We received a soft blanket of snow last night. I always love the magic and silence it brings. There is something special about the first snow of the season too and the way the world seems to slow for it, breathe with it in big white puffs bundles from a cocoon of wool and satin.
This morning I spent 5 minutes in breathing meditation and recited my vow and reset myself on the dedicant’s path. I, Kassie, declare myself to be a pagan, a seeker of the old ways, a worshiper of the elder gods. With this sacred oath I set my foot upon the path, the druid’s way, I
Samhain has always been a beloved holiday within my pagan practice. To me, after Yule it’s probably the least foreign of practices. My mormon ancestors would might shudder to hear but I felt being raised mormon prepared me for Ancestor worship. We venerated our pioneer ancestors that walked across America, and I know my genealogy
Samhain marks the end of the harvest festival and the start of the dark half (Samos) of the year. The celebration of renewal and creation as well as the honored dead. The tribe is acknowledging the end of the harvest and preparing to greet winter’s time of learning and reflection well. We’ve prepared our cellars
Still kept the simple practice of 3 candles, incense and offerings each morning. When I was traveling I did a shortened two powers meditation without candles, incense or offerings. I’ve yet to pick up the DP work again for the simple fact there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. So I plan
Practice review and update I’ve been keeping my daily practice…an exercise in simple piety but I’ve slowed down with work on the DP program itself. Each morning I light 3 candles and my incense, give offerings of water and bread and it for 3 minutes in silence. I repeat this at night by lighting 1
Completed Aug 17th. I just finished my first book from the ADF required reading list. I choose ” Pagan Europe” . Without the requirements of review in front of me it is slightly difficult to focus on what is asked for this essay bu I will write down my basic thoughts on the book here
First off a little update: July and August were a little rough as far as meditation goes. I’ve at least lit a candle or taken a breath or 3 at my altar each day but work has really pulled me away. I’ve finished my big project at work though I can move on. The first
Lughnasadh or Lunasa is the first harvest of the year. The celebration of the successful unity of the land goddess and the God of the Tribe/Community. The tribe is deep within the bounty of success and near the end of summer. We have worked hard in our fields or endeavors, are seeing the results and
Sorry All!!! I went on vacation for a bit and then went to check out massage schools. (7/23 – 8/6) When I got back my server decided to be very cranky and I couldn’t log in. I will be posting my Lughnessadh essay tonight and doing the ritual review tomorrow. I’m back in the saddle!