Ancestor Stories: Grandpa Clarence

Today is the anniversary of my grandfather’s death. Clarence Schirmer was a big man, a police officer, and a lover of music who played many instruments by ear. I don’t know much about him, as he died a little over a month after I was born. I believe that my musical nature is one of the…

Magic is Afoot

Magic is afoot, friends! November 4-6, 2016: Boneweaver and I will be teaching a new class – The Pentacle of Charisma: Invoking the Black Heart of Innocence in Community Leadership. May 2017: Planning is underway to teach a Community class (one of the Reclaiming Core Classes, the basic curriculum in the Reclaiming Tradition) in Virginia…

Ancestor Stories: Grandma Lorraine

Today is the anniversary of my grandmother’s death. Władysława Szaflarski (Lorraine, Lottie) had a dry wit, a talent for telling ghost stories and was one of the most spiritually powerful people I’ve ever met. Growing up, she was my best friend and the one adult that really “got” me. She taught me about safety and…

Ancestor Work

I just started drumming as part of my larger weekend Ancestor work. Every day, I wake up and light a candle and incense, say hello to my Ancestors, and thank them for the gift of existence. Once a week, on Friday or Saturday, I refresh the water offering on the altar and say the names…

Published Poetry

Two of my poems, Unsolicited Advice and Gwion finds gainful employment, have been published in Issue One of Three Drops from a Cauldron’s web journal! Image:  Mushrooms by Amoret

Recipe

I tire of this world. I am tired of place where different equals dangerous, where fear consistently trumps love, a world without the capacity for awe. But I’m not sure how to remake a whole world. It takes many hands, holding onto love…and many hearts, risking awe. I’m sure of those ingredients. We don’t have much…

Classes, Workshops, Training

Lately there’s been a lot of interest in classes and workshops, which makes my Black Heart so happy! I will be working as part of the Ritual Arc Team for SpiralHeart’s annual witchcamp in July – this event would be a great opportunity to meet me and get a feel for Reclaiming work and my own…