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Lughnasadh: The Festival of Carbs

By: Thomas Howe Once upon a time, there was a god named Lugh (or Lú), who decided to hold a funeral for his foster mother, named Tailtiu. She apparently cleared Ireland’s fields to prepare farmlands, and died of exhaustion. This funeral was highlighted by a huge feast, which eventually turned into an annual festival, according to Irish lore. Lughnasadh falls on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere, and...

Litha-Ideas For Things To Make To Celebrate Litha

~Here are a Few Great Litha/Midsummer Recipes & Ideas On Things To Make For Litha~ Nearly every agricultural society has marked the high point of summer in some way, shape or form. On this date – usually around June 21 or 22 – the sun reaches its zenith in the sky. It is the longest day of the year, and the point at which the sun seems to just hang...

~Blessed Beltane: May Day

A Special Magickal Musings: Brightest Blessings on this First of May, also known as "May Day" and for our Wiccan and Celtic followers, Beltane! Beltane is opposite Samhain on The Wheel of the Year and marks the commencement of the "light half" of the yearly cycle (Samhain marking the beginning of the "dark half" of the year).  Beltane traditionally marked the arrival of Summer in ancient times and symbolically does...

Benzoin~Our Weekly Magical Musing~April 10, 2012

~Benzoin, Spells, Uses, Lore and Info for the Magical & Mundane~ Today I have decided to use Benzoin as our topic for our weekly Magical Musing. Styrax benzoin is a species of tree native to Sumatra in Indonesia. Common names for the tree include gum benjamin tree, loban, kemenyan(in Indonesia and Malaysia), onycha, and Sumatra benzoin tree. It can grow to a height of about 12 meters. The word Styrax,...

A Lil' Change to the Herb of the Day!

We have decided to change our Herb of the day, to the Herb of the Week. Why? Well, we wanted to provide more detail for each product and allow for additional resources. Facebook postings we too sloppy, and hard to refer back to, and we couldn't include multiple resources. We also wanted to make it easier to read. By posting it DIRECTLY on Facebook, it took up too much space....

Spring Cleaning! Tips & Tricks the Natural Way

Good Greets, My Lovies! It's that time (thyme?) of year again..Ostara is just around the corner and it's time to make way for new growth! Time to sweep out the cobwebs from the corners of our houses and our minds to open the way for warm breezes and creativity! I'm having fun re-organizing my own personal space and would like to share some delightful tips and tricks I've learned using...

A Musing For Today

Life's sweetest anticipation, greatest anguish and most inspiring gift is that each day before is is fraught with MYSTERY. At any moment our small, grand inconsequentially-profoundly meaningful lives can take a Jupiter shift, my friends. Just know in your minds, hearts and souls that the Journey never ends. Purpose is defined within the Self, and it is ever-evolving. Nothing at all makes sense until you fit it into the puzzle...

Words to Ponder: The Wiccan Rede (Long Version)

 Good Greetings, My Lovies... The North Wind has been almost constant these past few days here in Florida, reminding us that Winter is not quite ready to let go its  grasp, though Spring burgeons from its deep slumber a little more every day. The air is crisp and fresh, cleansing in its quickness, making way for the newness to come, for the anticipated verdant prospects of new growth and new...

Cottage Blogwich

Greetings and Merry Meet, friends! Gather 'round! I hope this day finds you well and in positive spirits! As our wonderful Eclectic Artisans website continues to grow, slowly but surely, (isn't that the best way with all things worthwhile?) I'd like to take a few moments to introduce you to my little corner of the site, lovingly known as Blogwich. Imagine, virtually, a cozy, comfortable environment where sunlight dapples the...

Welcome! Creative Beginnings/Imbolc

Warmest and Brightest of Welcomes, Friends! It is with great honor and pleasure that I begin this first entry here at Blogwich, upon a clear and starry Imbolc Eve. In the old Celtic Traditions, Imbolc was a time of promise and purpose, when the very slightest, faintest signs of the coming Spring and its forthcoming creation began to make their presence known. What a fitting time this is, then, to...
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