After you become a Witch, things start to be a different kind of fun. When you cast those first few spells, or make those first few offerings to a deity or spirit, you wait, and you wonder. And then, the magic happens. Things manifest. And it amazes you. Because you never knew before that you had this kind of influence over your reality. There may not be thunderbolts and lightning when you cast a circle, and your results may not even be recognizable except in hindsight. But once you see it, it’s awe-inspiring. Even after 20+ years, I still have
I mentioned in one of my YouTube videos that, back in the day, one of the earliest books I’d read on Paganism was In The Shadow of the Shaman, by Amber Wolfe. And since I’ve been going back to basics, I picked it up again. And I noticed something that I only cursorily glanced over before. Throughout the book, Wolfe refers to, “wheels within wheels.” A quote from the introduction is, “All of the worlds of nature spin like wheels for the shaman … All worlds spin and vibrate for the shaman.” Another is, “Like the shamans of old, we may
Have you ever been called by a Goddess or God? Pegged for service, so-to-speak? What does that mean to you? I think sometimes people don’t recognize what being called is, or what it truly means, before they jump right in and try to “go all the way.” As I understand it, particular Goddesses or Gods call to us. Some people pick a God/dess and run with it (like doing a Goddess Immersion exercise, which I talk about in a few YouTube vids). I believe that, in general, most deities are keen to work with a person … but there are
Beltane 2017, was wet! Extra, extra wet! I mean: wetter than I’ve ever been in my life, short of diving voluntarily into a swimming pool, or taking a shower. WET.
Beltane is an extra-special time of year for me. Along with it’s opposite on the Wheel of the Year, Samhain, Beltane is one of the two highest Holy Days in my Craft Tradition (Feycraft).