The Gift of the Goddess

Yesterday, I shared the visit of three Poor Wills who chose my sacred circle as a safe place to sleep. You can read that post HERE. Today, I've experienced the meaning and synchronicity of the number three. For months now, I've pondered the significance of following a goddess. I couldn't choose one, and I've read …

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Samhain Magic

From Samhain 2018 Fairy Witchcraft honors deities connected to the faeries. This includes the liminal Gods, the Lady of the Greenwood, the Lord of the Wildwood, The Hunter, and the Queen of Wind. My faery craft authority, Morgan Daimler, explains: "The Lady of the Greenwood and the Lord of the Wildwood rule during the light …

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All Hallows Eve |

Learn the history behind Halloween!

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Turnip Lantern by Patrick Murdoch

It’s almost upon us. That most Scottish of warding traditions, which, having crossed the Atlantic, has returned, a wee bit sullied, yet nonetheless popular.

Marking the end of the summer and the beginning of winter, the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead was considered sundered on the night before the Feast of All Saints; effectively allowing the dead to walk among the living. It was also a night on which the “people of the air” (the fairy folk) held a great conventical, and it was, therefore, just as important to avoid causing offence to the Fey on Halloween as it was to exorcise the spirits of the dead.

As protection against any evil abroad, bonfires were traditionally lit. All hearth fires were extinguished and then relit from that communal bonfire. Lanterns, carved from a turnip, were used to…

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Samhain | by Morgan Daimler

As we move further into the Samhain season, there is often a strong emphasis on remembering and connecting to our ancestors and dead loved ones. A secondary theme that we find is the idea of a so-called ‘thinning of the veil’ as a way to describe the increased activity by spirits and easier perception of …

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Samhain: When the Veil is Thin | Jason Mankey

Samhain to the ancients brought about a feeling of dread. Most people feared this holiday. Bonfires were lit to keep the malevolent faeries away. The connection to the dead comes from the otherworld, where the fey lived. It was during Samhain that people believed the veil thinned between the two worlds. Ready to learn more …

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Happy Mabon!

Mabon is the second of the three harvest festivals celebrated on the wheel of the year. From September 20th through the 23rd, Pagans celebrate the autumn equinox, which means equal night. Mabon gets its name from the Welsh god of the same name, recognized as the "Divine Child." Mabon's history comes from the story of …

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Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron

Krisztián Farkas / EyeEm / Getty Images The Crone of Wisdom "In Welsh legend, Cerridwen represents the crone, which is the darker aspect of the goddess. She has powers of prophecy and is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. As typical of Celtic goddesses, she has two children: daughter …

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The Full Harvest Moon: My Celebration

On Friday, September 13th at 9:33 pm (PST) the full Harvest Moon in Pisces rose in the sky as darkness descended.  This date was special to me as it was my youngest daughter's birthday, and the day I had selected to bless my faery tree and sacred spiral in my backyard. Sunset in my developing neighborhood …

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Patheos – Irish-American Witchcraft: Evolution of My Spirituality | Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler has become an influential resource for me as I research my way into faery craft. You can learn more about her on her blog: Living Liminally, Here. *** My witchcraft isn't something that fits well in the ceremonial magic structure or the neopagan one that comes from it; it's far closer to early …

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