The Yuletide Crèche

Christmas was my favourite time of year as a young Catholic girl. It was really the only part of the year I actually liked attending mass. Our church would be decorated with swags of evergreens, filling the air with a smell of frankincense and forests. I sang in the church choir one year too, accompanied by a grand piano and …

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Fire and Water, Then Earth Begins

The past two months have been a whirlwind of activity…which makes sense after 30 days of Air invocations. It ended in the culminating passion of Fire, the Will, the pentagram drawn from the heavens, that starlight straight to the belly: “I call forth the power and the presence of Fire, May the Powers of Passion, Be present within Me.” And …

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The Air

“Every man and every woman is a star.” ― Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law Astrology confuses me, only in that I understand Astronomy. Some schools of astrology say my Sun is in Gemini, others that I am a Taurus: both I identify with whole-heartedly. However, I am still very much an Elemental creature. All living things are, as Crowley’s quote …

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The Star Ruby

Facing East, where beginnings come and illuminate from, I start the ritual. APO PANTOS KAKODAIMONOS Striking out from the sign of Harpocrates, I am rested and still until, with these words, I drive all energies misaligned with my work. Flee all spirits and mischievous divinities with intent to harm or distract. Be gone all thoughts of mundane events or feelings, …

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The Liminality of Bardo

“The time hath now come for thee to seek the Path [in reality]. Thy breathing is about to cease. Thy guru hath set thee face to face before with the Clear Light; and now thou art about to experience it in its Reality in the Bardo state, wherein all things are like the void and cloudless sky, and the naked, spotless intellect is like …

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30 Days of Hermes: Suggestions

Day 30: Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity? For my last post, I would like to include a list of links I have utilized over the course of these 30 days of devotional writing. Some I quoted directly and provided hyperlinks within the text itself, but here it is easier to find. I also would …

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30 Days of Hermes: UPG

Day 29: Any interesting or unusual UPG to share? **For those unfamiliar with the term UPG, check out the hyperlink to an older blogpost addressing this.** I would not categorize it as ‘unusual’, but Hermes has been a cheerleader for me in these new magical endeavors. Unlike Hekate who remains silently watching from afar, Hermes likes to stick His nose …

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30 Days of Hermes: Deity Wishes

Day 28: Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently I would like to understand the connections between Hermes and Hekate, more than the obvious tasks as chthonios. He and Hekate have kinda ganged up on me here… She led me to do this work and I hope after my year to begin doing the same with …

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30 Days of Hermes: Evolving Relationship

Day 26: How has your relationship with this deity changed over time? It is ironic this post is getting out late, considering last night instead of sitting in front of my laptop…I was sitting in front of a huge Herm. The copal was thick, the drink heady with life from the yeast. I offered a yellow squash from my garden …

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