Digital Community – Pagan Perspective

Long before I was making my own videos on YouTube, I was watching and subscribing to my favorite channels. Vlogbrothers and Charlieissocoollike opened me up to this community of creators who had ideas and projects that inspired me. It wasn’t long before I found the corner of YouTube that was Pagan. Cara on Cutewitch772 was…

An Earth Centered Practice with Allergies

March is the one month when my mother gives up on our entire family. She threatens, yearly, to leave the county and us behind until the terror of Maple tree pollen¬†is gone. All my siblings, my father, and I have strong allergic reactions to tree pollen. Of course, our allergies aren’t limited to a species…

Called to Leadership

I have served as a “leader” since I was a small child. My first memory of leading anything was in first grade. The Elementary School was undergoing construction. The tree that grew outside of the first grade classrooms was scheduled for removal. My friends and I were heartbroken and vowed to save the tree. We…

Ain’t No Satisfaction

Again, I come crawling back to this blog after an absence I had no intention of taking. I really, really want to be posting once a week. I love the outlet, and I love the people I connect with here on the blog and on youtube. It just ends up being the thing that is…

Wedding Reception Details

In this post I want to share some of the details of our wedding reception. I hope that this will give people ideas that can make wedding planning simple and fun. The Wedding Industrial Complex is a monster that can pressure people into doing things and spending money that they don’t really want to. By…

A Druid Wedding Ritual

I had these grand aspirations to do a wedding series of videos on my channel and blog in the month leading up to my wedding. Well, I got videos recorded but never managed to finish the editing process or actually post much. Instead I find myself, days after my wedding, finally getting the silly things…

Creating My Book of Awen

The magical arts are often associated with aging books of wisdom filled with spells, rituals, and arcane knowledge. Modern media sources like Charmed or BBC’s Merlin show big, chunky books of magic that house botanical prints and all sorts of magical incantations and crystals. It is no surprise that these ideas and images influence Pagans…

Magical Crafts: How To Make a Midori Traveler’s Notebook

I use my Midori Traveler’s Notebook as a planner, a journal, a place to jot down dreams, and a place for community garden notes. This notebook is also a fantastic system for making a Book of Shadows or similar Pagan journal. It’s incredibly easy to organize and change up regardless of how you use it….

Equinox & Cleansing

For me,¬†Mabon (Alban Elfed, Autumn Equinox, I’m not picky with my names for the festivals) is the perfect time for cleansing and clearing away. I’m starting to see the end of all my canning, freezing, and preserving projects. The garden is starting to flow into it’s Winter edges of hardy greens, herbs, and brassicas. All…

Connecting to Plants: One by One. Year by Year.

Wisconsin is a lush place. We receive a great deal of rain most years, have four distinct seasons, and feature a vast canvas of different ecosystems from wetlands to Oak savannas to deep forests. This vibrant and green place is home to a multitude of amazing plants. Even in the city, the native flowers and…

The Ink We Express Ourselves With

The regular hosts on the YouTube channel Pagan Perspective answered a question about tattoos in August from Yucca. The question was, “Do any of you have tattoos? If so do they have any particular significance in your practice? What are your general views on the subject?” I thought this was an excellent question and decided…

New Sacred Space Tour

Changing your physical space is a beautiful, easy way to change your perspective. To bring in more Awen and new energy to manifest the very best in my life I spent a whole weekend with Brad changing our front room, or our Solarium. This is the room where we keep our house plants. I also…