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.

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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Now in central Ohio

Just a quick update: for anyone interested in working with me, I am now teaching and offering services in the central Ohio area. See my pages on services and teaching for more. I hope to have some classes and workshops … Continue reading

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Ostara – Element of Air

For the next year, I’m going to concentrate on the four Elements on the equinoxes and solstices and on four concepts that I see as fundamental to Wicca on the other Sabbats. For Ostara we’ll start with the Element of Air. Continue reading

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Personal is political: House edition

Buying a house makes me realize that overcoming prejudices which kept women ignorant is a political act. Continue reading

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Review – Divorcing a Real Witch

The book Divorcing a Real Witch by Diana Rajchel has gotten a lot of press lately. Here’s a review I did for Circle Magazine at the end of last year. Rajchel’s book provides valuable resources for dealing with divorce in a personal and spiritual context. Continue reading

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Stones for chakras – clear and dark stones

Clear and dark stones have their own special properties, and they also correspond to the ancestral and transpersonal chakras of the expanded chakra system. Continue reading

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