A review of Rachel Patterson’s The Art of Ritual, which provides a framework which many may find helpful.
An apple cut starwise The leaves crunched underfoot as we trooped into the small tract of woods we’d selected for its privacy. In my pocket I had a bunch of notes that I had scratched down from a friend of ours who had done this sort of thing before. We had a cup and aContinue reading “A brief Samhain memoir”
We are turning from barley to coffee. I continue to be amazed at how my practice of Hellenismos helps me be more rooted in more contemporary Pagan practices, such as the wheel of the year. The equinox is a time that I honor the turn of the seasons by shifting my offerings to Caffeina. LetContinue reading “Seasonal visuals”
Hestia shrine If you keep a shrine to Hestia, chances are pretty good that you burn a candle there. Yes, there are other sources of flame and light, and I’m sure some people use oil lamps and LED bulbs, among other things, but if you use a candle, sooner or later you’re going to needContinue reading “Consecrating a candle to Hestia”
I’m not a Wiccan. I’ve danced around the fire for many a year, and I’ve danced with the idea of the Craft, even being a bound member of a coven for a few years, but I never quite connected to that path. Wiccanism has always relied a bit too much on magic for my tastes,Continue reading “Magick goes mobile”