Imbolc: Life Begins Anew

February 1st marks the half-way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is on this date that we celebrate Imbolc. A fire festival, Imbolc is celebrated in anticipation of the return of spring. The name ‘Imbolc’ is from an old Irish term that means “in the belly” … Read More

Yule: Light Returns

The longest night and shortest day. This is the Winter Solstice, when the sun is reborn to the world and begins once again his journey to full power at midsummer. Having a long history in ancient tradition of divine birth at this time of year, many Pagans hold to that … Read More

A Witch: The Wheel of the Year

Please allow me to introduce to you the cycle that creates the basis for everything that I, as a witch, as well as many others, believe in. A vast number of witches (I would be remiss if I tried to speak for all witches) follow an Earth-based religion. One that … Read More

A Witch? A Beginning Explanation

I have often found myself being asked questions about what it is I believe in, and what, specifically I do in following those beliefs. This is because I don’t follow one of the more well-known or widely-followed major religions of the world. There is a lot of stigma around some … Read More

Samhain: A Tradition from Long Ago

I would like to begin this entry by placing a disclaimer: What I will write here is simply my interpretation (through my own readings, learnings, and research) of what this holiday is. It is in no way, shape or form meant to be taken as the end-all, be-all of what … Read More

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