Interview with Betti Fortier, Founder of Facebook Group Pagans of Central Alabama (POCA)

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Is That A Real Dream Catcher?

large dreamcatcher, backlit by sunlight on the horizon, with smaller dream catchers at the sides and bottom, and feathers and beads hanging from each

At a recent festival, as I walked through vendor row, I was somewhat startled at the number of vendors – probably at least half of them – who had dream catchers hanging from their tents. I didn’t stop to ask Continue reading Is That A Real Dream Catcher?

PBN Blues Series: “Garter Snake Blues” by Victoria Spivey

Sometimes as magickal/spiritual workers in the business of selling our services to clients, we find that we are helping folks who are generally not held in the best regard in society.  Cultural mores and standards can come into play when Continue reading PBN Blues Series: “Garter Snake Blues” by Victoria Spivey

PBN Blues Series: “Death Bell Blues” Tom Dickson

The art of divination is delightful and challenging.  When doing it for clients, it is one of the best ways to determine a course of action and a situational analysis.  Oracular information often leads to a Butterfly Effect of revelation Continue reading PBN Blues Series: “Death Bell Blues” Tom Dickson

PBN Blues Series: “I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl” Nina Simone

As a vendor of various supplies for every sort of human need and condition, Pagan and Spiritualist business folk inevitably meet is the question of sex magick. Yessss, sex, that lovely passion that is shared by the majority of the Continue reading PBN Blues Series: “I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl” Nina Simone

PBN Blues Series: “Michigan Water Blues” by Jelly Roll Morton

We return to our series for the Pagan practitioner with another PBN Blues Series installment. Did you miss us? We missed you. *We would also like to remind you, Flint, Michigan still does not have clean water.”   There are Continue reading PBN Blues Series: “Michigan Water Blues” by Jelly Roll Morton

Festival and Event planing notes: Lessons from a beginner

Planning Events: Learn from My mistakes We are currently right in the middle of festival season.  There are indoor and outdoor events of all sorts all across the country.  Some are religious and spiritual and others are regional specialty fairs Continue reading Festival and Event planing notes: Lessons from a beginner

Feather

Saw a crow in a tree.   On a dark and stormy night.   Saw it dancing in my porch.  It was dancing side to side eyes were beautiful.  Black like coal.   It was full of wonder.   Full Continue reading Feather

I

I want to be free.  To feel the wind.  I want to speak my mind without fear or tears.   I want to love unconditionally and feel love. Want to fly like the birds without the burdens holding me down. Continue reading I

Falling from heaven

Seen tears fall from heaven.   Seen angels cry.   Felt my heart go to pieces when I heard the lullaby Never thought it I would hurt.   Never thought you would leave The tears that fell from heaven, were Continue reading Falling from heaven

Honoring Life

One of the things I have been thinking about lately is what to me it means to celebrate the Sabbats found in many Modern Neo pagan witchcraft traditions (and even in some non witchcraft traditions these 8 sabbats still seem Continue reading Honoring Life

Online Sales Taxes Are Coming to a Pagan Shop Near You

Supreme Court Building

In a 5 to 4 ruling, the US Supreme Court has ruled that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax, even if they are not located in that state. At this point, what happens next is anyone’s guess. Continue reading Online Sales Taxes Are Coming to a Pagan Shop Near You

Broken

We are imperfect, emotional, and broken.   A puzzle with many pieces and many corners.  A roller coaster with never ending ends. We are perfect and imperfect.   Scattered pieces of our future and the past. We are broken but Continue reading Broken

Raven

There’s a whisper in the night.   But is not the wind.   There’s a shadow on the ground but is not my own.   A pair of piercing eyes watching every move I make. The whisper through the night Continue reading Raven

Summer Time: A Time of Light, Dark and Shadow

I didn’t realize that when I started writing that I was going to be doing a series on healing our relationship to darkness and shadow. It had started before I started to write for the public and then I started Continue reading Summer Time: A Time of Light, Dark and Shadow

Pagan Clergy: Tips and Tricks for the Newly Ordained

Handfastings, Priesthood, Clergy, and Ordination, Oh My! The Story! A while back I was ordained, legally, to be recognized by the state. It’s an interesting thing, being ordained. According to most Pagan faiths, particularly in initiatory traditions, you become a Continue reading Pagan Clergy: Tips and Tricks for the Newly Ordained

Supreme Court rules against organized workers’ right to sue

  Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the right of employees to file class action suits if they signed arbitration agreements conditional to employment. The decision now limits the pursuit of legal remedy, in these cases, to  single Continue reading Supreme Court rules against organized workers’ right to sue

Celebrating Beltane Dragon Hills Style

  When you spend a long time among the various businesses within the Pagan community as I have, you tend to get asked quite often whether or not you know of any events at which the business owners could vend. Continue reading Celebrating Beltane Dragon Hills Style

PBN Blues Series: ” Vampire Women” by Spark Plug Smith

Welcome back to another installment of our PBN Blues Series. Today we examine the dilemma of the husband enslaved by a wife’s greed, and the wife disappointed in her husband. As a worker, you will find situations that come to Continue reading PBN Blues Series: ” Vampire Women” by Spark Plug Smith

Scorpions Get A Bad Rap – Time For a Makeover: A Brief Look Into the Scorpion Medicine Totem

A little after Beltane Bash hosted by North Georgia Solitaries in May of 2012, I wrote the following article and submitted it to The Pagan Household for which I was a writer. The article was inspired by a scorpion which Continue reading Scorpions Get A Bad Rap – Time For a Makeover: A Brief Look Into the Scorpion Medicine Totem

Pollen Woe

Oh Pollen, how I hate thee! Let me count the ways… Gazillion spores clogging my nostrils. Countless hours of waiting room misery. Oh Pollen, how I loathe thee!

Metro Detroit Pagan Community Statement of Concern 2018 – G.L.W.C of Michigan

The G.L.W.C. of Michigan just issued this press release. Full disclosure, I am on that council board.   Metro Detroit Pagan Community Statement of Concern 2018   METRO DETROIT, APRIL 12, 2018 — Actions and circumstances have necessitated, in the Continue reading Metro Detroit Pagan Community Statement of Concern 2018 – G.L.W.C of Michigan

PBN Blues Series: “The Ballad of Stagger Lee” by Mississippi John Hurt

It is time for another installment in our PBN Blues Series. I hope you are having as much fun reading it as I am writing it. It is also my hope that you are enjoying the music that accompanies each Continue reading PBN Blues Series: “The Ballad of Stagger Lee” by Mississippi John Hurt

The Alchemy of Shadow Work and What Spring and Autumn Can Teach Us About This Important Work

Bet that title has you scratching your head, wondering what can Spring and Autumn teach us about shadow work. Maybe you have scoffed at the regurgitated old analogies of what shadow work is about. Maybe you’re just beginning your learning. Continue reading The Alchemy of Shadow Work and What Spring and Autumn Can Teach Us About This Important Work

Working with the Land

This morning I  sat my desk and looked out side to see it snowing on the second day of spring.  As the snow falls I see at least 6″ of snow all over the ground from a blizzard that occurred Continue reading Working with the Land