Dealing with the Gift of Empathy

I am not an empath. I’m pretty dense. I’m like a rock when it comes to energy. I’m not made of lead, but I might be pumice. Some stuff can get through, but not a lot. I’m a little rough around the edges, but many of my friends and family are like sponges – they suck everything up around them, positive or...

Crafting Fairy and Family Traditions

Family traditions weren’t really something I grew up with. My mom is a free-bird, so a lot of my youth was defined by individuality, rebelliousness, and defying social norms – especially in regards to redefining concepts of family and tradition. Holidays can be unimaginably difficult for single...

The Not-So-Secret Life of a Modern Witch

I haven’t been a witch for long, at least not when compared to many of the wise men and women who I associate with. But I’ve been a witch since 2005 (the love spells I dabbled with in high school don’t count as “being a witch”) so I know a thing or two about reality verses fantasy in regards to witches. At...

Let us Sing of Owl-Eyed Athena

Gray-eyed one, I sing of you, wisest and most beautiful, Relentless Athena, protector of cities, strong-armed and Fair.  From his head the great god birthed you, dressed In golden armor and bearing a sharp spear.  The holy Mountains shook when you were born, and the earth Quaked, and the seas’s dark waves...

Review of Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions by Jay Kinney

I’ve been reading this book literally for years. It’s not very long or dense, but we picked it up for our Pagan Book Club back in the day. For some reason or another I was never able to finish it, until now. Aside from my 1-billion-year hiatus (I started it in July of 2011) from this book, I actually really...

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