Elegant Crone-ing~


She dances wild and casts her will She’s fiery coals, and winter’s chill She weaves and spins, she boils and bakes She kneads the bread and bakes the cakes She listens well, yet, it’s all been told She’s peaceful now that she is old Her basket is blessed with herbal charms She rocks the broken …

May Day~Beltane~


On April 30 into May 1st we Pagan types celebrate Beltane.  Beltane is a fire festival honoring the return of the earth’s fertile phase. Beltane is most usually celebrated around the fiery fingers of a robust merry bon fire and dancing beneath a colorful maypole.  I have read that “back in the day” the fertility …

The Wooded Place


Picture courtesy of Mantic Ritual The wooded place The sky of slate The gleaming sacred blade The hooded face The cry of hate The screaming naked maid The heathen spell The kiss of death The weathered graven stone The scene from hell The hiss of breath The tethered maiden’s groan The ranted curse The proffered …