Sitting in the dark before the Samhain altar, I let my pendulum hang still over the board, inscribed with letters and numbers. I felt safe and at peace, so I asked if the spirits had any message for me. The pendulum began to swing, circling over letters to spell out words. “Out of here.” I […]
Come you in and sit you down What you lost shall here be found. Bowl and cup shall slake your lack; Cast the bundle from your back. No more wandering. No more war. Come you in and close the door. —Caitlin Matthews This would be a beautiful verse to use as a blessing if you […]
This was a very bad week. On Monday, I found out that someone at my work reported me to HR, and they were opening an investigation. This was pretty devastating, as you could imagine, even though I knew what it was about…and that I wasn’t at fault. But still, an open HR investigation is never […]
‘King Arthur’ may not have been the best film, but I love this haunting song of longing for ancestral lands.
Anilah’s MedicineChant is a fantastic accompaniment to shamanic work.
You can’t go wrong with Blackmore’s Night, but this feels particularly appropriate as we enter the darker time of the year…
With fall (finally!) starting to settle in, the farmer’s markets are starting to change. You can still get berries and tomatoes, but we’re starting to see more potatoes, apples, grapes and other autumn harvest foods. Not a minute too soon, I say. I made this soup from some organic leeks and Yukon gold potatoes I […]
Every hearth witch knows the power of home cooked food – particularly homemade bread. But not every hearth witch has the time to make bread or rolls from scratch. These rosemary rolls have become almost a signature dish of mine, and they could not be easier or more economical. I start with a bag of […]