Category Archives: Pagan

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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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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Imbolc – Poesis

I was called away from home suddenly a few days before Imbolc, and things have only settled down now. I am continuing to republish a series of essays originally written in 2012. I currently plan on moving in the middle … Continue reading

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Brigid and the Apple Trees

I walked in Tir na nOg with Brigid, and I asked her, “Lady, show me the wonders of the apple trees of the Land of Youth.” She plucked a blossom from an apple tree, and hammered it on her anvil, … Continue reading

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Yule – Sustaining Rebirth

I am continuing to republish a series of essays originally written in 2011. Six months ago, I told a story of Litha being destruction averted, because although it is easy to associate warmth with the very energy of life, it … Continue reading

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Samhain – Learning to Listen

I am continuing to republish a series of articles originally written in 2011. I wrote this piece only a few months before my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and it is especially poignant in light of her recent passing. May … Continue reading

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Mabon – The Myth of Progress

I’m continuing to republish a series of articles on the Sabbats originally written in 2011. Mabon, the autumn equinox, is something of a blank slate. In the Wheel of the Year, the “cross-quarter days” are Celtic fire festivals; the other … Continue reading

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