Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fey's Spellcraft Experiment #2

I posted this latest edition of the spellcraft experiment at Tumblr. Please click here to read it. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fey's Spellcraft Experiment

A working to get myself better became a matter of serious priority when after three weeks, I was still suffering from a flu-like chest affliction. I was content to let nature take its course until I realized that I was *still* sick and that I needed to be in tip top shape for Monday, when my presence was required at The Euphorium to help put finishing touches on the store's display.

On Friday, I decided enough was enough and I did three things - one mundane, and the last two magickal. The mundane was this: I stopped working. I stopped doing *anything*. I told my body that I was sorry for pushing it so hard and I let it go to bed, but not before I did the following:

A long hot soak in a magically charged tub full o' epsom salts and eucalyptus oil. First, I made the salts by putting about 20 drops of eucalyptus oil into 2 cups of epsom salts. While making them up, I kept the intention of 'healing' in mind.

Once the salts were thoroughly mixed, I charged them with energy I pulled up from the earth and down from the sky. I usually allow some of my own energy to mingle with the 'pulled' energies during such a working, but I was in *no condition* to spare any energy at all, so I kept myself in check. As I pulled, I repeated my intention - that these salts were for the specific purpose of healing my body and assisting my immune system in battling this virus. I directed that energy into the salts and visualized a healing green light  as I did so.

I had a fabulous bath, all the while maintaining the intention of healing, and when I was done, I put myself to bed.

Each night from Friday 'till Sunday, I did some 'light work'. I was instructed by my intuition that the salts were doing their thing, but I also needed red light directed at my respiratory system. I did as my intuition told me, asking my Higher Power for red light that wasn't derived from my own personal energetic system but from the heat of the sun, and directed that light at my respiratory system. I bathed in that light and felt the warmth of power of it just as clearly as if it were warm water.

This morning, lo and behold, I was a 100% better. Not a hundred percent, but certainly well enough to do what needed doing. As the day progressed, I felt better and better, and I'm happy to say that I am well and truly on the mend.

Experiment #1: Four Stars out of Five

Fey's Spellcraft Experiment is a series of spells crafted by Fey to assist her in things spiritual and mundane. The mission of this experiment is to see first hand what spellcraft brings to her life. She invites you to join her on the journey as she records the spells she performs and their results as honestly and objectively as possible.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Green Egg E-Zine

Home Page - Green Egg E-Zine

Many of us pagans of an *ahem* certain age cut our newly sprouting neo-pagan teeth on Green Egg, and I'm pleased to tell you that the 'zine is now completely free. You can access the back issues for free as well!

Donations to the 'zine are welcome (I subscribed earlier in the year, but will consider my subscription cost a donation as suggested on the site) and there are advertising opportunities available as well.

You can also pick up an anthology of the best of Green Egg in bound book form from Amazon (link left).


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Theologies of Immanence / Fluffy

I posted this link to my Facebook and received a comment that encouraged me to 'educate and enlighten' rather than 'judge and look down on'.

This was my response:

We have all had our fluffy phase. Fluffiness is adorable. I love the shiny new pagans with twinkles in their eyes, and their inexperience doesn't bug me one bit. What bugs me is when people profess to have been pagan for twenty years (or so) or who don the Lady Mucketymuck titles, or who start 'traditions', yet spew the fluffy. It isn't a matter of 'looking down on'. It is a matter of acknowledging that there are those who seek on, read widely, practice deeply, and earn their stripes, and those who content themselves with reading a book or two and claiming lineage, training, knowledge, wisdom, or power that they haven't earned. Inferior understanding *is* inferior. Especially if you *choose* to remain ignorant, which many, many people do.

Those pagans who have been in the trenches, who have had our children removed from our custody based on the fact that we were evil pagans, or lost our jobs, or had to practice in secret for fear of violence or exile from our families get a wee bit weary of the shabby fluffy - you know the kind - pagan forever, initiated at their Grandmother's knee, oh so powerful and capable of leaping tall buildings, and spewing that old yarn about 9 million women and witch burnings in Salem.

IRAB (I Read A Book) pagans have the opportunity to move beyond reading Wicca 101 and into something deeper. It saddens me the numbers I encounter who fail to do so.

Your thoughts?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hecate: Goddess Days, Old & New

Hecate: Goddess Days, Old & New

Incredibly Busy Weekend

Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner WisdomThis weekend, I'm attending the SPARKS Symposium, which is going to be thrilling. It runs from Saturday right through till Sunday evening and it's chock full of amazing workshops given by amazing people. I'm most thrilled by the fact that the Morgen ofThe Sisterhood Of Avalon (of which I am a member) is going to be there, and I get to hear her speak about Avalonian things of great interest to me. Jhenah Telyndru is a fabulous woman who has invested her life in creating a Western Mystery Tradition for women that centers around the Holy Isle of Avalon, and Welsh mythic cycles. It is a gorgeous system, and I am intensely thrilled to be meeting her. I also have three copies of Avalon Within to bring with me to the symposium. I'm fairly certain I can get them signed by the author. Woo! One copy is for me, of course, but the other two? Who knows. *Wink*

Very. Squee.

This will mean that my participation in various things will be curtailed severely until Monday, and even then, I have a room to clean out and make over and a podcast to plan, so yeah...busy.
I didn't want to take off for the entire weekend without checking in with you all, though, so here I am, letting you know I will be mostly AFK! There is a feedback form available on the site, if you want to send some thoughts or comments or questions, and as always, my e-mail inbox is open.

I'm thinking a lot about harvest, since Mabon is coming up (so very rapidly - where is this year going??) and then, Samhain! I always feel a push to rededicating my spiritual life during this time. Spring and Autumn are especially powerful for me.

In thinking about harvest, I'm thinking about what I've manifested through my spiritual work this season. The list is long. Very long. I didn't recognize it as a result of spiritual work, but I've planted, grown and harvested new ways to live an authentic life since I went on hiatus, and it feels really good to take the time to acknowledge that and celebrate it.

This weekend feels like a reward for a lot of hard work done, and I plan to thoroughly enjoy it. :)
I'll see you next week when I return with a full spiritual and creative well, and many exciting things to share with you.

Deep Peace,

P.S. There will be a fabulous, FABULOUS giveaway on the next show. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hello, Lovelies!

One of the smartest things I did when I started SpiritsCast was to have a blog for show notes and a blog for general pagan musings, so I'm reupping this little spot so I can continue to keep my personal opinions, reviews, etc. separate from the Podcast itself. This also gives those of you who are interested in keeping up with me on a day to day basis a place to do that. While is the hub of the show, this little corner will be very handy for those of you have a blogspot and who prefer to keep your online life organized.

I hope you'll follow along as I throw myself headlong into this return to the podwaves.

Love to all,