Author Archives: Thorne

First Dibs Friday – Moon Phase Incense

This week’s First Dibs Offer is for my ritually crafted and blended, Full and Dark Moon Loose Incense.  Half an ounce each of these luscious blends.  As always they are composed of 9 herbs, resins and oils, each chosen to … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday – Doubt & Delay

Today’s pull is from one of my very old decks.  This is the Knapp Tarot, 1929 original printing deck. Even the reproduction decks are long out of print and quite sought after by collectors. It’s slightly reminiscent of the Rider-Waite, … Continue reading

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Imbolc, St Brigid’s Day, & Groundhog Day – A Cross Quarter Celebration by Any Name

Halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox and it’s time to party, right? In Thornesworld this means a cleaning of the altar, some Calendula and Swiss Chard that made it through winter as offerings, baking some herb and seed breads … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday – Awakening and Renewal

For this week’s tarot forecast I’m using this lovely Shadowscape Tarot, by Stephanie Put-Mun Law.  It’s a little light on symbolism for my taste, but a gorgeously illustrated deck full of flowing and fantastical imagery.  I was given her book … Continue reading

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It’s Elemental! – First Dibs Friday

Do you use elemental candles, colors and oils in your rituals and circles?  I do, when I’m doing a full on ritual, like for esbats or on the rare occasion that I work with others.  I go full ritual for … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday – Creative Generosity

For my inaugural Tarot Tuesday reading and post, I thought I’d use my first and longest running favorite, all purpose deck. (Well, I admittedly began with the classic Rider-Waite deck back in the seventies.  It was the one that young … Continue reading

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The Call of Your Magickal Muse – Living a Magickal Lifestyle

Do you follow your intuition?  It can be hard to do sometimes, am I right?  Learning to distinguish worry, for instance, from actual intuition.  Learning to discern between desire and will.  Tough stuff. The hardest part, I think, is quieting … Continue reading

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Blogblast for Peace, Dona Nobis Pacem

We’ve been Peace Blogging and sharing these globes since 2006.  Thanks, Mimi. Read more at Blog4Peace

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The Thinning of the Veil – Celebrations of Life and Death

Many years ago I began a personal tradition of seasonal rituals, offerings and acknowledgment of my ancestors and loved ones who had passed beyond the veil. I had small mementos, cremains and ethnic items representing my somewhat mixed heritage all … Continue reading

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13 Things about Thorne and Thornesworld

1) My magickal / internet / tattoo name, Thorne, has multiple and complex layers of meaning. 2) Regarding my use of Thorne as an internet moniker, many years ago in the dark ages of the internet, when we all lived … Continue reading

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