Faith Not Necessary

Faith Not Necessary

I had a pretty profound realization during a palm reading with a client this week. Near the end of our time together, my client said through her tears, “I just wish I could have faith!” She meant faith in herself, faith in the connection she has to the Divine. I didn’t know what to say to that, and was astonished as I watched my body respond...

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Calling the Clans

Calling the Clans

She padded through the forest in the early, morning air. The sun had barely risen and much of the underbrush was still in darkness. Her body drove her onward, for there was much yet to do before the harvest came in. Leaves and small twigs gave way under her paws, and her tail kept her balance as she wove over and under the underbrush of the forest. I have to...

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State of the Church Address – January 2016

State of the Church Address – January 2016

Blessed Be, and Happy New Year! It’s a new year, ripe with new possibilities as we gestate in the womb of the Goddess. We have accomplished much this past year, and now is the time to take stock of what we have done before we make plans for the future. First, the Early Bird Discount for Spring Mysteries ends January 31st. Get your registration in quickly:...

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Today’s Tarot: Six of Penticles

Today’s Tarot: Six of Penticles

I awoke this morning with a lot of unanswered questions and a need to speak to the Divine. So I fired up the altar, prepared my daily tea and added therapeutic flower essences.  I pulled out my cards from my spiffy new Celtic Dragon deck and began shuffling while meditation incense filled the air. What lesson did I need today? What do I need to be reminded...

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The Pagan World Exists Beyond Cascadia

The Pagan World Exists Beyond Cascadia

It was a hot, sunny, muggy day in Missouri at St. Louis Pagan Picnic 2015. I sat back in my chair in the shade with a little paper fan trying to keep cool, staring at the people walking by from behind my sunglasses. A woman came up, and Dusty stood up and started telling her about everything the ATC does, just as we had all been doing to anyone who stopped at...

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Etsy Ends its Witch Hunt

Etsy Ends its Witch Hunt

It was a sad day shortly following Beltane when the witch hunts began. Beltaine was coming to a close and one by one innocent children of the craft found their livelihoods taken away from them. They came for the poppets. They came for the potpourri. They came for the spells. And they came for the charms. Like ten pins the practitioners of the Etsy community saw...

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Walking the Line

Walking the Line

I was talking to my mate the other night and was surprised to hear what could be called resentment.  I am a Sophomore Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary and recently Dedicated to the Lady Belladonna Laveau. I work on the school’s class calendar and I am the Herald for the Mother Church in Index, WA. This is a lot on anyone’s plate, but a service I...

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