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Somehow I find myself always having an affinity with the goddesses of the arts and beauty. Yeye Oshun has been for me a symbol of gaiety and elegance. Brighid of the Gaels provides me with artistic inspiration and the energy to turn it into craft. Now I pray to Maha Lakshmi, the lotus goddess of wealth, for material providence and sustenance - because the reality nowadays is that art and beauty often costs money. I was also feeling a need to get acquainted with the vedic gods being that the Philippines is a part of Greater India.
A characteristic of my life is that I am constantly entering new periods and shucking something that doesn’t work and taking up something new that I hope will–or that will at least remedy the boredom that is my worst enemy. Some might say this constant renewing means I am a dilettante, but I try to dig down into a new interest rather than merely skating on the surface. I also tend to circle back to particular subjects, digging deeper each time. Hyoscyamus albus
Sep 05 I am temporarily taking down both 2Witches and Blade & Cauldron. The goal is to come back (sometime between Samhain and New Year’s) with a new and improved blog that will be a vehicle toward creating the life we dream of, the story of the journey, and a place for me to just be me. The hope is to re-open with a new look, a new feel, and both new and re-worked content.
Keeping up with the spirit of things, I decided to google the phrase "Victorian American Witches." To my delight and astonishment, pages upon pages of articles were laid before me.
Witchcraft in the Victorian Age