Applying Alchemical Symbolism to Magical Practice — The House Of Twigs

Alchemical Symbolism as a Spiritual Language The English language lacks the nuance that ancient languages rooted in mystic traditions have. Alphabets that have meaning beyond their linguistic face value. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and Old Norse carry layers of meaning in each individual letter. Languages originally intended to record religious laws, history and mythology… via…

Harvest Moon Rising (Tarot of the Week)

General Energy of the Week of September 24th, 2018 Tonight, the moon in Aries hits peak fullness, and as an Aries, I am feeling pretty fired up about it. I’m looking back at the last six months (when the New Moon was in Aries on April 15th) to see what I’ve accomplished since then. But…

Decoding Messages from Nature

Now that I’ve written on some of my own encounters with animal messages (read: Messages from Spider and Other Critters), I thought I’d expound on how to develop your own working language of animal/nature symbolism. There are almost no rules when it comes to this form of divination.  Its about cultivating a relationship with your…

Messages from Spider & other critters

I had already been considering taking a moment to write about my experience with animal “guides” (specifically Spider, who had a significant impact on my spiritual journey during my divorce), when I nearly walked face first into a giant web that spanned across the path to my house.  A large brown orb-weaver had built the web in…