Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Phoenix LeFae, author of What Is Remembered Lives, Walking in Beauty, and the new Life Ritualized.
Modern life keeps us distracted and separated from mystery. We are so plugged in and "connected" to a world of wifi and online interaction, that culturally, we have lost a real connection to something greater than ourselves. Without mystery life becomes one dimensional and flat, lacking the luster of possibility. Ritual is a way to reconnect with that mystery, bringing depth and wonder to everyday life.
In my book, Life Ritualized, I share details on how to acknowledge and honor the rites of passage that we all go through, both the big and
Here in the northern hemisphere, Imbolc is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for Lammas. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Traditional Lughnasadh with a Modern Twist: Discover fun ways to make your Lughnasadh celebrations more modern.
Lucky Deva Abundance Charm for Lammas: Craft a lucky abundance charm for Lammas with these instructions from HedgeWitch author Silver RavenWolf.
Pear Spice Cake for Lammas: Pears are beginning to ripen around Lughnasadh. This pear spice
Here in the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the winter solstice. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Winter Solstice Pumpkin Soup:
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this festive golden soup, warmed with fragrant nutmeg and allspice. This velvety soup is elegant and deceptively simple to prepare.
Winter Solstice Wishing Candle:
There is a tradition of making a wish at the Winter Solstice, of burning pieces of paper with wishes or affirmations written on them. Craft these homemade candles infused with your
Ever since I was young I've had a "thing" about religion and spirituality. Although I often found myself disagreeing with various religious beliefs, or with ideas being presented as supposedly representative of various religions, I still had respect for the underlying concepts. Sometimes, I found that people would create religions not to help others, but to help themselves—generally to power, money, and/or sex. I didn't like what they were doing. I felt they were harming others by mocking religions or spiritual paths.
I still feel this way.
And that brings me to Xmas.
When I was old enough to understand that Xmas was an abbreviation for Christmas, I felt there was something wrong