Archive for December 2014

Tree calendar – 2nd Month

Dec 30th, 2014 | By

2nd Month: 21 Jan–17 Feb by Elen Sentier L: Luis: Rowan Rowan is the tree of Imbolc and is about thresholds and gateways. It’s known as Quicken where I live and is about coming-and-going … to go anywhere you must also leave where you are. Rowan helps you do this. Being born is to cross

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The Black Dog of Preston

Dec 28th, 2014 | By

By Lorna Smithers Over the past year I have been researching the legend of the black dog of Preston. The process has led me on a journey through the places it is associated with and their history. It has also brought me to consider the meaning and origin of its roles as a harbinger of

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Night of the Mothers

Dec 26th, 2014 | By

by Elen Sentier I was inspired to write this post by Yvonne Ryves who put up this excellent post –Madronicht: Celebrating the feminine – on her own blog. I was brought actively into the work of the Night of the Mothers when I attained my first blood-moon, in other words became physically capable of becoming a mother, but

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Winter King

Dec 24th, 2014 | By

By Lorna Smithers you take me back to what is raw, glacial plains of horror, the obnoxious beauty of it all   to beyond the ice age when millennia ago we met when the universe drew breath,   when the binding song coalesced. You came as cold wind and your inspiration was death.   You

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Following the Deer Trods

Dec 22nd, 2014 | By

by Elen Sentier The heritage gifted me by my family and the elders of the villages where I grew up is very ancient. I didn’t realise this as a child, of course, then it was just “what you did”, what all the people you loved did, how life was. Now, as a grownup, I know

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Moon Bard, December

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

  December … A winter tale from the Northern lands …. telling how the shaman must journey to the other realms, to retrieve the sun from the celestial stag.           WINTER JOURNEY. In the frozen heart of winter, A shaman stares into a fire, Calling to her allies There is a

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Celtic Witchcraft, Chapter Five

Dec 18th, 2014 | By

by Mabh Savage An Elemental Thing… Magic, and therefore witchcraft, is intrinsically intertwined with the elements. In most western traditions, we look to the four ‘classical’ elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These are often associated with the respective cardinal points of the compass: north, east, south and west. In Wicca and associated paths,

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Dec 16th, 2014 | By

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Kenn Day Interview

Dec 14th, 2014 | By

Kenn Day is a working shaman, with a full-time practice since 1989. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his beloved wife and daughter and offers workshops covering the teachings used in his practice. He’s a Moon Books author…   Nimue: “Post-Tribal Shamanism”. When I saw that term, it really clicked with me. Many shamanic authors

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Eo Ire Itum: She Walks

Dec 12th, 2014 | By

By Tiffany Chaney   Eo Ire Itum: She Walks The glimmer comes ethereally from her she circles Eo Ire Itum to travel, to move along, to proceed her toes ignite the grass, not quite the snake charmer shamanic, I beat the drum in her wake Eo Ire Itum silence over her shoulder moon disks are

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