Solitary Full Moon Tea and Ritual

The full moon is a time of celebration. We’ve grown over the past 2 weeks from the new moon, and hopefully worked towards the intentions that we set at the new moon. This is a time of light, of fullness, and of highlighting our spiritual practices. The energies of this moon are illumination, making magick,…

Solitary New Moon Tea and Ritual

The new moon is a time to go within and reflect. This is the start of a new moon cycle where we can begin again, set our intentions, and deal with any inner work that needs to be done. So the energies of this moon are rest, reflection, going deep within, and deciding on our…

Greek ‘smudging’ substitute

So I’ve been thinking a lot about cultural appropriation lately.  I never used to really worry about using sage or palo santo, feeling like I was OK as long as I honored the First Nations tradition of smudging but without trying to claim it as my own.  However, if I’ve learned anything in my practice,…

Smudge spray recipe!

So as part of my Project: Persephone365 doings this month, I’ve started purifying myself every night before bed.  I start by calling back all the energy that I sent out, and giving all the energy that was sent to me back to the people who sent it with love and light.  (Or sending any negativity…

Bewitching Your Day 17- Ritual Purification Bath

  Ingredients: Purification Escential Essences Incense Sticks Celtic Sea Salt®, Light Grey, By The Grain & Salt Society, Coarse Ground, 1 lb 7 Day Candle-White Tumbled Aquamarine “A” (1″ – 1-1/2″) – 1pc. Clear Quartz Points “A/B” Grade (5/8″ – 1.25″) – 10pcs. Lavender Flowers on MountainRoseHerbs.com Sage on MountainRoseHerbs.com  

Vegan Beltane menu

We celebrated Beltane a little late this year.  I needed a combination of time and money to come together, and that didn’t come together until Tuesday the 3rd.  As that also happens to be Billy Ocean day, we were doubly festive. We’ve been eating mostly vegan, all vegetarian for a while now.  I love eating…

Ostara- Renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation

Ostara has always been a favorite sabbat of mine.  The first ritual I ever put together and performed was on Ostara.  I was enamoured.  I felt the new life of Spring coursing through my body, I felt the sacredness of the change of seasons, I felt the magick of the Goddess in her transformation.  I…

Beltane 2015

The only tradition I have on Beltane is the tradition of all my plans falling apart.  I rarely ever celebrate the way I plan, and I rarely, if ever, get to have sex on Beltane.  This year, as per usual, my plans all fell apart.  Except for the sex.  I’ll leave off of the details,…

Pagan Blog Project Week 25- Muscadine Wine

As Pagans, we tend to be a little more aware of the cycles of nature and the turning of the seasons.  As a home beer/winemaker, this is especially evident in the cycle of fruits that are available for winemaking each Spring, Summer, and Fall.  However, in the South, there is no wine fruit so revered…

Ostara feast menu

I was going to have better pics, but I used too much Veganaise on the potato salad, and Bear got creative with purple food coloring on the eggless frittata.  We’re still working on tweaking recipes for a book I’m working on called The Vegan Pagan.  🙂 Ostara Feast: * Baby spinach salad with strawberries, mushrooms,…

Glogg recipe

This is something I’ve made for years and years.  Be careful drinking it!  It will hit you like a sledgehammer.  A delicious, Swedish, Yuletide sledgehammer. Glogg Heat one bottle dry red wine with one sliced orange, 3/4 cups raisins, 1/2 cup blanched almonds, 6 cardamom pods, 5 cloves, and a cinnamon stick. (spices should be…