“Know thyself.” One of the most important lessons and/or sayings (I believe it be) within the Craft, regardless to what branch you follow. I won’t lie – when I was younger and of course knew EVERYTHING, I thought that saying was a bit of wank. I didn’t understand how you could truly know yourself: if… Continue reading Creative Intuition & Knowing Thyself | Creatieve Intuïtie & Ken Uzelf
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
Sometimes we put our faith aside. Writing it, it seems like such a silly idea. Q. Wouldn’t you cling to your faith when the world around you crumbles?A. No, I was too busy trying to keep myself afloat while slowly drowning. We’re approaching the Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Zomer zonnewende, Alban Hefin. The weather here in… Continue reading Finding my way home
Blessings of the Season to you all. I love Yule. Over the last few years it’s become my favourite Sabbat. It’s a very personal one for me as rituals held the last few years have been so incredibly impactful. This is the first time I’ve felt the urge to write in too long. It’s the… Continue reading A Year and (almost) a Day
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
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