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Ostara Ritual To Find the Sun

Eggs are strongly associated with Ostara and its images of fertility and growth, and dyeing hardboiled eggs is a wonderful tradition to use for this Sabbat. This ritual uses the egg in a slightly different way to symbolize the release … Continue reading

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Ritual for Inspiration using the Ace of Swords

The full moon is coming up! As some of you may have noticed, this month’s full moon falls on Valentines. Let me take a moment to repeat my public service announcements about why you should not do “love spells” because … Continue reading

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Imbolc: Make a Brigid’s Cross ritual

It’s almost Imbolc! In honor of Brigid’s day, you might want to read my stories of Brigid, think about making an affirmation to engage Brigid’s gifts of fire and poetry in your own life, or try this simple ritual. Whatever … Continue reading

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The Fool: A full moon ritual of play and possibilities

To start off the new year, here is a ritual I’ve written to engage with the Fool card of the Tarot, and specifically with the theme of play. Playing can be a way of opening ourselves up to new possibilities … Continue reading

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Simple New Year’s ritual

I didn’t realize it until now, but this is the perfect time of year for Crossing the River to come out, as we’re about to cross over the boundary from one year into another. You can read more of my … Continue reading

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Ostara salt scrub

Happy Ostara! I haven’t developed this into a full ritual yet, but here’s an idea you might try: an Ostara salt scrub. Why not try a little “spring cleaning” on your body as well as around the house? Seriously, though, … Continue reading

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Great work is often boring, part 1: logistics

While cleaning, I ran across notes I’d made for a blog post some time ago, in response to someone saying “Great work is never boring.” The ideas for that have finally come together, and it’s relevant that they did so … Continue reading

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Contemporary Deities: Eris and Weasel Wicca

I’m going to feature some pieces and guest posts further exploring contemporary deities. If you’ve got one to suggest, please write to me at literatahurley at gmail. One of my favorite examples of a ha-ha-only-serious approach to religion is Weasel … Continue reading

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Meditation Moment: A practical and magical skill

I’ve spent the last few months discussing different ways to meditate; this month I’d like to focus on why meditation is such an important skill for both practical and magical purposes. Research is revealing more and more health benefits to … Continue reading

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Kore and the Eleusinian Mysteries: A Tarot Spread to Encounter Persephone

I’ve finished Level 2 of my studies with the Order of the White Moon! Here’s my goddess project for this level. It’s also in the OWM Goddess Gallery with images. The rituals of the Eleusinian Mysteries centered on the worship … Continue reading

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