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Covid and Corvids

“The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on this planet is the virus.” Joshua Lederberg   Molecular biologist and Nobel award winner Joshua Lederberg knew that microorganisms can be far worse than any human planned attack.  They are insidious and have the potential…

Return of the Sun

Cold and dark, this time of year, the earth lies dormant, awaiting the return of the sun, and with it, life. Far beneath the frozen surface, a heartbeat waits, until the moment is right, to spring   Winter solstice is the darkest day of…

Techniques for Grounding

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair                                              …

A Candle Craft for Beltane

Beltane, Beltane, Flowers Bloom Chase away the Winter’s Gloom Weave Bright Fabric on the Loom Stir the Cauldron ~ Banish Doom Sacred Hawthorn used this Night Feed the Fires ~ Start the Rite Open up the Veil so Thin Reap the Wisdom from Within…

Liminality

This is our holy place As it was for those who came before A threshold between both Sky and Land Liminal A threshold between Land and Sea And between Life and Death This is our sacred place              …

Amulets, Talismans, and Charms, Oh My!

To save her from the serpent’s little eye    I set a stone of blue Chalcedony      Within a cunning loop–so it shall be       Aware and mindful when her lashes lie       Untaught of danger nigh. To keep…

Juniper Shortbread Crescent Moons

I have succeeded in getting this post finished just in time for the waning crescent moon.  I should preface this recipe with the fact that I am not a roll out cookie girl.  I am more of a drop from a spoon girl, so…

Spirits of the Land

This land is my home where the naked mountains caress the sky and the veins of hills run to the sea. This land is my home where I’ll live alone until my hair grows white and my bones grow old then I’ll hang my…

The Cimaruta Charm

Keep the downy dittany and storms will bring you calm, Fill a vervain pillow for a thought-grieved head; Cherish balm whene’er you can, there’s none too much of balm, And never stop for rosemary, ’twill follow where you tread. Taste the scarlet love-apple, if…

The Magic of Tidying Up

Sweep, sweep, sweep the ground. All negativity shall be bound. I banish all that is profane. Only positive shall remain.   My mother, the queen of clean, could compete with Martha Stewart herself in keeping a tidy home.  I think she would agree that…

The Golden Shadow

Your playing small Does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.                                          …

Urban Witchery

The trees along this city street, Save for traffic and the trains, Would make a sound as thin and sweet, As trees in country lanes. City Trees by Edna St. Vincent Millay   I am happiest when I am far from the city with…

Giving Up Hope

Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come…

Mother Nature is Not Vegetarian

But nature is a stranger yet; The ones that cite her most Have never passed her haunted house, Nor simplified her ghost.                                            Emily…

Paper Magic

  What gentle art to confine By plane of paper, folded line What magic here to capture me In infinite variety…                                 To Origami by John Smith To write something…

The Magic of Star Wars

For my ally is The Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow.  Its energy surrounds us and binds us.   Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.                    …

The Ancient Art of Wheat Weaving

There was three kings into the east, three kings both great and high, and they hae sworn a solemn oath John Barleycorn must die. They took a plough and plough’d him down, put clods upon his head, and they hae sworn a solemn oath…

Resurrection of the Meadow

“Faery is a world of illusions, of inconstant shapes. But then, the same may be said about the world of mortal men.” Robin Artisson The Resurrection of the Meadow When I received this book, I thought it was very short indeed and a bit small….

Flower Face

From winter’s chill You emerge In verdant hue Maiden Fair From soft slumber You rouse me And place feathers In my hair by Elisa from Flower Face I have been stalked by owls for a long time now.  The first time I stumbled upon…

Moon Magic

I think it is beautiful how the moon glows using the suns light and the sun never asks for anything in return Amanda Katherine Ricketson The moon. Its energy waxes and wanes through its 28 day cycle. It influences the tides and many earth…

How to Write A Spell

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Wandlore: The Art of Crafting the Ultimate Magical Tool

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3 Simple Ways to Help the Earth

 Recycling turns things into other things.  Which is like magic. Living a greener life has become a very common goal here in the western world.  I would suggest that it is actually our responsibility to do so as a citizen of this planet.  Those…

6 Ways to Help Heal a Grieving Heart

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