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July 5, 2024
Haunted movie theater happenings

It was opening day for the movie, A Quiet Place: Day One, and I was thrilled. I simply adore this particular franchise, and though my reason for loving the first two installments were for the use of American Sign Language and the amazing Emily Blunt, I was still excited for what this prequel would hold. […]

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June 19, 2024
Litha & Strawberry Full Moon

Happy Litha (also known as the Summer Solstice) AND Strawberry Full Moon! What a beautiful junction of two powerful lunar events and at relatively the same time. What is Litha? What is the Strawberry Full Moon? And how can you celebrate or embrace the energy of the day? Litha (Summer Solstice) Litha, also known as […]

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June 17, 2024
Aquamarine | All About Crystals

A Little Bit About Aquamarine Most Common Uses: Protective, Communication, Calming Color: Green, Turquoise (green blue) Energy Source: Throat  Physical Healing Uses: Acne, Allergies, Autoimmune Disorders, Bladder Problems, Brain Disorders and Health, Cough, Dental Pain and Problems, Eczema, Edema, Eye Disorders and Infections, Foot Problems, Glandular Disorders and Health, Healing, Health and Healing, Jaw Problems or Pain, Legs, Liver […]

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June 9, 2024
Unburden yourself, babe

I used to wish everything about me was different. I used to wish my stomach was flatter, my hair was straighter, and my laugh was cuter. I used to look in the mirror and hate the other me looking back. Hatred for my physical self evolved. Now I wished my feelings weren't so strong, my […]

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June 7, 2024
Unjaded Wisdom Blog

The Unjaded Wisdom Blog is moving here to the new Astarte's Temple website. Though it will take a little bit of time, the Unjaded Wisdom Blog, DKT Metaphysical Shop, Author Kate Jade, and the Sacred Wisdom Society will all be moving under one new temple roof... More details to come!

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June 4, 2024
The sins of our grandfather: An open letter of true justice and retribution

TW: Sexual assault, death. What happens when a family member is your assaulter? How do you seek vengeance for the acts that have been committed? How do you truly unwind the generational patterns of abuse in your family? Here's the conclusion my deceased grandmother and I came to. Dear Grandfather, We haven’t seen each other […]

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June 3, 2024
The Mother of the Gods: A glimpse of my upcoming non-fiction book

A must-read if you’re ready to explore ancient esoteric wisdom through a truly transformative lens... Since childhood, I loved writing and finding magickal threads amongst legends of old to connect the mundane and spiritual worlds. Everything was a metaphor—but the question was for what? When I discovered the Great Goddess, who I first met under […]

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June 2, 2024
The Fundamentals of Runes

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on divination, and specifically within the divination category, resources on runes, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What are runes? An overview of runes Runes are an ancient form of divination that originated in Northern Europe. Runes are a […]

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June 2, 2024
The Fundamentals of Divination

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on divination, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is divination? An overview of divination Divination can be thought of as any form of communication with the divine (or spiritual) realm. It may include tapping into the energy of […]

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June 2, 2024
Methods for Grounding During Extreme Weather

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources for grounding, especially during extreme weather that may prevent a person from walking barefoot outdoors (such as during times when there are storms, snow, etc.), so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is grounding? Grounding keeps your energy rooted […]

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June 1, 2024
The Fundamentals of Cord Cuttings

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on rituals, including cord cuttings and this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is a cord cutting? An overview of cord cuttings Cord cuttings, often referred to as a "Cutting the Cord" ritual, are intended to sever the energetic cord […]

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May 31, 2024
Death energy is carried in the palms of your hands

TW: pain, death. As someone who wasn’t raised in Hogwarts or magickal lands where you’re taught how to use your gifts from birth, I’ve relied heavily on trial and error in my development as a spiritual practitioner. Every once in a while, though, I have the honor of working with powerful entities to learn things […]

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May 29, 2024
A ghost named Sandra

TW: medical treatment, death. Recently, I’ve been going through medical treatment to manage a rare disease I’ve dealt with for the majority of my life. Though I should expect it by now, I’m always surprised by when and where I’ll encounter the deceased. While sitting in a leather recliner trying to “relax” while getting my […]

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May 22, 2024
The Fundamentals of Deity Work and Honor

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on deity work and honor, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is Deity Work and Honoring Deities? An overview of deities In pagan and spiritual beliefs, deities are considered powerful, divine beings that embody different aspects of nature, […]

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May 22, 2024
Death Witch Shit

TW: child abuse, death. I fought being a witch for years. I tried to be a good girl. I made myself follow the rules. I studied the ever-loving shit out of sacred texts to understand spirituality, religion, and morals. And every single day, the questions that burned in me made me question everything.  Being “good” […]

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May 15, 2024
A tea party with Asmodel

TW: sexual assault. Recently, I have been committed to unwinding and healing from sexual trauma. Meditation and shadow work combined are my personal go-to for these types of situations. Immediately after entering a meditative state, the great Asmodel (or Asmodeus, though, I’ve found he doesn’t love that name), appeared before me. He extended his hand […]

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April 14, 2024
The Fundamentals of Wards

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on creating wards, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What are Wards? An overview of wards Wards can best be thought of as a magickal barrier intended to either keep something in OR keep something out. Many practitioners solely […]

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March 31, 2024
The Fundamentals of Shadow Work

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on shadow work, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is Shadow Work? An overview of shadow work Shadow work is a term often used in spiritual and psychological contexts to describe the process of exploring and integrating the […]

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March 30, 2024
An encounter with Lilith from two different POVs

My POV If you've been keeping up with my blog articles for a while now, you've probably seen me mention the strange portal in the corner of our bedroom. From my understanding, this portal has been here for ages, long before we moved into this home, and potentially even before the house itself was built […]

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March 19, 2024
So, you're new to spirituality and don't know where to start?

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources for people who are new to spirituality and feel like they're drowning in the overwhelming number of "resources" on the internet and things to research, so this article aims to simplify things as much as possible, while still giving helpful direction as you embark […]

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March 18, 2024
The Fundamentals of Spiritual Awakening

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on spiritual awakening, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is Spiritual Awakening? An overview of spiritual awakening Spiritual awakening can be described as a profound shift in consciousness and awareness that leads to a deep understanding of oneself […]

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March 18, 2024
The Fundamentals of Spirit Communication

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on spirit communication, specifically with ancestors or deceased loved ones, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. The Veil & Liminal Space What exactly is the veil? The veil refers to the liminal space or "in-between" energetic barrier that separates the physical […]

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March 18, 2024
The Fundamentals of Death Work

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on death work, so this article is the beginning of many resources to come. What is Death Work? An overview of death work Death work is a vast topic in the spiritual space and covers everything pertaining to the death and rebirth cycle that […]

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March 10, 2024
So, you’re deconstructing from modern religion?

I’ve been there…and while modern religion has a ton of flaws and the way it came into existence is riddled with tragedy and deception, we still carry SO MUCH baggage from the indoctrination even though we can clearly see the issues (and have walked away or are in the process of doing so). So, let’s […]

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February 21, 2024
All Snakes Day & Goddesses Associated With Snakes

Ah, the mysteries of All Snakes Day, a lesser-known but intriguing alternative to Saint Patrick's Day in the mainstream world—but very much a popular topic each year amongst pagan peoples. What is All Snakes Day? Celebrating “All Snakes Day” each year on March 17th as a protest against St. Patrick’s Day has become common amongst […]

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February 21, 2024
The Fundamentals of Removing Parasitic Entities

Recently, I was asked to put together a series of resources on protecting against and removing parasitic entities. Is a Parasitic Entity Attached to me? What are the symptoms of a parasitic entity? When individuals are dealing with a parasitic entity leeching off their energy, they may experience various symptoms and sensations that can be […]

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January 9, 2024
An eerie night at a resort that was formerly a home for troubled youth

As time goes on, I hate staying in places that aren't my own home more and more. Though I always travel with my spiritual tools for cleansing, banishing, protection, and the like—there's something incredibly different about sleeping in a place that isn't your well-established and warded house. A recent "free" stay at a resort in […]

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December 30, 2023
The Fundamentals of Altars

Creating a sacred space is an essential part of many pagan, spiritual, and religious practices. An altar serves as a focal point for connecting with the divine, performing rituals, and honoring your spiritual path. Whether you are new to this part of your path or not, this guide is intended to help walk you through […]

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November 22, 2023
Correcting Topics Falsely Taught as Being Evil

In a society where everything that was once considered good is labeled as "evil," the impact on individuals who are naturally drawn to healing, the earth, mother nature, homeopathic remedies, and esoteric wisdom can be profound. This shift in societal perception not only challenges their beliefs and values but also undermines their ability to contribute […]

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October 30, 2023
How to Honor Your Ancestors During Samhain

Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “sow-win”) was first observed by Celtic Pagans. Samhain marked the Celtic New Year, the end of summer, and the end of the harvest season. It also signaled the beginning of winter, which is associated with death and the dark half of the wheel of the year. On Samhain, the Celts believed […]

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October 29, 2023
Seeing all of time while standing by Astarte's side

When I first met Astarte I had no idea how magickal all of my future encounters with her would be. As the many-named goddess of the cosmos, queen of heaven, and lady of the mysteries of the universe, it's no surprise how glorious standing before her would be—but I can assure you it's even more […]

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October 17, 2023
What is Paganism?

One of the fundamentals of the Sacred Wisdom Society and the esoteric path is paganism. Here is a brief overview of what this means within esotericism. Pagan is a word that gets a bad rap in most religious communities—and rightly so. Not because paganism is inherently bad but because it encourages people to ask questions, […]

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October 17, 2023
The Fundamentals of Banishing

One of the fundamentals of paganism and esoteric wisdom is banishing. Here is a brief overview of what this means within esotericism and how you can practice banishing. What is banishing? Banishing removes energies that are not welcome in your space from staying there. Banishing is a broad term that can have many different purposes […]

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October 15, 2023
The Fundamentals of Grounding

One of the fundamentals of paganism and esoteric wisdom is grounding. Here is a brief overview of what this means within esotericism and how you can practice grounding. What is grounding? Grounding keeps your energy rooted and connected to the appropriate surrounding sphere. Grounding physically means we are maintaining a connection with our body and […]

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October 15, 2023
An illuminating encounter with Archangel Michael after being hospitalized

A near-death experience in 2018 left me wary and cautious of any repeat events pertaining to my health. The events leading up to my hospitalization in 2018 were so quickly onset that I went from nearly no symptoms as I left for a holiday vacation to almost immediately returning on an emergency flight home where […]

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October 14, 2023
An unexpected night in a haunted hotel as a seer

Most people are intrigued by a good ghost story. Especially the ones that leave you wondering where the truth ends and the lies begin—and that's assuming there was ever any truth to them at all. But I'm here to tell you about a very real, true, and unexpected night I spent in a haunted hotel—well […]

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October 13, 2023
Friday the 13th: The Day of the Goddess

Friday the 13th, a date that has long been associated with bad luck, superstition, and evil. But what many people may not realize is that it's a fascinating tale that goes beyond mere superstition and bad luck, finding its origins in the sacred goddess worship of pagan peoples.

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October 13, 2023
Unknowingly moving into a house immediately after the prior homeowner had passed away

For most people, haunted houses are spooky. To me, though, they're sad. They're containers for the lingering remnants of people of the past that remain haunted themselves, fearful to move on from the material realm to what's next for them. Many years ago, we found a house that had just been remodeled. Hardwood floors ran […]

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October 12, 2023
The Fundamentals of Cleansing

One of the fundamentals of paganism and esoteric wisdom is cleansing. Here is a brief overview of what this means within esotericism and how you can practice cleansing. What is cleansing? Cleansing neutralizes the energy of a person, object, or place. It can be thought of similarly to the idea of purification where any energies […]

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October 10, 2023
The Fundamentals of Protection

One of the fundamentals of paganism and esoteric wisdom is protection. Here is a brief overview of what this means within esotericism and how you can practice protection. What is protection? Protection creates a barrier between our energy and other unwanted energies. These unwanted energies could be from another person, envy or jealousy, negative or […]

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October 5, 2023
Hanging out with my uncle's ghost as a child while he transitioned to the other side

For my entire life, I’ve despised attending funerals. As a child, I assumed it was because I was sad that a loved one had passed on, but as an adult, I’ve discovered that it was never about my connection to the departed, but rather it was being surrounded by the intense overwhelming emotions of everyone […]

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September 16, 2023
Lunar Phases: Waning Crescent

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 16, 2023
Lunar Phases: Third/Last Quarter

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 16, 2023
Lunar Phases: Full Moon

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 16, 2023
Lunar Phases: Waxing Gibbous

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 16, 2023
Lunar Phases: First Quarter

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 16, 2023
Lunar Phases: Waxing Crescent

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 16, 2023
My life-changing astral encounter with Hekate

For years I had worked with and studied under the goddess Astarte and knew her by many different names, symbols, and epithets. Studying her mysteries and teachings was my whole world, and despite encountering and studying many other divine beings along the way, she was ultimately who I answered to at the end of each […]

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September 10, 2023
Meeting my great-grandmother's spirit in the astral the night before her death

For as long as I can remember, I had what I was told growing up were “vivid dreams” stemming from a “creative mind.” But if you’re someone who dreams often, especially in a lucid state, experiences those horrific night terrors that you swear feel real, or repeatedly find yourself wandering astral realms, we might have […]

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September 7, 2023
Meeting my soon-to-be miscarried child

For as long as I can remember in my adult years and as a married woman, having a child was my lowest priority. Modern economic burdens, my own career aspirations, and traveling the world with my husband were always more pressing to me. In fact, it was actually hard for me to imagine bringing a […]

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September 4, 2023
Lunar Phases: Waning Gibbous

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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September 4, 2023
A near-death experience with the Morrigan

Many people’s spiritual stories start with a near-death experience. A taste of the “beyond” that can’t be explained by anything other than the acknowledgment that the spiritual realm is unlike anything we thought it was and is undeniably real. For me, my near-death experience was not the beginning, but rather one of many milestones on […]

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September 2, 2023
Welcome to the Unjaded Wisdom Blog

Recently, I’ve had a few different spiritual experiences and encounters of mine come up in conversation, and thought it was about time to share these stories with those who are interested in the liminal space happenings that are so interwoven into my daily life. This collection of writings I’ve titled, Unjaded Wisdom. Everything pertaining to […]

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August 26, 2023
What is Witchcraft?

The term "witch" has a rich history and its original meaning is often misunderstood in modern times. Contrary to popular belief, the word "witch" originally referred to a wise woman (or person) who possessed deep knowledge and understanding of esoteric wisdom. These individuals were skilled in working with energy and using it to heal themselves and others.

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August 25, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Beltane

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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August 20, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Mabon

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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August 15, 2023
Lunar Phases: New Moon

If you're new to paganism or esoteric wisdom, you may be wondering, why the obsession with the moon? For me, I like to view topics like these both scientifically and spiritually. From a scientific perspective, the moon influences the tides of the ocean, the biggest body of water on our planet, so why wouldn't we […]

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July 7, 2023
What is Occultism?

The occult, in the broadest sense, is a category of esoteric beliefs and practices that generally fall outside the scope of organized religion or science, encompassing phenomena involving otherworldly experiences and wisdom, such as that obtained through mysticism. The word "occult" means "hidden" and it's worth noting that it has nothing to do with the […]

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July 1, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Lammas

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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June 24, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Samhain

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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June 18, 2023
Working With Lunar Phases and the Wheel of the Year

The lunar cycle is an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon that has captivated people for centuries. The Moon's orbit around Earth takes 29.5 days, making it a celestial body with a regular and predictable pattern of phases that have been tracked since ancient times. These phases are caused by the angle between the Sun, Earth, and Moon […]

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June 10, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Ostara

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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June 7, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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June 5, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Yule

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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June 3, 2023
Wheel of the Year: Litha

The wheel of the year is integral to pagan traditions, helping us to recognize and pay respect to the ever-changing cycles that make up natural life. It also speaks of times when the veil between this world and others is thinnest, providing opportunities for ritual work, connection with spiritual entities, and amplifying magical energy. As […]

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June 2, 2023
What is the Wheel of the Year?

The Wheel of the Year is an ancient Pagan tradition that celebrates and honors the cycles of nature and the changing seasons. It is a way to connect to the spiritual energies of each season, giving thanks for each cycle's unique gifts while preparing for upcoming changes. The Wheel of the Year consists of eight […]

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June 1, 2023
What is wisdom?

Wisdom is not just the mere accumulation of knowledge but the understanding and application of it. Wisdom comes in many forms — from spiritual wisdom to practical wisdom. It is a deep understanding of life that allows one to make balanced decisions and act with insight and discernment. Wisdom helps us navigate our lives through […]

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