Prayers at the Hekate Tree

  Performed in May, 2013 after my last Rite of Her Sacred Fires. This was filmed in Tehama County, California by myself. I lived not far from here as a young girl and was always afraid of these hills. As a teenager I encountered wrathful spirits here and was forever changed. The stone walls, built by Chinese railroad workers and …

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PBP: “Y” is for Yod He Vau He(יהוה)

The first mantra I recognized as ‘not prayer’ was given to me at 18. A budding Buddhist playing with the feminized witchcrafts of Starhawk, Ffiona Morgan, Zsusanna Budapest, and even Scott Cunningham; all I had read were warm fuzzies of magick and meditations. My teacher/mentor/father-figure ‘A‘ challenged me to meditate with him after a meeting with our journalism department. I …

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PBP: “M” is for Mantras

Most Westerners understand somewhat how to use mantras… often it is a repeated affirmation, word of encouragement, or prayer. Whilst this is a powerful tool of empowerment and self transformation, Mantras can actually change the world too. In Eastern traditions, mantras are often in Sanskrit or Pali as a simple word (sometimes referred to as a ‘bija’ or a seed …

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Longevity and Passive Defense

Blazing Light of Tara If ever there was a shortcut to enlightenment, it will be through the grace of the final Tara, Lhamo Ozer Chenma. Her light blasts away any lingering negative energies which may come in the form of the walking dead (rolangs or those who have misused mantras) or as yakshas (“harm givers”) which are a lot like …

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A Balancing Act

Mountain-Dwelling Mendicant In saffron colors, dressed in scented leaves and bringing the fresh winds from mountains, the Tara Rito Loma Jonma comes to our side for healing of illness in several capacities. Her right eye is like the sun, left is the moon…contrasting energies of fire and coolness; one destroys, the other creates, in a harmony of the cosmos. Her …

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Magickal Armor

The Umbrella of Tara Many of us in the pagan community also practice magick; which I spell with the infamous ‘k’ so as to differentiate between the stage magic of a prestidigitator and the enchantments/sorcery involved with witchcraft, including other mystical workings. Whilst most of the work done tends to be in alignment with healing and not harming others, there …

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She Who Holds the Moon

By the Light of Tara There is something awesome and spellbinding about the moon, this is reflected in the multicultural mysteries and folklore as part of human experience. The lunar shine is somewhat watery in it’s ebbing and flowing, pulling parts of us from within and without ourselves. It is said in the East the spirit of the moon is …

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The House of Tara

Protectress Against Robbers and Thieves Nothing leaves us more vulnerable than being robbed; knowing someone has been through your things materially or if they were a friend who exploited your giving nature with a good ol’ fashioned back-stab are a few ways this can happen. Either through physical or emotional violence, this Tara is Pagme Nonma, a fiery Lady who perpetuates …

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Tara the Spell Slinger

Mother of Intentions Jealousies and ill will can come from outside ourselves. Often when we are on the right track to a profound knowledge or experience, there will be opposition in powerful force. Spells and curses do exist, both are a temptation into the easier route of awakening. Not that having the ability to use these tools is a BAD thing; …

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