REDFeather Q&A: Striking the Balance with Beth Seilonen

REDFeather sat down with Ravyness Drakon creator, Beth Seilonen, to discuss the deck, creative timing, and how to balance between dark and light. A Coloring Page is also available now. RF: Who would benefit most from this deck? Beth: I would recommend this deck for those who are ready to have that honest dialogue, to address the past, to learn from those that they admire, and to embrace what really brings joy to them.  RF:…

Celebrate Mabon with Wee Witches and FREE Coloring Pages

About the Author As an illustrator, Ted Enik has worked for most of the better-known publishing houses in New York, as well as for the occasional advertising agency, greeting-card house, and pharmaceutical company. He was honored to be tapped to illustrate Eloise in Hollywood and for nearly a decade was an artist for the popular Fancy Nancy “I Can Read™” series. He recently switched hats and is now, happily, writing (and rhyming) up a storm.

What’s in your Spiritual Toolbox?

with Michelle Motuzas, creator of Shamanic Healing Oracle Cards, The Wild Elemental Oracle, The Empathic Oracle, and Intuitive Wisdom Let’s unpack your spiritual toolbox! Its Saturday morning and you look at your to-do list: Fix the hole in the bathroom wall Go grocery shopping Rake the yard Fixing the hole in the wall has been on your list for weeks now. You know you need to do it, you even want to do it (kind…

Inspired Gardening at Lammas (and all year long)

Celebrate Lammas by exploring sacred gardening ideas with Sacred Actions author Dana O’Driscoll Many of us celebrate Lammas (or Lughnasadh) this week on Sunday, August 1st, the nearest full moon to July 31st. Lammas traditionally heralds the start of the grain harvest; in the Middle Ages, it was observed with a loaf made from the first harvest—literally “loaf-mass”—from which we get the more modern name of the festival “Lammas”. In early Christianity, the first loaves…

Having a Happy & Healthy Litha

by TJ Perkins, author of The Healthy Witch: A Workbook for Optimal Health and Four Little Witches. Litha: the name given to the Wiccan Sabbat.  For the Witch, it is the time to rededicate to Lugh the sun god, or you may instead celebrate Crunnons, the God of the wild hunt, or recognize the Greenman. Litha is also a time to burn your old magicks and release the final burst of energy to the Cosmos. Rejoice…

Three Backyard Healing Plants

A Gateway to Sacred Actions Outside our Door by Dana O’Driscoll, author of Sacred Actions: Living the Wheel of the Year through Sustainable Practice. One of the most formidable challenges that those practicing nature-based spirituality experience today is living in a time when that which we hold most sacred, the living earth, is under direct threat from human action. In my experience as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, we…

The Three Acts of Love

Ancient Inspirations for Valentine’s Day  by Angelo Nasios, author of the Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey and Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana. Like many contemporary holidays of European origin, Valentine’s Day has ancient pre-Christian roots. Celebrated annually on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, was once the Roman holiday Lupercalia. This festival marked the coming of spring and included fertility rites and courtship of women with men by lottery.[1] The festival survived through…

The GREAT INBETWEENING

Welcome Yule! The Winter Solstice. The Time of Inbetweening. by Ted Enik, co-author with Beth Roth of Wee Witches — a playful and richly symbolic introduction to the world of Wicca and the magic of Nature. A Very Jolly Holiday to You! Some say “Jól” is Viking for “wheel.” Early calendars used a wheel to mark when the holiday rolled around. And the ye Olde English word “jolly” also comes from “Jól.” A Jolly Holiday! ­Solstice is…

Invoke the Dark Goddess

by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, creator of RedFeather’s long-anticipated newest release, Dark Goddess Tarot, as well as Goddesses A to Z, a delightful ABC book that teaches children about 26 goddesses from 19 cultures around the world! Our world is getting darker. The year has already been a doozy — enough that even the most resolute among us may be concerned about getting through another dreadful day or endless night. When I wrote the words, “The Dark…

“A” is for ALTAR

Guest Authors Ted Enik & Beth Roth, authors of Wee Witches — a playful and richly symbolic introduction to the world of Wicca and the magic of Nature — have written this special Mabon blog post to be shared with your children (or the child in all of us). Now, let’s get ready to make our Mabon Altars! It’s Mabon! Witches and Pagans all over the world gather to celebrate this high holiday also known…