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My Interview with Bellamy Fitzpatrick:

Green Anarchy & Self-Sufficiency So last week I introduced the concepts of the Green Anarchy movement and Bellamy Fitzgerald’s, founder of the journal Backwoods, opinion of how the essence of Green Anarchy can be achieved in today’s world.  If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you do as the topics we are talking about […]

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Green Anarchy & The Invitation to Desertion:

What is IT & What does it Provoke? I hate “politics” and the divisiveness it breeds. Therefore, it is rare that I expound on my political ideologies. especially here.  However, with everything that is going on in the world, I would feel remiss if I didn’t at least provide a glimpse into what is possible.  […]

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Paganism

The Beauty of Litha: Summer Solstice

This particular year, Litha (Summer Solstice) will be spectacular.  According to Earthsky.org, the moon will turn new merely 9 hours after the Solstice on June 20th. At that time the new moon will sweep in front of the Sun, causing what is called an annular solar eclipse – a literal ring of fire.  I’m a […]

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Paganism

GAIA SPEAKS: Ritual

Awaken, beloved child of mine! Daughter of Earth, Son of the Sun. Open your eyes to the East and greet the rising light. Open your breath Expand your heart in gratitude… For you are reborn, Each day, Anew. Awaken to the throb of life within you, To the beat of your heart. Your dreams as […]

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Herbalism Paganism

A History of Beltane: How Modern-Day Pagans Celebrate

Beltane has a long been celebrated due to its association with fertility and the success of agrarian cultures. In the northern hemisphere it is celebrated on May 1st (October 31st in the Southern hemisphere). It marks the halfway point between the Spring Equinox (Ostara) and the Summer Solstice (Midsummer).

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Paganism Wild Foods

Planning a Beltane Feast

Altar is set, now to plan the feast! The planning process is quite similar to planning the altar arrangement. First let us consider what Beltane is all about. We are celebrating the rebirth of spring. So any and all spring foods, wether cultivated, foraged, or caught, are a welcome treat. A traditional food we love […]

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Homesteading Paganism

Hand Spinning:Useful and Magickal

Most people, nowadays, don’t really think about where all the clothes that they wear come from. However, there has been a kind of revolution in fiber arts recently. Knitting and crocheting have always been something that people did, mostly women of course. I even remember my great grandmother doing tatting, a form of crocheting with fine thread to create lace and doilies, while she would listen to the radio at night.

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Paganism

Building a Beltane Altar

Beltane is a time when many things can grow. Not only do we plant seeds in the earth, but in our hearts and souls as well. We dig deep to discover what crops we wish to grow in the coming seasons. Keeping this in mind, we begin selecting altar pieces and offerings. Being a mixed […]

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Herbalism Paganism

The Power of Crystals: Charging, Cleansing and Programming

If you have ever walked by a shop selling crystals or attended a gem & mineral show, you completely get the lure of beautiful stones.  These stones are not just pretty. Each element and stone vibrate at a particular frequency. There are so many different types: Rough, tumbled smooth, fossilized, faceted… Stones and crystals come […]

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The Benefits of Earthing: Grounding and Centering Essentials

I’m sure that you have heard of people talking about earthing. What exactly is earthing? Why is it important? It is incredibly important to understanding our physical, mental and spiritual health.