• Monthly Columns

    19-Days of Illuminated Darkness 2020

    The Countdown Begins… 19-Days of Illuminated Darkness 2020   This year we need the spaciousness of a returning Light that offers Hope and Healing. To bathe in the light the Solstice is to step into a mantle of power and illumination that pulls you from the stasis of longing into the temples of what can be. Join me, once again, in our fourth annual count down to the Winter Solstice and 19 Days of Illuminated Darkness. What was begun as the veils of Samhain parted and the New Year turned another cycle of the Great Wheel, continues as we welcome the Winter Solstice and the burgeoning of the Solar Light! Topics for…

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    The Gifts of the Solstice to Connect with the Animal Allies

    (Image: Robert Kaufman)   Seeking our Animal Allies We are filled with great anticipation for welcoming the Light of the Solstice, the promise of increasingly warmer days and the promise of Spring’s grace. Solstice is also a wonderful time of opportunity to connect to those energies and beings that stand with shining eyes in the darkened forest, seas and air. These gentle and fierce creatures are ready to support our work in all of our endeavors. I would like to share with you a pathworking written a few years ago and one that I have had requested many times. Join me on a journey through the gates of the elemental…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Priestess of the Morrigan: Prayers, Rituals & Devotional Work to the Great Queen by Stephanie Woodfield

    Book Review Priestess of the Morrigan Prayers, Rituals & Devotional Work to the Great Queen by Stephanie Woodfield Llewellyn Publications 336 Pages     From the Publisher: …. Become a priestess of the Morrigan and build a personalized devotional practice with this profound book on deepening your connection to her. Through stories, prayers, and rituals for groups and solitaries, Priestess of the Morrigan shows you how to serve the Great Queen and enhance your spiritual journey. Explore the true nature of the Morrigan, discover what it means to channel her voice, and learn about her role in prophecies and curse work. Create your own unique tradition with this book’s ritual-building advice and…

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    Book Review – Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange

    Book Review Cosmic Flow A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange Leaping Hare Press 176 Pages     Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange is a journey through the eight (8) phases of the Moon’s cycles. The book is separated into these as eight sections and provides the reader with bite-size pieces of information. The journey begins with recommendations about how to make use of the book and the basics of the Sun and Moon’s energies. A nice little chart is offered that outlines the astrological signs and how these express themselves as your Sun…

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    MagickalArts Video Edition

    A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power! Welcome to this month’s video version of MagickalArts.  This month we begin a new series “A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power!” Join me as we explore the Witch’s Year moving through each of the Sabbat’s and claiming new ways of practice, expression, integration and self-awareness. This is a journey of claiming your mantle of power as a Witch. Enjoy! *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan…

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    Book Review – Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

    Book Review Wintering The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May Riverhead Books 256 Pages     … You may never choose to winter, but you can choose how… -From the Publisher   When I saw the title and cover image for Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May I was immediately intrigued. I was pulled in even further when I read the subtitle speaking to difficult times and personal respite. I think we would all agree that 2020 has been an off-the-rails rollercoaster ride. And, even those of us who are normally blessed by smooth sailing have hit the…

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    Book Review – The Ultimate Guide to the Witch’s Wheel of the Year: Rituals, Spells & Practices for Magical Sabbats, Holidays & Celebrations by Anjou Kiernan

    Book Review The Ultimate Guide to the Witch’s Wheel of the Year Rituals, Spells & Practices for Magical Sabbats, Holidays & Celebrations by Anjou Kiernan Fair Winds Press 208 Pages     I had the pleasure of reviewing Ms. Kiernan’s book entitled The Book of Altars and Sacred Spaces: How to Create Magical Space in Your Home for Ritual and Intention for the July 2020 issue of PaganPagesOrg and was impressed with the content and the beautiful photographs that underscored the visual components of creating altars. It was both a feast for the eyes and for the inspired mind. The Ultimate Guide to the Witch’s Wheel of the Year: Rituals,…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals- Guided Visualisations: Pathways into Wisdom and Witchcraft by Lucya Starza

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Guided Visualisations Pathways into Wisdom and Witchcraft by Lucya Starza Moon Books 83 Pages     Let me begin by giving some background on the ever-growing list, currently 56+ strong, of titles published by John Hunt Publishing under their sub-division of Moon Books and entitled Pagan Portals. As the title of the series of books suggests these books provide foundational information relevant to the nuances of developing a pagan practice. Each title is concisely written by adept practitioners offering enough meat on the bones to satisfy both the novice and the more experienced practitioner. I’ve had the pleasure now of reviewing several of these titles and…

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    ZOOM IN!

      Tips and Techniques for Effective Zoom Events COVID-19 and new protocols for safety has resulted in canceled festivals, rituals and workshops leaving many within our community feeling isolated and yearning for interactions with others. Fortunately, we live in a technologically booming age and since creativity is a staple of pagans, these two together can form a winning partnership….. Choosing Your Virtual Platform When choosing a virtual platform, there are a few questions you may want to ask yourself before jumping right in. The answers will allow you to pinpoint more accurately the platform (s) that may serve you best and be the best financial investment. What type of event…

  • Divination Articles

    A Tarot Spread for the Winter Solstice

    This Tarot journey awakens you to the ways in which you engage when you are challenged and called to move from the darkness of winter into the Light of promise and hope for what “could be”. The imagery of the sunburst and the placement of the center cards being more closely framed within the Sun’s flares call to the energetic flow between your lower (instinctual) self, your Higher (Divine) SELF and the necessary space of communication and dialogue that resides in your Middle (coalescing) s/Self. The outer Cards (2 and 3) hold the extremes of balance (you could think Equinox) and the opposing dialogue that is required to achieve a…