Well, once again, a major marker in the Wheel of the Year has come and gone with no commentary by a Wizard clearly derelict in his most simple and basic duties. After all, they're only 4 (or 8, depending on how we want to count) times per year - how hard can that be? What can … Continue reading On Seeds Planted Long Ago: A Wizardy Harvest Message
Actually, the title here is a little bit misleading. If I were truly a good professional wizard, I would have warned you at least two weeks ago that August 1 was Lammas, one of the eight holiest days of the solar calendar. In fact, I would have devised an entire scheme of celebration and ritual … Continue reading It is a Holiday and I Don’t Like It
Did you see the waxing gibbous moon last night? It shone so bright it may as well have been full. That should give you some idea of what we're in for. I don't know how else to tell you, but this weekend is actually magical, and it starts today at noon. No, it doesn't, you … Continue reading The Bells of the Heavens Toll: It’s Midsummer
This morning, as our funny Mother Earth spins us again into the realm of sunlight, This morning, as a new day has come upon us here, This morning, may down low we stand tall, up above shine down bright, This morning, may we open our eyes and blaze alive without fear. Today, we go forth … Continue reading Space Travelers of Earth: A Unity Tuesday Blessing
Well, you've made it this far, anyway. Let's stop for a second. The day is at its brightest. Let that be a reason to stop and pause. All day long, the sun as been up there and out there, blazing and burning and lighting and warming. And all day, you've been sitting there breathing. Chances are, … Continue reading Time for Your Unity Tuesday Grilled Cheese!
"If you don't like the system, create your own system." -- Abd'el Hakim Awyan, Khemitian Wisdom Keeper In the true fashion of a stereotypically unreliable wizard, I spontaneously took the last two weeks off. I wanted to begin work on a fictional side-project and recharge my own batteries to prepare for the seasonal changes to … Continue reading System Problems?
The Meaning of Imbolc Ever heard of the holiday “Imbolc”? Probably definitely not. For starters, it’s really boring. It’s almost certainly ill-timed, and it’s arguably unnecessary. Seriously, I think the even pagans, who ostensibly observe it, are bored to tears by it. Everybody knows about the “quarter days” of the solar calendar—the beginnings of winter … Continue reading Don’t let Spring Club you Over the Head