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Wordless Wednesday: Holy Water, Sacred Flame, Brighid We Invoke Your Name

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Spreading the Light

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  The Final Candle of the Christmas Advent Prayer Wreath Tonight at midnight, or tomorrow morning if you prefer, for those who are celebrating Christmas, it is time for you to light your final, center candle. With its light, honor the Bringer of Light, and vow to renew your own part in the ancient promiseContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Merry Yule! Solstice Blessings!

Brightener of Darkness, hail! Keeper of Clearness, Opener of the Depths. Gifts of plenty are arising, Winter wonders, white snows’ fall. Joyful be the heart within us, Open wide the guesting door, Wisdom waken in abundance, Warm our beings to the core. ~ Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews Ring the bellsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tonight is Mother Night, and the 4th Candle Lighting

Dark shepherdess of many a golden star, Dost see me, Mother Night? ~ From The Electra of Euripides Hail and Merry Meet on this Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the night we light our 4th candle. This is the night of the great celebration of Mother Night. Today is the last Sun DayContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tonight We Light the 3rd Solstice Sun Wheel Candle

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Tonight, Dec. 13, is the third night of our Solstice Sun-Wheel Prayer Circle. This working is intended for all — all faiths and philosophies. The Christian church calls it the Advent wreath, which was simply handedContinue reading Continue Reading

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Come All Ye People Come – Tonight Is the Second Candle

For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened. ~ Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self Tonight we celebrate the second Sun Day of our Advent Solstice Sun-Wheel prayer circle. Advent simply means the coming of. So every SunContinue reading Continue Reading

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It’s Time for the First Candle On our Solstice Prayer Wheel

We are a Circle Within a Circle With no beginning And never ending… ~ by Deborah and Rick Hamouris As I posted last week, TONIGHT is the night that we begin joining together every Sunday evening through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Solstice Sun Wheel Prayer Circle. If you have been a regular readerContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy (American) Thanksgiving

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Praise Her from whom all blessings flow. Fruits of Her harvest to bestow. Sustain us as we change and grow. Praise Mother Earth our ancient home. Blessed be. ~ a Pagan Grace, author unknown Happy Thanksgiving! As Caitlin Matthews points out in her beautiful and essential The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the Turning Year,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Coming a Week from Today: The Solstice Sun Wheel Countdown Begins

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). I want to make sure you know in plenty of time, since lots of y’all will be traveling this week. If you have beenContinue reading Continue Reading

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Celebrating a New Decade of the Solstice Advent Sun Wheel in 2015

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s already almost time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). If you have been a regular visitor here, you know that starting in late November, I invite all my visitors, regardless of theirContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day Is Sacred: The Beloved Dead

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Every Day Is Sacred: Today Is Ganesh Chaturthi! Jai Dev! Jai Dev!

  Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that celebrates the birthday of the great Hindu God, Ganesh. Also known as Ganapati and Ganesha, He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the Lord of success, destroyer of evils and remover of obstacles. He is also worshiped as the God of education, knowledge, wisdomContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day Is Sacred: Ten Years After Katrina

Aug. 30 Please set aside some time today in memory of the thousands who were made homeless and whose lives and livelihoods were lost ten years ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. So many have still never gotten their bearings again after the devastation and the despicable lack of help from our government. MayContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Homage to the Ancestors at the Hopewell Mounds

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There and Back Again: A Magickal Journey

As you may know from my December newsletter, I was at the Sacred Space/Between the Worlds conference last week, and it was a doozy of a trip. About 350 magickal people from all traditions gathered to engage in powerful work for these Tower Times, as Byron Ballard so aptly calls this cusp of the aeonContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Fifth and Final Advent Candle

   

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Hail, Brightener of Darkness! Happy Solstice to One and All!

Brightener of Darkness, hail! Keeper of Clearness, Opener of the Depths. Gifts of plenty are arising, Winter wonders, white snows’ fall. Joyful be the heart within us, Open wide the guesting door, Wisdom waken in abundance, Warm our beings to the core. ~ Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews Ring the bellsContinue reading Continue Reading

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This Is Mother Night – May You Be Blessed

Deepest Dark Blessings to you and yours! It is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the great celebration of Mother Night. As far as we know, our ancestors did not have atomic clocks or satellites to help them dissect Time to the nanosecond. Instead, they had to figure by their keen observation, byContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Sunday Before Solstice

He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity’s sunrise. ~ William Blake Today is the fourth and final Sun Day before Winter Solstice, and it is the third Sunday of Christian advent. Plus, in divine timing this, too, is the beginning of the Halcyon Days. If you are joining our globalContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Next Sun Wheel Prayer Candle Lighting is Tonight

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Tonight, Dec. 7, is the third night of our global Solstice Sun-Wheel Prayer Circle, if you are counting down to Winter Solstice. Otherwise, if you are counting down to Christmas only, this is is Week 2.Continue reading Continue Reading

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