Category Archives for "Wicca"

6 months ago

LOA 101

It’s a brand new year, and BlissBlog.org is experiencing a huge growth spurt.  So I thought this would be a great time for an LOA 101 post. You know, for newcomers. It’s easier to dive into a placid lake than whitewater rapids, after all. Besides, revisiting the basics is never a bad idea. So let’s […]

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6 months ago

The Power of the In-Between

Mystics and sages have always known the power of the in-between. The most powerful times for magic, for example, are in-between times: dawn which is the precipice between night and day, and dusk, between day and night. Midnight is the fulcrum between today and tomorrow, noon the tipping point from morning to afternoon, and so […]

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6 months ago

A Winter Solstice Ritual of Release

This is my second Winter Solstice post this year, but I felt inspired, so here you go! The shortest day, the longest night. No matter what came over the past year, you can release it into the darkness of this magical night. You can let it go. It’s the perfect night for letting go of […]

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7 months ago

Candle Magic

You can make any topic as simple or as complicated as you like. There are entire books about nothing else other than candle magic. I can only assume they must tell you how to gather the wax from bees, color it with natural dyes, and weave wicks from empowered hemp to get that much material […]

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7 months ago

How Divination Works

There are lots of people out there offering readings and channeled messages, and some are better at it than others. To get a good reading, you really ought to come to your own understanding of how divination works. And then you can kind of feel out the providers to decide whether they are approaching this from […]

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8 months ago

How Magic Works

Magic is just science we don’t yet understand. But if understanding is what you want, it’s not hard to do. Here, in a nutshell, is how magic works.  So to begin, let’s agree to define magic as, “to create change at will by non-physical means.” But I have trouble with even this much, because I […]

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8 months ago

Samhain

It’s the season of the Witch. Some call it Halloween, but Halloween is really just the spinoff. The original was and is, Samhain, and it falls precisely halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. That comes, this year, on November 7th, and it always falls within a couple of days of that date.  […]

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9 months ago

A Mabon Ritual

Items Needed: Several fallen leaves, one for each of several things for which you are grateful, and one for each of several wishes yet to come true. A small bonfire or an iron cauldron with tea light. Incense with a touch of cinnamon, apple, or pumpkin pie. A small basket. A mirror. During the day, […]

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9 months ago

The Energy of Mabon

Autumn is officially here. But as always, I like to talk about how our own cycles reflect the seasonal ones, and what the changing seasons mean to me on a deeper level. The energy of Mabon and fall is adulthood. Maturity. The fullest level of growth. It’s harvest time. The fruits of our actions are […]

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last year

What is light?

I got the most amazing things from my morning meditation today! Things about light, and about the nature of the soul, and about who and what we are. Here is what I got. I was shown my cupped hands, and my spirit-self pouring its energy down into them  and from them into my body. I […]

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