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It has been a while since I have done a Magical Monday post, and while Monday is almost gone, I'm pretty sure I can still sneak one in.
This is a simple spell, but one we can all use from time to time. It's from my book, Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (Llewellyn). I hope it brings you all a little lightness... (You can light a white candle if you like.)...
A young comic artist talks about her path to success. Innsmouth Press releases a new anthology of Lovecraftian stories centered on women. And Matt Ryan's depiction of the demon-hunting sorcerer Constantine returns to television with the CW's Arrow. It's Airy Monday, our weekly take on magic and religion in pop culture. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
My bounty is in moments of despair and hopelessness
that break like waves on the shore
and make way for sunrise.
My bounty moves quickly
fluttering like a butterfly
and traversing continents of desire
before alighting on a thistle
My non-Pagan partner, though he has generally supported me in my path, has also challenged me. At one point, he sat down and had a talk with me. The Pagan community hasn't been supporting you emotionally, socially or spiritually- in fact dealing with Pagans just makes you crazier! You're not really practicing the religion. If it can help you be a better person, help bring you hope and inspiration, and connect you with a supportive and healthy community then, great. I'd totally support you in that. But if it's not, then what are you searching for? He was right. While all kinds of lofty ideals that other Pagans dedicate themselves to- devotionalism, social justice and so forth are well and good, to begin with at least, I needed to base my practice on self-care, on simply getting myself in a healthy and steady place....