Pagan Death Rites

Originally posted on Cauldron and Brew: A Witch's Blog:
The typical Pagan funeral is similar to a formal ritual, but with some variations. Of course there is the Casting of a Circle, Calling of the Quarters, Invocations, Raising of Power, Grounding, Cakes and Ale, and Sending Forth.  But sprinkled in this service are several…

Land Spirits Living in Suburbia Hell

Originally posted on The Twisted Rope:
I have spent most of my life living in suburbia hell. You know the setting- tract housing that all looks the same. Tiny little postage stamp yards filled with grass and shrubs. It’s pretty much the standard for Arizona after the housing boom of the late 90’s. Almost everyone…

Who is Isis?

Originally posted on Isiopolis:
Not what Her myths say about Her; not what history says. Who is Isis when we experience Her? Let me breathe the breath of Isis. Let Her take my hand. Most of us would start by describing a relationship. She’s like a mother, a sister, a lover, a teacher. Since that’s…

The Quiet Voice of the Frame Drum by Oxana Poberejnaia

Layne Redmond passed away on 28 October 2013. Days before her death I received by post her signature Lotus Tambourine which Layne developed with Remo, manufacturer of world frame drums. Remo posted a tribute to her on her page as a Remo artist. Percussive Arts Society published an In Memoriam of her, along with the…