Webs of Woven Words, Threads, Stitches and Enchantments

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full Moon Blessings!

Full Moon Blessings to All!!!

Today we have the Full Moon of November.
We call Her Snow Moon, Frost Moon, Fire Moon,
Hunter's Moon, and Full Beaver Moon.

Full Moon Prayer

Mother's Lantern shining so bright,
Harken to my call on this Full Moon night.
Alight my body in the Mother's sight,
And let Her know my heart this night.

Lady, your fertile powers bestow upon me,
That I may healthy, wealthy, and wise ever be!
For You I offer scent and flame,
All honor to You, Blessed Be Your Name!

(copyright E A Kaufman, 2012)

I love a chill in the air while watching the light of the full moon reflect in the lake's dark mirrored surface. As the wind whispers across the water, the reflection of the Mother's Lantern shimmers and dances. I sit at the lake's edge, making my offering, pouring a libation, chanting my invocations and prayers. I watch and listen for messages, some sign, something. When I feel that feverish feeling come over my body, I know I am between the worlds. Sometimes I will make the descent, especially at this time of year, when even in the light of Her Lantern there are dark places... waiting, holding secrets, beckoning. 

Later tonight, after I finish at the lake and hedge, I will go inside and light a fire in the hearth along with Hestia's Lamp. Hestia has come to hold the Witch-Fire for me, a surprise the first time it happened, but a wonderful experience. I always light Her lantern first, and extinguish it last as is the way to honor Her. One night, I heard Hestia say, "Here, I hold the Witch-Fire for you now, make use of it as you do your hearth flame." A very special and good thing.

Once the fires are lit, I will build a new shrine to Hekate. I received a most wonderful gift from a dear friend, for Hallows. I was so incredibly surprised and touched. My new statue was made by Jeff Cullen, see his website here.  She is incredibly beautiful, and was created with special attributes. Within Her statue are herbs and stones; she wears a belt of keys, has a skull, snake, and two hounds at Her feet. This statue is So perfect a depiction, She even has three faces. So... a special new shrine is in order.

When the shrine is finished, I shall draw some cards from The Medicine Woman deck, which I have been working with recently. This deck is telling me stories that I need to hear. I am listening.

May your own rituals be rewarding and bring you connection to your Goddesses. 

Blessings nine!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Succulent Sark!

Most of you have heard of Sark, a wonderful gal that shares the positive, empowerment, and just plain good stuff. I've been reading her work for years. A friends posted this YouTube video on Facebook and I watched it, once again amazed by how this woman can inspire me. So... I'm sharing it here. If you've never heard of her, watch, listen, absorb; do the same if you have heard of her.

Sark's website:  http://planetsark.com/
Blessings nine!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Many thanks to all who follow my blog, I am very grateful.
I hope your day is filled with plenty:
food, family, friends, love, joy, health, wealth and magick!

Blessings nine!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Farewell Patricia Monaghan

Into the arms of the Goddesses, November 11, 2012

Yesterday, I read the extremely sad news that author Patricia Monaghan, author of The Book of Goddesses and Heroines, had passed away earlier in the morning. I, among many others, felt very shocked, disbelieving at first; some mistake, some other Patricia Monaghan, not our Patricia. Her other works included, The Goddess Companion, The Goddess Path, and The Red Haired Girl From the Bog. 
The original Book of Goddesses and Heroines has been a sort of bible to me over many years, referred to often. Now, with yellowed and worn pages, it will become even more of a treasured book. I have studied her other books and shared their wisdom with many women, as well.

Patricia, I wish you beautiful and exciting adventures. I send your family healing and loving blessings in this difficult time. You will be missed beyond your knowing. May the Goddesses you loved so much guide you as you continue on, on this new journey, but always in our hearts.

I will be sitting down later today with her books, not only to remember, but to prepare for my monthly discussion group. Funny, I decided last week to begin a series on heroines of mythology, pulling her books off the shelf, ready to peruse in my quest to share stories of those heroines. We will remember Patricia at the gathering, placing her photo on our altar, hoping she will be there, in some way, to lend her guidance.

Blessings nine! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Little Goddess Magick!

A little Goddess magick! Be sure to turn off my music at the very bottom of the blog page before playing the video. Enjoy!

Blessings nine!