Tag: ritual

encountering newness

It’s easy to see that spring is coming. From the rains here in northern California to the way the hills are neon green, the seasons are shifting. The winds are harder in the afternoon, blowing in the warmer air, the drier air. And the moon’s […]

prepare, prepare

The time is coming. The time for magick in the woods. A place I haven’t been before. A place I may never see again. The years are funny like that. I can only prepare for what I think might happen. All my tools of my […]

between supermoons: a spell

a ritual for these times for growing for brightness for glowing and flowing and shrinking and hiding and climbing under the covers   ingredients: a clear space / counter / shelf / mind a candle / any color / any size, but big enough to […]

A Ritual of the Three Harvests 

  This an abbreviated ritual I’ve written for an Elder who has recently gone in to a nursing home.  This person is struggling with Alzheimer’s, which is why the ritual is pretty short. I wanted to make sure the Elder could follow along, and also, to avoid […]

Play Like A Pagan! Ritual as an Opening to Game Studies

I returned to college for the “Fall” earlier this summer month, and my time has been a little harried. For it being my senior year, I have yet to see my opportunity to do the slide. I’ve crammed 15 credits into this semester alone and […]

To Build Sacred Space or Not to Build Sacred Space?

In Wicca, many Wicca-inspired Pagan religions, and in other Pagan religions, there is the concept of “sacred space” and the creation of it. I’m going to assume for purposes of brevity that everyone reading this post knows what sacred space is and is meant to […]

Some Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Joined A Coven…so far by Datura

These are some of the lessons I’ve learned since joining a coven in 2011. It’s probably not complete, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn, but I figured I’d share what I’ve learned thus far. Inclusivity is key.

The Purpose of Ritual by Marietta Williams

Ritual can even be as simple as honoring an altar in the morning or repeating a mantra before falling asleep.  It certainly doesn’t have to be elaborate.  But for the new and adept practitioner alike, the meaning of ritual can be confusing. It’s easy to […]

Pilgrimage as Ritual by Jesamyn

Pilgrimage as ritual is essential for our community—it helps to shake things up, to quickly and easily move us a bit further out of our comfort zones, and can even give access to new insights and new ways of being.  Sisterhood of the Moon has been making […]

Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Joined A Coven…so far

  These are some of the lessons I’ve learned since joining a coven in 2011. It’s probably not complete, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn, but I figured I’d share what I’ve learned thus far. Inclusivity is key. Recently, there was a beautiful […]