I took a breath as I stepped onto the path...
My heart beat with anticipation
My body tingled with response
My mind awakened in that liminal space.
Sunlight streamed through trees thick with leaves
Moonlight danced on stone and moss
The seasons moved in flow from one to the other
The Divine called out my name and I replied.
With Athame and Wand
Pentacle and Chalice
I spoke my chosen names
I crafted my working space
I stood in the mantle of power
The mantle of the Sacred and
The mantle of the Witch.
I took a breath as I stepped onto the path
And, I knew that I had come home......
Today, our focus is on learning more about how we, as Witches and magickal practitioners, gather the tools and teachings that will inform our celebrations, spells and ritual. Several years ago, I thought it would be fun to begin a series of videos that would be quick and easy access to many of the ways the Witch moves through the world.
“Any time” is perfect to begin these explorations, but Samhain holds a very specific type of potential that melds together the outer world experiences and the inner planes teachings. The veils have thinned and access to the wisdom (and teachings) of the ancestors is ripe and ready for the tasting.
The energy of astrological Scorpio opens our intuitive and deeply responsive nature and the astronomical transitions of Samhain being mid-point between the Equinox and the Solstice remind us of the liminal nature of the Path of the Witch and foundations each Witch cultivates as their space of power. Revisit Day Two: The (basics) Astrology of Samhain for more on this energy.
I invite you to take a walk with me on this path of 13-days. Regardless of how long or short your time as been actively engaged as a Witch, coming back to the basics and seeing with fresh and accumulated experience will become your newly honed tools of the Samahin season and beyond….Enjoy!
Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.
Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.
Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition.
As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.
Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience.
Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
November 8.2022 5:59am EST The Blood Moon and the Ancestors of Samhain I had promised this as a post our astrological 14-Days countdown and as is often the case in all matters magickal/spiritual, the timing could not have been more supportive of the work accomplished in those 14-days. This November moon is often called the Blood […]