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”
Many pagans live in bustling cities and manicured suburbs, far away from untamed nature and rural farming communities. This is either by choice or because of other constraints, such as their job or family. But just because one doesn’t live in a dense forest surrounded by native plants and wild animals, or live on a homesteadContinue reading “Pagan in the City”
The Underworld, also known as the Otherworld or Netherworld, is featured in most mythologies around the world. It is a realm of the dead, where the souls of the recently departed go in their afterlife. Many versions of the Underworld are seen as places of abundance and joy, and reward for good work during theirContinue reading “The Underworld”
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).
The raven is associated with mysticism, magic, shapeshifting and creation. Raven’s black plumage, haunting caw, and scavenger diet has led the raven to become a symbol of bad omens and death. However, the meaning behind raven is often contradictory.
The Spiral is known as a symbol of the goddess, a symbol of life. A Spiral represents “death and rebirth as movement into the disappearing-point of formlessness, and out of it again, to a new world of form.” (The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets) Spiral symbology is also present in the Double Spiral andContinue reading “Spiral”
One of the major discussions among Pagan groups is whether or not to be in ‘the broom closet’. This is reference to a person being open about their Pagan beliefs to others, including their friends, family, co-workers, or the general public. It’s a touchy subject, which many Pagans have strong opinions about. Coming out ofContinue reading “The Broom Closet”
While a witch’s life might be full of Sabbats and Esbats, one might have trouble finding the magic in everyday life. However there are some things you can do daily to assist your spiritual growth and connection to Wicca. A few minutes a day can help build upon existing knowledge and create a deeper connectionContinue reading “Daily Wicca”