Do You Call Yourself “Pagan?”

Fellow Druid and blogger, A Fundamentalist Druid in America, posted an intriguing and thought-provoking entry this morning. Entilted “Why I am not a Pagan,” he explores the many negative connotations associated with the word such as its historical usage, derivation, and the groups of people who use it to describe themselves. He quotes several well-knownContinue reading “Do You Call Yourself “Pagan?””

My Big, Fat, Druidic Wedding

A “woodhenge” near Beardslee Castle, the location of my wedding. This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated our second anniversary.  We knew each other for a few years before our wedding, so it actually feels like we’ve been married for a lot longer – and I mean that in the most positive way. We’reContinue reading “My Big, Fat, Druidic Wedding”

On Knowing My Limits

Hello readers!  Sorry for the inactivity as of late.  Same old story, of course.  This is just a busy time for me.  I cannot wait to be finished with these grad classes.  That said, I always catch myself thinking of other classes to take down the road…  My husband likes to laugh at me andContinue reading “On Knowing My Limits”

Working with the Nine Moons – 6th Moon: Full Moon

As usual, my schedule makes doing the Nine Moons as prescribed by Ian challenging.  Often, I’ve had to alter things to fit my needs.  This week, for example, I’m once more taking college courses at night (twice a week) and have a wedding to attend over the weekend.  A busy time to be sure! ThisContinue reading “Working with the Nine Moons – 6th Moon: Full Moon”

Words from Mr. Crowley

Englishmagic tweeted this interesting quote from Aleister Crowley.  I’ve been having some conversations and seeing posts about science and magic recently and these words popped out at me. Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than inContinue reading “Words from Mr. Crowley”

Learning From My Garden

Plants are great teachers and having a garden as a classroom is an easy way to learn their lessons and connect with nature.  The only unfortunate thing about such an educational environment is that mistakes aren’t only unavoidable – they’re necessary.  The result is always death.  We’re lucky in that, unlike our ancestors, most ofContinue reading “Learning From My Garden”

Blueberry Muffins – Simple Kitchen Magic

Blueberry Muffins, a photo by GreyCatsidhe on Flickr. Yesterday I talked about little ways to maintain your spiritual practices while feeling overwhelmed with life’s other demands. I briefly mentioned kitchen magic. Now, I’m not an expert. There are probably kitchen witches out there who would laugh at me. Anyway, here’s something I did this morningContinue reading “Blueberry Muffins – Simple Kitchen Magic”

Maintaining a Magical, Spiritual Life When Overwhelmed

One of the biggest challenges to living a Pagan life is integrating our spirituality into our everyday lives.  It’s so easy to put it off until the high days and occasionally light a candle when we feel desperate.  Trust me – I know.  I used to be like that when I first became a PaganContinue reading “Maintaining a Magical, Spiritual Life When Overwhelmed”

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Level of Skepticism (via The Witch of Forest Grove)

Excellent essay from Sarah Lawless. There is a very fine line between magic and madness. Some who follow this crooked path believe they go hand in hand and you can't have one without the other, but I say that is an unhealthy view point. For magic to work, it is best to be a saneContinue reading “The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Level of Skepticism (via The Witch of Forest Grove)”