Category Archives: Ritual

NaPoWriMo # 23 Cartomancy

I pulled the High priestess from my Ryder Waite tarot deck.  It’s the deck I learned to tell the cards with and its still my favorite because it incorporates so many plain, simple and universal symbols.  However, I have a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMO – 3rd Day – Silliness ensues

Today an English form called Fourteeners, consisting of fourteen not necessarily iambic syllables. “Casey at the Bat,” was my guide today in this ridiculous endeavor- as some of my followers know I am very fond of nonsense. Male Bonding Today … Continue reading

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Poem for the New Year

New Year’s Eve   Clay is fired to make a pot. The pot’s use comes from emptiness. ~ Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu   Already, dawn breaks earlier. Day lengthens, quickening to light as sun pulls in her tether … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

When I was three years old my family moved to Germany and thus began four years of magical Christmases.  It was like living inside one of those glass balls that fill with a swirl of glittering snow when you shake … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Second Greeting

Mantra   I love the way you reach for me when I slide out of bed – oh so quietly to read, pee or surf  because insomnia is a perk of ageing you’ve not yet claimed.  I actually like these … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Greeting

Hail! Dark Hecate, Goddess of the Night Greetings, Faerie Queen of Witches Ancient of Days, we bow before you. From Above we come bearing white banners. Angels, djinn, daemons glide down moonbeams dusted in starlight draped in diamante gauze, sequined … Continue reading

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The Art of Letting Go: Creating an Outdoor Altar

THE SEAL Newly dead, nearly perfect round goggle eyes still brown, still clear I find no mark on him. Only the gray tongue, flaccid between dainty lethal teeth and creamy whiskers stiff as quill, speaks to me of  death’s decay. … Continue reading

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