So many weird things have gone on this week, I can’t even begin to explain any of them. Okay, maybe one little try:
It’s like 2013 crammed itself into one week, and said “see ya, sucka!”
I’ve removed Morri’s Moon, Artemis’ Sanctuary and Draco’s Den from the network. None of us were using those blogs, so there was no point in having them there. After the account problems this week, it was just another bit of security to worry about, so…gone.
Still, onward, ever onward. And all that crap, right? Right.
No promises for posts or articles or activities/updates/etc. for the next while. I’m back at the editing desk, back at my writing, back at my crafting. I spent last year overwhelmed, over-stressed and frankly at the end of my tether. Getting back to my writing again helped with that. Fiction, that is… I’m taking a break from the chapbooks for a while.
My editor and I decided that we want to include Esbats in the print version, rather than releasing it as a chapbook with the others. Of course there will be a digital version of the print version as well, so at some point, it’ll be available for all the readers out there. No worries!
I am hoping to get back on the bandwagon with posts here as well. However, if it happens I’m not posting here but you’d still like to see what’s what – stop by Jodi Lee – Into the Mirror. That one is supposed to have daily content this year!
I’ve updated my crafts page again today. Take a look at what the needle’s been up to! —> LINKTags: 2014, articles, crafts, moving forward, New Year, no promises, posting | Categories: Crafts, Main, SoapBox | Comments Off | Permalink
… well, the e-chapbook has, anyway. <|;^) Also known as Midsummer, Summer Solstice and Alban Hefin, Litha generally falls in the third week of June, usually between the 17 and 23 of the month. It is the time of the longest day of the year – after this, each day becomes progressively shorter until Yule – the longest night of the year.
Traditionally, this is a great time to harvest wild or cultivated young herbs to stock your magickal pantry. Young plants have a great energy, and are far more likely to recover quickly from a small harvesting. One must request the permission of the Goddess and of the spirit of the plant itself. Gently take hold of the plant or branch, and politely ask if the spirit will share its bounty. You’ll know, trust me, if you receive permission.
Now available in all formats through Smashwords.Tags: activities, chapbook, crafts, Creating New Pagan Family Traditions, litha, recipes, ritual | Categories: Book of Shadows, Celtic & Pagan Info, Chapbook Series, Pagan Parenting, Sprites Pagan Kids | Comments Off | Permalink
Beltaine is now available at Smashwords, and Kindle!
Beltaine is also known as Baal Tinne, Beltane, Bel’s Fire, Cet Samhain, Mayday, Tana Festiva, or Walpurgisnacht, and is generally celebrated on or about the first of May.
In many cultures, Beltaine celebrates the beginning of the growing season with the plowing and planting of fields. Fertile ground accepting the seed of new life; the coming together and mating of Mother Earth and Father Sun, resulting in the conception of the young god, the cycle having come full course.
The password for the activities file is with the ebook. There is a bonus craft item in the activities download, that isn’t in the book so even if you can print from the ebook itself, don’t miss out by skipping the download!
If you’d like to win a copy, find the Beltaine tweet from @bychwych and simply re-tweet. Friday I’ll pick a winner and contact via twitter post.Tags: activities, Beltaine, chapbook, cooking, crafts, Creating New Pagan Family Traditions, meals, nursery rhymes, puzzles, ritual, story time | Categories: Celtic & Pagan Info, Chapbook Series, Main, Pagan Parenting, Sprites Pagan Kids | Comments Off | Permalink