By Deborah baker. 2023. 309 pages. ****Exceĺlent This comprehensive and detailed book is a procedural manual forpagan group. Part I discusses the basics of Wicca, including the wheel of the year, rules, deities, tool, types of Witches. Part II are instructions for new moon and full moon and holiday (sabbats) ceremonies. Part III discusses circleContinue reading “Covers, circles. And Grove”
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Beltane is the Celtic May Day festival traditionally held on May 1. Midway between the spring equinox. Ways to celebrate: Lighting bonfires Decorating homes with May Garlands Making May bushes Visiting holy weĺls
By Mari Silva. 2023 ***** Excellent This comprehensive and well researched guide consists of eight books, each devoted to a particular Wiccan holiday (Sabbat). Discusses rituals, spells, crafts, recipies, setting up an altar and holiday activites. Illustrations. References. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Happy Spring Equinox
Today is Spring Equinox. It is raining and Grey skies in Northrtn California. I feel like staying under the covers and enjoying the meditative stillness of winter for a little longer Ways to celebrate: Spend some time outdoors under the warm sun. Light a candle to symbolize the return of light. Create an Ostara altarContinue reading “Happy Spring Equinox”
By Mari Silva. 2023. 506 pages. **** Excellent This well researched and comprehensive book is the ultimate guide to Druidism, Celtic shamanism, spells and rituals and tree astrology. Discusses basics of shamanism in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Druids, deities and spirits, orgham, sacred plants, tree and plants, spells and charms, creating a bookContinue reading “Celtic spirituality”
Imbolc is a pagan holiday lasting from February 1 to sundown on February 2. It marks the halfway mark between winter solstice and spring equinox. This holiday celebrated Brigid, the Celtic goddess of wells, fire, blacksmiths and healing waters. Today, in Northern California, it is cold. I am going to put my crystals out inContinue reading “Happy Imbolc!”
Happy Winter Solstice!
The main message of the winter solstice is exploring the darkness and turning it into light. I have been to hell and back in the last week. I have been sick with RSV the past week and in isolation. I am still tired and coughing. However, the sun finally came out and I am goingContinue reading “Happy Winter Solstice!”
Happy Halloween (Samhain)
Today is the Wiccan holiday of Samhain (Halloween) midway between the autumn equinox (Mabon) and winter solstice (Yule). For Celts Samhain was a time of communion with the spirits of the dead, which are free, like the wild autumnal winds, free to roam the earth. Today, I will take my crystals into the sun forContinue reading “Happy Halloween (Samhain)”
By Mari Silva. 2022. 104 pages The ultimate to winter solstice and how it is celebrated in Wicca, Druidry, Christianity, and Paganism. Discusses similarities and differences between Christmas and Tule, yuletide symbols, lore and deities, Yule crafts and decorations, setting up a Yule altar, recipes for a Yule feast, Yule activites, customs, rituals, ceremonies spellsContinue reading “Yule”
Imbolc is a pagan celebration on February c3lebrating the 1st of February between the winter solstice and spring equinox. Discusses the relation between Candlemas and imbolc, flowers, herbs and trees associated with Imbolc, setting up an altar, recipes, family a d group practices, spells, rituals, poems, prayers, divination. Illustrations. Bibliography.