Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
(That is Skadi, the Norse winter goddess, who wild ways seem to fit the tone of my post today.)
Thursday, April 30, 2009
A big thank you for the comments on my last post, particularly to the one given by my mentor, Aslinn.
Aslinn, I want you to know I will never wander away and leave you, you're like family to me and that is one guiding light getting me through this.
As for the depression comment, I have to get very personal to explain that one;
Yes, I do suffer from mental illness. I am bipolar. Am I on medication for it and under medical care and treatment for it? Yes. Is that the reason behind my dark night of the soul recently? I'm sure it is, at least partially.
Enough on that,
I am proud to report I had a very blessed Beltane and I did not even have to write a new ritual for myself to use personally. (There's nothing wrong with the old one, to be perfectly frank.)
I spent it with two friends, one being an older friend of mine and a novice witch himself and the other being a new friend and a bit of a curiousity seeker. Both added an energy to my celebration this year I will never forget.
We did an impromptu ritual under a pine tree on the grounds of the community college I currently attend. Well, at least, I did most of the actual ritual stuff, being the most experienced of the three of us. Either way, having companions for fellowship on this sabbat helped my mood immensely. Feeling the power of the Divine out in nature (it was sprinkling rain no less), added to the experience as well. Jane and Stewart Ferrar were truly correct in saying outdoor rituals are better in their book the Witches' Bible.
I'm still tired, strung out and in the shadows, but I know the light's coming eventually, so no worries.
Being stuck in transition really plays into this "dark night" I mentioned as well, seeing as I'm about to transfer to a four year university soon. The ending semster isn't helping.
The Divine willing, this too shall pass. Today really proved that it will.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Well y'all, if you haven't figured out by now, I am horribly stuck in a long "dark night of the soul."
I had one when I first began my Craft studies and I'm having another. Only this time, its much more drawn out than before.
The first one lasted only say, like a week. This one has been going on for a couple months. And it's not just affecting my witchcraft and spirituality. It's affecting my creative endeavors and my concentration at school.
Other than just pushing through it, which I'm doing. Y'know, the "grin and bear it" method, I have no idea what to do.
I know who I am and what I believe in. So what's the problem? What do I do?
I'm not expecting an answer to that, but it'd be nice to get something other than "just keep swimming," so to speak.
I feel like I'm being tested and I probably am.
Enough ranting. I will have Beltane wisdom to share next time, hopefully. I'm thinking about redoing my ritual for this sabbat since it's so short and more than likely ripped off from someone else (not a bad thing, but I like my own words better). I'll post on it here if I do write a new one.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Well, somebody's reading this somewhere, according to my feedburner stats. Thank you so much!
Comments and google follows are appreciated as well, so if you like what you see, feel free.
Okay, I am of the generation of social networking sites and blogs and I am thinking my readers are as well or at least involved with them.
Obviously if you're a fan of this blog you like blogs in general, given the hidden little corner of the internet this blog calls home.
And if you like blogs and blogging, you're more than likely involved in social networking sites like facebook, livejournal, myspace and so on, some of which have built in blogs.
Where am I going with all this babble?
There is a point.
I am not sure how it happened, but there are loads of pagan social networking websites popping up all over the place lately. The newest and most popular of which being paganspace.net. (There are others that are newer yes, but paganspace is the largest.)
Yes, I do keep a profile on there under my magickal name of Tanith LunaCrevan for those who are curious.
Other than the very old and forever grand Witches' Voice website, this is rather alien to me and I am sure it is to other witches and pagans. The internet has always been a great connecting tool for the modern witch, but I don't think we've ever experienced the social aspect of it to this strong of a degree outside of the networking sites everyone else uses.
Am I off on this? Please tell me. I just remember when I was first starting out, dabbling in and out of Wicca and the occult, paganspace ands all these other pagan networks did not exist. Granted, I was in junior high and bit ignorant at that point, but I spent tons of time on the internet doing research on these subjects. If they existed in such number, I would have been aware.
Any comments or viewpoints from anyone would be appreciated.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I nearly forgot to wish everyone a very blessed Ostara and very bountiful Spring season.
And with that I offer up a few little ideas to help make this upcoming season more sacred and more bright.
1. Buy some special new clothes to honor the Goddess as she dons the bounty and beauty of Spring.
2. Burn incense, sing, move in a widdershins pattern and such as you do your Spring cleaning to help purify and sanctify your home.
3. Plant herbs in your garden for later use in spells for prosperity, purity and growth, for the time is ripe for all these.
4. Offer up a prayer to the strong new Sun and acknowledge the reborn God.
Just some thoughts.