It took us a year, but we finally got around to a house cleansing and blessing of our new home, and decided to throw in a witch bottle for good measure! It was the first time I did a witch bottle, but I think we did ok. We used local West Coast sage to cleanseContinue reading “House Blessing and Witch Bottle”
I just listened to Laura Tempest Zakroff’s “6 Minutes of Witchcraft – A Message to Experienced Witches” where she talked about recommending introductory books to seekers. Would you recommend your favourite beginner books to a newbie today? Popular books from the 1970s (Margot Adler, Starhawk), 1980s (Raymond Buckland), and 1990s (Scott Cunningham, Silver RavenWolf) mayContinue reading “6 Minutes of Witchcraft: Regarding Experienced Witches, Newbies, & Books”
Such a great song from S.J. Tucker’s neopagan Blessings album.
An online ritual via Zoom may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but its very nice to celebrate with those you hold dear in any way you can. Blessed Mabon and Harvest Moon! © West Coast Pagan
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”
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”
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”
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”
Skadi, Skade, Skathi (Norse), Sceadu (Anglo-Saxon) Skadi (Skaði) is a female jötunn (giant) and Norse goddess of winter, snow, mountains and the hunt. She is also associated with independence, wilderness and wisdom. Skadi lived in the highest reaches of the snow-covered mountains. She was described as being tall and beautiful with long black hair, silverContinue reading “Skadi, the Snow Queen”
There are many forms of triple, tripartite or threefold deities in ancient mythology. Some are seen as a triad who always appear in a group (such as the Norse Norns, the Greek Fates, or the Roman Matres), while some are seen as a single deity having three aspects (such as Greek Hecate).