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About Brooke Pillifant

At four years old, Brooke told her mother she heard god’s voice and it was a woman. Since that day she has been fascinated with religion. She holds a master’s degree in the sociology of religion and a doctorate in alternative medicine. She has been the high priestess of covens in both New Orleans and Washington DC. She loves to write, has 4 kids, and welds in what is left of her spare time.

The Importance of Light and Fire on Imbolc

In February, the wheel of the year turns once again to Imbolc. Imbolc is a celebration taken from the roots of the ancient Celtic fire festivals and marking the return of the maiden for Wiccans. This Sabbat for Wiccans is time to give thanks for the ever-increasing daylight. The goddess is in her form as the maiden, and the god is coming into his strength and power through puberty. The heat and warmth of the sun from the growing light germinates seeds deep within the earth’s soil, awakening them to sprout forth shoots of new life. In many places, the Crocus flowers have sprung forth and broken through the frozen ground. New life is stirring just underneath the surface of the cold and dark winter. Nature’s rhythms pulse once again from the light of the sun ready to emerge in the coming months.

By |2020-01-17T23:15:37+00:00January 17th, 2020|Imbolc|Comments Off on The Importance of Light and Fire on Imbolc

Why We Honor the Sun’s Return at Midwinter

Since ancient times, humans have watched the earth revolve around the sun. Since the dawn of time, we have traversed this path and watched in awe as the sun has ebbed and flowed throughout the seasons. The longest night of the year is the winter solstice — the pivotal day when the sun shifts and begins to journey back towards the earth. Ancient and modern people honor the sun’s return at the midwinter by celebrating and rejoicing in its return. Warmer days are ahead, and the earth will soon begin to awake as the animals come out of hibernation, and tiny seedlings sprout once again. As the warmth increases, animals will become abundant and lush plant life will cover the ground.

By |2019-12-11T22:34:29+00:00December 11th, 2019|Sabbats|0 Comments

Creating Your Coven’s Bylaws

You may think that bylaws are reserved just for not-for-profits and corporations, but covens can benefit from creating their own bylaws. A bylaw is a rule or law established by a group to regulate itself. It provides structure and a deeper understanding of how the group interacts not only with one another but with the community as a whole. Developing coven bylaws ensures that every witch currently in your coven or potential candidates understand how the group operates.

By |2019-10-09T13:28:20+00:00April 10th, 2019|Coven|Comments Off on Creating Your Coven’s Bylaws