Author Archives: priestessofshame

On Having No Baggage

I have no baggage. Jesus was never thrust on me, unwilling. In fact, we had a great experience together, once, at a youth group skiing trip for over-privileged private school kids. He was totally buddy Christ, hippie Jesus, Socialist Jesus, … Continue reading

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Facebook!

I’ve just created a Facebook Page for this blog, so please “like” me on there for an easy way to be updated when I post a new piece of writing here.  I will also be linking to other interesting blog … Continue reading

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Fear

This Sunday I attended my fourth holiday ritual with my local Witchcraft community. My fourth ritual with them since Samhain. Not so long ago, but so much has happened since then—I’ve taken their introductory core class, spent time socially with … Continue reading

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What is already mine

The wheel keeps turning, and has brought us around again to Spring. I snuck out of work today and walked around the  old military fort down by the water.  It’s shaped like a pentacle and surrounded by water on three … Continue reading

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Examining Ecstasy, Part II

Last week I shared my experiences of spiritual ecstasy.  This week I want to look at why experiencing ecstasy is important-at least for this witch. There are some excellent articles on ecstasy that have been published in Witch Eye, a … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Love

Teo Bishop got a great conversation going this morning when he asked the question Why don’t Pagans talk more about love?  He compared the Pagan take on love to the Christian, where talk about love seems to be all the … Continue reading

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The Magic of Letting Go

Yesterday I felt like someone judged me and I did not like what they determined. I felt like my words were being misunderstood, or worse—that I had been careless with my words, and now I was being punished for not … Continue reading

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Fear of Theology

I’ve been thinking about theology lately and it has brought me to some thought provoking gems from other blog writers.  From Alison Leigh Lilly’s wonderful blog Meadowsweet & Myrrh: Theology is a tricky thing. It’s no coincidence that the history … Continue reading

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Ecstasy

I am a feel-good junkie. And I am not alone. Studies show that people with substance abuse problems usually show problems early in life with delayed gratification, discipline, self-control, etc. In other words, we want what we want–and we want … Continue reading

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Raido, Ride

This morning I pulled Raido in my rune casting. Riding-to the warrior in the hall-is easy, But very strenuous for one who sits on top, Of a powerful horse over long miles. Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem Today, this rune of the … Continue reading

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