I was reminded recently of a time I bargained with the Gods. I was young, stupid, and it was complete desperation. It was near midnight, cold, clear sky. I went to visit my Great Grandmother who had passed less than 10 years prior. It wasn’t my intention, but I broke. I found a tree, lit… Continue reading Bargaining with the Gods for Help | Onderhandelen met de Goden voor hulp
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?
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
We’re a species that love to label things, and through Paganism most of us find harmony with giving things a title of “masculine” or “feminine”. For example, the athame is masculine as it represents the phallus, while the chalice is feminine as it represents the womb. I never realised that what I practise and the… Continue reading Embracing Masculine Energy within Femininity
My stomach was fluttering like crazy – that mixed feeling of “I’m so nervous I’m about to throw up” and “oh please let me have the strength to come out and say it.” I had to wait to make sure all the children were in bed. Nerves were heightened as I worried about what they… Continue reading When the veil lifted
Of late I’ve been thinking that I feel disconnected from Earth. This isn’t new as I’ve gone through this before. I loved Fire in my teens, particularly because I’m a Leo. Then I worked with the Ocean for years. I moved to Sydney and connected with Earth. I remember reading in my early days on… Continue reading A Time for Change
Well the voices fall like timber and the fear it pours like rain And my heart is crushed to cinders underneath this kind of pain Well there is no resolution when the revolution’s dead So I’m left with no solution for the voices in my head ~ Hanson, When You’re Gone This has been a… Continue reading Stuck Underneath
Sea Witchcraft, Ocean Witchcraft and Beach Magick is the most beautiful, at times simplistic, but ultimately the most powerful magick and ritual I have ever practiced. And I miss it! Let me get this out of the way: if you are lucky enough to live by the sea/ocean/beach, I envy you. I miss it. It’s… Continue reading Sea Witchery & Sirens