Happy Ostara/Vernal Equinox/First Day of Spring

Tempus Vernum!

The Making of an Altar

The Making of an Altar by Amoret BriarRose   “Honey – you can’t just put your coffee cup down here anymore!!!”

Surrender vs. Let Go, Let Gods

So, I was all set to write today about the difference between the concepts of surrender and “let go, let Gods” in my personal practice. I had a great topic in mind (being a pagan and observing Lent) and was all excited to write about it and then, I was directly instructed to remain silent […]

Iron Pentacle: The Power of Secrets, Consent and Consequences

Iron Pentacle: The Power of Secrets, Consent and Consequences

 Iron Pentacle:  The Power of Secrets, Consent and Consequences  March 21-23, 2014 Private residence near Pittsburgh, PA The Iron Pentacle is a tool of self-integration using the points of Sex, Pride, Self, Power and Passion to explore our inner shadows and the cultural shadows that we all deal with on a daily basis.  Part of our […]

You have to live it to know it, know it to own it, own it to pass it on.

I think this sums up my spiritual and mentoring philosophies quite nicely.

Missed the Window

I wanted to post this poem when the ginko leaves were falling en masse…but I missed the window. Still: Brazen Nature by Amoret BriarRose The ginkgo trees let loose their leaves all at once, a shower of squash yellow sunshine dusting the somber asphalt as well as the sheepish corner park, both blushing at the […]

Delicious, Delicious Attachment

“When we hear the word poverty, poor people and poor living conditions leap to mind, maybe Mother Theresa ministering to the aged and infirm in Calcutta. But monastic poverty is not about that at all. At the root of the vow is surrendering ownership.” ~ Joseph Dispenza, “Take It or Leave It,” Spirituality & Health, […]

Thought of the Day: The Black Heart of Innocence

Thought of the Day: The Black Heart of Innocence

We must investigate why we do magic. I want to know why I desire change, why I am taking action. I want to know what thoughts I am believing before I use the power of my Will upon the world. I want to act with full awareness. Black: heavy, serious Heart: one’s innermost character, feelings, or inclinations; the essential or most vital part […]

Long Ago and Far Away…But Not Today

I’m working on a guest blog post for my lovely partner in crime Pamela V. Jones/Boneweaver, and it is bringing up all sorts of old, bygone emotions, leading me to wonder: How can we best honor our ancestor emotions? Today, I’m going to honor my ghosts by reading my favorite Mary Oliver poem, The Journey, aloud…even though […]

Firefly Heart

In a recent guided meditation, Nimue told me this: You have a firefly heart. Let it out – it needs to breathe or it will die. What part of you is wild and needs to be freed?