In honour of changing spiritual seasons in life, witches and pagans celebrate eight annual sabbats. These sabbats mark the eight annual passages of both spiritual and earthly energy. The wheel of the year is comprised of the eight sabbats. Each celebration comes under either greater or lesser sabbats....
How we experience the seasons changes. The same is said for spiritual change, we make choices of living in harmony with our world and ourselves or not
The third aspect of the divine masculine is the sage, the representative of human energy past its physical zenith and that which was once out ward but has now turned inward.
The second aspect of masculine divinity is the provider representing maturity and the zenith of power. In this aspect the god is self-sufficient and able to care for himself and those around him...
As the goddess revels her wisdom and power through three distinct aspects, so does the divine male. The most youthful aspect of the god ...
In the early days of my witchy journey I was advised to observe periods of silence, not an easy thing to do when living a modern life and raising kids. From the outset...
The ancient Egyptian goddess, Isis, is a goddess of magic, fertility and motherhood, death, healing, and rebirth. The first daughter of the god of the god of the Earth, Geb, and the goddess of the sly, Nut, she was born on the first day of the first years of creation. She is the sister of … Continue reading The Goddess Isis
This lockdown due to Covid-19 could be all negative, but for the purposes of my spiritual free writes I am trying to focus on the wee positives as they make a difference ...
The goddess in her third aspect is the crone symbolised by the waning moon...
The mother goddess symbolized by the full moon represents birth, nurturing, and actualized potential. She is the seed planted in the new moon and now in flower. Aligned with natural energy and the full power of adult maturity she is the goddess of compassion and understanding. She is caring, forgiving and open to change. The … Continue reading The Mother Goddess
The seven chakras or wheel-like energy centres of the body govern aspects of our consciousness. By learning their location and their connection to our consciousness enables us to focus on what energies we need at different times and for different things...
In witchcraft, the female energies or goddess manifests in the three symbolic forms, the maiden, the mother, and the crone...
The universe is one great energy that governs existence. Across the world many people try to give this unity of energy a name
Most witches, myself included, keep a close eye on the position of the sun and moon in the sky.
The sun and the moon are two basic and deeply spiritual phenomena in nature and symbolize the polarity of the male and female, god and goddess, energies.
Over the centuries, humanity has tried to give the great energy of the universe a name, god, great spirit, Tao, Buddha and so on.
In mainstream religious thinking there is a monotheistic philosophy on deity that also operates behind the scenes of our society.
Whilst the Bongo Song is not the most spiritual of things, I find drumming to be empowering...
Prompt: Meditational Breathing We are often told to take a deep breath when things don’t go our way. There is a lot to be said for that.
Prompt: Styles of Meditation Meditation is something most people have heard of for both spiritual and non-spiritual purposes. It does not only apply to this religion or that relaxation class.
Prompt: What is symbolry for? In its broadest sense anything that is a form that represents something is a symbol. Of course, in spiritual matters symbolry is often far more abstract than that.
Listening to Tiesto is very powerful for my meditations and makes me focus on, to quote Douglas Adams, the life, the universes and everything. What does it mean? I don’t think the answer is 42, however, but who knows it could be.
Many practitioners of Paganism have shamanism within their spiritual activities. I am no different in that. It is not something I searched for as I don’t think one can search for it. The inherent aspects of the shaman are naturally part of the being and in all of us. Recognising them and accepting they are … Continue reading The Shamanic Gene
Most religious paths look to some sort of scripture or holy text, a prophet, saviour of humanity or other religious type figure for guidance and spiritual understanding. I look to life and contemplation in the natural world around me.
The path of a Pagan is to open oneself to spiritual truth and not rely on blind faith. Paganism is to face life candidly and with an open heart and mind. Being curious about the world around us empowers us to see life with a heightened perspective and enable us to make tough and powerful decisions when life offers choices and to do so with a clear perspective.
The music of Enigma is fantastic for generating ambience for meditation or spiritual dedication. For me, je t’aime til my dying day inspires a few thought processes for both spiritual and Tantric meditative experiences.
What does it mean to let something go? Simplistically, it means to release something back to its origin or to the universe. It’s not quite that simple, of course, as first one must identify what to let go of and understand and/or accept the reasons why.
Over recent years I let my spiritual connection between myself and Mother Earth drift. No excuses, it happens whatever path one walks. I don’t beat myself up over this, never have and never will. I am aware when the time comes, and I need to reconnect with my spiritual psyche and personal priesthood I will be guided back.
I am often asked what I believe in, and it is not easy to put into words, but I will try. I am a child of the Earth, a son of the Sun King and the Lady Moon
As part of a revamp in what and how I blog I am going to change how I do my free writes. There will now be two aspects to my free writing, the creative space and this one, the spiritual zone. In the Spiritual Zone I will share a very private and personal side of me, Raven (including at some point why I use that name), through writing, music and imagery.