Archive for May 2018

Y Mabinogi – The First Branch, a review

May 25th, 2018 | By

  Over the last decade or so I have been enthralled by the music of Damh the Bard. In my mind he is one of the greatest modern bards to come out of England. Few in today’s musical halls can compare to him. If I were asked to try to come up with a list

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Astrological spell working

May 25th, 2018 | By
astrological correspondence, spells, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Astrological spell working   If astrology is your thing, then you can tie your spell working in with the position of the planets.  Working a spell that corresponds to the energy of a specific planet when it is dancing in the forefront of our skies will add extra kick to your magic.  You can find

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When Self-Care Gets in the Way of Duty

May 25th, 2018 | By

Hey, everyone! It has been WAY too long since I last checked in on this blog. For that I apologize. Life has taken some interesting twists and turns that have been in the way of getting things done. Most of it doing with mental health issues. As you may recall from an earlier posting of

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Chapter 6 – Cliodhna

May 24th, 2018 | By

Clíodhna – Fairy Queen and Bean Sí   Clíodhna (old Irish Clíodna – pronounced KLEEuhn-uh) is a Fairy Queen and is also sometimes counted among the Tuatha Dé Danann of Ireland. The meaning of her name is uncertain but may be ‘the territorial one’, likely reflecting her earlier role as a sovereignty Goddess associated with

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Aspecting the Goddess – evening talk and reading

May 23rd, 2018 | By

On the 12th June 2018, Jane Meredith will be at Atlantis Bookshop in London for an evening talk and reading of the newly released ‘Aspecting the Goddess’. The event runs from 7pm – 9.30pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Tickets at the door. Atlantis Bookshop is 49a Museum Street, London, WC

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5 Ways to Nourish the Goddess Within

May 22nd, 2018 | By

These past few weeks have been filled with a series of synchronicities that have reminded me of the importance of self-care.  The first thing that happened was that after an amazing (and incredibly busy) first week back teaching, I started the long weekend feeling under the weather.  I had every intention of doing all the things

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Deathwalking with Laura Perry

May 22nd, 2018 | By

Laura Perry is the author of Ariadne’s Thread. She’s also the editor of a new anthology coming out in October 2018. Deathwalking, or psychopomping, is the shamanic practice of helping the deceased’s soul pass on to the next realm. Despite being an essential aspect of the Shaman’s historic and contemporary role, it has been largely

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Excerpt from Aubry’s Dog

May 21st, 2018 | By

Aubry’s Dog, by Melusine Draco, is a practical and essential guide to using canine magical energies. Aubry of Montdidier was murdered in 1371, in the forest of Bondy. His dog, Dragon, showed a most unusual hatred to a man named Richard of Macaire, always snarling and ready to fly at his throat whenever he appeared. Suspicion

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Honeysuckle: A Flower for May

May 20th, 2018 | By

What a sweet name, conjuring images of bees and summer and jewel-like flowers dripping with nectar, while butterflies gorge themselves on the sugary goodness. According to sacredwicca.com, honeysuckle is a Beltane flower, which makes sense as I remember the intricate blooms beginning to open in my grandparents’ yard around this time of year. We would

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The Secrets of the Hierophant

May 20th, 2018 | By

Our spiritual teachers and our spiritual lessons appear in all kinds of ways. Some in person and some in spirit. In the past year or so, I truly believed the Goddess had finally revealed her face to me in my dreams. I even talk about this in a previous blog titled, “The Witch and The

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