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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Hekate’s Garden, Botanical Magic, and Pharmakeia | Herbalism Hekate: by Cindy Brannen

What an amazing collection of information. If you read one thing today, let it be this article on herbalism, Hekate, botanicals... Soak up the magic! ❤ "Pharmakeia is the ancient practice of plant medicine/magic descended from Hekate's Ancient Witches. Working with the materia medica helps us break [...]" Source: Hekate’s Garden, Botanical Magic and Pharmakeia …

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5 Simple Ways to Bring Lammas to Our Modern Lives

Learn more about Lammas or Lughnasadh and the history behind why pagans celebrate this holiday. ❤ Lammas, it's nobody's favorite holiday. We are so disconnected from the wheat harvest, it seems silly and outdated to celebrate it. Here's [...] Source: 5 Simple Ways to Bring Lammas to Our Modern Lives