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A Ghost Rescue on Hecate’s Night

November 16th was Hecate’s Night. This eve honors the goddess of magic, the crossroads and mist. Among her goddess aspects are guiding souls to the Underworld – think of Persephone – and protection against harmful spirits.  On Hecate’s Night, I was unable to take time to honor Hecate in the way that I had planned…

3 WAYS TO HELP GHOSTS DURING SAMHAIN:

“Psychopompery” (rescue mediumship) helps to heal earthbound spirits by guiding them into the Light that leads to a beautiful afterlife in the Land of the Ancestors, Summerlands or the Heavens. Through this healing practice, restless spirits – also called ghosts – can finally find peace. I wanted to share a few psychopomp practices you can…

Casting the Clew – Imbolc Nicneven Divination

I have always loved the idea of “casting the clew” (a ball of yarn) for divination. This practice is associated with the Scottish Goddess Nicneven – Queen of the Witches and Faeries. In “The Flytting Betwixt Montgomerie and Polwart,” (1621) it states: “Then a clear Companie came soon after closs, Nicneven with her Nymphs, in…

The Spirit, Spindle & Root

I can’t believe we (hubby and I) have finally found a home for my intuitive practice! It will be called the Spirit, Spindle and Root. Below is a pic of the beautiful 1800s cobblestone building on Spirit Hwy (Route 5 & 20) in West Bloomfield, NY. We are hoping to open in October 2021 with…

Becoming Familiar with Spirit Familiars

The witch and her familiar are iconic.  Just think of the witch’s black cat or a raven on a witch’s shoulder that is so ingrained in our popular image of the witch.  This image is so deeply instilled in our collective understanding of witches because it goes straight to the heart of what makes a…

Elemental Aura Clearing

Energy clearing entails a combination of strong focused intentions and channeling high vibrational energies towards your endeavor. It is an important healing practice that is all too easy to forget. Let’s face it, life is busy and clearing your energy field, home or land may be at the bottom of your to-do list – if…

Imbolc Despacho Ceremony

I am part of a wonderful circle of seasoned mediums, healers and shamanic practitioners. Each member of the group has at least 7 years of experience and some 30 years plus! Each time the group meets, a different member leads the circle so that we all benefit from the unique experience of each member. This…