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All Snakes’ Day: The Hidden History of St. Patrick

St. Patrick is perhaps the most well-known Catholic saint in human history. He is celebrated internationally in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Britain, and of course, Ireland, where he has been honored as the patron saint of the country for centuries. Among the many miracles he supposedly performed, Patrick is said to have driven all […]

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Lunar New Year + Eclipse Wisdom

There are some moments that carry great weight throughout the fabric of time-space. When potent bodies align, new energy is easily available to be transmuted, reconfiguration occurs, and portals open for new acts of creation. These spaces invite us in—sometimes sweetly, other times through states of desperate necessity—but always with an invitation into greater awareness […]

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Nāga Kanya : Guardian Goddess of the Three Realms

Naga Kanya—also known as Nag Kanya or Naag Kanya—snake of the rainbow, daughter of the serpent, guardian of treasures, benevolent goddess of the three realms.  In Hindu mythology, Nagas are serpentine spirits who reside in the underworld, protecting and offering the teachings of the Mother Goddess. They are said to guard all esoteric and mystical […]

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Into the Dark

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the time of deepening darkness is full upon us. For many people, the shorter days and long cold nights of winter bring struggle and resistance as we seek to maintain our busy lives as workers, parents, students, friends, creative beings, and partners. We mourn the loss of […]

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Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Night

The summer solstice—the longest day and shortest night of the year—marks the beginning of summer and the full blossoming of bountiful energy and abundance. This season is often understood as a time of masculine energy–shining forth and projecting brilliance, youthful vigor, green growing gardens, and abundant light, heat, and activity. Yet it is important to […]

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Pythia: Oracle Priestess in the House of Snakes

The Oracle of Delphi is probably the most famous oracle in the world. Delphic prophecies shaped political and spiritual life in cradle of modern civilization and helped define the course of history. At the height of Greek civilization, no important decision was undertaken without consulting at Delphi. Wealthy patrons paid a fortune for the chance […]

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Coatlicue: Aztec Lady of the Serpent

Coatlicue is an Aztec diety that represents Mother Earth. Pronounced “koh-at-lee-kway” in the Nahuatl language, Coatlicue translates to “the one with the skirt of serpents”, or more literally, “snakes-her-skirt”. This Earth goddess was important in Aztec society as a goddess with many different associations and interpretations. She is known by many other names such as Teteoinan or Teteo […]

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