Tag Archives: Sabbats

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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Happy Mabon! The Myth of Progress and a book review

Happy autumn equinox to everyone! The Myth of Progress is my article about Mabon at the Slacktiverse: This is what I love about Mabon; more, perhaps, than any other Sabbat, it is a festival about which Pagans are actively making … Continue reading

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Down in the mud at Beltane

Some days I think that no one in her right mind would want to be a Witch and a priestess – unless, of course, she was called to it, and it was as much a part of her blood as … Continue reading

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Beltane, botany, and desire

Hecate recently asked how we know it’s almost time for Beltane. She has an answer in terms of the deep relationship she has with the oak trees in her location. I haven’t lived in one place long enough to have … Continue reading

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Ostara Ritual

This is the script for the Ostara ritual that I led this evening. The actual ritual had some changes along the way, as usual, but this is a pretty good representation of it. Pre-ritual introduction: Welcome to Sacred Circle’s Ostara … Continue reading

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Review: Farrars, Eight Sabbats for Witches

Farrar, Janet, and Stewart Farrar. Eight Sabbats for Witches: and rites for birth, marriage and death. Phoenix, 1981. Hardback, 192 pages. This classic of Alexandrian Witchcraft deserves its place as a classic. Thirty years after its publication, it is a … Continue reading

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Planting Time: A Poem for Brigid Poetry Festival 2011

In the belly of the Mother, deep within the earth, seeds are being planted while the ewes give birth. Drinking the new milk, suddenly I know the spark of an idea: the fire in the belly grows. This poem was … Continue reading

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Stories of Brigid

This evening I participated in Sacred Circle‘s open ritual for Imbolc by telling the following stories of Brigid. Sit down, sit down, make yourselves comfortable; you should be comfortable to listen to the stories of Brigid, because Brigid always wanted … Continue reading

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Review: Nock, The Wiccan Year

Nock, Judy Ann. The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year: Spells, Rituals, and Holiday Celebrations. (Provenance Press, 2007.) Paperback, 252 pages. Possibly the two most common ideas that authors, editors, and publishers use to organize written material on Wicca … Continue reading

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Positive Reinforcement for Religious Tolerance

I stopped by PetSmart today to pick up more food for my cats. On my way in, I was pleased to note that the decoration on the doors said not only “Merry Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad,” but also “Happy Hannukah,” … Continue reading

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