“Searching for the Magic, A Double-Tanka

This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used alter for change, and resisting for deny. In the early hours— before dawn's pink light explodes, I alter my view of the cosmos in my mind resisting a mundane life. Searching for magic amongst all the disasters thrown at me daily— finding the humor inside, … Continue reading “Searching for the Magic, A Double-Tanka

What is Fairycraft, Part III – “The Otherworld & the Fairy Gods

Last week, I shared the beginning of my journey following the path of the fairy witches. Please read Part I HERE, and Part II HERE. This week, I’ll continue to share more of the concepts and beliefs found in the fairy faith in my journey of understanding and in my sharing of this particular tradition. The … Continue reading What is Fairycraft, Part III – “The Otherworld & the Fairy Gods

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Twenty Years After I Do,” by Author, D. G. Kaye

Title: Twenty Years After I Do ~ Reflections on Love & Changes After Aging Amazon Author Page: D. G. Kaye Publication Date: November 29, 2017 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Marriage & Long Term Relationships, Memoirs, Marriage & Adult Relationships, Personal Growth, Spirituality Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: May/December memoirs. In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Twenty Years After I Do,” by Author, D. G. Kaye

The Rodeo is Coming! Are YOU Ready to Write?

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch Literary Community: "Writers have to have the grit of a buckaroo who carries his saddle between rodeos. Writers have to have the tenacity to not quit the longest ride they’ll ever have chasing publication the way bull-riders chase those perfect 8-seconds. Writers have to be willing to take … Continue reading The Rodeo is Coming! Are YOU Ready to Write?

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 99, “Change & Defy,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.   … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 99, “Change & Defy,” #SynonymsOnly

“The Feather,” Flash Fiction

August 23, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes magic. It can be a supernatural force, a moment or idea, or use it as a verb. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by August 28, 2018. I finished my gardening chores and … Continue reading “The Feather,” Flash Fiction

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 98, “Sad & Write,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. CHANGES ARE COMING TO WORDPRESS! I have no idea how this will affect us for this … Continue reading Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 98, “Sad & Write,” #SynonymsOnly

Shared from the: Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – Afternoon Tea – Colleen Chesebro, Sue Hampton, Jane Gogerty, Norah Colvin, Jane Risdon, Wendy Janes, Gigi Sedlmayer, Jena C. Henry and Darlene Foster

Sally Cronin is having an end of summer party! Come on and join in! Welcome to the second of the end of summer party meals today. Afternoon Tea is a time for sandwiches, cakes, and scones… and I hope my guests today have brought their appetites with them. Later on this evening... a dinner party … Continue reading Shared from the: Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – Afternoon Tea – Colleen Chesebro, Sue Hampton, Jane Gogerty, Norah Colvin, Jane Risdon, Wendy Janes, Gigi Sedlmayer, Jena C. Henry and Darlene Foster

The Rule of Elements in Talismans & Amulets

Wonderful information from the Slavic Witch 💜🦄🔮

The Witch & Walnut

the-rule-of-elementsintalismans-amulets1.pngWhen we prepare a talisman or amulet we work with the elements to help give it strength to empower and charge it. We know that to charge an object our spoken words are rarely enough. I would like to be able to look at rock and just speak to it and have it be the thing I want it to be, but I cannot. This is where the elements step in.

In our tradition when preparing talismans and amulets we bide by the rule of elements. Meaning that we incorporate Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit into our charms. If I am gifted a pentacle necklace, it will simply hang as a shiny ornament around my neck. But if I take that necklace and infuse it with the elements, I get something so much more out of it.

This object you are making whether it is to protect you, keep…

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What is Fairycraft, Part II

Last week, I shared the beginning of my journey following the path of the fairy witches. Please read Part I HERE. This week, I'll continue to share more of the concepts and beliefs found in the fairy faith. The book, “Fairycraft ~ Following the Path of Fairy Witchcraft,” by Morgan Daimler, has figured prominently in … Continue reading What is Fairycraft, Part II