Coming of Age Rituals – Time for Change

I was recently involved in a Facebook discussion about menstruation, rights of passage, the giveaway ritual etc. While reading through the comments, sharing some of the insights with my daughter (who began her transition to womanhood last year) and looking at the videos, and then the next day mulling it over some more, it became […]

Samhain – Celebrating your Ancestors

It’s May 1 – Samhain in the Southern Hemisphere (with Beltane or May Day being celebrated in the north). Samhain is celebrated in the north October 31-November 1  – you might know it best as Halloween. Well, here in the southern hemisphere, the Wheel turns and the earth descends into slumber on May 1 as […]

Clearing Ritual Ideas

It’s a new year and time to start fresh! Whilst performing a clearing ritual may sound ‘strange’ you probably do it already. No doubt you’ve heard of ‘spring cleaning’ and you may do this yourself. You may not be aware that a spring clean is typically performed at the Spring Equinox and is traditionally a […]

The Giveaway Ritual

I was alerted to a recent newspaper article talking about thousands of Hindu devotees who are flocking to a village in Nepal ahead of the planned sacrifice of more than 300,000 animals to Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. Devotees believe that sacrificing animals will bring them good luck and prosperity for their families. Blood […]