Monthly Archives: December 2010

Light the bayberry candles folks- the inevitable New Year’s thoughts

2010: a litany of bad behaviors to avoid. I dislike resolutions. I think of cycles, not years, I try to avoid calendar year thinking at all costs.  I have no resolutions besides the ones I have already set for myself,  … Continue reading

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A Wiccan rosary, revised

I was inspired recently by an event at Faith House Manhattan to dredge up and edit this Rosary poem which I wrote aeons ago. Father to guide me Mother to love me Father to love me Mother to Guide me … Continue reading

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A repost from last year- an real oldie but goodie.

A little something for the Winter Holidaze season from me and Fra Giovanni to you! by Valerie Freseman “I salute you. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got. But there is much, very much, that … Continue reading

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My “This I believe” Essay

This I believe. That magic is, indeed, necessary, essential, vital, for life. As are all acts of Power and Compassion necessary- for all that lives. And by magic I mean no great spell to win a lover or a job … Continue reading

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Death and Dying in a Pagan Context- Grief Rituals and Meditations

This was my homework for my recently completed class- on Death and Dying in a pagan context. I really should have come up with more ideas, though… so I am open to suggestions and thoughts on improvement, or other resources! … Continue reading

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Myth-inspired poetry in progress

“When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them, And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both Their waters were mingled together, And no … Continue reading

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