(Cailleach, Oidhche, Comachag) The word "cailleach" in the Scottish-Gaelic means old woman!, "coileach-oidhche" is the word for owl, believe it or not it means "night-cockerel"! These birds were most often associated with the Crone aspect of the Goddess. The owl is often a guide to and through the Underworld, a creature of keen sight in … Continue reading Owls – Symbology and Mythology
This is a subject that has been hotly debated since Christianity first became an accepted religion and the debate I feel that will never have a definite answer. Some people believe they can at least partially combine Christianity and Paganism usually by still thinking of Jesus as a god or because many Christians already worship … Continue reading Can There Be Witches That Are Also Christians?
In many Wiccan traditions, the Goddess takes a three-fold form, known as the Triple Goddess. Her individual aspects, known as the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone, are aligned with the phases of the Moon’s cycle as it orbits the Earth—the waxing crescent, the Full Moon, and the waning crescent. These aspects also represent the three phases of … Continue reading MAIDEN, MOTHER, AND CRONE: THE WICCAN TRIPLE GODDESS
Witchcraft, Wicca, paganism, goddess-based spirituality. Whatever you want to call the practice of magic, it’s empowering women. Enchantments is a New York City occult store (and home to three cats) that sells custom candles, incense, spiritual books, blended oils and other magical products. It’s also a place where both seasoned practitioners and people completely unfamiliar with … Continue reading A Modern-Day Witch Explains How Magic Can Empower Women
Awesome information! Thank you Cindy Knoke! 💓🌷
Stellar Jays live in the pine forests in Southern California’s mountains.
Oregon Dark Eyed Juncos are local birds and are related to sparrows.
Burrowing Owls are “a species of special concern,” in Southern California, where much of their natural habitat has been destroyed by development. Petitions are being submitted to the state to change their status to endangered.
This handsome jay was hanging out on a picnic table, waiting for a handout.
So, of course, I gave him one!
Juncos are quite tiny, and rather shy, so they are hard for me to photograph. This guy was unusually cooperative!
Burrowing owls nest underground to hide from raptors and raise their young. People and organizations all over California are setting up underground Burrowing Owl boxes to help shelter and protect these adorable owls. It is a rare thrill to see them out of the boxes curious about the human who is…
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Witchcraft has been practiced all over the World, in one form or another, for thousands of years, but is witchcraft real? Deciding if something is real or not requires evidence and facts, but as Witchcraft is a religion nowadays, it could also be argued that belief itself is enough to make it real. I will … Continue reading Is Witchcraft Real?
The Moon moves through the twelve signs of the zodiac each month, spending about two and a half days in each sign and taking on the sign's characteristics while there. Moon sign astrology is an ancient tradition and holds a significant place in folklore and magic. In addition to using the waxing and waning phases … Continue reading The Moon Signs – Part 3 of 3