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Our Next Party Event...A Beltane Picnic

Our Next Party Event…A Beltane Picnic

The princesses have been ruminating over a second party event. The Halloween party is an annual event, established by Jax and her husband, TheScott. Part of the beauty of celebrating Halloween is that it is a wonderful and familiar crossover between the (pagan) sacred and the secular. If you’re new to our blog, one...
Oh My Goth!

Oh My Goth!

...€™s Party I love parties with a theme – be it specific (like my James Bond Halloween), general (several of us threw a Renaissance Fair Midsummer), or colorful (a friend hosted an über-cute pink and brown baby shower). That little bit of extra creative work at the beginning pays off big time in the...
Human Sacrifice Pt 1: What Is It? Who Did It? And Why Does the Definition Matter?

Human Sacrifice Pt 1: What Is It? Who Did It? And Why Does the Definition Matter?

...commentor TK I’d do a post (or two) on sacrifice – the bloody kind – for Halloween. Well, TK, I haven’t forgotten. It starts today: a modern Pagan’s take on religion’s sordid past of death and dismemberment in the name of a god. This post’s not so gruesome (yet!), but I promise to get...
Back to Life, Back to Reality...

Back to Life, Back to Reality…

...ng to stop complaining now. I have some good ideas for the blog this fall. Halloween is coming, which is always a fun time of year. Then the presidential election. [Which day is scarier?!] Then more holidays than you can shake a stick at. But I will shake that stick! I want to talk...
Winter Nights and the Elf Blot

Winter Nights and the Elf Blot

...Disir, the spirits of our ancestors, gives us some similarity to Samhain (Halloween), the more well known Pagan holiday. But while Samhain has more to do with a general thinning of the veil between this world and the next, Winter Nights is a day to celebrate the good things our Disir have done for...
About Jax...

About Jax…

...t to friends and family is through parties. My husband and I have hosted a Halloween gathering every year since we’ve been married, we are almost always in charge of the family’s Easter/Ostara brunch (a bit trickier as my in-laws are some of the only people who still don’t know), and this past year...
'Tis the Season: Celebrating Yule

‘Tis the Season: Celebrating Yule

...ays (“On the first day of Yuletide, my true love gave to meeeee…”). If Halloween is the Christianized/secularized Celtic holiday of Samhain, Christmas is the Christianized Norse/Germanic holiday of Yule.* It’s a lot of fun for us because we can celebrate according to our own custom and still blend in perfectly. As I’ve mentioned...

Angel Candle

Winning PR (Or... Not)

Winning PR (Or… Not)

...vited a news crew to film the ritual. And proceeded to cast their spell in Halloween-vampire outfits, with an enormous bejeweled dagger for an athame, and with skulls – human skulls – on the table. Pagans of the world (heck, people of the world in general), when you want to record and share something,...
Buying Black Lace for Southern Gothic Decor (Craggy & Lacey)

Buying Black Lace for Southern Gothic Decor (Craggy & Lacey)

...his past weekend to start collecting decorative elements for the Samhain / Halloween dinner party. I want to drape black lace strategically in the dining areas to create a dark, moody ambiance and to cast interesting shadows. The lace is only part of my decorating budget, so I couldn’t raid the entire royal treasury...
I Like Food

I Like Food

...tt (my super spouse) and I, there is something spiritual about cooking our Halloween feast that brings us closer as a couple, and we look forward to it every year. This year, we’re looking at southern cuisine, and man are we excited! Jambalaya, etouffee, sweet potato biscuits, she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, and chocolate...
Southern Gothic Living

Southern Gothic Living

...have been tossing around ideas on how to decorate her Super House for the Halloween dinner party. We are looking for elements that create the desired atmosphere, but are easy on the pocketbook. We want the house to look unfurbished antebellum, very post-civil war. Or as true southerners call it, The War of Northern...