Pancakes – Traditions of Imbolc and the Midwinter Feast

Pancakes – Traditions of Imbolc and the Midwinter Feast

Pancakes on Imbolc? Absolutely! The Festival of Lights at midwinter is one of our oldest, most ancient pagan holidays. Imbolc, also known as Candlemas, St. Brigid’s Day, in America Groundhogs Day, falls on February 2nd and marks the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is truly my favorite of all sacred holidays as we celebrate and honor Brigid, the Goddess of the sacred and eternal flames. As the sun begins to...

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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...

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Ostara Candles – Vigil Lights for Spring Equinox Magic

Ostara Candles – Vigil Lights for Spring Equinox Magic

Ostara is the sabbat with the rabbit!~ Ostara, also known as the Vernal or Spring Equinox, celebrates the birth of spring, as the appearance of spring blossoms begin to hail life stirring within the Mother Earth after a long winter. Celebrated in March in the Northern Hemisphere, Ostara is the time to embrace new beginnings, hopes, and new relationships. The festival of Eostre (pronounced EES-tra), the lighthearted Anglo-Saxon Goddess, invokes...

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12 Days of Yule – History & Traditions of Twelfth Night – Mother’s Night

12 Days of Yule – History & Traditions of Twelfth Night – Mother’s Night

In Old England, the Twelfth Night marked the end of a winter festival that started on Samhain, October 31st. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of a cold winter. In the middle ages, the Twelfth Night began on the eve of December 25th moving forward 12 days to January 6th, hence the name the Twelve Days of Christmas, in Christian religious practice. But traditionally the Twelve Days of Yule for pagans,...

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How to use Ritual Spell Oils in Pagan Magic & Witchcraft

How to use Ritual Spell Oils in Pagan Magic & Witchcraft

Ritual Oils, Spell Oils, Conjure Oil, Healing Oils and Essential Oils can be found in most any witch’s cupboard. Their use in spells, magic and healing date back to ancient times and in the 21st Century, the use of these types of spiritual oils can play an important role when working with a particular intent such as love, money, protection or healing. As well, these oils are used in sacred ritual, ceremony, initiations and wiccan sabbat...

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