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Spoons and Broomsticks

From my window

The cold, the snow, our health and lockdown – all these conspire against us in our need to connect with nature. If I’m out for too long in the cold and damp, my joints tell […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Snow

I woke up this morning to a world changed overnight. My straggly, untidy garden was transformed into a wonderland clothed in white, a hushed world of muted sounds broken only by confident crows announcing their […]

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Thoughts from the Aether

Family Deities: Demeter

Content warning: There are specific aspects of Demeter’s stories not included in my summary to avoid triggers, so if you do research Demeter yourself, be aware that there are aspects of violence, sexual violence, and […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Winter Solstice

I was awake just after 5 am, unable to get back to sleep. Or should I say unwilling to fall back to sleep. I was too excited, like a kid on Christmas morning, up and […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

Decorating Yule

My family includes pagans, and non-pagans. Together, we celebrate secular Christmas traditions with a Christmas tree and decorations, and gathering over the Christmas holidays, though not necessarily on Christmas day if people are working. This […]

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Spoons and Broomsticks

The Alchemist

Alchemists in the Middle Ages tried to find a way to change ordinary metals into gold. It was a process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary. I think I have a […]