Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little Dramas at My Favorite Chat...

Well, my life has been a thunderstorm of activity lately, gheez...
And it will not get any better from the looks of things.
I really need to update this blog more though, my goodness.
This, my fellow witches, is where you will find me most evenings, chatting away about random topics and occassionally answering the usual occult/wiccan/pagan questions when no one else will.
Now, there are several types of chatters you will find on this chat and it's rather quite interesting to watch.
1. The Lurker- This is the person gets on and never says a word besides "mm"- Merry Meet... or "hello" or "hi." You see them on the list of chatters, but don't expect a conversation from them.
2. The Noob- I hate using this word but it's so fitting. It's basically self explainatory and you have a couple kinds of them.
A. The Drama Noob- This is the new, random guy who comes in with this big emergency that needs solving. Usually a newer witch as well, but not always.
B. The New Noob- A new witch who comes on by for talk and fellowship. Don't blame 'em. But man, they ask A LOT of questions. I mentor a lot this way or end up giving someone a free online tarot reading :).
3. She/He Who Has All the Answers- Self explainatory. Whoever plays this role is always helping out the noobs in the chat. I'm guilty of playing this part.
4. The Normal Chatter- Your average Joe who just wants to talk. No biggie.
5. The Sage- This is the OLD witch/pagan/wiccan who drops by from time to time to share what true wisdom you will ever glean from the chatroom. You're usually smacking yourself after he or she talks because what they said is so obvious in retrospect. It is rare to find them. A true pearl when you do find one.
Anyone who reads this blog is welcome to join the chat. Just say LunaCrevan sent you!
Just don't go spreading around my stereotypes okay? I might offend somebody, lol.
So there's some humor for the day. I hope you enjoyed.
Brightest Blessings!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Observations on the Masculine Divine and the Full Moon Tonight

Okay, okay, you're probably wondering why the bloody heck there is a photo of Wolverine on my pagan blog. Trust me, there is logic to it, it may be faulty logic, but there's logic to it.

First of all, I am on an X-Men kick again after watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Secondly, I have found a strange correlation between the old pagan views on the male divine and this good ole comic book character. You can thank the author Starhawk for that one and her Earth Rituals audiobook which I downloaded off of iTunes. Her description of the viril, beastly God fits my dear Wolverine (Can't you tell he's a favorite of mine? Lol.) to a tee almost.

I may be imagining things and this could be all in my head, but I swear Wolverine could be used as a metaphor for the wild, untamed God aspect of the Divine. The connection to the wilderness, the animalistic qualities and the sexual undertones with a powerful woman who could easily represent the Goddess (ie Miss. Gray in the films) are all there.

This may actually help cure some of my issues with the masculine aspect of the Divine, which, with my very Christian religious foundations are many. I mean, have "patron gods" in a way, but there're never as strong as the goddesses. Connecting with this wild man archetype could be a blessing to my currently dried up spiritual or at least I think it is, situation.

Who knows? I may be babbling and letting one obssession cross over into another. I do that from time to time

Moving on,

The full moon is tonight, no wonder I'm acting strangely. Haha.

(That is Skadi, the Norse winter goddess, who wild ways seem to fit the tone of my post today.)
I don't know if I'm doing an esbat rite tonight, since I'm working, but I may do something this afternoon. With my bizarre epiphany, coupled with the blessing that I just ended all my current college classes yesterday, some thanksgiving may be in order.
I'll see how the vibrations are feeling. I never do ritual without it feeling just right. Right now, they're fine. They may not be later. They may be just fine later too. Who knows?
I of all people, being a young student and a young witch, do not know it all yet.
Full Moon blessings!
And Brightest Blessings Be
May the Wild, Horned God of the Sun and Wilderness guide your ways!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Blessed Beltane

"Today, we thank the Mother Goddess for her bounty...as she joins in the sacred marriage with her consort, our Lord the God." -
Paraphrase of my Beltane ritual this year.


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.

Brightest Blessings

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Dark Night of the Soul

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.

Brightest Blessings

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Busy Spring Stuff, Beltane and Blessings

Greetings everyone,

I apologize for the long leave of absence, but I promise it was not intentional this time. My life has been a whirlwind of crazy and I've barely been able to think straight, let along type up stuff with this lovely little blog.


My dears, Beltane is only a week or so away and there's so much going on! If you're anything like me you haven't even planned out time to reflect, let alone time to do a ritual for this all important sabbat.

The thing for me is, Beltane is the very first pagan celebration I ever took part in, so I find it very important. Being unable to honor it this year would just down my spirits incredibly. I'm sure you all find importance in it in your own ways as well.

So what does one do?
If worse comes to comes to worse, at least find some time to meditate on the subject of this season. Summer's on the way and all the fun and sun it brings so there's a lot to be thankful for.

I am however, intent on doing a formal ceremony or at least formal-ish, for Beltane. Sometimes it's just a matter of scheduling in the time. Y'know... "pencil it in." The gods don't necessarily appreciate having to make appointments, but I'm sure they would appreciate any attention you offer to them to honor the bounty of summer and the fullness and power of the sun.

By the way,
Happy Earth Day!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Magickal Social Networking Websites

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

A Very Blessed Ostara

First off, a big thank you to Brian Froud for painting this wonderful piece of fairy artwork. This particular piece is called 'The Fairy Godmother.'


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.

Blessed be!