Remembrance, Souls & Cats

For many of us, as the days grow colder and darker it is a time of reflection, remembrance and also respect for those who are on the other side of the veil. We celebrate this time with contemplative walks and decorating our sanctuaries with candlelight, the scents of lavender and rosemary, and fires in the … Continue reading Remembrance, Souls & Cats

Things aren’t always what they Seem

We host and care for a variety of wildlife, wild creatures, as well as domesticated ones at all of our Sanctuaries. It is our intention to live in peace and harmony with all living things - however all living things don't necessarily have the same instincts. Wild creatures are called "wild" for a reason. Predators … Continue reading Things aren’t always what they Seem

The Harvest of the Full Moon

  Our Full Moon Ceremony, during the Harvest Moon, this last week was particularly special. We began the evening with an opening processional by ringing the ceremonial bell; this was followed by the banging of our rather large gong, and then carrying our small singing bowls as we walked the Ankh Labyrinth. After completing a … Continue reading The Harvest of the Full Moon

New Moon Ritual

Moon rituals are an ancient and sacred practice that originated in Egypt, and other ancient civilizations, where moon worship was a part of the culture. The phases of the moon influence the growth or decline of plants, animals, and human life. Participating in the phases of the moon was seen as a sacred and necessary … Continue reading New Moon Ritual

The Ankh Labyrinth

There is a labyrinth at our Sanctuary in Northern California and it is shaped like an Ankh. The Lady Hathor Shrine is at the top of the Ankh. In Ancient Egypt by the time of the Old Kingdom (c. 2613 - 2181 BCE) the Ankh was well-established as a powerful symbol of eternal life. Egyptologist … Continue reading The Ankh Labyrinth

Flames, Again!

Yet again, intense, destructive fires are all around California. I found a  protection spell to protect those "kings" and "queens" who are fighting these fires; and to protect those whose homes and animals are at risk. Let us send safety and healing to those whose homes and animals have perished in the flames. "Lighting the … Continue reading Flames, Again!

A Beckoning Cat

Cats were very sacred animals to the Ancient Egyptians. They held a honored position in many households and were sometimes considered more important than humans. Cats were treated as demigods and anyone caught harming or killing a cat, even by accident, was punished by death, because cats guarded the royal granaries keeping them relatively free … Continue reading A Beckoning Cat

The Five Gifts of Hathor

The Egyptians believed that the gods were not distant deities in the heavens; the gods lived alongside people and interacted with them daily. Trees were considered the homes of the gods and one of the most popular of the Egyptian deities, Hathor, was known as "The Lady of the Sycamore" because she was thought to … Continue reading The Five Gifts of Hathor

Ap-uat the Wolf

Listening to the coyotes communicating in howls and yips just yards away from our Sanctuary, brings to mind one of the most ancient Egyptian gods, Ap-aut (also known as Sed and Wep-wawet) a wolf-like god whose worship originated in Upper Egypt. His name means "the opener of the ways" which is sometimes interpreted as the … Continue reading Ap-uat the Wolf