Ancient Egyptians believed strongly in an afterlife however accessing that beautiful place was fraught with peril. The Book of The Dead is a guidebook and a book of spells that was important to ancient Egyptians because it helped them to access the afterlife.
Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor and engineer. Much of his work was related to electricity. He invented alternating currents, tesla coil, and turbine, as well as foreshadowing wireless communication.
Many contemporary pagan traditions, such as Wicca and Druidry, divide the year into eight equal pie pieces known as the Wheel of the Year. The Wheel follows the agricultural cycle which is acknowledged both directly and as a metaphor for the process of self-improvement and spiritual growth.
But in this time of ecological and environmental crises, practitioners of earth-based spirituality can move towards deeper interconnection and bring the Wheel of the Year with them.
The Norse pagan religion has some of the most captivating stories out there. Nordic gods are mortal and they have a wide range of emotions and real-life adventures. One of their most appealing qualities is they can be screw-ups!
I have been a parent for 38 years, an auntie, a homeschool mom, and public school teacher. Books are a part of my life. Learning about the Norse gods not only gives us a glimpse of their world but teaches us many life lessons.
New clothes, backpack, and notebooks. Some things are the same for all children at the end of the summer.
Your pagan child may feel anxious about starting a new school year with a new teacher and more advanced coursework.
Pagan children sometimes face challenges brought on by their lifestyle and/or religious life. They may face discrimination from other students or sadly even the teacher.
The Hawthorne tree month is an exciting time that embraces fire, male energy, and fertility. The days are longer and it is a symbol that summer is upon us.
Along with ash and oak, the hawthorn is part of the triad of sacred trees and home to the fae. It was called Huath by the ancient Celts and was pronounced Hoh-uh.
Easter is a Christian holiday that has pagan roots. Pagans have long celebrated the spring equinox which occurs in March.
Spring celebrations were centered around fertility, rebirth, and resurrection. Animals were being born, flowers were emerging, and the world was coming back to life.
A unique and eye-catching tree, the willow has hanging branches that are graceful and fluid. The Celtic month Willow celebrates the powers of harmony and resilience that this mystical plant embodies.
In Gaelic, the month of Willow is referred to as Saille, (pronounced Sahl-yeh) and it is the fifth month in the Ogham tree calendar. The willow is often associated with the Triple Goddess and Brigid as well as moon goddesses Morrigan and Danu.
A majestic tree, the powerful alder can be found across the Northern Hemisphere in cooler climates. The Celtic month Alder celebrates rebirth, resurrection, and sunrise as it heralds spring with new leaves. The alder symbolizes rebirth possibly because alder buds grow in a spiral pattern.
Sigrblot or Sumarsdag celebrates the first day of summer according to the Old Icelandic calendar. This Norse holiday was a time to celebrate planting and make sacrifices to Odin for blessings on summer travels and raids.
Discover the ancient celebration that was the start of Mother’s Day. Matronalia Feriae celebrated the goddess Juno on March 1st. Women received gifts and were celebrated.
In Ancient Rome the date was significant because March first was the first day of the calendar year. The women gathered at the temple to Juno Lucina for celebration and rituals.
Rituals and Spells
Flowers are beautiful, they often smell wonderful, and they help the environment. In addition, flowers have magical properties.
Using flowers in spells or rituals increases the strength of your spell and represents certain powers and abilities.
Wands are a ritual tool that helps you to direct your energy and focus on what you want to achieve. You can use a wand to draw symbols or sigils in the air. They can be purchased or homemade.
The Ancient Celtic people believed strongly that spirits and divine beings inhabited the natural world. They felt a divine connection with those beings. The Celts perceived the presence of the supernatural world interwoven with the material world.
Squirrels are one of the most popular animals and are a joy to watch and interact with. Ambitious, hardworking, passionate, and playful, we have a lot to learn from them.
Cups are the emotional suit in the tarot deck. These cards ask us to consider how feel about a subject.
As pagans, witches, and shamans, we connect with animals in many ways, both living and in the spirit world. We connect with animals through our heredity and family structures. We also have close relationships with our pets and even the wildlife we observe in our backyards.
Do you feel drawn to the art and magic of witchcraft but wonder where you fit into it all? This article will guide you in discovering your inner witch and may give you some thoughts on areas of witchcraft you want to explore.