Author Archives: Literata

About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.

Now at Pagan Square: Practice what’s not perfect

I’m suggesting that more of us take this back-to-school time to challenge ourselves to try something new without being limited by our previous assumptions of what we’re innately good at. Read more at Pagan Square.

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How many Tarot spreads are there?

Ever wondered how many different three-card spreads were possible? Or Celtic Cross spreads? Read on to find out – it’s probably more than you think! Continue reading

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Ritual for celebrating triple Goddess using Three of Cups

The suit of Cups is all about Water, so it has to do with emotions and relationships. The Three of Cups is a card of relating to others, and it has special resonance for goddess worshippers who know that several … Continue reading

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Review: Kynes – Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences

Kynes, Sandra. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive & Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Wiccans. Llewellyn, 2013. Paperback, 528 pages. Sandra Kynes’ book of correspondences competently addresses the fundamental needs of magical practitioners as well as offering opportunities for … Continue reading

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Home Warding

This article originally appeared in Circle Magazine, Fall 2013. I live in a busy urban area, so warding my home is vitally important to me on many levels. Creating a sense of mental and emotional privacy is a necessary part … Continue reading

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Lunasa – John Barleycorn

But John Barleycorn proved the stoutest man Though they did all that they could So raise up your horn and praise John Barleycorn And we shall drink his blood Yes, we shall drink his blood! – Heather Alexander’s version of … Continue reading

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Where are my superpowers?

I have been dealing with my food allergies a lot lately, and I want to know: Where are my superpowers? Food restrictions are difficult to live with at the best of times because food restrictions divide people during a fundamental … Continue reading

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