Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

The Thesmophoria

Demeter Thesmophoros Ah! Beautiful Thesmophorae! Grant me your favors, protect me, both within the temple and on my way back…Mighty divinity, oh, Demeter, and thou, Persephone, grant that I may be able to offer you many sacrifices… — Aristophanes, from Women at the Thesmophoria In ancient Greece, the Thesmophoria was performed annually at this time.Continue reading Read more

Grace unencumbered

We should live each day with a gentleness, a vigor, and a keenness of appreciation which are often lost when time stretches before us in the constant panorama of more days and months and years to come.— Helen Keller On our journey to Graceland, I would suggest that you dispense with any excess baggage thatContinue reading Read more

All Our Mortal Joys

Hear now my prayer, you Graces three. For in your gift are all our mortal joys, and every sweet thing, be it wisdom, beauty, or glory, that makes rich the soul of man.— Pindar, Olympian Ode 14. (Greek lyric 5th century B.C.E.) At this time of the year, many cultures clear space for new growthContinue reading Read more

Life in the Fast Lane

(sorry about the title…I just couldn’t resist!) Fasting is the greatest remedy–the physician within! — Philippus Paracelsus, one of the founders of Western medicine As we continue our journey, we are making sacred space in order to receive the gifts of the Graces, by exploring the many traditions that encourage sacred renunciation at this timeContinue reading Read more

What is fasting?

Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. A wise person should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. — Hippocrates, considered the Father of Western medicine In order to receive the gifts of the Graces, we are making sacred space, exploring the practicesContinue reading Read more