Review: The Fringe Hours

The Fringe Hours: Making Time for YouJessica N. TurnerRevell, 2015Goodreads | CloudLibrary | Bibliocommons ★★ Christian mommy blogger Jessica Turner inspires us women who "do it all" to do even more by eking out moments for ourselves in between serving everyone else. I picked this up skeptically, wondering if I would love or hate it.... Continue Reading →

Embodiment

Part of my exploration of Beauty has been embodiment, that is, living a deliberately pagan life through immersion in the every day. For me (and please forgive any incorrect usage of polythealogical terms, I'm about three years behind the pagan blog world), embodiment has been becoming comfortable in my own body, on the land, and... Continue Reading →

Vocation

It has been a challenge for me this year to stay true to my vocation -- indeed, at some times I hardly could hear it at all. Life with a toddler is chaotic, loving, and busy. ("Watch, Mommy, watch!" he says to me from under the lilac tree, emptying a load of dirt from his... Continue Reading →

An Apology

I am drinking my coffee and listening to acoustic music, in blissful silence. My son is with his grandparents, and my husband is sleeping in upstairs. I've slept in also (thanks to the time change) so it's just 8AM now. My hearthfire is lit, prayers have been said, and the smiling faces of the Ancestors... Continue Reading →

A Lunisolar Calendar

At our hearth, we use a lunisolar calendar to observe tides, holy days, and the intersection of sun and moon. These calendars begin at the Winter Solstice and proceed around the Wheel to Samhain, where we enter a dark period to await the coming new year. The lunar calendar is calculated by the first full... Continue Reading →

The Hearth Goddess as Gatekeeper

When the Hearth Keepers Way was being created, one of our questions was whether or not a Gatekeeper was necessary for the Hearth Order of Ritual. There are quite a number of people who, when working at their own hearths, do not feel that asking the assistance of this (type of) spirit is a necessity.... Continue Reading →

The Hearth Keepers’ Rite

The New Moon rite is at the core of the Hearth Keepers shared practice. While keeping your hearth is largely a personal endeavour, the New Moon rite is what connects all of the folk who have aligned their practice in some way with the shared hearthfire of ADF and its Hearth Keepers. This does not... Continue Reading →

Review: The Enchanted Life

The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Every DaySharon BlackieAmbrosia, 2018Goodreads | Hoopla [Print|Audiobook] | Bibliocommons ★★★★★ This is my book of 2020. Sharon Blackie brought together all of the themes that have been swirling around in my head for months, and wove them together in a lyrical exploration of what it means to... Continue Reading →

At the Shoreline

Now that our son is older and is becoming increasingly interested in our practices, we are reintroducing the practices that we once kept with regularity. For us, it's important to have a physical practice, on the land, in places that have become special to us. So we gathered some offerings and set off to the... Continue Reading →

Up ↑