An Unexpected Gift

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus Sometimes the universe has plans for us other than the ones we make for ourselves.  I'd arranged to go on an overnight hike along the Appalachian Trail with a friend to celebrate... Continue Reading →

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An Unexpected Gift

Last Samhain was the first time in quite awhile that I've done any sort of ritual practice with others present.  Being a coven of one usually isn't an issue, but lately I've been feeling the absence of other pagans in my daily life.  Old pagan friends have drifted away or crossed the threshold without new... Continue Reading →

Ritual Calendar – June (Belated)

There are some ideas from my last post that I want to further explore, but I'm just not in the proper frame of mind to do so just yet.  In the meantime, I've promised myself that I will finish my ritual calendar posts before 2015 rolls around.  So, six months late, here are some thoughts... Continue Reading →

Solstice Reflections – Making It Work

Belated solstice blessings to those who celebrate the changing of the seasons. Some of the lovely folks over at The Cauldron celebrated the holiday with the annual Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice celebrations. Those with far more energy and better capacity to go without sleep than I possess stayed up until dawn to... Continue Reading →

The Longest Night

Solstice quickly approaches, ushering the winter season here in the Northern Hemisphere. At the request of a friend, I share a blessing/prayer/meditation for the longest night of the year. On this longest night of the year, may you find warmth in the cold, illumination in the darkness, peace in the silent solitude, and hope in... Continue Reading →

Solstice Blessings

The sun will be setting here in another hour, marking the longest night of the year here in the northern hemisphere. The calendar rolls quietly over into a new season and winter will be upon us. My own celebrations will be quiet and solitary, reflecting on the coming fallow months and the darkness that gathers... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season

'Tis the Season... but for what exactly?One thing is for certain: it's the time of year when folks start quibbling about the true nature of the holiday season. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Yes, pagans, Jesus is one of the reasons for the season. Yes, Christians, yule time celebrations predate Christianity. Yes, everyone,... Continue Reading →

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