Sunday, November 29, 2009

For a good cause

There is an awesome online Pagan Seminary school called Cherry Hill Seminary. Some of you might be familiar with it and for those who are not please check out the site. They are in the process of trying to become an accredited school.

Recently, it was brought to my attention that someone on Facebook has asked for donations for this school as a birthday present.
What an awesome idea! And kudos to her!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks: Take 2

So Thanksgiving is upon us, which means the madness of the holiday season is upon us.
I won't go into the humbug of that.

In my home Mabon and Thanksgiving are pretty similar. Eat too much and pass out.
Although instead of Mabon bread I will be making Maple Nut bread (a recipe passed around in my family and much treasured). I'll have snacks out such as dill pickles, sweet pickles, black and green olives, and baby carrots with dip.
On the menu:

Stuffed Turkey wrapped in bacon
Garlic mashed potatoes
Sweet buttery corn
Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Turnips
Apple Cider
Pecan Pie

In other news:
I rearranged my bedroom. It included moving my Kemetic Shrine and dusting it. There was much rejoicing, "Yay!"
I also was reminded through a Karma Card reading to put faith back into prayer. I am thankful for that. Prayer has always been a powerful tool for me and lately I have abandoned it. I took this reminder pretty seriously and immediately refocused to include it in my life again. Already, I feel the effects of it.

Many blessings to everyone on Thanksgiving!

Ankh, Udja, Seneb!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fill in the blank

it's been awhile. I know...

Our Witches Ball was a success and we raised enough money to file with the state of Maine as a non-profit. (Huzzah!)
We will soon be having our next interested party meeting on Nov. 15th and discussing what to do from here.

Lately I have noticed a strong need to organize things before Winter hits. This is a cycle I am not use to but not unappreciative. However, with my focus on the mundane things I have been disconnected spiritually. Something that I think happens to all of us. So, I decided to pull out my tarot cards and Karma cards last night to see what they had to tell me. I should expect it by now as it always happens...but they actually told me what I pretty much already knew. Ha! What few things that seem cryptic to me never make sense until the event actually passes.

I absolutely love my tarot deck. It was a gift to me from a best friend back when we were young teens. I have since found out that it is no longer in print and going for a lot of money. That just blows my mind. Although I would never depart with my beloved deck. The Karma cards were a bridal shower gift and are really nifty.
It is split up into three small decks; Planets, Signs, and Houses.
You can ask either an Action question (such as "what should I do?") or an outcome question (such as "What will happen if...?") and draw one card from each deck. If it is an action question you will out the red side up to read and if it is outcome then the blue side up to read. Now this is the really cool part because the 3 cards form 3different sentences that apply to Spiritual, Mental and Physical.
If you get a chance to check them out, please do!

Now off, to have a visit with a friend and have some yummy Smoothies.

Blessed Be!