Archive for April 2018

Create your own meditations

Apr 29th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown Visualisation and pathworking can bring deep spiritual insights and flex creative muscles. However, if you’re new to all of this is can be a bit intimidating. There are lots of audio meditations you can buy, but that might not work for you. Other people’s meditations can be full of ideas that don’t

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The Witch and The Empress

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

If the Emperor logged on to Tinder or Christian Mingle or some other kind of dating site he enjoys browsing, then he would definitely stop on the profile of the Empress to get a better look and read her profile. She’s the “It” girl. He can see she is smart and beautiful. She seems really

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Magical Food for Luck

Apr 27th, 2018 | By
magical food, kitchen witch, luck, rachel patterson

Magical Food for Luck Need a bit of luck to come your way?  You can add to your chances of winning the lottery…OK maybe not that lucky, but changing the tide of luck to your favour can be enhanced by eating foods that have lucky magical properties. Foods for luck: Bananas, beans, cabbage, coconut, coleslaw,

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My Perspective on Transactional and Transformative Paganism

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

Another round of being on the road finds me blogging from a hotel room. And essentially setting this one on a time delay release. That all sounds so foreign to my brain. While I like traveling, doing it all the time just does not sit well with my usual frame of mind. It is really

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Feeding my dolly: becoming the brave one

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

A few weekends ago, I was in the presence of priestesses. In a monthly gathering where we remember ourselves as powerful witches and magick makers. And we told / remembered / entered the story of Baba Yaga and Vasalisa the Brave. Here is one version of one part of the story: In a certain Tsardom, across

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Sustainability as Spiritual Practice

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

This year, I’m focusing on building a more sustainable lifestyle by using, wasting, and buying less.  That said, I’ve actually been working on a more eco-friendly path over the past few years and have had a few revelations in the process. As someone who practices a nature-based spirituality, in particular, a cultivation of the divine

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The Meditating Goldfish

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

My mind is at rest, calm and at ease with my body. I have crossed the dark abyss, the bridge that separates the physical and spiritual worlds. The abyss disconnects the spiritual mind from the physical brain allowing the true self to escape the realm of matter for a time to bathe in the presence

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When do you celebrate Beltain?

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown The obvious day to celebrate Beltain is the 1st of May – the date of the Celtic festival honoured by our ancestors. May Day traditions are longstanding and widespread, with maypoles, morris dancers, mummers, hobby horses and more. It’s a day that has carried through to have relevance for modern socialism, reflected

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Chapter 5 – Aoibheall

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The next named Fairy Queen we’re going to look at is Aoibheall, who is also found in the southwest of Ireland like Áine. She is a more obscure Fairy Queen but her folklore goes back to at least the 11th century. She is found in Clare and some of the surrounding areas, and like so

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St. George and the Druid

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

Today is St. George’s day, and also marks the birth of a new royal. I have been watching the responses to this on social media during the day and reflecting on how I feel about this most controversial of saint’s days. The fact that the celebration is based on the celebration of a Christian saint

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