Infused liquors are great around the holidays, and require basically nothing more rigorous than a bit of chopping and some pouring. This vanilla and citrus infused brandy will be perfect around the Yule fire, and will also make a killer sidecar. Now, truth be told, I may have left this a bit too late this…Read more »
There is no better time of the year for simmering up some magic – and some great scents – on the stove. This holiday simmer pot not only smells heavenly, but is chock full of all kinds of good stuff that you want to draw in at this time of year (or any time of…Read more »
Nothing quite gets me in the holiday spirit the way music does. And while I love and support pagan musicians, around this time of year I really want to hear those traditional songs of my youth. Unfortunately, traditional “Christmas music” is just chock full of Emmanuels and hallelujahs and other things that – as a…Read more »
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…Read more »
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…Read more »
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…Read more »
‘King Arthur’ may not have been the best film, but I love this haunting song of longing for ancestral lands.