If you’re anything like me, sometimes it can be… well, inconvenient to go camping. You need tents, coolers, sleeping bags, camping stoves…and you might even get dirty! Well, for those of us who love nature but also appreciate soft sheets and comfortable beds, there are hotel conventions. I’ve been to many hotel conventions, all of which had something valuable to offer: ConVocation, the now defunct Real Witches’ Ball, Between the Worlds, and of course my favorite, PantheaCon.
Well… here’s some very exciting news for us hotel-goers! There is an all-new Pagan hotel convention launching this year in Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota: Paganicon. The dates are Mar.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sharlyn Hidalgo, author of The Healing Power of Trees.
November marks the New Year in the Celtic Tree Calendar; its tree is the Beith Birch. The Birch teaches us to establish new beginnings, so this is the month to clear it all away and push the restart button. Look at what you have accomplished and pat yourself on the back. Take the time to evaluate the year and make new plans based on who you are in this moment. Look at what never got done; perhaps this is the time to let go of that plan (there is no need to feel guilty). This is a great time to clean your closets and let go of things and clothes that no longer reflect who you are in this
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Blake, author of Circle, Coven & Grove; Everyday Witch A to Z; Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook; The Goddess Is in the Details; and the new Witchcraft On a Shoestring.
Every book has its own origins. I wrote my first one—Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice—because I wanted an easy guide for my first year leading a coven, complete with a year of rituals, and couldn’t find one. So I wrote it myself. I wrote my third book—The Goddess is in the Details—because people kept telling me that they wanted to integrate their spiritual lives as Pagans with their everyday world, but didn’t know how.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jhenah Telyndru, author of Avalon Within.
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell
The cyclic tides of nature are, for many Pagans, the closest thing we have to a holy book. Even those whose paths are centered on reconstructing the religions of ancient cultures—complete with intact myths and rituals—ultimately see the primordial powers of the natural world underwrite these traditions on some level. Sometimes the Gods are literal personifications of elemental forces, while in other instances these forces are used as tools of Divine retribution