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How I found my Pagan Path

A question posted within my spiritual community recently asked how we came to our pagan pathway, and whether it changed our lives. Personally, the date I remember of saying, “enough is enough” with Catholicism was March 28, 1999. I was 14. I was listening to Silverchair’s “Neon Ballroom” album, sitting at my desk in my… Continue reading How I found my Pagan Path

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Creating an internal grove

Something I’ve been exploring over the last two months or so is working with and creating an internal grove. Many of us live in suburbia and for whatever reason cannot get out into nature. We may be in the heart of the city, we may have issues with anxiety, it may be pouring down with… Continue reading Creating an internal grove

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How a Spirit Medium deals with grief (or so we want you to believe)

Death is one of the few constant things in this world. Everything and everyone, anything that experiences birth will eventually experience death. And as I’ve constantly been told over the last few weeks, we all react and grieve differently when someone we love dies. Personally, I believe in an afterlife. I believe our soul departs… Continue reading How a Spirit Medium deals with grief (or so we want you to believe)

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When the path you’ve chosen “doesn’t feel right”

With so many branches under the “Pagan Umbrella” it can be overwhelming, especially to someone brand new to this path, as to where to start their learning. Even those of us who have walked this path for a while, we are often lovers of learning and want to approach each to see what works and… Continue reading When the path you’ve chosen “doesn’t feel right”

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Lughnasadh, Australian Druidry, and the Samhain Gathering

Brightest blessings of Lughnasadh Lughnasadh, being the festival marking the beginning of the harvest, is somewhat hit and miss with the harvest times here in my part of Australia. Within New South Wales it’s stone fruit season – apricots, nectarines, along with grapes and pears. However, within my garden, the apricots fell from the tree… Continue reading Lughnasadh, Australian Druidry, and the Samhain Gathering

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Blessings of the Solstice

Blessings of the Solstice to all! The Longest Day has arrived and astrologically will be at 9.44pm tonight (in Sydney). It’s a time to celebrate the sunshine, the height of Summer, the warmth of the Sun. My understanding is that it’s traditional to light bonfires to represent the Sun during the Northern Hemispheric celebrations. It’s… Continue reading Blessings of the Solstice