I know this is one of those fusion cuisine things that really annoy some people, but I think it’s delicious and warming and just looks like a cup of late autumn sunshine (without being disgusting pumpkin spice which is morally wrong).Continue reading
September Pagan Challenge
The light of the water
Water • September Pagan Challenge # 26
In OBOD Druidry, Autumn Equinox is called Alban Elfed, the Light of the Water. So here are some photos of water and light. I think Alban Elfed is a wonderful name — light and water are a natural pairing and the reflective nature of water does amazing things with light. Water is sacred in most Earth-based traditions, including ancient and modern Pagan traditions, and Indigenous traditions of Turtle Island (North America).
My books are about inclusive Wicca and witchcraft; how to include LGBTQIA people, disabled people, and BIPOC people in ritual and witchcraft; embodied spirituality; and the inner work of ritual.Continue reading
Autumn Equinox 2021
Happy Autumn Equinox everyone! Time for cooler weather and warm jumpers and scuffing through the autumn leaves.Continue reading
As to you O Moon
“As to you O Moon” by Edward Carpenter • September Pagan Challenge # 17 (New Moon)
Today’s moon phase is actually waxing gibbous.
Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was a gay Pagan vegetarian socialist and one of the founders of the Pagan revival. This poem appears on page 141-142 of his book “Towards Democracy”.
Thanks to James Butler for introducing me to this poem.
Cosy or hyggelig?
Cosy • September Pagan Challenge # 16
The word cosy evokes blankets and cocoa, thick velvet curtains, woolly knitted jumpers, and squishy sofas. It’s slightly chintzier than hyggelig.
The word hyggelig evokes hugs, firelight, candles, warm food, cocoa, mulled wine, rambling conversations, simple rustic pleasures and interiors, and curling up in an inglenook or window seat with a book.Continue reading
Birds • September Pagan Challenge # 14
Autumn is when many birds start to migrate southwards. In Canada, skeins of geese are seen flying overhead; in England, birds start lining up on telegraph wires, ready for their long journey south.Continue reading
September Pagan Challenge # 13 • Autumn foods.
There’s definitely something about this time of year — I start craving apple and blackberry crumble, and homemade pies.Continue reading
Waxing and waning Moon
September Pagan Challenge # 11 is about the waning Moon, but it’s actually waxing Moon right now, so let’s talk about both.Continue reading
Divination with runes
Divination. September Pagan Challenge # 10. The runes are my go-to for divination.Continue reading