The Nature of Samhain

The Nature of Samhain

Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is the primary Celtic festival, celebrated on the evening of October 31st–November 1st.  It focuses on our links to our spiritual and physical ancestors.  The honoring of ancestors is a concept celebrated world-round under a number of

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That Burnt Orange Season…

That Burnt Orange Season…

Saturday we went out for a brief drive. It’s been autumn here for awhile, but all of a sudden, I looked around, and it was everywhere–autumn, in all her glory. The leaves are turning color, there’s a brilliant array of

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Ooo-Spooky Movie Time Again!

Ooo-Spooky Movie Time Again!

Every year I have my list of Ooo-Spooky movies that I post. It’s mostly the same, though I’ve added a couple this year. And finally, this year, I’ve scheduled a few movie marathon days with friends so we can watch

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Welcome to the Witching Season

Welcome to the Witching Season

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

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The Nature of Mabon

The Nature of Mabon

Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Mabon. Mabon is the celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are once again in balance.  Once more the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night equal one another. Celebrated in late

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Monday Musings: Book News, Breaking Habits, & Easter Eggs

Monday Musings: Book News, Breaking Habits, & Easter Eggs

So this weekend I took Saturday off and spend it with my niece. We get along great, she’s only about ten years younger than I am and we have so much in common it’s spooky. I actually took care of

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The Nature of Lughnasadh

The Nature of Lughnasadh

It is August 1st, the Festival of Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo’-na-sah). Lughnasadh is the Celtic festival dedicated to the God Lugh, the Long Handed, who is associated with light and fire.  The festival is also considered to be the first harvest,

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But First, Coffee: My World as a Character

But First, Coffee: My World as a Character

We went out for a couple of drives this past weekend. It was so nice not have anything on the schedule. I’ve been working overtime the past few weeks on both the book and our renewal of vows. And now,

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Running With the Wild Hunt

Running With the Wild Hunt

I wanted to talk just a little bit about the Wild Hunt series. THE SILVER STAG seems to be going over quite well, and I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. Well, perhaps I can try. I am

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A Year in My Yard: Week 17

A couple of years ago around this time, I started a project called my Year of Trees. I took a picture of the same street every week for a year, noting the changes to the trees that line that road

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