Three Things Thursday: Self-Care, Feral Witchcraft, and an Excerpt

Take Care –  Although “self-care” has become entangled with commercialism, I still find value in the original essence of the concept. Pausing to make time for ourselves and our spiritual, creative, or physical needs is important, especially when so much weighs us down. Between the news, some stressful situations at work, and such, I leftContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Self-Care, Feral Witchcraft, and an Excerpt”

Witchcraft Medicine: A Book Review

I finally got around to reading a book that has been on my wish list for awhile –Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants by Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, and Wolf-Doeter Storl.  Sarah Lawless first brought the book to my attention in one of her own reviews.  I added it to my AmazonContinue reading “Witchcraft Medicine: A Book Review”

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?””

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)”

Necropolis Now: Interview with Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Necropolis Now: Interview with Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Everyone should head on over to Necropolis Now to read the interview with Ronald Hutton. It is fantastic, as is often expected from Mr. Hutton.  I think it is unfortunate that more Pagans don’t read actual history books. I really likedContinue reading “Necropolis Now: Interview with Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol, United Kingdom”

I got an award!

A big thank you to Caroline for the award she sent me this morning.  She says my blog is full of “artistic and environmental awesomeness.”  Knowing that other people enjoy my crazy ramblings means a lot to me.  Caroline, over at Wandering the Numinous Wilds, is also a very talented artist within ADF.  In addition to her blog,Continue reading “I got an award!”

What have I been up to?

Imbolc is fast approaching and I’ve been getting ready!  I’m nearly done with this holiday’s artisan trading card and should have it in the mail by the end of the week.  In the meantime, here’s the offering I’ve made for Brighid.  It’s a sachet stuffed with wool and various dried herbs from my garden.  TheContinue reading “What have I been up to?”

Going Back to School

Tomorrow I will begin my graduate studies as a part time student.  I’m so excited to go back to college and I’m really happy with my new university (so happy that I bought a tshirt).  I’m a bit sad that the combination of distance, time, and finances dictate my need to attend a satellite campusContinue reading “Going Back to School”