: holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus Scents: violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot Trees: pine, fir, holly Animals: mouse, deer, horse, bearContinue reading “December’s Long Nights Moon”