September 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Poem: Reflections on the New Age

Reflections on the New Age

 

When what is new is old, and the old becomes that which is new

And each is indistinguishable from one another

Welcoming all, but including few

And the call of the father now resides within the mother

You have entered these times, the age is now

We delve into those ancient dreams with new eyes

Not only to ask why, but also how?

Wisdom shrouded in folly’s guise

For what have we…

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Added by Megan Herrod on September 30, 2011 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

It's been a while..

... and as to be expected, many things have changed. I thought I had a grip on my general direction, but for some reason at 2:37 in the morning, I just hit a wave of depression like I've never felt before. I thought I had locked it all away in the back of my mind... after all, the past is the past... but I've learned new details and suddenly I've never felt more insecure. How can people be so.. so.. heartless? I just do not understand. It would not be so bad if all of this did not affect my… Continue

Added by Tambyr (Rissa) on September 29, 2011 at 2:49 — 1 Comment

Inspired

So the other night I was lying in bed listening to my meditation/visualisation playlist and one I have for an astral temple came up.

And it was amazing. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been (so to speak) and in the free roaming part of it I spoke to Her, I didn't see her, just felt her all around me. And it was so amazing so inspiring that I was brought to tears (though at the time I didn't realise that I was crying, just that I felt overly emotional, then my face…

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Added by Lauren (Phoenix Starlight) on September 27, 2011 at 14:10 — 1 Comment

From the strangest places

In the midst of being pregnant I suddenly felt overwhelmed with planning for the baby, dealing with the pains and joys of my experience and kindling my spirituality...

 

SO ONE DAY I JUST QUIT.

 

This is not the first time. No, I didn't quit believing, I didn't quit "calling out", I didn't quit praying... I just stopped doing rituals, acknowledging the full moon or the Sabbats, as I usually do. I was stretched too thin... and there is an odd part of me that feels…

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Added by Megan Herrod on September 25, 2011 at 18:09 — 2 Comments

Basic Pagan Elemental Rituals

PAGAN SOLITARY ECLECTIC BASICS

Here is my basic eclectic solitary approach to modern core Pagan beliefs and rituals based on ceremonial magical sources. It does not necessarily reflect the teachings of other Pagans.

PAGAN AFFIRMATIONS

Start by asking yourself if you share some of these beliefs which are common in Paganism.

1 Nature is comprised of female and male complementary forces

2 as…

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Added by ren on September 23, 2011 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

Fall Issue Little Witch Magazine

It's the Fall again and we're looking forward to it! Going outside to collect nuts and berries, cook delicious meals and enjoy the terrible weather. This Little Witch magazine is especially designed for these types of evening; cold and rainy outside and warm and cozy inside. 



This Little Witch magazine we talk about the Fall, the feasts of Mabon and Samhain which belong in the season, we create a top ten of Neo-pagan chants and we talk about the practice of Hoodoo and what it can…

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Added by LittleWitchMagazine on September 22, 2011 at 0:08 — No Comments

Lets Get Crafty.....A Mabon Offering , Fire Starters .....And More Willow Poppets!

I had Mabon on my mind yesterday ,so I got busy with this. I make these for all my harvest celebrations ,the shell is to hold salt on Mabon and the tray with all of its offerings gets put into my cauldron and burnt.I paid a dollar for the tray ,everything on it is energy laden and very…

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Added by Harobed on September 19, 2011 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty With Talismen......Willow Healing Poppets And Balls

I had to hard prune a…
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Added by Harobed on September 17, 2011 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

The Pathway versus the Highway……

The Pathway versus the Highway……

 

Time and time again, someone asks:

How long will it take till I know my deity?

How long before I know I am on the right spiritual journey?

How soon will I be able to do a spell and know it was successful?

When will I find all the answers to my questions?

 

I guess I want to know, when did seeking a path, became a drag down the super-highway?

 

I stopped and thought of this comparison,…

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Added by MJ on September 16, 2011 at 22:46 — 2 Comments

Mabon Meditation

You open your eyes to a dark room. You are lying on a bed of furs. You feel warm, even though you are scantily clad in furs yourself. You look around yourself, your eyes have adjusted to the low light of the room. The walls are sort of round, rough and dark in color. You notice the ceiling is pitched and made of straw and dirt.

In the distance you hear hunting drums and the howls of men, celebrating something. You get up off the bed of furs and walk to a whole in the wall. You are…

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Added by Asdea (Jasper) on September 15, 2011 at 19:25 — No Comments

The Energy Within

To me it seems entirely logical that within the vastness of the universe there exist beings at a much more advanced evolutionary level than ourselves, it's a given. The planet Earth is one very good example of such a creature capable of producing creatures such as ourselves and others in large numbers. It is in many ways a creature greater than ourselves when we get down to it.

 

Deities, the way I see it, may be entities who are at a higher stage than the average human being or…

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Added by Satori on September 14, 2011 at 22:30 — 10 Comments

A Grudge I Never Knew I Was Holding.....

I am not the most knowledgeable person, I am certainly not the most wise.

Every now and then, however, I have been known to have bouts of depth.

I believe this is one of those moments.

 

Here is a little story I would like to tell you.

When I was around the age of 12 or so, I started going to church. I got baptized. I was anti-pagan all the way. I threw myself into my religion with a fervor I had never known before. In fact, I remember being so radical that I made…

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Added by Ambi L. on September 14, 2011 at 12:44 — 6 Comments

Mabon Comes Again

See the colors begin to change.

A light crisp in the early morning air.

Light's rule, over dark, begins to shift.

Witches prepare!

 

Altars of warm earthy colors,

Cider and foods made of grain.

To the Gods and Goddesses give thanks,

Mabon comes again!

Added by Ambi L. on September 14, 2011 at 10:55 — No Comments

The Halloween Witch

Recently, I was at a girl's weekend with a group of local witches.

My favorite crone, a woman I love with all of my heart, read me this story.

Now, I do not know who originally wrote it, I was not able to find a name.

It brought tears to my eyes and made me even more proud to be called a witch.

 

The Halloween Witch

 

Each year they parade her about, the traditional Halloween…

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Added by Ambi L. on September 12, 2011 at 18:14 — 8 Comments

What it means to walk this path

I was inspired by a recent post to write this blog regarding my view on what it means to walk a path such as the one I follow: a path of Paganism and Witchcraft. It must be understood that these are my own musings and therefore could very well conflict with those of others. I'm not a guru giving life-altering answers.

 

Most of the time, after a person has spent a couple of years (this seems to be the average time it takes - others reach the following point earlier or later)…

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Added by Alorer (The Gecko) on September 12, 2011 at 1:28 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty For Autumn.......A HedgeWitch's Harvest Centerpiece

In my home I like my things to serve many purposes.So when I set my hand to crafting something for an Alter or a table I stay true to my nature.I love the Autumn season .With its chillier nights ,colors and smells ,you can feel the witchy…
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Added by Harobed on September 8, 2011 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

My favorite time of year (Pumpkins and apples and leaves, oh my!)

This is a post from my other blog. My feelings haven't changed and it can apply here just as much as anywhere so I thought I'd just repost it here.

 

Fall is here! OK, so we're actually a smidgen over two weeks away from the first day of Autumn here in the northern hemisphere. Do I care that it's not quite here yet? Not one bit. Over this past Labor Day (3-day) weekend, my boyfriend and I were so bored we thoroughly cleaned the apartment. In the midst of cleaning, I also threw…

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Added by Arianne Nudaan on September 8, 2011 at 18:45 — 1 Comment

On Semantics

On Semantics

By the dictionary's definition, "semantics" is:



semanticsplural of se·man·tics (Noun)

1. The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning.
2. The meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text: "such quibbling over semantics may seem petty stuff"…



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Added by Eruandil on September 7, 2011 at 22:33 — 3 Comments

Just a moment with the wind.....

In the early morning hour, the answer came in the wind….



Sitting on the stoop, I looked out and started my morning off, with just sounds of nature, reminding me to be thankful, for being blessed, with yet, one more day….



A day, in which I knew the craziness of the world, would descend and interrupt the solitude, I so treasured on these early mornings.



A day, in which I would find myself running the Mom Taxi, laundry, housework, house errands, and many other…

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Added by MJ on September 5, 2011 at 14:01 — No Comments

Autumn

I'd been waiting for autumn so impatiently, and here it finally came and brought cold wind and rains. I don't know why, but I missed this romantic atmosphere with fall of the leaves and grey evenings.

I've got so many plans for this season, and particularly for September, but I won't tell about them, because I have this superstition, that when I tell about my plans, I don't bring them into live in the end. So I'll tell about things, when they happen. :)

My last news:

I…

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Added by oixxo on September 5, 2011 at 5:12 — No Comments

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