I am 33 years old and regardless to never having children/can’t have children/don’t want children, I see myself as a Mother. This really hit home when Augie got bit by that bloody snake she chose to play with, and I cried hysterically with her in my lap (in a carrier) while my husband tried very… Continue reading In between Maiden and Mother
Elen of the Ways is an antlered Goddess of British mythology. She is Sovereignty, she is the Green Woman. She is of the ancient tracks and path ways, and is helping me journey down one particular path Herne has claimed as “Women’s Business”. There is not much written about her from the old texts, as she… Continue reading The Oracle of the Antlered Road
The Pagan Experience – To Be Silent. What does “silence” mean to you? How does it inform your spiritual practice? How is it expressed in your mundane life? And, what is it we are being silent about? Silence is memories of fingers on lips, of the shhh in the library, the awkwardness on a first date when… Continue reading In Keeping Silent
I feel like I’ve been a bad lil Pagan of late because I haven’t done much. I haven’t done anything for Mabon or for the Sydney equivalent, I haven’t given a daily offering or had a proper yarn with Herne in way too long. I haven’t felt the desire to blog of late as my… Continue reading Altar Freshen Up
It’s that time of year again. The stores are chock full of chocolate eggs, there are bunny decorations and fun things for children to occupy themselves with. The hot cross buns came out sometime in January – there are even cards with gorgeous symbols of Spring and fertility (when did giving cards at Easter become… Continue reading Traditional vs. Local – How do you celebrate the festivals of the land?
At the moment I’m trying this new routine where I eliminate one or two things from my diet each month. I’ve so far successfully eliminated alcohol, energy drinks (after consuming at least 1 a day for the last 8 years) and by the end of the month I will have cut out soft drink (soda)… Continue reading The Path Ahead
One of the most important, yet often frustrating, aspects of the Craft is the element of “to keep silent”. For the most part what we bloggers post is only the public aspect of our learnings; enough to share an opinion and allow others who may be sharing the same ponderings to gain more information to expand… Continue reading To Keep Silent
“So, at first I ruled as the stag and God of the Hunt. Invoked with blood and sweat and the chase. I led the hunt through the forest and it was I who bent the branches to scratch and tear and cut. For without effort, what is the point of life? Without hunger, what would… Continue reading The Horned God – In the Beginning