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My Spiritual Home, at Last

My Spiritual Home, at Last You might call me a Green Witch. I have chosen to call myself a Daughter of the Earth (or Earth Child), which came to me this morning after searching and searching and searching for a name that works with my newly recognized Earth-based spirituality. I…

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Letting Go

I’m in the middle of what I am calling the big purge. I’m letting go of physical stuff, but I’m also letting go of internal stuff—the stuff that other people’s expectations are made of. For example, did you know (I just read this in a psychology book) that your critical…

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A Message from Raven

This is Raven. While you humans are ingenious and creative, you don’t always see the big picture. Here is what you are missing… Oh, we crows (we know you don’t really recognize the differences [from ravens], but we don’t set ourselves apart from each other, so please stop trying to…

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A Message from Sea Turtle

This is Sea Turtle. While you humans are ingenious and creative, you don’t always see the big picture. Here is what you are missing… Ah, my friend. I am your friend from the sea. I let you know that in the Hawaiian Bay, when no one but you really were…

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A Message from Pileated Woodpecker

This is Pileated Woodpecker. While you humans are ingenious and creative, you don’t always see the big picture. Here is what you are missing… As you know, I am a shy bird. A recluse. And yet, I was here to welcome you onto this land. Because you were meant to…

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Remember, Human

I think I’ve said it elsewhere, but I find tarot and oracle decks a great tool for personal introspection AND plugging into divine guidance. The cards are beautiful and full of symbolism, and as I continue my mystical spiritual journey in this life, I have found them to anchor my…

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What’s in a Symbol?

In my quest to learn more about witches, I got curious about the 5-pointed star called a pentagram in some places and a pentacle in others. A quick Google search explained the nuances of that—a 5-pointed star, which looks like the one we draw on paper without lifting the pen,…

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Human Magic

Try this on: I am magical.You are magical.We all are magical. How did that feel? Now, try this on: I am magic.You are magic.We all are magic. Did that feel different? To me, the first one is a state of being, and the second one is a state of doing.…

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Leaving the forest…

Dandelion Forest shall live on as my love letter to the earth, in this blog, in my personal herbalism. It’s my “company” name, although it’s also the name I gave this little corner of the world we inhabit. But we’re leaving. And it’s mostly my doing. Actually, it’s pretty much…