Month: October 2017

Elder Tree and Elderberry Folklore

Originally posted on Elder Mountain Dreaming @gmail.com:
Black Elderberry Sambucus-nigra Juniper and I here at Elder Mountain, went into the mountains to pick Elderberries last month and she made her yearly herbal remedy for the winter and it tastes delightful as a medicine. I…

Remembering The Priestesses Of The Dead: A Halloween Vigil

gather Halloween takes its roots in ancient festivals and feasts honouring the dead. Which makes it a perfect time to remember the Haliorunna, the oracular priestesses of the “underworld mysteries” whose rites of divination and ancestor veneration were demonized and extinguished by the Church….

Trois Histoires Pour Halloween (French Podcasts)

Traditional Halloween/Samhain was very different to what we know today. There were no candies but soul cakes, turnips were carved instead of pumpkins, and people used to wear scary costumes in order to fool the spirits of the dead wandering on the land. And…

Card of the Day: The World Tree (from the Wild Wood Tarot)

Ok…It came with The Guardian which indicates that I’m about to face a “life-changing” challenge which will lead to the happy ending of The World Tree. I’ve been lately foretold about the upcoming end of a cycle, and it is true that within the…

October Medicine

Brigit Anna McNeill October beauty and magic. October brings shorter days, longer nights and a soft chill creeps onto the wind. I begin to search for warm layers of deep reds and browns and concoct warming fireside brews. The breeze whispers death, the earth…

Who Were the Witches? – Patriarchal Terror and the Creation of Capitalism

Source: https://endofcapitalism.com/2009/11/05/who-were-the-witches-patriarchal-terror-and-the-creation-of-capitalism/

Rewilding & Ecofeminism & The Reclamation of Magic

gather Okay so let’s start by going back to the very beginning – women and wild food. Because once upon a time all food was wild – and it was the women who gathered it. But what we’ve forgotten today was that no aspect…