Beltane – Traditions and Celebrating – Decorating Tips for Your Beltane Festival and Feasting Table

Beltane – Traditions and Celebrating – Decorating Tips for Your Beltane Festival and Feasting Table

Beltane kicks off the merry month of May! In ancient times, festivities began before the 1st of May upon the evening of the last day in April. Old world pagans continue this tradition today in the 21st Century. And what a splendid time for a celebration! Whether it be a small gathering with family and friends in the backyard or a large party, there are a myriad of ways to create a festive environment and ambiance for your Beltane celebration....

Read More

OM – The Sacred Sound of the Universe

OM – The Sacred Sound of the Universe

Om (or Aum), is an ancient Hindu mantra and mystical Sanskrit said to be the sacred sound of the universe. It is also used in Buddhism as well as other faiths. Composed of three soft tones, a-u-m, the sound is a never ending vibrational energy reminding us that the universe is constantly in motion. You can hear it in the sounds of the forest stream, inside of a seashell, and as the mistral wind surrounds your very essence. Om is the humming of...

Read More

About Imbolc, Warrior Goddess of the Sacred Flame, Brigid, Setting up an Altar, Gemstones, the Candle Wheel, Essences & Herbs

About Imbolc, Warrior Goddess of the Sacred Flame, Brigid, Setting up an Altar, Gemstones, the Candle Wheel, Essences & Herbs

Greetings, As darkness of winter sets in, the Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of mid-winter. Now is a time of reflection and release, and the time we set our intentions for the coming year. As we move into 2017 we kindle the light of hope. For the light is returning and with it, new life and new beginnings. The light will shine through the cold winter days ahead as the returning of spring approaches and...

Read More

The Legend of Krampus – History Folklore, Krampus in the 21st Century

The Legend of Krampus – History Folklore, Krampus in the 21st Century

Gruss Vom Krampus (greetings from Krampus) The ancient legend of the Krampus dates back to the 11th century and in the modern world, not too many people know of this satyr-like devilish beast. But today in the 21th century, the Krampus and the legend surrounding this demon-like creature has made a huge comeback through pop culture, images, books, greeting cards and Krampus merchandise. In European folklore, the Krampus is Nikolaus’s dark...

Read More

Candle Magic – How to Perform Intentional Candle Spells & Rituals with Color Magic

Candle Magic – How to Perform Intentional Candle Spells & Rituals with Color Magic

Candle Magic dates back centuries to ancient times when candle burning was used in age-old symbolic rituals and religious ceremonies. Sacred candle rituals continue in modern times as we seek to explore the realm of magic and personal spiritual awareness within our own intuitive consciousness. Witches have used candles for centuries and they have a long and interesting history in religious worship, magic and folklore. They light the way to the...

Read More