Neo-paganism vs. Paganism (What is it?)

The meaning of “paganism” is highly misunderstood — it has changed throughout time, and to this day still remains unclear to many. “Pagan” used to be a derogatory term Paganism, today, refers to ancient religions that revolved around polytheism and the interconnectedness of nature. But long, long ago, while these ancient practices were set inContinue reading “Neo-paganism vs. Paganism (What is it?)”

Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)

Ostara marks the first day of spring! Ostara, or Eostre, is the Germanic goddess of fertility. It is the day when lightness and darkness are equal, and from here forward, lightness is taking over. The days will continue to get longer, warmer, and brighter. Nature comes alive again — flowers growing and trees turning green.Continue reading “Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)”

Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)

Happy Yule! “Yule” also known as “winter solstice” marks the beginning of not only the first day of winter, but the first day of the year. Yule can be celebrated from the 21st of December through January 1st (in the northern hemisphere.) Midsummer marks the point of equal lightness and darkness, right before the darknessContinue reading “Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)”

Halloween Recipe ~ Soul Cakes

Soul cakes are rich cookies that have been used traditionally by the British and Irish during the Middle Ages on Halloween. As children and the poor would go door-to-door in hopes of money or blessings, many homes would give out soul cakes. This is where the origin of trick-or-treating came from. Soul cakes have evenContinue reading “Halloween Recipe ~ Soul Cakes”

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything — most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is “Isis” while the ancient Egyptians called her “Aset” or “Iset.” In the beginning times,Continue reading “Mythology ~ Goddess Isis”