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  

Bewitching Your Day 13- Wren

More Information: Carolina Wren on birds.Audubon.org The Once Unknown Familiar: Shamanic Paths to Unleash Your Animal Powers by Timothy Roderick The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews Wren on Whats-Your-Sign.com

Bewitching Your Day 11- Sage (triple Goddess herbs 3/3)

  More information: Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Wylundt The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker

Bewitching Your Day 8- Bee

  More information: Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm Melissa on Wikipedia Colony Collapse Disorder on Wikipedia

Bewitching Your Day 6- Amber

More Information: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker Brisingamen on Wikipedia

Bewitching Your Day 5- Sigil Magick

  More Information: Signs, Symbols & Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism by Raymond Buckland Magical Alphabets: The Secrets and Significance of Ancient Scripts by Nigel Pennick How to make and use sigils by Krazyboytx on YouTube

Bewitching Your Day 4- Honeysuckle

More Information: Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent  by Scott Cunningham Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise by Scott Cunningham The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean Wylundt’s Book of Incense by Steven R. Smith http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/herborium/honeysuckle.asp

Bewitching Your Day 3- Disabilities and Spirituality

  More Information: Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul  by Tara “Masery” Miller Pagans and Wiccans with Disabilities on RealPagan.net Disabled Witches and Pagans and Friends on PaganSpace.net Vulcan’s Sister: A blog about Paganism and disability

Bewitching Your Day 2- Hawk

  More Information: Druid Animal Oracle by Philip Carr-Gomm Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects by Barbara G. Walker Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_hawk  

Bewitching Your Day 1- Introduction

    ********************************************* After the happy chaos of NaPoWriMo, I’m kind of enjoying the idea of releasing something creative each and every day into the universe.  I recorded 22 episodes of this podcast, almost 2 years ago, and then recorded another 13 some time later.  My original intention was to create 366 episodes, but I…

Poem- Cernunnos

Cernunnos A flash of eyes, deep in the verdant tangle Wildness incarnate, beyond words A momentary impression, a feeling in the gut A call to join him and be torn apart Masculinity on display, meditating deep Communing with the creatures who come at his call He holds a torque, he is king of the woodlands…

Poem- Spilling Over

Power of water to bless or drown, cleanse or stagnate Waves of emotion, washing the heart, pulling us under Filling the soul with twisting eddys, streams of compassion Flowing into our lives, soothing our minds Or perhaps bringing turbulence, chaotic and uncontrollable Salty, it is our blood, flowing through our veins Hydrating our tissues, bringing…

Poem- Yemaya

Yemaya Salty, churning waves of mother’s love Offering connection, nourishment Linked by salt and chains of amino acids The life/death struggle Eating, mating Colors of green and blue and brown Shells clicking in her hair She dances us to life Quickens the stardust with laughter Her embrace, a homecoming

Poem- She Turns

She Turns Stone to flesh, Her features resolve. Gardenia and moonflower, Jasmine and amber. Her eyes sparkle Reflecting her torch. She is the keeper of magick, Revealer of mysteries. Hers is the power of change, Instinct in action. Growing moon, magick increasing. Welcome to the crucible. She turns again Smile benevolent, She stands ready at…

Faith

Faith, for me, is a thing that’s just always been there.  From my first Pagan stirrings as a kid to my deepest, most fervent period of study and worship, it’s just been there.  Sometimes I count myself an Ostara/Yule Pagan, only really giving the minimum of effort, maybe a nod to the sabbats as they…

The Witches Reel

I have a confession.  I’m obsessed with this song.  I found it in the very earliest days of Napster, and have never been able to find the same version again, though all versions seem to be pretty good.  Here are a few.     I have to say that this last group looks like a…

Where I’m going and where I’ve been. (Holiday debriefing)

The holidays were strange this year. That’s relatively typical. It seems there’s always something going on during the holidays that keep me from being able to relax into them. The past 2 years, I worked retail, and I was stressed, overworked, undersleeping, and in a lot of pain. This year seemed to be a little…

Pagan Blog Project Week 41- Undines

Undines are one type of four elemental spirits in alchemy, and they represent the element of water.  Their counterparts are salamanders (fire), sylphs (air), and gnomes (earth).  They were first discussed in relation to alchemy by Paracelsus in the 15th century, but were later found represented in art and literature as a later representation of…

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,…

My patron deities- Lakshmi (Earth)

Lakshmi came to me at the same time that her sister, Sarasvati, did.  She is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, luck, and family.  To me, she has always been the Queen of Pentacles, and all the groundedness and abundance that embodies. She’s often portrayed seated or standing in a lotus, hovering over a river which…

Samhain Altar

This is it! The only thing we have left to add is letters. I’m going to write a letter to my dad, and Bear and J might write letters to their loved ones as well. I’ll place them on the altar (behind everything), and then we’ll burn them on Samhain. The incense also turned out…

Pain and Tiwaz

Good news: I found my runes while looking through my old herb collection! Bad news:  All of my herbs are waaaayyy too old and stale to use for anything.  They all smell like dust. Good news: I found a great supplier who sells the herbs I need cheap on Ebay! Bad news: I spent my…

Inanna (video)

For Trixie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_sroZKqliA