Making Acorn Ink – Instructions and Recipes — The Druid’s Garden — ravenhawks’ magazine

Acorn ink, derived from the mighty oak tree, can be a wonderful addition to your druid practice or art studio. Inks can be used for all manner of useful things, from drawing and artwork to the creation of sigils, writing in a druid’s journal, or engaging in other magical work. In this post, I’ll share […] […] via Making Acorn Ink – Instructions and Recipes — … Continue reading Making Acorn Ink – Instructions and Recipes — The Druid’s Garden — ravenhawks’ magazine

Beltane/Beltaine/May Day — ravenhawks’ magazine

Brief History of Beltane Beltane has been translated in many ways. One translation is “Bel-fire” or “Bel’s fire.” Bel, Beli, Belenos, Balar, or Belinus is the ancient Celtic god of light and fire. This god’s actual name may not have been Bel, as Bel could well have been a title, a term of respect, as […] via Beltane/Beltaine/May Day — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Beltane/Beltaine/May Day — ravenhawks’ magazine

Imbolc/Candlemas — ravenhawks’ magazine

Imbolc, (pronounced “IM-bulk” or “EM-bowlk”), also called Oimealg, (“IM-mol’g), by the Druids, is the festival of the lactating sheep. It is derived from the Gaelic word “oimelc” which means “ewes milk”. It is the time of Blessing of the seeds and consecration of agricultural tools. It marks the center point of the dark half of […] via Imbolc/Candlemas — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Imbolc/Candlemas — ravenhawks’ magazine

Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Many of the ancient traditions surrounding Yuletide are concerned with coping with the darkness and the evils it was thought to harbor and helping the return of light and warmth. Yule Log The Pagan Saxons celebrated the feast of Yule with plenty of ale and blazing fires, of which our Yule log is the last […] via Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical … Continue reading Yule/Winter Solstice Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magickal Mystical Places

Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine

This major festival has several aspects. It is considered the third (meat) harvest, New Year’s Eve, the Day of the Dead (the dead are honored as they were by the ancient Celts & Egyptians and even now in Mexico) and a night that the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds is thinnest. It is […] via Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine