New Moon Blessings

Ever hear of The Law of Abundance? Ever write a New Moon check to be blessed by The Law of Abundance? Well, I am here to walk you through the process and encourage you to try it every month. Why? You have everything to gain, that’s why. Here’s what we do. On the NEW MOON …

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Our Winter goddess and the calm in the storm

A wonderful article about The Cailleach.

Beltane Fire Society

Samhuinn Fire Festival is sometimes seen as a battle between two seasons, but there is a key third aspect of our story that leads the ritual turn from Summer to Winter. We sat down with Kate, who this year will embody the mysterious Cailleach, to learn more about her interpretation of the Crone goddess.

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First a bit of background. The Cailleach traditionally manifests as an old woman, part of the triple goddess who changes as the seasons turn. At Beltane Fire Festival She emerges as the May Queen, goddess of the Summer when new plants and animals flourish. In Winter She is older, a Winter goddess associated with the formation of the landscape and fierce storms that batter the land, and She plays a pivotal role in maintaining the balance…

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Rites of Passage: Seeing beyond fear

We are all afraid of something.

There are the fears of the everyday world, from arachnophobia to a fear of the dark, and the deeper fears of the personality, that play upon the mind and heart.

What purpose might such fears serve, beyond protecting us from potentially harmful situations?

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Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September 2019

We are all afraid of something.

There are the fears of the everyday world, from arachnophobia to a fear of the dark, and the deeper fears of the personality, that play upon the mind and heart.

What purpose might such fears serve, beyond protecting us from potentially harmful situations?

How have our ancestors addressed such fears across the centuries? Can we learn from the past a way to see beyond our fears to a future lit by serenity and hope?

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The Portrayal of Witches #Halloween #Witches

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A fabulous portrayal of the unfair treatment of witches. #Recommended.

Alison Williams Writing

Here’s a post from a few years ago to get you in the mood for Halloween.

Macbeth witches

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble. 
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes. 

Most of us are familiar with these words from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and with the gruesome hags that stir the cauldron. They have become the blueprint for the portrayal of witches; ugly, toothless old women; scheming, mysterious and powerful. But is it fair? And why do we see witches in this way – it can’t all be Shakespeare’s fault, can it?

Before the advent of Christianity there were many diverse religions – Druids, Norse Odinists and those that had for centuries acted as healers, midwives and wise women and men. However, when the Inquisition was launched, it wasn’t just direct ‘threats’ to the Roman Catholic Church that came under suspicion. Anyone could potentially be…

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Dark Visions

Sister Adele has a story published in this spooky anthology. Have a read!

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I am so honoured to be in this spooky anthology. With contributions from authors who nail the spook genre, this anthology will have you jumping at every shadow. Breath a sigh of relief they are only shadows; or are they?

The following is an excerpt from my tale “Devil’s Hollow.” A cautionary tale, warning those who let curiosity lead them into dark places.

Benji had gone quiet with fright, but I held his hand and walked back the way we’d come but stopped. It was black as tar without a flashflight.

There was a sudden loud noise that made me jump and Benji wet himself.

You stupid idiot,” Doug shouted at his brother.

Lord, when they gave out brains Bart must’ve been absent that day.

He’d touched one skeleton and the damn head rolled onto the floor making an almighty racket.

It echoed around us and slid down those…

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Samhain vs. Halloween | Jason Mankey

This is an excellent discussion of the difference between Samhain and Halloween. If you want to understand the differences, please click the link below. ❤ Halloween and Samhain are more than just a day, they are practically a season for many of us. They are also two distinct holidays and offer vastly [...] Source: Samhain …

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