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Listen: The Spirits are Speaking

Listen: The Spirits are Speaking

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
I have never been a witch that worked with plants. I have been doing this witchy thing for almost 17 years, and I was never a witch that gardened or grew herbs. It just wasn’t my thing. But one of the fun things about being a witch is this:  over…

Guest Post: Shills and Supporting Priestesses

Guest Post: Shills and Supporting Priestesses

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
Have you ever wanted to talk about something that you have experienced, but you don’t have the language to accurately describe it? Lately I have been thinking about the differences between shills and supporting priestesses in pagan ritual, and how those differences are really important. I think supporting priestesses are so…

Limbs Like Veins Across the Sky

Limbs Like Veins Across the Sky

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
Winter Warmth bare black limbs vein the cotton clouded sky, kindling for the cold burn of moonlight © 2013 Amoret BriarRose. All rights reserved. Image: Between the Branches…Fog by glasseyes view – some rights reserved

For Gwion, Cerridwen, and the Cauldron

For Gwion, Cerridwen, and the Cauldron

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
Blossoming Bones Mystery School has launched its first class, The Cauldron of Cerridwen. I’m incredibly excited about this. And so, I have written a poem from Gwion’s perspective. The Help by Amoret BriarRose Then she began to boil the cauldron, which from the beginning of its boiling might not cease…

Unsolicited Advice

One of my coveners is really interested in Snow White, and in contemplating the tale, this poem arrived.

Grendel’s Sister

The writing prompt for this poem was the idea of “halcyon days” – the poem came out darker and more authentic than I anticipated.

Thoughts on Leadership

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
A leader goes first where they want you to go…and at the same time, a leader stands behind you. It is in holding this duality that shit gets done. It is in holding this duality that a leader disappears into the fabric of the moment. A leader trusts that you will…

The initiation process, in a nutshell

The initiation process, in a nutshell

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
“Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”  ~Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Moving into Her House

Moving into Her House

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
Miranda, 1916, J.W. Waterhouse Moving into Her House by Amoret BriarRose I remember the hard line of your brow, a storm that would never break, the unwavering correctness, how you never flinched as you pulled back saying enough, that’s enough, I don’t want anymore. The lines of your hip were…

Pittsburgh Pagan Pride Day 2014

Pittsburgh Pagan Pride Day 2014

Having a table at Greater Pittsburgh Pagan Pride Day was great fun. Big thanks to the organizers of the event, and to those that helped man our table, and to those that stopped by to learn more about Reclaiming and Feri and Bone and Briar!