Granddaughters of Witches

#100wordshorts   “We are the granddaughters of witches they failed to burn!” Mariketa’s voice broke a little coming through the microphone, proud and righteously indignant. She threw her fist up to rousing shouts of support, echoing against cheap hotel walls. I was silent, as was my cousin Leanna. We glanced at each other, understanding how … Continue reading

Geeky Witch: How to Cleanse Dice

Geeky Witch: How to Cleanse Dice

Hubby and I have been playing a Pathfinder campaign almost every week for about a year now, working hard to find the witch queen Baba Yaga and stop the unnatural, never-ending winter that’s gripped dozens of worlds (noble cause, right?) About two months ago we started another campaign loosely based on an Egyptian world that’s … Continue reading

Uses for Dandelions

Uses for Dandelions

The summer I turned 12, my dad paid us kids to pick as many dandelions from the yard as we could. He hated the little yellow flowers that always managed to ruin a newly mowed lawn, and one of our school lessons that day had been in economics. He eyed the yard, then valued each … Continue reading

Religion v. Spirituality

Religion v. Spirituality

What do you think of this concept? “Religion is for people afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.” Honestly I have found it to not only be profoundly true but also rather empowering. Even taking into consideration that each person has a different threshold for what they can … Continue reading

A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace

So… I had this lovely little post written up for Ostara that I totally intended to post Friday morning. Only… it was a Friday and they’re kind of my kryptonite in terms of productivity, so it sat open on the computer waiting to be read through one final time, and I didn’t do it. Alternatively, … Continue reading

6 Witchy Preparations for Spring

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; Whine less, Breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours! ~Swedish Proverb   Show of hands how many of us are about ready for winter and snow to be over? I know that I am. I’ve confessed before to being … Continue reading

Ayslyn’s Fertility Spell

Ayslyn’s Fertility Spell

This spell, like most of the others on Ayslyn’s Corner is one that I’ve written, so it’s been customized to include things and concepts I felt were appropriate and was comfortable with. As with any spell, you as a practitioner should never be afraid to alter what someone else has shared. Magic worked in its … Continue reading

Pentagrams Everywhere

Pentagrams Everywhere

Has anyone else seen this story about the mother who saw pentagrams in her kid’s school bus’ brake lights and freaked out? She apparently decided to call out the local school district for allowing the offensive, demonic symbol on the bus, telling her local media outlet that anyone who fears god should be outraged. Now, … Continue reading

Cruelty Free Eating for Wiccans

Cruelty Free Eating for Wiccans

The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. ― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality Today we’re going to talk about our food – specifically looking … Continue reading

Loving Your Spiritual Path

Loving Your Spiritual Path

It’s amazing how little things can remind you how you ought to be taking care of yourself, how sometimes it’s the things other people miss that have the greatest impact. I spent last weekend down home in the bible belt, bringing my youngest sister back home after her annual stay with me over winter break. … Continue reading