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The Tides of Life

All that begins must end.

All that lives must die.

In this season of joyful abundance, it is also a season of goodbyes. As we begin to move into the dark half of the year, we say goodbye to the green season. We say goodbye to the dazzling Sun. Sleepy summer drifts into austere fall as we harvest and bank our stores against the looming cold ahead. We feast. We dance. We celebrate our good fortune. Yet, the wheat dies to become life-giving bread.

The spokes of the Wheel… Continue

Added by Ardriana Cahill on August 28, 2008 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

On Knowledge versus Wisdom

Karen Follett offers a spell to open oneself to wisdom in Llewellyn's 2004 Witches' Spell-a-Day Almanac. She says…“you can read to gain knowledge, but you have to seek to gain wisdom.”

I’m not sure what that meant so I tried to explain it to myself and this is what came out.…


Added by Ardriana Cahill on November 26, 2007 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

On Being a Solitary

There are things one might miss by not being trained by a mentor. There is training that is not found in books - at least - not yet. Like a physical trainer - one might reach one's ideal physique faster with someone pushing them - especially for those whose research-discipline is a little dodgy or those who simply don't know what to ask for or where to look. But who is qualified to decide when one has "arrived" at adepthood on a life…

Added by Ardriana Cahill on November 18, 2007 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

On The Pentagram and its Many Meanings

Sacred, satanic or no meaning at all, the Pentagram or five-pointed star has been a recognizable symbol for as long as recorded memory. Whether it is a symbol of virtue and self-restraint, vice and self indulgence or a more complex representation for a deeper belief system, the pentagram is probably the most misunderstood symbol in modern culture.

Ancient astronomers first noted the symbol in the visual path of the planet Venus. The planet, was mistakenly…


Added by Ardriana Cahill on November 15, 2007 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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