For Little Ralphie


“Little Ralphie” You are a bored child And a prancing devil~ You are an intimate artist ~ An aloof poet~ You are cherished and revered~ For what you are ~ And for what you are not~ You are a fool and a wise man~ You are an aristocratic ho bo~ You are an earth angel~ With sparkling …

Still close Ralphie…


Somewhere an eagle flies soaring o’er the dappled skies of Africa Somewhere a tortoise cries ploughing through the vast disguise of Africa. A springbok dies and a day is born The sun comes up to greet the dawn; A child is sighing like a bird And a nation is sounding a very new word. Somewhere …

We Are Never Too Old To Play!


Last Thursday night I could not sleep. At three in the morning I gave up and decided to stir around the house for a while. I generally write when sleep eludes me, but, not this night, not this crazy night!  I was too restless, and far too wild for candlelit meditations or thoughtful prose. As I …

The Grateful Heart


Thankfulness is a fine art. If one can manage to move about the world in an attitude of charismatic gratitude, it is entirely possible to edge ever closer toward the full joy of true spiritual awareness. The wisdom of age ignites a passion within the truly wise ones and reminds us to embrace life, to embrace love, …

The Newborn Day


There is a kind of holiness in a newborn day, a round, rosy tinge of hopefulness that satisfies my soul and inspires renewal within my spirit.  About one year ago, I began a simple predawn ritual of openheartedness. Long before dawn, I crawl out of my bed and make my bleary way to our house altar. …

Simple Spell For Summoning A “Familiar” or A “Familiar Spirit”


This spell is best cast on or just before the full moon~ Preparation: Bathe in a warm sea salt bath Cleanse your magickal space Dress a pink or white candle with your favorite oil/oils Burn cleansing incense like patchouli or dragons blood, or simply light the corner of a dried sage leaf and “smudge” your …

The Witches Familiar And The Movie


There is much folklore and legend associated with the Witches Familiar or The Familiar Spirit. I will leave the research up to you and speak from my heart. For me, “A Familiar” is simply a witch’s truest friend.  Witches have long been known for their deep association and fondness for their animals. My strong suspicion …

Sister Hearts


Circle `Round the bon fire heat~ Merry Part and Merry Meet~ Fetch the loaves and stir the brew~ Clutch the witch that stands by you~` Kick up your heels and stomp your boots~~ Burn the herbs, and boil the roots~ Light your candles, sisters dear~ Linking arms and chanting  clear~ Goddess! Goddess!  Shine your light!~ …

Yangshuo County, Guilin, China – Justin Dong – Guest Photographer


Originally posted on PhotoBotos.com:
  Justin Dong – Guest Photographer Today’s photo comes from our guest photographer Justin Dong.  He is a college student at Rice University who has been studying abroad in Asia.  You can check out his interesting work at http://asianinasia.wordpress.com/.  His HDR images are top notch. Take it away Justin, Yangshuo…

Embrace The Witch


Embrace the Witch She is real and warm Truth Her pots bubble before dawn Simple She is intimate in charming ways Bewitching/enchanting/sensual She has ripened beneath sun, wind, clouds Wise She cares for tender things Compassionate She croons the rampant babes; she holds the frail hands of the dying Vigilant She binds, bends, splits, weaves, …

How well do you manage distraction? Take this three minute quiz…


Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“Do you leave the office with a nagging feeling that you worked all day but didn’t get your most important work done? Do you feel like you aren’t taking advantage of your talents and passions? Are you distracted by little things? Avoiding big hairy projects? Do you interrupt yourself…