Astrology, Crystals & Stones, Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Full Super Planting Moon Crystal Grid Creation

Spiritual Toolbox

Magic and it’s Wounded Soul – Goddess Melinoë

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I wanted to look up some Magic Gods and Goddesses to see if there are traces and clues to the ties of karma that real living magicians and sorcerers are connected to in the eras of our past history. Magical Tradition basically is a body of spell-casting techniques, or philosophical or religious alchemy beliefs pertaining to one particular view or method of magic or occultism. Alchemy can involve math and symbols and even the ancient demon bowls from long ago to attack women in power, by the rising Jewish men’s in their religions. 

Most magical endeavors today are from the Middle Ages, antiquity texts written and put into form, by Pagans, the Metaphysical or Esoteric traditions. Free magic and human magic are two completely different things, for free magic involves mother earth, energy and elements of nature, and human magic unfortunately involves past life…

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Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Ice Ritual for Ostara

Wylde and Green

Wednesday is Ostara, Spring Equinox and Thursday is the full Lenten Moon (the last full moon of winter). You will hear a lot of talk about balance at this time of year, with light and dark being equal, but it never feels balanced to me, it feels like a battle, with bitterly cold days, sandwiched between warm, bright days with one storm rolling in after another, as banks of high and low pressure buffet against each other. The winter was kind this year, so perhaps he is reluctant to leave so soon.

I believe a ritual is a little path you follow, that winds through your own particular internal woods, and what makes it meaningful is how it resonates with you. The path being as important as the destination. We don’t follow the rhythms of nature any more to survive, but that doesn’t mean we don’t feel them…

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Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

Intuition

secretsoftheserpent

We are equipped with a fantastic brain.  It is the greatest computer ever created.  It is the best ever logical analyzer.  We as a human race think in our logical minds.  Is it possible for us to grasp things with our subconscious mind?  Yes.  We have to allow ourselves to use our subconscious  instead of interfering with it.   You must wake up and see the Goddess dancing right in front of you! 

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Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Spring Equinox Rituals: Rituals of Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Druid's Garden

Sometimes, when we are hiking on a trail, we are in a hurry to get somewhere–that far off vantage point, that mile marker on the map, or just seeing what is over the next horizon. I remember hiking with some friends who regularly backpacked; they were so intent on speeding through the woods to their goal and putting the miles behind them that they  left me behind at multiple points as I got off the trail to explore something. This “speeding towards a goal” is, perhaps, part of who we are as humans, and certainly, a product of Western Civilization, which is so growth and progress oriented.  Even with our spiritual practice, we can be so intent on focusing on a goal (that next grade or degree, for example) that we forget about the journey itself.  On this trail, the day I took this photo, my intuition told me to…

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Ritual tools, Spiritual Toolbox

Slavic Moons and Months

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – My dedication in life as a Dreamer was to be free, to be healthy, to pay my real karmic debt and live to tell about it. As an elder now, I begin to receive my past experiences with hindsight that flows into wisdom, through expressions of creativity. The path we all walk is long and unexpected and the moon path is the most unexpected of them all.

We have now completed a 2500 year cycle of the sun cult (patriarch, Regulus in Leo) and now, as those doors are permanently closed, many challenges await us as we navigate this world of ours in the messy state its in. It may not seem like it on the surface. but the moon time is slowly and steadily rising to serve the other half of humanity now, the soul people.

You can already see it happening…

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Individual, Spiritual Toolbox

The Energies of March

Good Witches Homestead

March promises to be an eventful month energetically, one that is full of potential if we can successfully ride the waves of change and embrace the new beginnings that it will bring forward.

The new moon on March 6th coincided with a big planetary shift of energy created by Uranus leaving Pisces to take up residence in Taurus, where it will remain for the next seven years. This movement of cosmic energy has probably already taken your focus of attention into a new area of your life, possibly revealing where an overhaul or energetic spring clean is going to be required. Uranus is a powerful planetary force that stimulates freedom, liberation, and enlightenment, so do your best to go with the flow of what it brings into focus for you. Following through with the process of change that it has instigated, will help you awaken latent potential needed for the…

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Gardens, Plants, Wild Foodism

Medicinal and Culinary Uses for the Shy Violet

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

While violets’ delicate blossoms are a treat only for the observant, the plant has enjoyed a long history of medicinal and culinary use.

Leigh Hunt, an English Romantic essayist, and poet is the first known author of the phrase “shrinking violet.” In 1820, he published a passage describing a bit of woodland in The Indicator, a poetry magazine: “There was the buttercup, struggling from a white to a dirty yellow; and a faint-colored poppy; and here and there by the thorny underwood a shrinking violet.”

Hunt was almost certainly referring to the native English, or sweet, violet (Viola odorata). This shy plant can often go unremarked underfoot, and it carries its small, slightly recurved flowers level with or just below its leaves. The phrase “shrinking violet” took a few decades to catch on — but when it did, it spread rapidly, much as its parent plant does…

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Herbals, Plants

The Plant Medicine Summit March 18-22, 2019

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Free Online Event
The Plant Medicine Summit
March 18-22, 2019

Plant Medicine Summit 2019

In our fast-paced culture, we’re becoming increasingly disconnected from nature.

And in doing so, we’re losing touch with our symbiotic relationship with the plant kingdom… a vast life-giving resource for healing our bodies, balancing our emotions, and awakening our consciousness.

Our environment is suffering too. As a result of our failure to recognize our biological and spiritual connection with the natural world, destructive agricultural practices, and climate change are destroying the Earth’s ecosystems.

However, as you’ll discover during the eye-opening sessions in The Plant Medicine Summit, by honoring plants as our sacred evolutionary allies, we have great potential to heal not only ourselves but our beautiful planet as well.

Esteemed speakers joining for this life-changing, 5-day event include our host, David Crow, plus, Mark Blumenthal, K.P. Khalsa, Lupo Passero, Pam Fischer, Sara Crow, Nicholas Schnell, and many others.

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Food

Blood Orange and Pistachio Cake (with Rose)

Wylde and Green

This recipe is adapted from one I found in Lia Leendertz – The Almanac, A Seasonal Guide. A brilliant book for anyone interested in the seasonal tides, moons and fields.

The best thing about this cake….making it. I chose a gloomy, grey Sunday and the scent of the oranges lifted my spirits immeasurably. Blood oranges are in season from February to mid March I believe, so make this cake quick. I added rose water, because in my head this cake was so green and pink I wanted to add the delicate taste and fragrance of rose, and it really worked. This would be the perfect cake to bake for someone who needed some luck in love, or to raise the spirits after a broken heart.

img_7590Ingredients

  • 150g organic butter
  • 150g castor sugar
  • Zest of 3 blood oranges and juice of 1
  • 2 tsps of rose water
  • 2 free range eggs

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