Wishing Everyone a Blessed Samhain

The modern celebration of Halloween is derived from the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marked the end of Summer and honored the Ancestors. Celebrated on October 31st, spirits may visit as the veil between This World and the Otherworld is the thinnest. This is also a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. […]

Beware the Beansidhe!

The Beansidhe (usually written in English as Banshee) is the Celtic faery spirit whose keening wail announces an impending death. Her lament is usually heard at night. The beansidhe can appear as an ugly hag or as a beautiful woman. To hear the shriek of the Beansidhe or see her is quite scary indeed. An […]

Vampiress, Kiss of Death……

or everlasting life. Casting her eye over the unsuspecting city, the Vampiress chooses her next conquest. The gargoyle comes to life at midnight to howl at the full moon. Vampiress Prints available at magickmermaid.com

The Shapeshifter

A woman learns the art of shapeshifting from a wise raven. As she chants the magickal words over the cauldron, a transformation slowly occurs…Her hair turns blue/black and her dress becomes feathers as she takes on the raven form. Soon she will be soaring in the air, learning to fly with the ravens. Shapeshifter Print […]

Leaves, a lot to be desired

I love Autumn! Bright blue skies, crisp air, harvest fruits and vegetables and colourful leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. When I purchased my property the three big trees once here, were long gone. Only the stumps remain. I wish I had a tree! However, all the neighbours’ leaves are now in my back garden. […]

Trees: The Key to Fighting Climate Change

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com We can’t escape the warning signs. Temperatures are climbing. The world’s ice caps are melting. More and more animals are projected to go extinct soon. We’re running out of time to resolve the climate change problem. Recent research, however, shows that there is some hope to…

A Magickal Autumn Garden

Summer has evolved into Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is almost time for the last harvest and the moon is new. Twinkling lights flutter over the garden wall. It’s the faerie folk come to celebrate the season. This is a garden for a small space. The apple tree is Espalier (horticultural and ancient agricultural […]