Blessed Lughnsadh: The Season of Sacrifice The First Harvest May your harvests be fruitful, and your sacrifices given in reverence and honor. “There were three men came out of the west, their fortunes for to try And these three men made a solemn vow John Barleycorn must die…”    

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MAY THE JOYS OF SPRING BLOSSOM INTO YOUR LIFE ON THIS DAY OF NEW BEGINNINGS.

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MAY THE BLESSINGS OF BRIGHID BE UPON YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD. BLESSED IMBOLC!

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May you have a Blessed Solstice, my fellow Pagans. And for those who celebrate other holidays–have a wonderful, joyful season with your loved ones. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Joyful Kwanzaa.

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Back in 2001, after the Towers fell, I had a hard time come Yule and the Solstice. I still felt almost guilty for wanting to celebrate, and wondering if we should. And then, one night, I sat down and wrote this…and realized that by celebrating what there was to be joyful about would put more […]

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  Blessed Samhain, the Third Harvest and season of the Dead. May this burnt orange season lead you safely between worlds as the veils lift.

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Pumpkins, crisp leaves tinged with rust and bronze, a lace-work of frost kissing red-cheeked apples, ghostly mist rises in the shadowed night…Monday night is October 31st, the eve of Samhain, Festival of the Dead and we prepare to honor and remember our ancestors. Samhain is the third harvest, or meat harvest (Lughnasadh being the first […]

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We’re gearing up here for some potentially rough storms this weekend. Could be stormy. Could be mega stormy. No matter what, it’s going to blow and rain. So I’ve been preparing for that instead of working. One thing I was going to do was write a blog about real ghost stories but for now, I’m […]

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Every year, on October first, I write my Welcome to the Witching Season post. October has always been my favorite month and autumn, my favorite season. This makes sense, of course, given I’m a shamanic witch and this season is made for witches and mystics. Right on schedule, the rains are starting here as the […]

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So, a few things have been happening. Tomorrow is Mabon, the Fall Equinox. For Pagans, it’s considered the second harvest—the harvest of fruits. You might think of it as a non-secular Thanksgiving, when we give gratitude to the Goddess of the Earth and the God of the Vine, and when we celebrate all that we […]

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