Faux Candles for Imbolc: A Toddler-Friendly Craft

Bee shows a greater interest in what I do, and she loves to honor nature outside and inside at her nature table / play altar. The one thing she was missing was a representation of fire – one of the Three Hallows in my Druidic tradition, and an important part of any Celtic spirituality.  I’veContinue reading “Faux Candles for Imbolc: A Toddler-Friendly Craft”

Pregnant Pagan: Putting the Incense Away

An offering of spicy tea for Brighid in lieu of incense.  Photo by Grey Catsidhe 2012. Alcohol, caffeine, sushi, unpasteurized cheese…  Just a few things pregnant women are told to avoid or limit.  Changing your lifestyle is part of expecting.  I already find it’s impacting my spiritual practices, but not in a way that isContinue reading “Pregnant Pagan: Putting the Incense Away”

What Candles are Least Offensive to the Earth Mother?

Grist had an excellent entry all about sustainable candles today.  The Pagan community loves candles and must go through thousands each year.  Imbolc, also known as Candlemass in England, is a good time to reflect on our candle usage.  Have you ever thought about the impact your candles have? Ask Umbra on avoiding candles connectedContinue reading “What Candles are Least Offensive to the Earth Mother?”