Category: witchcraft

What’s your frog song?

I was out for a sunset hike this evening, walking through one of my favorite wooded spots, when I heard something marvelous: the trilling sound of frogs singing their little hearts out. I stood there, taking it all in: the frog symphony, the birds twittering before bed, the sound of branches creaking in the breeze, […]

March 14, 2019 witchcraft

Is that a fact?

Our self-talk can impose serious limitations on our lives when we state an opinion as a fact and when we use this as inarguable justification for our action or inaction. Let’s say Laura is mulling over her financial situation. Her health insurance premiums as a freelance writer are eating up her monthly income, but she […]

Past Lives and Chipmunks

Since Christmas, I’ve become acutely aware that my time with my grandma, at least in this current physical form, is limited. She’s still in great health, thankfully, but…well, she’s preparing–giving away her books, sifting through photos and letters, and making arrangements. And it’s hard. Man, is it ever hard. Last week I read this book, […]

Your Personal Grail Quest, Part One

This is an excerpt from a book-in-progress, Crafting Your Personal Grail Quest, which is a guide to discovering and living your soul’s purpose. If you’re going on a journey, it helps to have a map, and a Quest is no different. Well…it’s slightly different. If you’re going to a new restaurant, thanks to Google Maps […]

Embark on Your Personal Grail Quest

Tomorrow, September 6, I’ll be hosting part one of a two-part workshop, Your Personal Grail Quest, at Heart, Body and Soul (Columbia, MO) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. To save your spot, call the store at 573-777-6771. So, what is a personal Grail Quest, and why would you want to embark on one when you […]

A Prayer for Protection

In my first-year witchcraft apprenticeship, I learned many different techniques for protection, and one of my favorites was something called a Lorica. From Wikipedia: In the Christian monastic tradition, a lorica is a prayer recited for protection. It is essentially a ‘protection prayer’ in which the petitioner invokes all the power of God as a […]

You Can’t Get There From Here

There’s a nature reserve outside of town where I love to hike, and on the way, I drive past an old farm. It doesn’t look like anyone lives in the ramshackle house anymore, but there are often cows grazing in the pasture. From the road, I can see the pasture sloping down and giving way […]

Why isn’t spiritual guidance more direct?

As someone who works with Spirit Guides on a daily basis, I spend a lot of time thinking about guidance: how it’s transmitted, how we can seek it out, what forms it takes, where it comes from, and so forth. Fascinating stuff. Yesterday, I was thinking about the ways in which I receive guidance and […]

Sometimes Guidance Looks Like a Total Jerk

In my last post, I talked about some hairy interactions I was having with an acquaintance. If you missed it, you can read it here so you know what the heck I’m talking about in today’s post. Midway through the situation with this acquaintance, Petunia, and shortly before writing my previous blog post, I realized […]

Here’s Proof That Your Words Have Power

As a student and practitioner of witchcraft, I have learned (and experienced) time and time again that words have power. And yet, even still, I sometimes forget just how powerful they really are, and I slip into harmful or judgemental talk or otherwise misuse the power of speech. While out hiking this past weekend, my […]

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