Saturday, October 31, 2009

Welcome Mrs. B's Followers!

This blog was just created not that long ago but I hope is enjoyable to all.
I am a stay at home mother of 3 and happily married. I lived in Florida all my life and just recently (almost a year ago) made sudden life change and moved with my family to gorgeous Maine.
So, enjoy what I have so far. :)

Hope everyone's Samhain is blessed!

And don't forget your Ancestors!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lugh and Balor - A Tale for Samhain

Due to the recent request of author Micheal Sean McGuinness I have removed the story of Lugh. I'm sorry that I am unable to share it any longer even when credit was given.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

EMPPD Witches Ball

In case you haven't heard there is a Witches Ball in town! Co-coordinated by yours truly.

So come on down and boogie into the night Witches style!

17 Island Ave.
Orono, ME

This will be a family friendly event with Costume contests, candy making contest, Ancestor Shrine, Divination, Music, and Bonfire!

This is a FREE event! (But donations are gratefully accepted!)

Candy making contest:
Jars will be set out for each entry. To vote you place money in the jar. The winner is the jar with the most money. The total amount of money from votes will then be split between winner and EMPPD.

Costume contest: There will be 2 categories, one for adults and one for children. There will be rune chocolates for sale. The sales from the chocolates will be split between the winners and EMPPD.

Potluck will begin around 5pm and we will have some chairs provided but we ask you to bring one if you have it.
Also we will allow a minimal amount of alcohol to the event and a volunteer will be providing a Taxi service to those that need rides for the price of monetary donations. Car seats are available also.

Please feel free to pass on this information to ANYONE who wishes to support the cause.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be."

Samhain/Halloween is coming up fast. This is time when the veil thins, we commune with our ancestors, and contemplate the year ahead.
One of the great things I enjoy as being pagan is that I open myself up to messages or lessons in the strangest places or things. It amuses me. My husband recently won a horror movie quiz in which he received the most recent issue of Girls and Corpses. It is a magazine of (you guessed) girls and corpses! However, amongst their blatant tries of offending they actually had an interesting article that I thought was highly appropriate for Samhain and thought my fellow pagans would also appreciate.
There was an article on a place in Italy known as Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini or Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins. Underneath the church is a crypt but what makes this crypt unique is the way the remains are displayed. All the bones have been used to artfully decorate the crypt.
The crypt is known as the Capuchin Crypt and contains 6 different rooms each with their own title.
1. Crypt of the Resurrection
2. The Mass Chapel
3. Crypt of the Skulls
4. Crypt of the Pelvises
5. Crypt of the Leg Bones and Thigh Bones
6. Crypt of the Three Skeletons

Some pictures of the Crypt:

After reading about this crypt I found that this was just one Ossuary and others existed. I think it is amazing the art created from the skeletal remains.

There is also the Sedlec Ossuary which is Czech.

There is also the Portugese Capela dos Ossos or Chapel of Bones which has a poem by Padre António da Ascenção that I like.

Where are you going in such a hurry traveler?
Pause … do not advance your travel;
You have no greater concern,
Than this one: that on which you focus your sight.

Recall how many have passed from this world,
Reflect on your similar end,
There is good reason to reflect
If only all did the same.

Ponder, you so influenced by fate,
Among all the many concerns of the world,
So little do you reflect on death;

If by chance you glance at this place,
Stop … for the sake of your journey,
The more you pause, the further on your journey you will be.

So, this Samhain don't forget your ancestors and all the ones who have passed before us and think of an artful way to celebrate them.

Blessed Be!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Victorian Halloween

Many years ago my mom had a Victorian calendar. When it came to October it had this great page with vintage postcards and decorations for Halloween. I loved it so much that I ripped it out and kept it ever since. One of the things I loved about it was the little divinations and text on it. So, I wanted to share them. :)

On Halloween the witches resort
To test lovers hearts in a glass retort
If they turn Black she knows what to do
Should it stay Red your lover is true
Throw ink down her well, to break the charm
And your lover is safe for it will shield him from harm.

On Halloween look in the glass,
Your future husband's face will pass.

Pick a pumpkin
and on it's back
you'll find your future
bright or black

With a goose wish-bone and four
Pumpkin seeds, marked with letters love
On Halloween place over door on the sill above
And he Who first passes from under, your
Future husband is to be-if he don't blunder.

There is another one on the page about lighting both ends of a candle but unfortunately part of the text is cut off.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day

Okay, I promised to elaborate a bit more on a few things.

I figured I would start with the project I and a friend are coordinating together.
I am very excited to help put together the First Annual Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day. This has been fun, I'm meeting new people, and is a labor of love.
For a few years now there has been a PPD event in Southern Maine. Since I have moved here I noticed there seems to be a large population of pagans here but not much networking or coming together. My friend and I were chatting one day and discussing this and decided to take the plunge to try and bring the pagans for this area together and increase the awareness of the community.
We had our first Interested Party where we had a hand full of people show up to discuss ideas and what we all wanted from this event. As soon as the meeting was over word spread like fire among other pagans within the community. There seems to be a great amount of enthusiasm and this just tickles me.
We have created a page on Facebook:
Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day
We also have a Yahoo! group:

If you don't know what Pagan Pride Day is visit the website:
Pagan Pride Project
You might even decide to bring this to your area!

Our first fundraising event will be a Witches Ball on Oct. 30th. This will include bonfire, music and contests!

Please, if you support this cause and wish to help in any way contact me
Let me know how you wish to contribute!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quick stop in...

I have been recently consumed with other things in life and have not been able to put aside some time to write a thoughtful blog.
However, there are things I intend to share on here as soon as I can.

1. Last Full Moon: I have a picture!

2. Pagan Pride Day: I'm Co-coordinator for next year's First annual Pagan Pride Day for my area.

3. Excting news for myself regarding an offer to volunteer to a good cause. WooT!

So hang on a bit and I'll get a chance to elaborate a bit more.

Blessed Be!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mrs. B's 2nd day of Halloween

Yes, expect a blog like this for every day this month. Afterall, what pagan can resist these kind of goodies! :)

There are 3 giveaways today over at Mrs. B's, allow me to showcase them.

Over at Custom Zombie!
they are offering up one of their digital Zombie prints.

A personal blogger over at
Encanto da Lua is offering up a crystal ball, incense and a censer.

And from Jeanne of The Candy Corn Chronicles
there are 3 little paper mache candy cups.

Good Luck and Blessed Be!

The Fall is creepin'

Yesterday I ventured out to the store and decided to bring my camera with me. I wanted to capture the Fall creepin' in. It was a chilly and dreary day yesterday and there was a stillness in the day. I could hear the heartbeat of the Earth, of this place.
I thought to myself, what a big difference it has been experiencing a full cycle of seasons. There is a whole rhythm to life here that I never imagined. I find my body and mind has easily adjusted to this rhythm but it is still so new and strange to me. There is a beauty to it.
I thought for sure my body and energy was more aligned with this cycle rather than the the cycle I lived in down in Florida.
I see the Gods beauty everywhere here...

Ankh, Udja, Seneb! (Life, Prosperity, Health)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mrs. B begins her 31 days of Halloween

Hey all!

One of my favorite blogs is having an awesome event! If you are unfamiliar with Mrs. B take a hop on over to her blog: Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom

Today is the first day of the event and includes 4 giveaways, a guest blogger, and the first stop on the Haunted blog tour.

Let me share with you the 4 witchy items that are a part of the giveaway today.

From Indigo Squirrel
there is a Witches Rattle with a Victorian witch pictured on it.

From Magical Muse Designs there is a bottle of Witch's Flying Ointment.

From Marcy Hall Arts there is the Hallowbunny decoration.

And last but not least, from Quirk Books is the book from Ben H. Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Be sure to check back every day this month for more awesome giveaways. I know I will!

Yay for Witchy Goodness!