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Diary of a Witch

(The Wild Hunt, Nigel Aldcroft Jackson) Black spirits and white, Red spirits and grey, Come ye, come ye, come ye that may. Throughout and about, around and around, The circle be drawn, the circle be bound. …….. There is a … Continue reading

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Dance of Darkness and Light

Hail, Blessed Mother, whose body is light and whose voice is truth. Power of darkness and womb of light. Prayer to Kali by Victor Anderson The Blood Moon of September 2015 will certainly live in memory as a night of … Continue reading

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The Hilltop Spirit

The August Full Moon brings a time of reaping.  And as the Moon begins to wane, we begin the downward slide towards Autumn.  Last Tuesday evening, I stood watching the eldritch beauty of the heat lightning flickering eerily in the distance. Huge … Continue reading

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Lammastide

Lugh, the light of summer bright, Clothed all in green, Tailtiu, his Mother true, Rise up and be seen. At your Festival sounds the horn, Calling the people again, Child of barleycorn, newly summer-born, Ripening like the grain. —Gwydion Pendderwen, … Continue reading

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The Midsummer Power of St John’s Wort

Traditionally gathered at dawn on Midsummer Day (or, perhaps, at twilight on Midsummer Eve, when the Fair Folk and Lordly Ones were said to gather on the hilltops and high places), St John’s Wort is sometimes known as St Joan’s … Continue reading

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God Herself

Quakoralina, the Star Goddess A lovely black woman is waiting, waiting In the boundless night. A river of blackbirds are mating, mating, In the dim starlight. Down out of the sky they come winging, winging, Drawn to Her black flame, … Continue reading

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Hail the Midsummer Bee-Goddess

(Art:  Bee Goddess by Q. Cassetti) The Feast of Midsummer invariably brings to mind the mysterious and enthralling cult of the Bee Goddess, the Great Queen Bee.  So far as I am aware, the phrase “Midsummer Bee-Goddess”  first came to … Continue reading

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Mutating Bloodrose

        Mutating Bloodrose Spiral within spiral, fold within fold, Never oh never may this secret be told: Blossom of scarlet, blossom of bone Never oh never shall it be known: Ever a new dance, a new song … Continue reading

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The Divine Twins at Midsummer

The dyad of the Twins leads seemingly inexorably to the formulation of trinity. Whether this be the trinity of Their parentage from the Sky Father or Great Mother, or in some other sacred triangularity, an implicit triplicity is revealed over … Continue reading

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Hyacinth, Beacon of Beltane

It has been said of old: When whitethorn blooms at break of day, Time it is to dance the May. But here in New England, when I see the stately, regal, suggestively phallic plume of hyacinth in all his finery, … Continue reading

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