Author: Valerie Freseman

  • Samhain Poem by Valerie

    Cradled on the brink,  in a place of the earth’s own making, the leaves and the voices are rattling my soul, the darkness closes in, the candles are lighted, but they are with me, all that I treasure and will treasure, there is no god/dess that is trampled by the grinding heap of rubble in […]

  • Strangers and Strange Worlds

    A few weeks ago, I attended a discussion at Faith House Manhattan by Samir Selmanovic. The theme for this discussion, talk, and reading was the important spiritual role of the Stranger. Mr. Selmanovic used two biblical texts as the core of his discussion- In the Old Testament, chapter 18 of Genesis, in which Abraham, sitting […]

  • This is the first of my ongoing series entitled… Stupid Wiccan Tricks!

    Recently I consecrated some ritual jewelry in some “special” water. I decided to let the jewelry take a bath  in the moonlight and the water. This means on my little balcony. I knew it would freeze, but I thought, what the heck. Might be fun. Here is the image of what resulted: That is my […]

  • In honor of the 5th Annual Cyberspace Poery Slam for Brigid!

    branches up, roots down: 5th annual Cyberspace Poetry Slam for Brigid. In honor of Groundhog’s Day, I present my entry! *Thanks to the WildHunt for turning me on to this CyberSlam* I know why the cop eats doughnuts I saw Him sullen, Take a break the other day. Why watch? Why wonder? I don’t know […]

  • Launching a New Network- the Circle for Power and Compassion!

    Gee, I hope this name isn’t taken already… I’ve decided to launch a new network. Here are the details.  Anyone can take part, but it is meant first of all for the community which I know best. I am interested in forming a network of service-oriented pagans, witches, heathens, druids, African Diaspora faiths,  members of […]

  • Saying the “P” Word…

    Greetings, Not too long ago, in the context of a charitable association I have through the coven that I co-lead, I was invited to a “thank- you” cocktail party. The experience inspired some bizarre behavior on my part. Let me explain. Many witches and polytheists these days have an uncomfortable relationship with what is commonly […]

  • Saying the “P” Word

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  • Saying the “P” Word

    Greetings, Not too long ago, in the context of a charitable association I have through the coven that I co-lead, I was invited to a “thank- you” cocktail party.  The experience inspired some bizarre behavior on my part. Let me explain. Many witches and  polytheists these days have an uncomfortable relationship with what is commonly […]