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.

Lunasa – Sacred Work

The name of this festival is often written as Lughnasadh, but from now on I’m going to use the modernized Irish spelling: Lunasa. This rendering gives a better impression of how to pronounce it and is easier to remember and … Continue reading

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Litha – Element of Fire

I’m continuing to republish a series of articles on the Wheel of the Year. This was originally written in 2012. On Wednesday near 1pm as I darted from one air-conditioned venue to another, I took just a moment to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Just published: The Queen of the Sky, Bast Anthology

Bibliotheca Alexandrina has just published The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods, an anthology in honor of Bast. One of my rituals is included. You can order it at CreateSpace. Enjoy!

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Practicing through depression

I’m going through an episode of major depression. This is not unexpected given how much has been going on for me lately. It seems odd to me that it’s happening when things are finally settling down, but maybe that’s to … Continue reading

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Beltane – Sacred Sex

I’m continuing to republish a series of articles. This one was originally written in 2012. In addition to the four Elements, on the cross-quarter days of the Wheel of the Year this year I’m going to explore four major themes … Continue reading

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Daily Tarot Practice

I’ve discovered that a daily Tarot practice is a great way to get better insight into the meanings of the cards as they relate to everyday life. I’ve been working on my daily practice lately – and I’ll be writing … Continue reading

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Oklahoma bill to discriminate

Marriage licenses, doing it wrong edition! The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would require all marriage licenses to be signed by clergy. This is a direct attack on separation of church and state: it effectively requires people who … Continue reading

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