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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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Spring Strathspey

Daybreak, and I wake to spring’s sweet bouquet And the glorious day of beginning; Myrddin is gone on his magical way, But the Equinox Day leaves me spinning. Gwydion Pendderwen, Spring Strathspey I was walking through a snowy Cambridge afternoon … Continue reading

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Lady at the Crossroads of Winter and Spring

Hanging Her many-colored cloak on a beam of the sun, She stands with arms upraised in the apple garden At the Center of the World. Was it not You, O Bride, Who saved my life When the seas had nearly … Continue reading

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Edmund Buczynski, Lord Gwydion

Why the need for Witches today? The answer is simple. The Earth Needs It! … There’s small wonder why the churches and synagogues have been abandoned by the young.  Turned off by hypocrisy, blatant religious bigotry, anti-scientific thinking, and repressive … Continue reading

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Centuries or hours: remembering Sandy Denny

In spiritual life, the thread of bardic inspiration seems to grow all the more cherished, enjoyed, and exalted as the days go on.  For me, a particularly potent Bard who came into my life a few years before I began … Continue reading

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Divine King

Today is poet Ian Young’s 70th birthday, and in his honor, I am posting one of his poems with a Lammas theme, somewhat against the grain of the season of the year.   Witches and Magicians, especially queer ones, need to … Continue reading

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Wild Nights of Fraw Holda

The Old Witch’s Call to Frau Holda Holda, Holy, shining bright Holda flying through the night Hear and heed my Witch’s spell Spin out luck and spin it well! Goddess gruesome, Goddess gay Frost by night and snow by day … Continue reading

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Who Cannot Hex, Cannot Heal

And suddenly I began to cry, because I realized that I was in service to the gods to which I had been sworn.  That I loved them for letting me be their pen and keyboard.  And that I was part … Continue reading

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Initiation

Initiation is: a beginning an opening a gate that leads beyond the fields we know that opens into a whole new journey into the perilous heart of the labyrinth that shows us how little we know —Gabriel Carrillo, “Initiation” In … Continue reading

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Purge me with Hyssop

From the time I first became aware of it, I have associated hyssop with the healing blessings of Goddess Brighid.  I do not think this association is traditional; I have certainly seen no trace of such a correspondence in any … Continue reading

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