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Last Day to Help – Don’t Miss Out!

Exploring ecological self is part of the transforming process required to heal ourselves in the world. Practicing means breathing the air with renewed awareness of the winds. When we drink water we trace it to its sources: • a spring or mountain stream in our bioregion • and contemplate the cycles of energy as part Continue Reading

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Vows to Brighid

Blessed Woman, come to me Woman of the Fires, Woman of Poetry Blessed Woman, come to me Woman of healing, Woman of skillful means. ~ Song to Brighid, from the Alexander Carmichael Carmina Gadelica as arranged by Lisa Thiel Today we celebrate the beautiful gifts of the saint and Divine One, Brighid. For many, many Continue Reading

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Please Help! How YOU Can Step Up for Mother Earth

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. ~ Wendell Berry Many of us are extremely concerned regarding the outcomes of last week’s elections because of the abysmal environmental Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The People Have Chosen – Tower Times Ahead

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Not Wordless Today. Instead, I Am Supporting the Internet Slowdown Protest.

The so-called “tiered” proposal for Internet access is a farce, at the behest of Big Cable. It is a power grab. Tell the FCC this will NOT do. Demand that Internet Service Providers be classified as “common carriers” once and for all, or else Wordless Wednesday could turn into permanent, total silence. Spread the word. Continue Reading

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Happy Labor Day!

While I am still away on my holiday, I wanted to make note of this extremely important holiday. Part of this post (not all) can be found in my Grace Notes – the seasonal gift you receive when you renew your membership in my Birthday Club for a second year.   Enjoy! Power concedes nothing without a Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, June 2-8, 2014: Five of Pentacles

The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.   ~ Aristotle This week, we are faced with another challenging message from the Tarot. The Five of Pentacles is one of those cards that often comes up as a least favorite in my Tarot classes’ games of “Good Card, Bad Card.” Understandably so. The fives are Continue Reading

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Blessings to the Mothers

Once upon a time, Mother’s Day was not just another retail marketing blitz. Its founders would be aghast to see that it has become one of the biggest consumer holidays each year, prodding us to spend on perfume, flowers, cars, jewelry, even office supplies. Don’t get me wrong … I love that this is still Continue Reading

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Wordless – But Not Silent – Wednesday

Speechless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday: Thank You, U.S. Supreme Court

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Honoring and Empowering Women

A gathering to promote the rights of girls and education for all in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district (2012). Photo: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok Today is International Women’s Day. Observed since the early 1900s,  it is a legal holiday in almost thirty countries, and is celebrated to honor women and our roles in society. Continue Reading

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Do You Believe the Earth Is Alive and Sacred?

April 12-13, 2013 in Columbia, SC In today’s post-modern, urbanized world, where everything is a commodity, how and where do Pagans find their sacred places?  How should we protect and maintain these sites?  In colonized worlds, how do we avoid the appropriation of these lands? If Goddess is immanent in nature, what makes some places Continue Reading

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The Burning Times

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians. ~ Pat Robertson (whose media power, political influence, and global business interests are not a joke) I have been increasingly dismayed by some of the Witchcraft-focused tripe coming out in recent books, TV, and films.  But I’ve been Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day Seven

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A Prayer Spell for the Election

This was put together as a group effort by the global web of Reclaiming Witches. Feel free to wield it today, as ye will, an it harm none. May our leaders have the support they need for acts of true 
integrity that will support the 
health of the planet and its creatures, and be held Continue Reading

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving: Day Six

My mum taught me how to read before I went to kindergarten.  I always thought that being able to read provided lightness, helping to dispel darkness, ignorance, and stupidity. ~ Michael Moore Today is Day Six of my Thirty Days of Thanksgiving. And it’s Election Day in the United States.  So today, I give heartfelt Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: November 5-11, 2012: Eight of Pentacles

All true work is sacred. ~ Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) In this pivotal week of the American Election, the astronomical cross-quarter of Samhain, and the beginning of Mercury retrograde, we get another Eight this week. This one has now appeared three times this year, most recently in August. Welcome, the Eight of Pentacles. We have gotten Continue Reading

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving – Day Five

You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics. ~  Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 The Fives in numerology and Tarot are often about conflict, the upset of the stability of the Fours, and testing. They are Continue Reading

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A Samhain Remembrance of the Ancestors

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. – Exodus 22:18 On this day in 1985, the American House and Senate dropped the “Helms amendment,” which would have specifically barred the IRS from granting tax-exempt status to groups that promote Witchcraft. And on this day in 1998, only fourteen years ago, the Vatican finally took Continue Reading

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