Category Archives: * Paganism

To My Beloved Florida Community ~~

In recent days, I have made my personal Facebook page a place where everyone’s opinion can be heard under the conditions that the discussions remained productive and mature and that personal attacks against each other would not be appropriate. The various matters being discussed in the Community are heated and passionate. They are, I believe, also necessary and every person needs to know that their position and opinion is being heard, read, and respected. This, I have tried to offer. However, there are other comments and actions involving other forums and threads that are causing me great sadness. Those are … Continue reading

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The Pagan Genesis

In the beginning, there was one Great Spirit. Whether that one Great Spirit was one amongst other Great Spirits is beyond our knowing, but we do know there was one Great Spirit. The Great Spirit had all knowledge as the collective stories of men tell us. Our teachings tell us “As above, so below. As within, so without.” So we can look at our yearning to strive beyond ourselves, our desire for adventure, and our need to evolve in order to understand that the Great Spirit also had those yearnings. Yet what would one with all knowledge need in order … Continue reading

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Spiritual Midlife Crisis

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Many of us have spent seven to 12 years of our lives become third degree witches (High Priests and High Priestesses) which has required intense dedication and training sometimes in spite of a myriad of distractions and necessities including professions, family needs, and general demands of the mundane world. We learn persistence, determination, and the ability to function spiritually in a variety of stressors that are physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional as a result. At the end of this intense training, those of us who are called to do so turn our attentions to training others and establishing a coven … Continue reading

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Communication and Community Service

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Oftentimes in the Pagan and Wiccan Community, we hold our tongues a little too much. In a mundane world where words roll off tongues unconsidered and without discernment, we tend to prefer to speak less with words and phrases of impact. Yet, I think there are some, such as myself, who have perhaps taken this lesson a little too seriously and, as a result, fail to communicate things that should or need to be said. We do this for many reasons. Our societal trend is to speak in absolutes after making quick and hasty judgments so that we can free … Continue reading

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The Mead Muse Method of Selecting Gemstones & Crystals

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I’m definitely an intuitive type of person when it comes to most Craft items and materials. I know I am SUPPOSED to figure out exactly what I’m looking for, then research properties, make a handy dandy shopping list of the items, and then diligently go forth and acquire them. I always start with good intentions of doing so, but I tend to mentally wander off to cloud scrying, communing with nature spirits, or whatever spiritually catches my eye. It’s not that I’m not interested at the start in what various books and BOS might say, it’s just that, for the … Continue reading

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Approaching Samhain with Janus

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The turning of the year once again brings us back to Samhain when the last of the harvest is reaped from the field.  The time of introspection and planning for the upcoming year begins first with reflection of the past and wisdom of the ancestors at Samhain as we begin to contemplate upon our own experiences in the past year (and other years) and evaluating our actions and the outcomes (harvest) from those actions. As we look at our harvest, it is time to measure the weight of our deeds in the past year.  Have we acted according to our … Continue reading

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Walking with Animal Spirits/Totems and Transforming

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I have always had a special affinity for the totem and animal spirit world in all the three forms ~ current inhabited varieties, extinct species, and magickal varieties. In addition to these three classifications, animal spirits can also be divided into two other groups: the birth animal spirit affinity and the working affinities that come from time to time. For example, I was born with a natural relationship with the wolf spirit. Wolf has come to me in dreams as far as I can remember. Sometimes, the Wolf changed me into a Wolf as well and took me on journeys … Continue reading

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