Mystical Life of Pythagoras

Mystical Life of Pythagoras

Lots of mystery surrounds ancient philosopher Pythagoras. In modern times, we best know him from math class by the "Pythagorean theorem" -- yet his legacy is far more mystical than what we were taught in school. Existing around 500 BC, there are limited reliable sources on his life, and some conflicting claims. Yet due to [...]

Neo-paganism vs. Paganism (What is it?)

Neo-paganism vs. Paganism (What is it?)

The meaning of "paganism" is highly misunderstood -- it has changed throughout time, and to this day still remains unclear to many. "Pagan" used to be a derogatory term Paganism, today, refers to ancient religions that revolved around polytheism and the interconnectedness of nature. But long, long ago, while these ancient practices were set in [...]

Mythology ~ Persephone (and Hades)

Mythology ~ Persephone (and Hades)

Persephone is an ancient Greek goddess -- who's name is pronounced like purr-seff-uh-nee (rhymes with Stephanie.) The energy surrounding Persephone is very dark, gothic, and almost gloomy. Yet ironically, she is associated with springtime and fertility. Representing death and rebirth, Persephone draws many parallels to the goddesses Isis and Kali. Persephone is the daughter of [...]

Happy Lammas!

Happy Lammas!

Lammas takes place on August 1st-2nd, marking the period between midsummer (first day of summer) and the first day of autumn! We are letting go of summer and welcoming the coming of fall. Lammas is pronounced like "lom-us" and sort of sounds like you are saying "llamas." It's derived from "loaf-mass," marking the first harvest [...]

What’s Your Spirit Animal?

What’s Your Spirit Animal?

Everybody has a spirit animal -- most have several of them! A spirit animal is a type of animal you feel connected with: through personality traits, sometimes even physical characteristics, but mainly it is something you feel deep within. (If you don't know yours, take this quiz!) Ancient traditions say that spirit animals serve the [...]

Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen

I recently added a new book to my collection called "Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You." It goes over many famous goddesses from mythologies of all origins. Each goddess comes with a synopsis that includes her story, her characteristics, and what she represents. It also has beautiful illustrations. These ladies are categorized [...]