Life, Imbolc & Cake

There is nothing like cake to celebrate a special occasion and Imbolc (on February 2nd) is no exception. And I think this “naked” sponge cake would be a wonderful addition to any Imbolc Feast! It’s kept gorgeously moist with brushings of lavender and rosemary syrup (between cake layers) but the slight tang of the Mascarpone […]…

Samhain – The Harvest of Souls

For those of us in the Wiccan tradition, this time of year is Samhaintide (pronounced SAH-wen), the final celebration of the harvest: the harvest of souls. This is the time when the veil between the concrete world and the spirit world is the thinnest and can easily be crossed or seen through. The night is […]…

Wedding Rites: Intentions Vs. Expectations

Weddings are one the few sacred rites that are a cultural norm in modern western society. But its also a huge industry that is driven by the high expectations of a “perfect wedding day.” What can we learn about sacred rituals and their effectiveness by examining the ineffectiveness of the Modern American Wedding ceremony?