Invoking Freya for the Full Moon

Today is the full moon so I invoked Freya as the Mother Aspect of the Triple Goddess. Here are a few pictures from the ceremony. I did not, of course, take the photographs during the ceremony as that would have been disrespectful. Freya is sometimes used as the Maiden Aspect of the Triple Goddess and …

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A Year and a Day

Yesterday I took a purification bath and performed a self-dedication ritual. It went really well and I felt good afterward. I am on my way to explore the different parts of Wicca and try to deepen my connection with Nature. As I said in an earlier post I honestly don't know how much attention I …

The Writing Log Jam is Finally Breaking Apart

I've had a bit of a breakthrough on the short story I'm working on. It's called "Remember Me in the Halls of Valhalla". I started this story at the last WorldCon in San Antonio. I knew if I thought about it long enough, and talked to a couple of writers and bounced some ideas, something …

Making Magickal Wands for Wicca/Paganism

One of the nice things about Wicca is you can fashion the tools you need for very little expense. One of these is a wand. I started with several choices and diameters of wood. The first two in the picture below are juniper, then I had an apple branch followed by maple. I asked the …

Relating the Thoughtforms of Animism to Everyday Modern Life

One of the tenets of Wicca/Paganism is the idea that everything around us, rocks, trees, clouds, is alive. This animistic idea that animals, plants, even natural phenomenon itself have spiritual essence is ancient and very, very attractive. As I move into Wicca/Paganism I find these ideas do enlighten my perspective toward the world around me. …