Trance 1: Trial and Error

It was difficult to get into any deep trances this past week.  We went away to a camp with some family members for a few days, which will always throw me off my routine.  However, compared to going away to a hotel, it was easier to maintain my typical devotional practices.  I set up aContinue reading “Trance 1: Trial and Error”

Trance 1: Down the Rabbit Hole

I posted a few weeks ago that I planned to get back into my trance studies, but I had to wait until my vacation started and I could get into a routine.  I did, however, begin my reading: The Way of the Shaman by Harner and The Trance Workbook:Understanding and Using the Power of Altered States byContinue reading “Trance 1: Down the Rabbit Hole”

Memories and Meditation

This past weekend, I spent a couple days at different beaches along the St. Lawrence River. On Friday, I put my feet in the public beach at Alexandria Bay. On Sunday, I went swimming with friends at Grass Point State Park. It was a fantastic way to spend some of my remaining vacation, especially asContinue reading “Memories and Meditation”

Devotionals in the Forest

Today I went to the forest to do a devotional. It’s a perfect day for that. The sky is clear, allowing the sun to hit the changing leaves. It makes them look like a brilliant flame! As a precaution against hunters and bears, I donned a red jacket and, once I was in the forest,Continue reading “Devotionals in the Forest”

North Country Druid: An Afternoon on Wellesley Island

Like most people in America, I spent some time outdoors with my family this Labor Day weekend. We decided to explore one of the larger islands in the 1000 Islands – Wellesley Island. We chose to take a late afternoon hike on one of the shorter trails at the Minna Anthony Nature Center. We arrivedContinue reading “North Country Druid: An Afternoon on Wellesley Island”

Pagan Parenting: “Goodnight Prayer”

I’ve been working on a nighttime prayer to say with my daughter and I think I’ve finally settled on wording that I like. What do you think? “Goodnight Prayer” by Grey Catsidhe Goodnight moon and goodnight sun Goodnight every Shining One Goodnight lake and goodnight pond Goodnight loved ones from beyond Goodnight Earth and goodnightContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: “Goodnight Prayer””

Pagan Parenting: Simple Picnic Birthday

My baby recently hit a big milestone – she’s technically no longer a baby!  She’s a toddler.  Yes, not only did she turn one, but she started to walk!  Crawling is still her modus operandi,  but she grows more competent walking (and even running a little) each day.  Furthermore, she has said a few simpleContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Simple Picnic Birthday”

Shrine Facelift

Since my Ancestors’ shrine moved and is looking much better, I thought it was only right to give the Nature Spirits’ indoor shrine a facelift! After dusting, I started to find places for the various bones, shells, feathers, crystals, etc and realized that I should place things according to realm – land, sea, and sky!Continue reading “Shrine Facelift”