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I wrote recently about altars and ritual.  While deep…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 28, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Why Ritual?

Do you ever think about why we do what we do? I do, all the time. For example, this morning while putting my altar away I asked myself, “Self, why do you do ritual? Does Deity “need” my rituals?” I sort of doubt it. If Deity is so powerful that She/He could create the world and all that is in it then Deity doesn’t “need” my rituals. So why do ritual?

Deity doesn’t “need” our rituals, we do. We need the rituals. We need our religious practices because they help us remember our place in…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 23, 2018 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

Ducks!

I walked Green Lake in Seattle today, and saw my first baby ducks. I was very happy and loudly said "Baby Ducks!" which clearly shows that my Soul retrieval took since one of the parts to return was my enthusiastic inner child. My next comment was, "We need more ducks." Wasn't sure where that came from, I just loved those little ducks.

As a totem or power animal, Duck represents living in the moment, a focus on relationship and family, and a mystical quality of moving between the…

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Added by Jon Anastasio on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Everything?

This will be a short blog post today because I have to get ready to teach my summer school class, non-profit financial management, that starts tomorrow. It is a marathon course. We do an entire semester's work in five long, eight-hour days (Fri-Sat-Fri-Sat-Fri) but it is also a lot of fun. Anyway, why did you get up this morning?

I hope you realize that life isn't designed to be fun and games and its not a life-time pass to an amusement park. Life is designed, and we designed it this…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 17, 2018 at 10:52am — No Comments

Why Practice?

I was working on one of the questions in Third Degree comprehensive final exam this morning and this got me thinking about the need to practice what we know.

Have you ever seen someone's book collection with shelf after shelf of books that have never been read? The collection might be impressive but it is also useless.

Magical knowledge is not given to us nor do we collect it so that it can gather dust on a shelf in our minds. The key to being a real Wiccan, a witch or a wizard…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 16, 2018 at 9:51am — No Comments

Finding Your Perfect World

Graduation at the university where I'm a professor just ended and I'm sitting three floors above the dell looking down at the graduation crowd and reflecting on the last year.

Early in their senior year many of my students realize that their lives are going to change. They are 22 years old and have been in school since they were 5 and all of the sudden classes, school activities and friends aren't going to be the center of their world.  They want to know what's next and what do…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 12, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments

Am I Making All This Up?

Probably the most common question that I am asked when I teach shamanic journey workshops (I like to call them "playshops") is "What if I am making the whole thing up?" That's a very good question. It is quite common to feel like you are creating your journey with your imagination, because you are. Well sort of.

I expect that when we journey part of our soul travels to the other world and part remains in our body. In essence, our soul bilocates. The part of our soul that has left…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 10, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

2018 Global Lustrastion of the Ancestors Report

Lustration Report

What a wonderful event! This weekend (April 27-29, Year 18 AQ) we had the great pleasure of attending the Sixteenth Annual Lustration of the Ancestors hosted by Lady of Light Proto-Temple in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! We want to thank Rev Lori Barberio Blackman of Lady of Light and all the members of Lady of Light for all of their hard work in making this Lustration such a delightful and memorable event! We especially want to thank Chad Blackman for his work as…

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Added by Lori Barberio Blackman on May 3, 2018 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Reclaiming Your Sacred Path

Hi Everyone,

Starting this week, I'm going to be reposting my blog entries here, along with the connection to my weekly radio show which is also called reclaiming Your Sacred Path.

You can check out past blog posts here:  RYSP Blog

And here is the…

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Added by Jon Anastasio on April 17, 2018 at 5:24pm — No Comments

First Degree Finished!

It took me a bit longer than a year and a day - but not by much! I have finished up the First Degree course and also taken several others. Of the required courses for First Degree initiation, I have only the Correllian Ministry class still to take. I feel like I have learned and grown so much in the past year and I am excited to see what the future holds asI continue my studies in this tradition and others. 

Added by Sol Seeker on April 5, 2018 at 10:53am — 5 Comments

The Daily Spell is a 6D Tech Organization

The Daily Spell is a digital media ministry, an outreach to the world, to present the ideas and activities of a Pagan culture to a global audience. The Daily Spell provides knowledge, information and news on an anyone, anywhere, anytime basis. The Daily Spell offers opportunities for diverse voices to share with like minds, so they can communicate directly with each other globally, regionally, locally and one-to-one as needed. The Daily Spell uses technology to build community.

“The…

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Added by The Daily Spell on March 22, 2018 at 6:21pm — No Comments

March 22, Water Day

Today is Water Day a time to Bless the Sacred Water and Listen to Her Voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3qGEWezzl0

Added by Stephanie Neal on March 22, 2018 at 3:42am — No Comments

Fleassy Malay -RISE - Speaker Training 6 week Online Program

www.fleassymalay.com/rise-speaker-training
Fleassy Malay brings to you a gender inclusive Authentic Speaking program, designed to support the rise of honest voices in the world. With videos, live webinars and accountabuility it's a 6-week journey into our fullest voice.  Begins May 17th

Added by Lori Barberio Blackman on March 17, 2018 at 9:50am — No Comments

Fleassy Malay- A Powerful Online Workshop for Women.

www.courageously-me.com
Fleassy Malay brings to you a 30-day self-care program for women, its only $55 (aud!)$49 (USD. Its a beautiful month long group where we call ourselves into our courageous self by making ourselves a priority for 30 days. Begins April 1st

Added by Lori Barberio Blackman on March 17, 2018 at 9:17am — No Comments

Special Edition of Correllian Family Hour

Join the Correllian Family for Ostara/Mabon Ritual~Ritual to start Friday March 16th 9:15 PM Eastern time.

Followed by Special Guest Fleassy Malay Performer and Poet of Witches a poem that went vial for International Womens Day. Fleassy's words have made a major impact of the lives of so many. The Daily Spell and PTRN team are honored to bring this live interview to you. Please join us by following the link below live or in the archivesat your convenience.…

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Added by Lori Barberio Blackman on March 15, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Witch School - The Official Page brings back Ask A Witch

Witch School - The Official Page on Facebook went Live today with Lady Elizabeth Hamilton for the first "New" episode of Ask A Witch. Make sure to Follow and Like the Page to be notified of the next episode. If you would like to participate in the next episode of Ask A Witch by submitting questions you may do so in the comment section of the announcement post for the new episode. If you would like to be The Witch / Pagan answering the questions message the page and a team member will contact…

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Added by Lori Barberio Blackman on February 23, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Manifestational Thoughts for 2018

How can we make 2018 a prosperous year for ourselves? Our emotions are the great identifier for our thoughts and what we manifest.Our Emotions really only fall into two categories honestly. Which are either bad or good in my opinion. We may label our emotions many different names but they still only fall into these two categories. Once we know this and understand what these emotions can really accomplish we set the path of manifestation. It is no different than any other universal law. If you… Continue

Added by Bella Shay on February 5, 2018 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Internal Flame of Imbolc

We all need to create something that is unique to us. It is needed to create something that keeps that internal fire lit within us. Create something that is deliberate, relevant and fresh for this is the time of renewal and purification.



It is important to approach Imbolc as a day of transformation for ourselves not just as the titles that we gained through out our exsistence on this physical realm. We were born into this world as an infant and it is that child like innocence that… Continue

Added by Bella Shay on February 1, 2018 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Self Revelations among the Cosmos

Every so often we have a rare celestial event that dazzles all of us and makes us realize that there is so much more to this Universe than we can truly fathom. We all have heard the saying "Once in a blue moon" that time has now come.Lunar Eclipses are always about releasing. When a Lunar Eclipse comes a long, usually it brings with it a theme of letting go and endings. While this Lunar Eclipse will be no different, it is also going to open a doorway into the future as well. There is something… Continue

Added by Bella Shay on January 30, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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