Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries: a Review

I recently received a box of divine smelling goodies from the new Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries*. Crafted by a practicing Pagan of twenty years, the creator lovingly began making seasonal incense for his circle’s celebrations. With an emphasis on local and ethically harvested ingredients, I could immediately appreciate the shop’s values and mission.Continue reading “Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries: a Review”

Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt

Once more, I’m squishing three mini blog posts together into a big one for your viewing pleasure! Here you’ll find some musings on the Spring Equinox, an activity for you to do with the little ones during isolation, and a new excerpt from an upcoming short story! Growing Food   My seeds from Pinetree GardenContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt”

A Harvest Prayer

My work through the Initiate Path of ADF has been slow but steady this past year. I may not always be “studying” in the traditional sense, and I may not be as prolific as others in ADF, but I’m always doing something. Writing prayers for my practice is one such something. The very practical prayersContinue reading “A Harvest Prayer”

Clearing the Dust

When I woke up this morning, after going about my toilette, I approached my altar, but decided I would hold off on my usual devotional.  I felt unsettled, so I went outside.  I contemplated yoga, but my inner voice urged me to stretch up to the sun, to feel the dewy grass on my feet,Continue reading “Clearing the Dust”

On Preschool Offerings and Dark Places

The actual Autumn Equinox felt more like Summer’s last gasp.  The leaves were changing, but the heat was intense for September in Upstate NY.  It makes me glad that my grove decided to celebrate a week later.  Yesterday was perfect.  The air was finally cool; the wind had a bite.  The sun shined through flocksContinue reading “On Preschool Offerings and Dark Places”

My Autumn Harvest

Today is the Autumn Equinox.  It was chilly when I went outside to perform my morning devotional.  The leaves are changing.  Apples are ready to harvest in Upstate NY.  Be that as it may, our afternoons have felt particularly summery lately.  It’s tempting to run off to the beach this weekend, but I think we’llContinue reading “My Autumn Harvest”

Garden Update: Harvest and Gratitude 

As Lughnasadh starts to turn us towards the Autumn Equinox, and as it is the beginning of the major harvests, I find myself reflecting on the successes and failures of our little container garden. Each year, we learn more about our plant allies. Each year, through a mixture of experience and research, we recognize opportunitiesContinue reading “Garden Update: Harvest and Gratitude “

What Did You Harvest This Year?

Blessed Autumn Equinox! I spent Saturday celebrating early with my lovely protogrove.  We sang, honored the Earth Mother, and feasted on our bounty.  I was honored to lead a friend and grovie’s mother blessing as our magical working.  It was wonderful, and definitely a post for another time.  Today marked the actual Autumn Equinox, and IContinue reading “What Did You Harvest This Year?”

Fill Your High Day Celebrations with Joy and Excitement

I was up late preparing for my protogrove’s Autumn Equinox celebration, and I woke up earlier than usual on a Saturday to continue my preparations.  I’m not even leading today’s ritual, although I am performing several important parts.  I’m also leading the magical working: a grovemate’s mother blessing/saining ceremony.  There’s a buzz of excitement in theContinue reading “Fill Your High Day Celebrations with Joy and Excitement”

Pagan Parenting: Autumn Fun with a One Year Old

This is my favorite time of year, so naturally I’m over the moon when it comes to sharing it with my little one.  It’s hard to enjoy traditions, old or new, with an infant, however. This year is a whole new experience!  She’s able to interact with the world around her, so it’s a greatContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Autumn Fun with a One Year Old”