The circumstances of the last several months have allowed me to stretch my activities in new and exciting directions. Yet, every day, I was reminded of down-home magick, and how it continues to serve the people. You know? Some days I didn’t even know WHAT day it was! One sunrise/sunset blended into the next, especially if I didn’t listen to the news. Yes, I had the internet; but, nothing I was doing insisted I know the day of the week to perform either work or leisure. I became more interested in tasks as they related to the weather and our living environment.
Depression wasn’t a part of my life because I always had something to do. A bit of string, a potato, beet juice, pennies, a stick from the woods…all the magickal supplies I really needed. The birds in our Wish Tree brought color and music, even on the coldest days. And although the household had its worries and concerns, there was peace in this place.
Most of the time.
During the “stay at home order” I had the pleasure of speaking with Jack Montgomery – author of American Shamans, Patrick Donmoyer – author of PowWowing in Pennsylvania and Hex Signs Myth and Meaning, and WitchDoctor Utu – author of Conjuring Harriet Mama Moses Tubman. I also touched base with Jake Richards – author of Backwoods Witchcraft. These are vibrant, passionate authors, who meld research with personal experiences to create amazing material that you can use! Each hour of discussion and learning was a precious jewel in my memory that I will never give up.
These are vibrant, passionate authors, who meld research with personal experiences to create amazing material that you can use!
You Can Use –– the operative phrase.
Folk magick embraces the heart of humanity — no matter the culture, the country, or the race. Its healing rises above petty concerns, its living practice is as firm as the earth beneath our feet.
Your Challenge Today: Find One ordinary thing — and so something “spiritual” with it — spell, ritual, meditation — doesn’t matter. You choose.
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
PS: All of these authors have books “in the hopper” that they are currently working on. Look for them in the coming year!