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Patti Wigington

Updated Articles and Resources

By Patti Wigington

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Priapus, God of Lust and Fertility Created: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Priapus is best known for his huge and constantly erect phallus, but he was also considered a god of protection. Here's why ancient Greek country dwellers kept him as a guardian.
    • All About Lammas (Lughnasadh) - What is Lammas? - How to Celebrate Lammas Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, falls at the beginning of the harvest season. Apples are ready and grain is beginning to ripen. It's also a day for honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Learn about traditions and rituals for celebrating this early harvest holiday.
    • Buckeye Candy Created: Monday, September 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      The nut known as the Buckeye has long been associated with prosperity and abundance. Make a candy version, and share the magical bounty with your friends!
    • All About Mabon, the Autumn Equinox Created: Thursday, August 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Mabon is the mid-harvest festival of the autumn equinox, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest.
    • Mabon Craft Projects Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Looking for simple craft projects to celebrate Mabon, the autumn equinox? Use the elements of the season to make your own incense, candles, and magical ink!
    • Mabon Incense Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Make this magical blend of harvest incense to use during your Mabon rites and ceremonies.
    • How To Make a Mabon Cleansing Wash Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Brew up a batch of this cleansing wash using herbs from your fall garden -- you can use it as a facial cleanse, or to purify your ritual space.
    • Mabon Prosperity Candles Created: Saturday, August 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Mabon is the second of the harvest festivals, and a great time to draw abundance into your life. Celebrate the blessings of the season with a little bit of candle magic designed to bring prosperity...
    • What is a Salt Crystal Lamp? Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Have you ever thought about using a salt crystal lamp? Many people find them useful for a variety of reasons - let's look at what a salt crystal lamp is and how it works.
    • Make a Moon's Eye Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      The God's Eye is a popular craft project - why not make one to celebrate the three phases of the moon instead? Here's how.
    • Make a God's Eye at Mabon Created: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      God's eyes are popular decorations to make in nearly every spiritual path. By using harvest colors like reds, oranges, yellows and browns, you can create one for Mabon to hang in your home or to ad...
    • Seasonal Affective Disorder and Your Spiritual Well-Being Created: Friday, February 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Wondering how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can impact your spiritual well-being? It can impact all of us - here are some tips on how to give your spiritual life a boost in the middle of the seasonal blahs.
    • Living a Magical Life Created: Sunday, December 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Many people ask what it means to "live a magical life" as a Pagan or Wiccan. It's quite simple -- it just means to live in a way that's compatible with a belief system all the time, not just when it's convenient. Learn about ways you can live a more magical life.
    • How to Swap Your Magical Items Created: Friday, July 29, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Got a bunch of magical items you never use anymore? Your friends probably do too - why not organize a magical swap meet to help re-home some of your goodies? You might end up with some awesome new ...
    • The Four Classical Elements Created: Thursday, May 03, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Many followers of Wicca and Paganism feel a connection to the four classical elements: earth, air, fire and water. Each connects to a cardinal direction on a compass, and each is associated with a number of different characteristics and attributes.
    • How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space Created: Thursday, March 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Many of the Pagan books and websites - including this one - mention the idea of "cleansing" or "purifying" a space before ritual work. But how, exactly, do you do that? Learn how, using these simple techniques.
    • Corn Moon Created: Friday, July 13, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      August's Corn Moon brings about a time of harvesting and preparation for the coming winter.
    • Protection Magic Created: Sunday, July 05, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      In many magical traditions, simple workings are done for protection of mind and body. Particularly in folk magic, it was known that a number of workings could be done to keep one's home and property safe.
    • How to Make Pokeberry Ink Created: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Want to make your own ink to use in magical workings? Try the toxic but lovely pokeberry, which blooms around Mabon each year!
    • The Magic of Mabon Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Mabon is a season for lots of different types of magical workings. Let's look at some seasonal folklore, as well as how to take advantage of the natural magic of the autumn equinox.
    • How To Host a Drum Circle Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A drum circle is a great way to celebrate a Sabbat -- it's a chance to bring friends together, let off some steam, and raise some amazing energy. Here are some tips on how to have a successful (and fun!) drum circle.
    • Kitchen Witchery - What is a Kitchen Witch? Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      There's a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households.
    • Grapevine Legends and Lore Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The grapevine has long been associated with magic and fertility. Learn about some of the history behind this harvest crop, and find out why it's so important in so many cultures.
    • The Magical Energy of Apples Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Apples are often associated with the harvest at Mabon, and have their own unique energy that lends itself well to making magic this time of year.
    • Home Protection Prayer to the Morrighan Created: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Need a prayer for protection of your home and property? This prayer calls upon the Morrighan, goddess of battle and sovereignty for assistance.
    • A Prayer of Thanks Giving Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This simple prayer of thanks giving offers gratitude for the blessings we have at Mabon.
    • A Prayer to the Dark Mother Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      This prayer calls upon goddesses who embody the archetype of Crone, and bringers of destruction. Mabon is their time of year, so pay tribute to them with a prayer honoring them.
    • Prayer to Gods of the Vine Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The vegetation is in full bloom at Mabon, so why not take a moment to cheer for the deities of the vine?
    • Mabon Balance Prayer Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Mabon is a time of balance -- equal hours of darkness and light. Celebrate the season with this simple prayer celebrating balance.
    • Prayer for Abundance Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      It's good to be thankful for what we've got -- it's also good to recognize that not everyone is as fortunate. Offer this prayer for abundance at Mabon in tribute to those who may still be needing.
    • Mabon Prayers Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Do you need some simple prayers for your Mabon celebration? Try these basic Pagan prayers for your autumn equinox rituals and feasts.
    • Pagan Living on a Budget Created: Thursday, February 05, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in...

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