8 Ways to Celebrate Spring

Spring is a wonderful time for planning, exploring, planting and really taking the time to energize ourselves. The days are finally getting longer, the sun is out (between all those April showers of course!) and the birds are singing. Spring is my absolute favourite time of the year. I love the fresh and busy feeling … Continue reading 8 Ways to Celebrate Spring

The Simple Power of Walking

Hey everyone, I am sorry for the extended absence from this blog. It has become apparent to me that trying to create a blog schedule is not something I am adept at! Since this blog has always intended to be a personal record of my spiritual journey I feel that sporadic posts may just be … Continue reading The Simple Power of Walking

My Faith and Chronic Illness

Recently I read a particularly inspiring post called 'Devotional tips for those with chronic illnesses and limited energy' by Michelle at Northern Tamarisk. It really helped me remember that I am certainly not alone with chronic illness and it also encouraged me to write about my own illnesses and how I deal with it interfering with my … Continue reading My Faith and Chronic Illness

The Importance of Water

Water is a very important element in both occult and religious practices, as well as the overall survival of our planet. Without water, nothing can live.  What is water? First the sciency stuff! Water (H2O) is formed by a bond between two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. This formula also applies for ice and steam, … Continue reading The Importance of Water

The Signs of the Underground

Signs of the kami can appear literally anywhere; in our dreams, in our homes, out and about, even in the London Underground. Yes, you read that right. It seems unlikely that a kami would let their presence known in such a busy, urban (and occasionally smelly) place as the London underground. As a country boy, … Continue reading The Signs of the Underground

How to Make Simple Votive Bibs (涎掛け)

Today I am going to show you how I make simple votive bibs (涎掛け) for my kitsune (fox) messenger statues! These are not essential by any means but I do think that the spirits appreciate them, and they look pretty! What are the Red Votive Bibs For? The red bibs are placed on the kitsune … Continue reading How to Make Simple Votive Bibs (涎掛け)