Crystals: The Heart of Red Jade #Light #Darkness #Writing #Crystals #Properties

  Yes,  the heart speaks volumes. I love crystals so it's no wonder that I created a magical fantasy brimming with crystals! Today let me introduce you to Red Jade... Red Jade Astrological associations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra Chakra: Heart   Jade crystals come in a variety of colours including green, orange, brown, cream, white, … Continue reading Crystals: The Heart of Red Jade #Light #Darkness #Writing #Crystals #Properties

Working Deeply with Water: Waters of the World Shrine and Sacred Waters

The Druid’s Garden with a post about working with water energy and recognising the sacredness of all water. Also includes a ritual for working with blessed water yourself.

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Primal Water from the Plant Spirit Oracle; tan paint is from Tanoma Iron Oxide! Primal Water from the Plant Spirit Oracle

In the druid tradition, water represents the west, the place of emotions and intuition, the place of our ancestors and of the honored dead. Water is often connected with the salmon of wisdom, the salmon who dwells in a sacred pool, offering his wisdom to those who seek him. Water may serve as a gateway to other worlds and as a tool for scrying. Water can be used as a tool understand flows of all kinds. You can study flowing water through observation, fishing, boating or swimming and connected with in order to help us understand deep insights.  Snow and ice can likewise, be used as spiritual tools.  Water-based animals like turtles, fish, salamanders, dragonflies or water-based plants like cattail, calamus, or lotus are powerful allies for spiritual work. Working deeply with water is part of several druid teachings and courses, and…

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On Dowsing or Water-Witching

A wonderful post from greenmagick regarding the art of dowsing. As a child, Tommy my uncle taught me how to dowse. He used it a lot for water and other things.

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T1200 Tom demonstrates proper method of holding dowsing stick

Dowsing has always been on my list of things to do. It has been practiced for thousands of years, so I was pretty certain it was for real. By some stroke of luck, I met a dowser/water witch named Kris at an outdoor barbecue event a few years ago. We were exchanging information about what we did for a living, and after I handed her my Realtor business card, she handed me her business card. It had a hand illustrated, forked branch on it, with the quote, “The wish to reveal what the earth has hidden”. Kris was the person the drilling and pump contractors called to find water in the area. She was often called to travel to other communities for a fee plus mileage and per diem. It was a viable business for her.

We visited all evening, and really liked each other. I asked her if I…

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Empathic Shielding and Energy Clearing

  How to avoid being drained by energy suckers with shielding and tools to aid in clearing   As empaths we absorb thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others. We are highly sensitive to energies, people, places, and nature. For those of us who are empaths and often find ourselves being caught up in people’s orbits … Continue reading Empathic Shielding and Energy Clearing

Druidry for the 21st Century: Plant-Based Spiritual Supplies and Global Demand

A crucial part of being a pagan/witch/spiritual seeker is knowing where your plants/herbs/roots come from.

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Can you even imagine druidry without plants or trees?  Plants and trees are some of our strongest allies for the work that we do, and are often connected to almost everything that we do spiritually. Plant spirits are teachers, guides, and allies.  From before we had recorded history in any culture, the plant spirits were there, growing with us, guiding us, healing us, and supporting us on our journey. Today’s modern druid practice continues that tradition: we burn plants for smoke cleansing, clearing, and helping to energize spaces. We use trees as part of divination and sacred rites. We use plants as healers, for magical healing and physical healing, and to connect with on deep levels.  Plants have long been friends of humans–and have long walked beside us, hand in hand, as we do our sacred work.  And today, we’ll explore ways we can offer that same kind of honor…

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Druidry for the 21st Century: Psychopomping the Anthropocene

A very poignant post about our world today and how many non-humans need help from those attuned, to pass over. This is a post that needs reading, sisters. ❤

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As an animist druid, I recognize the spirit of all beings.  I honor and interact with the spirits in the land, in the trees, in the animals and birds, in the insects, in the rivers, in the mountains. Animals die, plants die, insects die. Their spirits live on.  In the Anthropocene, even mountains die, they are removed for mining activities all along the Appalachians and in many other places.  Rivers die, and have been dying for centuries as we fill them with refuse. In the Anthropocene, many things die. What happens to that mountain’s spirit when the mountain is gone? What is happening now to the millions of non-human lives that are dying because of human activity? That’s the question we focus on today–as part of my druidry for the 21st century series.  Earlier posts in this series include Druidry for the 21st Century and Druidry in the age of…

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A Fascinating Crystal – Chiastolite

Today, I am thrilled to share with you details of a crystal that I have recently discovered. Chiastolite  Chiastolite is a stunning crystal.  It exhibits a cross pattern in a  cross section. It may be brown or green with a black cross pattern. The meaning of its name comes from the Greek word "chiastos" meaning … Continue reading A Fascinating Crystal – Chiastolite

Sins of the Fae Submission Call

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Sins of Time Anthology: Volume 4
Theme: Sins of the Fae

Sins of the Fae. Stories should be based around the world of fae. Keep in mind that stories should not only contain the fae element but also an element of horror as well.

Word count between 1,000-5,000. All stories must be edited to the full extent of the writer’s abilities. Stories need to have indentations of .2 (if you use the tab feature for indentions that is fine, we can fix that quickly to reflect the appropriate indentation.) 1.5 spacing between lines. Typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font. All stories need to have the title and author name in the beginning as well. Also if you break between scenes please include either bullets, asterisks, even chapters so that we know where the breaks are, because all stories will be formatted in the end to reflect the same…

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Tarot Apps

A new modern approach with distinct possibilities …

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Hello friends and casual passers-by,

I want to do a quick post about the use of Tarot apps.

If you are a Spoonie, Tarot Novice, Closet-Tarotist, Tech-Witch, Always on the Go or on a Limited Budget, this post may be of interest to you.

Not everyone is a fan of Tarot Readings generated by a computer algorythm.

Maybe you feel like it isn’t “real” and couldn’t possibly be accurate?

Personally I believe that you will get the cards that were meant for you – no matter how they are drawn!

As most of you know, I suffer from chronic fatigue and pain due to CFS/Fibromyalgia – To me, these apps have become indispensable lately! Not enough energy to clear Maya’s toys from the table and go get a deck of cards? Fingers and hands too sore for shuffling? Too achy to get up from the sofa? I can…

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Kukeri of Bulgaria

An ancient Winter ritual from all over Bulgaria, the Kukeri are masked figures who divert the evil eye, and as they dance through villages they also promote fertility and prosperity for the coming year. So old no one knows when it started, the Kukeri dancers survived the Ottoman empire and Soviet Russia. Read the article … Continue reading Kukeri of Bulgaria