The lovely and very wise Sasha Graham has a new book in her 365 series: 365 Tarot Spells: Creating the Magic in Each Day. You can find out more HERE.
This spell is from May 1. I thought I'd include it here now to both preview Sasha's wonderful work (and hopefully you will want more magic in your life, in which case, you should definitely get this book!) and give you time to prepare your spell.
Today is May Day. As nature flourishes and spring energy abounds, this grounding spell will help you keep rooted as expansion blooms. Repeat as needed.
One raw onion
Fresh feta cheese
Salt, pepper, and
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, and the new Beltane.
Originating in Germany, May Wine is a beverage whose popularity has endured throughout the centuries and expanded across the oceans. As a May Day or Beltane beverage, it's hard to find anything else with as much tradition and flavor as this simple yet delicious drink. Recipes vary, but at its most basic, May Wine is simply white wine that has been infused with the leaves of the woodruff plant, an herbaceous perennial with fragrant green leaves and delicate, white, four-petaled flowers. Both the leaves and the flowers of the woodruff are
There have been very few movies that illustrate Paganism. The few that do show Paganism have fleeting glimpses of Pagan practices most often taken out of context, used as mere plot points rather than presenting real Pagan practices, and are usually given a very negative light.
There is only one film I've ever seen that reveals what it might be like to live fully in an actual Pagan world and that presents real Pagan practices. That film, of course, is Robin Hardy's 1973 movie, The Wicker Man.*
Warning! Spoiler Alert!
This post reveals what happens in the movie.
Although supposedly based on a 1967 novel by David Piner called The Ritual, at best it can be said that Piner's horrific novel