Daemon

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Daemon is where the word demon comes from and daemon is greek for a demigod.  It was a half human half god person or a spirit.  It was the Christians who made daemon into demon because they considered them false gods.  The Vatican was trying to make everyone believe in a one and only God, so they demonized all other Gods and Goddesses.  


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Welcoming In The New Year And The New Moon

Mercury enters its first retrograde period of the year on the 14th of January in the sign of Aquarius. Mercury retrograde in Aquarius can have us questioning what areas we are feeling restricted by in our lives. Aquarius is all about freedom and liberation, so this retrograde could have you noticing the areas in your life where you need more expansion and movement.

On the 16th, Sun conjunct Pluto can help you step into your personal power and make decisions from a heightened perspective. There is also a desire and increased ability at discovering mysteries or uncovering secrets. 

The Full Wolf Moon in Cancer takes place on the 17th. The moon is most at home in the sign of Cancer, and you too might find your focus on your home and family.

The Wolf Moon in the nurturing sign of Cancer could shift your attention towards the safety of your pack and your environment. You might feel like cleansing, blessing and protecting your personal space at this time. Listen to your instincts!

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Welcoming in the New Year and the New Moon

Where is the World Headed?

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What do you think wealth is? Most think wealth is millions of dollars. No one knows what real wealth truly is. I goto my regular job everyday, coach my soccer team, have a family life, I get out in nature, travel, throw ideas around with anyone willing to listen to my crazy mind, think about what powerful ideas I can put out on my website and at the end of the day I will toast the Goddess. That is being rich!!! That is wealth. I know so many people with a lot of money and they are not wealthy. They are not rich. They have forgotten how to enjoy life. The wealth in life is not the final product, it is the journey. A lot of so called rich people have forgotten that. They really have lost their souls. They are so filthy rich that they don’t continue the journey…

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An Approach to Spiritual Retreat and Rejuvenation: Going Dark Week

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Perhaps now more than ever, the idea of taking regular retreats is a critical one. Last week, in my post on the Winter Solstice, I shared the deep need for restorative activities that allow us to heal, process, and deepen our practice–particularly in today’s age and as we move further into the age of the Anthropocene. Finding restoration activities are particularly critical because so many of us are languishing, dealing with the real effects of deepening climate change, dealing with the long-term upheaval and separation due to the pandemic, among a host of other issues. Thus, this week, I want to share one practice that I’ve developed over the years that is particularly helpful–I call it “going dark” or “inner life retreat.”

What is a Going Dark Spiritual Retreat?

Going dark to explore the world of the subconscious and dreams Going dark to explore the world of the subconscious and dreams

The principle of going dark is very simple–rather than…

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Sacred Goddess Magic

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Want to introduce yourself to the Goddess?  First thing you need to understand is she will give you no powers or opportunities that you are not ready to receive.  It is all in the life you live.  Life is the test.  You can never gain anything by reading sacred texts.  They are all exoteric.  The Goddess is a spiritual thing and you will only be able to get her attention if you live in harmony with her.  The powers you look for will destroy you unless you are robed in the garments of purity.  To the un-purified the Goddess is a  consuming fire.  Those not ready will have confusion, insanity and death.  


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A 21st Century Wheel of the Year: Restoration at the Winter Solstice

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The time of the greatest darkness is upon us at the winter solstice. Each morning, the sun seems to struggle to rise and hangs low in the sky. The world is covered in frost, cold, and snow, and the darkness of winter sets in. This is a hard time for many, perhaps more so now than before, given the cultural darkness and challenges that so many of us are facing globally and locally. So facing the darkness, in this very challenging time, takes something extra.

Winter Solstice Snow Winter Solstice Snow

In my first post on this series (Receptivity at the Fall Equinox), I made the case that the traditional Wheel of the Year was developed and enacted under very different conditions than our present age. We now live in the Anthropocene, a period of human-driven climate change and cultural unrest which is very different than the Holocene, the period of…

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Sacred Trees in the Americas: American Holly (Ilex Opaca) – Magic, Meanings, Ecology, and Divination

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American Holly is one of the most wonderful trees for getting us through dark times.  And as the season of darkness is upon us once more, it is a good time to consider the magic, meanings, and mystery of this incredible holly tree!

American Holly has many names including white holly, prickly holly, Christmas Holly, Yule Holly and Evergreen Holly.  It is quite similar to European Holly (Illex Aquifolium) with similar leaves, berries, and an overall growth habit. The American Holly has larger, brighter leaves and berries, but the trees are otherwise quite similar. While I often argue against importing meanings and uses of European trees into American contexts (with Ash being a great case in point), in this case, I think that the myths and old-world understandings of Holly apply!

This post is part of my Sacred Trees of Eastern North America series–here you can learn about the…

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Opening Ceremony for the Age of Aquarius

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The opening ceremony of Aquarius has happened.   It happened on November 25 in Egypt.  Depending on which side of the conflict you are on it was called the opening of Rams Road or the opening of Sphinx Avenue.  This ceremony was basically the handing over the power to the Thebes bloodline.  The boats are the boats of the Gods and Goddesses who sailed the seas of the cosmos.  They are now in Thebes(Luxor) along with the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses.  Watch this beautiful ceremony and see if you can catch the symbolism I have taught you over the years.  


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Druid Tree Workings: Witnessing the Death of an Old Tree

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Oak friend - one of my first interactions with this incredible friend Oak friend – one of my first interactions with this incredible friend and mentor

Many of us on the path of nature spirituality grow close to trees–so very close.  What happens when a tree that you love dearly, who is a good friend and mentor–tells you that it is time to go?  In this post, I share the story and passing of one of my dear tree friends, a White Oak with a giant burl. After I share the story, I offer some general thoughts about how we, as humans, can support and honor the natural lifespan of our tree friends. This post is meant to be a compliment to my earlier post: Holding Space and Helping Tree Spirits Pass.  My earlier post talked about trees who were cut before their time–while this post honors those who have the privilege of living a full life and dying naturally.

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Solar Eclipse Portal | Entering the Cold Moon Cycle Moonthly Lunar Report

Are you feeling the intensity behind this total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius right now? This last New Moon of 2021 is a big one that helps us close out and learn lessons that began almost 2 years ago.

Eclipses are powerful portals that we can intentionally use when it comes to our life lessons and soul progress.

They are known for their intense energies, and they often bring with them major life lessons. While this one is no different, it carries a much more optimistic and friendly tone thanks to Sagittarius.

This new cycle is our final cycle of the year and with it comes opportunities to create and refine the life we are wanting to bring into 2022.

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