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High Winds and Dark Waters ~ Witcheries for Dark Times, part 3 of 3 – Glasse Witch Cottage

This is the age of overstimulation – of so many concerns vying for our attention that intellectual, emotional and focus burnout is a daily occurrence for many people.  When we look at the needs of the world, or even just our individual countries, it’s easy to become overwhelmed: poverty, climate change, war, illness, natural disasters, politics…the list is bottomless.

This blog series is all about responding to the world in ways that are useful and productive.  I approach new onslaughts of awful with a three-part response:  immediate physical environmentinner world and lastly, relationship to community.  This blog post is all about that latter-most category.  Our relationship to community is how we actively respond to the onrushing stimuli.  It’s about what we try to change in the world, what we try to introduce, what we choose to work on.

To try to help all areas of need at one time is to invite self-destruction.

Go back and read that again.

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High Winds and Dark Waters ~ Witcheries for Dark Times, Part 2 of 3 – Glasse Witch Cottage

The deepest, truest magick I know is the power of self-determination.  Much more than the simple ability to make choices, there are additional layers and abilities that come from having a rooted sense of Self.  I teach a Mystery School and the very first magickal tool Blackfeather students start with is a mirror.  Establishing a strong connection to your true Self – your full, complete spirit – is vital to effecting desired change.

When all hell breaks loose in the world around us, responding to those influences in a meaningful, useful, coherent way requires us to be grounded in many ways.  We need to be rooted into the present moment, but we also need to be rooted into our Selves.

So, let’s get started. In my last blog, I talked about what to do with the frantic energy.  Responding to panic signals by doing something productive teaches our brains that we can respond to a crisis. It doesn’t matter that the response doesn’t immediately resolve the stimuli that caused you distress.  What matters is that you responded. If you haven’t siphoned off some of the ‘ohfuckohfuckohfuck’ vibes yet, do that before going further.

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High Winds and Dark Waters ~ Witcheries for Dark Times, Part 1 of 3 – Glasse Witch Cottage

I have nightmares about the ocean.  They never start off scary.  In my dreams, I am excited to go to the beach.  It’s often the same seaside town I visit in my slumbering journey: a rather New England-looking village that slopes down a hill toward the shore. Cheerful buildings, boardwalk, winding sidewalks and narrow roads, bright sunlight on a sparkling sea.  People out walking, riding bikes, visiting shops. I stand at the top of a hill looking down at this idyllic scene, appreciating its beauty.

And then the wave comes.

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Program Selections | Sacred Space / Between the Worlds Joint Conference

Here’s a link to some selections from the programs for the upcoming Sacred Space / Between the Worlds Joint Conference. More to come!

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Sacred Space – Between The Worlds Conference • Ivo Dominguez Jr (@ivodominguezjr) • Instagram photos and videos

FYI registration rates go up September 1st. We are so looking forward to this conference. www.sacredwheel.org/Conference2020

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Ivo Dominguez Jr on Twitter: “Getting excited about the Sacred Space – Between The Worlds joint conference.” / Twitter

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Airmid, Frustration, and What To Do When Magick Fails – Glasse Witch Cottage

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding right now to be a deeply challenging time in which to live. As someone who is passionate about expanding social justice, equality, and equity for all, it sure feels like every attempt to make the world a better place is being flagrantly, callously, and sometimes even gleefully thwarted by those in power, at least daily.

It’s in this headspace of grief and frustration that I found an affinity with Airmid, the Celtic goddess of healing herbs. Not much is known of Airmid. If she’s mentioned at all, her life and work are condensed into a few short lines in most resources (though you may have run across an expanded version of her story in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles series). But those few lines speak volumes. I’ll tell you my version of her story below.

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Review: Casting Sacred Space | Mat Auryn

Casting Sacred Space

When I think of “genius” in terms of occultism, Ivo Dominguez Jr. is usually the very first to come into my mind. Part researcher, part mad scientist and complete magickal genius, Ivo is consistently providing information and techniques that push boundaries in terms of innovation within witchcraft, occultism, and psychic development. He and his work are greatly admired by his peers, students, and readers within the occult community for these reasons. Casting Sacred Space: The Core of All Magickal Work is absolutely no exception. The book contains a foreword from T. Thorn Coyle and received high praise from Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Janet Farrar, Jason Miller, M. Macha Nightmare, Sam Webster, and many more — and for good reason.

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Review: Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans

If this is the very first book of Astrology you pick up, you can consider yourself lucky indeed. Seriously, if you’ve been avoiding Astrology the same way you avoided calculus (like the plague) this may be the book for you!

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