What to Expect When Engaged in Ritual Activity

Ritual Defined As a practicing Wiccan, the word ritual for me may have a different connotation from say, the understanding of a hopeful agnostic or a “red-letter” Christian (“red-letter” alluding to the words actually spoken by the Christ). So, I ‘m going to level the playing field with the dearly held assumption that my readershipContinue reading “What to Expect When Engaged in Ritual Activity”

Dialogue With Shadow

If you are still having trouble communicating with your Shadow(s), there are other meditations out there. One that is reasonably easy to use was written by Timothy Roderick in his Wicca: A Year and a Day book. Our clan has used the meditation successfully. Also, feel free to add to my meditation if you needContinue reading “Dialogue With Shadow”

Face to Face

This is the guided meditation. If you haven’t done the preparatory work, please click here. You may have someone read this to you, or you may record it and play it back. Soothing music to block out any distracting sounds is recommended but not required. BEGIN HERE: Close your eyes and take a deep, evenContinue reading “Face to Face”

Meeting Shadow

Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the EVENT.  If you’ve just come in on the blog, please click here. For magickal people, certain principles become self-evident as they work with energy. One is, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Sounds Newtonian doesn’t it? That’s because magick works on theContinue reading “Meeting Shadow”

Embracing Shadow: Step 2b

You have written down your C.D.N.T. at this point. If you’ve come in on this post, click here; otherwise, proceed. Your Next Mission, Should You Choose To Accept: You will find the Equal and Opposite Positive Trait (E.O.P.T.) of your CDNT. Below is a link to a list of those kinds of character traits: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/character-traits-list.htmlContinue reading “Embracing Shadow: Step 2b”

Embracing Shadow: Step 2a

Okay, so you’ve got your Negative Bucket List (N.B.L.). If you don’t, then click here for the previous post. The N.B.L. is actually the reverse of the bucket list of fun things you want to do before you die. This is the list of mean, stupid or embarrassing things you’ve done up to this point. YouContinue reading “Embracing Shadow: Step 2a”

Embracing Shadow: Step 1

Last installment, you discovered that you are a very complex holograph of personalities.  You also learned that Shadows are fragmented pieces of your holograph—blocked energies that will express through your subconscious if you don’t pay attention. Since you can’t banish or destroy energy, you’ll have to find another way to get your Shadows to toeContinue reading “Embracing Shadow: Step 1”

Anatomy of the Shadow

This is a continuation from the Call for Interaction post. Please click here if you missed the beginning. Excellent! Whatever you wrote is correct. Why? Because magickal people understand that you are the creator of your own universe. No one else has your perspective, your experiences, or your shadows. What you wrote, if you playedContinue reading “Anatomy of the Shadow”

Call for Interaction

Blogs require multiple posts to be successful, so I’m soliciting your input into the process. I need you to hold me, a writer/procrastinator extraordinaire, accountable for producing exceptional, and ultimately useful, product. You’ll also help me shake a serious case of the holiday blues. Here’s the plan: You, the audience and co-creators of all things bloggable,Continue reading “Call for Interaction”

Hocus Pocus?

A “published” writer since the tender age of 12, IO KIRKWOOD’S fantasy short stories have graced the pages of many a school literary magazine. She set aside her dreams of writing to raise a family but the fever never quite left. Io’s genre runs towards dark, urban and ultimately pagan fantasy. As one of theContinue reading “Hocus Pocus?”