Spirituality and religion

A ritual for yule: mother’s night

It’s probably clear by now: yule, midwinter, is an important point in the year for us. During midwinter we find ourselves in the darkest time of the year. After this,…
A ritual for yule: mother’s night

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About death: a wise woman’s thoughts on this life’s end

Today, as on every day, several people are nearing what we call death. Some of them being in my direct environment, my thoughts linger on this fact a bit more…
About death: a wise woman’s thoughts on this life’s end

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About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

In an earlier blog on wyrd I already mentioned the term toxic positivity. Today I want to elaborate on that a bit more. I'm a pretty positive person. Without a…
About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

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Are the pagan gods and goddesses important in your wise woman’s practice?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: are pagan gods and goddesses important in your wise woman's practice? Or, alternatively, people just assume that I worship pagan…
gods and goddesses in witchcraft

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Does the veil thin during Samhain? Communing with the otherworld

With Samhain drawing near quickly, you see the memes about the veil being thin around this time of year pop up everywhere. Now, I can imagine with the days getting…
Does the veil thin during Samhain? Communing with the otherworld

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Fate or wyrd and everything it entails: how being in control is an illusion

One aspect of my spiritual practice is an inextricable part of my magic and my practice as a hagetisse. I'm talking about the way I look at how life works,…
What fate, or wyrd, entails: how being completely in control is an illusion

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Free choice versus free will: one exists and the other doesn’t

In my earlier blogs on fate or wyrd, I have tried to explain why we can’t really oversee which impact our so-called choices will have on our lives. We are…
Free choice versus free will: one exists and the other doesn’t

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How returning to our ancestors worldview helps the earth and ourselves

If there’s one thing that gives me hope for the future, it must be the number of people with Germanic and Celtic roots returning to their ancestors’ worldview. This probably…
How returning to our ancestors worldview helps the earth and ourselves

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The advantages of fate: the freedom that comes with letting go

I can imagine that my last article about fate was a bit of a shock. For most people who have grown up in our society it takes an 180 degree…
The advantages of fate: the freedom that comes with letting go

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The limits of language or how to get to the core without overthinking

As someone who is using text to get her message across, I feel the irony when I tell you that language is limited. However, there is no escaping the fact:…
The limits of language or how the essence of things escape us in words

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Traditional and hereditary witchcraft: what’s the difference?

Well, the difference between traditional and hereditary witchcraft is straightforward enough. Or so it seems. This much is true: one who practices hereditary witchcraft is born into a family where…
Traditional and hereditary witchcraft: what’s the difference?

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Yule: what Midwinter means to me

Yule’s drawing near. While I don’t follow a specific religious path – wondering why? You can read all about it here– I do celebrate midwinter big time! Since nature and…
Yule fire: what Midwinter means to me

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