Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Witch, Pagan, or Wiccan in your Life

"I want to get you a witchy or pagany gift that you'll really love for your birthday, but I have no idea what you'd like, " my husband said to me ahead of my birthday last year.  His use of the word "pagany" added a dash of adorableness to the statement that made me smile from ear to ear.

I feel for him. He knows my spirituality is important and meaningful to me, but not sharing it himself, he quickly gets lost in all the Etsy and specialty shops online peddling over-the-top, hand-made items which rarely offer explanations for their purpose for the novice.

While I like to think my husband is an individual like no other, I doubt this problem is solely suffered by him alone in the world.  So I, witch and pagan, went on a quest to make things easier for him and to give him ideas about what occult gifts he could get me which would be things I'd actually use and appreciate.

I wanted to share the list with everyone so it can be used by the friends, significant others, and parents of our wonderful Wiccans and pagan at arms. After all, it's hard to shop for folks like us. Whether you're looking for gifts for white witches, gifts for Wiccans, birthday gifts for witches, occult gifts, witch-themed gifts, metaphysical gifts, or just some Halloween shopping, I've got some recommendations for you that will make your witch, pagan, or Wiccan friend smile.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pagan Ritual for Miscarriage

My miscarriage story...

To my little girl... who never lived.

I stared at the ultrasounds screen, studying every grainy curve of my still, silent child. She (though I never found out the sex) measured at 6 and a half weeks, and should have been 10. I had taken to calling her Herman (I picked the most random, antiquated name I could think of as a private joke) in the days I thought things were okay and Lil A. K. (Little A$$ Kicker) at the end when things were not. She was to be our first child. Her due date was October 7th. I’d already started working on putting together a nursery in the spare bedroom.