Spiritual Appropriation ~ It’s a conundrum for the American Melting Pot

First, for anyone who has not heard this term, this is the definition I'll be addressing in this post...  Spiritual appropriation (basic definition): It is the act of adopting for worship spiritual deities and practices from a culture of which you do not share a blood line.  The act of adopting a spiritual path and practices … Continue reading Spiritual Appropriation ~ It’s a conundrum for the American Melting Pot

A place to write your magical notes ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

The Green Witchcraft Grimoire is special because you can make it your own. In addition to the spells, rituals, and recipes, the grimoire includes sections you can fill in based on your own practice, experience, and preferences. Here's a look at how I personalized my own copy of the Green Witchcraft Grimoire in the section … Continue reading A place to write your magical notes ~ Green Witchcraft Grimoire

December’s Full Moon

December Oak Moon Herbs:  cedar wood, juniper, sage, star anise, carnation Stones:  lapis, smoky quartz, lazulite Scents:  violet, patchouli, frankincense, myrrh, rose geranium Colors:  red, white, black Trees:  pine, fir, holly Deities:  Hathor, Hecate, Athese Astrological Signs:  Sagittarius, Capricorn Elements:  Fire/Water Crafting Your Magic: Balance carefully the energy of the traditionalist and that of the … Continue reading December’s Full Moon

Tarot Readings: Get a Personal Reading With Me! (video)

Amythyst Raine is an author and psychic/clairvoyant. The tarot is her tool of choice, which she uses as a key to tap into universal knowledge. Amythyst is dedicated to helping others live better lives through self-examination, as well as through psychic revelations, spirit contact, and spiritual guidance. http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com EMAIL READINGS TELEPHONE READINGS WEBCAM READINGS VIDEO … Continue reading Tarot Readings: Get a Personal Reading With Me! (video)

Witchcraft: It’s All About the Journey, Not the Destination

Everyone wants to cast spells.  That's the first thing people think about, and the most popular aspect of witchcraft.  I think it might have something to do with the awesome feeling of regaining your personal power, of being in control of your life, of being responsible for your destiny and it's outcome.  But it also … Continue reading Witchcraft: It’s All About the Journey, Not the Destination

“The Spiritual Feminist”– Cover & Release Date!!!

Big BOOK NEWS!!!....Here's the cover for my next book, "The Spiritual Feminist"!!! I love it!! Thank you to all the talented editors & artists at Moon Books! (You guys are awesome!) The artist who did the Apple Heart sculpture for the cover is my daughter Anne! This piece is inspired by the Adam & Eve myth and is … Continue reading “The Spiritual Feminist”– Cover & Release Date!!!

The Witch’s Desk: Women Learning to Trust Women

I watched a wonderful DVD series this week highlighting the birth of feminine spirituality.  It was full of all the inspiring women of the time-- Starhawk, Jean Bolyn, Merlin Stone, Shekinah Mountainwater, as well as a score of other eloquent and beautiful Ladies (authors, activists, film producers, artists, etc.).  The main concept that struck me was the … Continue reading The Witch’s Desk: Women Learning to Trust Women

The Witch’s Desk: Snobbery Within the Pagan Community

We think that the Pagan, all hippie love-child neo-nature spiritualist, are above the snobbery of the mundane middle-of-the-road Christian mainstream society.  Well, we're not.  Pagans are just as human as the rest of the population, and we fall into all the same societal traps, we just don't like to admit it, and we tend to … Continue reading The Witch’s Desk: Snobbery Within the Pagan Community

Ask the Witch: An Interview

1.You call yourself a witch. Do you ever worry about the negative connotations behind the term? I identify completely, specifically, and thoroughly with the word "Witch".  It is who I am, it is what I'm made of.  It envelops me genetically through familial connections, through spiritual connections, ancestral connections, through universal esoteric connections.  I revel … Continue reading Ask the Witch: An Interview