Path of the Priestess

There are so many paths that you can walk when you practice paganism. I could write entire books just outlining all the paths you can take when you practice paganism. Finding the path that is right for you is just as hard as finding a career that you love. Sometimes, you can line up your pagan path so that it walks in tandem with your career path but most of the time, your pagan path is a private one.

I have chosen to walk the path of a Priestess. This is heavy title in the pagan community, particularly with its association with the High Priestess title in Wicca. It implies leadership in the community and it comes with responsibility, not only to other pagans but to your chosen path. My coven has a ranking system but we don’t have any hierarchy systems. We use levels of engagement to earn our three ranks: Seedling (beginner), Sapling (intermediate), and Tree (advanced). I currently have the rank of Tree as I am in my third year as a founder of the Coven.

I am a follower of the Wheel of the Year which encoupasses both Norse and Celtic practices. I have basically turned my home into a covenstead because I not only have the room to do so but also the time to devote to practice. There are lots of ways people can lead their communities. I have chosen to do so via this blog and in person with my coven.

Finding training in a clergy/mystic path is difficult for pretty much everyone who wants to deepen their pagan spiritual practice. Giving how few trained mystics there are in the world, it’s almost impossible to get one-on-one training. Even the distance education and online courses that are offered do not make up for that master-student relationship. I have attempted these paths a few times and I was not met with much success.

I have walked a solitary path for years and pretty much the majority of my education has been self-training. I was my own teacher and my own guide. It was my training to become a yoga teacher that taught me that I can be my own best teacher. I can gain guidance from others but at the end of the day, I am the one who has to do the work, make the connections, and come to my own conclusions. I have to have be the one to come to my own “ah ha!” moments of realization.

The path of the mystic in any religious tradition is not looked well upon by the eyes of science. In a society were seeing is believing, many things that they mystic sees and experiences cannot be quantified by traditional science. Most mystics run the risk of being called out as Charlatans and quacks for their non-scientific views and practices. I keep many of my own experiences to myself so that I can avoid uncomfortable conversations with people who just don’t get it. You cannot teach a mind that is already full of its own ideas. If someone is to come to the realization that our world is more complex than science can offer at this time, then they will come to spiritual mysticism on their own.

As part of my offering as a pagan Priestess, I will be posting a Foundations of Pagan Practice series on this site for both new pagans and older pagans looking to deepen their own practice by going off the beaten path. It has been my goal since starting this blog back in May to create this series.

As part of my own growth as a pagan, I will continue to share things that I learned and insights that I have gained through my own practice. I will continue to question what it means to be a Priestess and explore other paths.

Spiritsong Dreamweaver


Hawai’i & the Goddess Pele

It’s hard for me to express the feeling of being in the presence of a Goddess while you are in her land. Everywhere on the Big Island of Hawai’i, you feel the Goddess Pele, she’s in all of the landscape, the language, and the people.


So far, I have letting myself just enjoy being here. I haven’t sent a lot of time over thinking things while I have been here. It’s been good to just relax and enjoy all that Pele has to offer. In thanks for her welcoming us to her island, I left her an offering up at her primordial playground, the active volcano.


I will be leaving the island in just a couple of days. I will miss this island once I do but it’s left me totally reset and ready to take on new things and renew my commitments to others. I have a directly for my Priestess practice and how I plan to offer my services not only to my gods but to my community. More about that to come in the next couple of weeks.


I had hoped to blog more while I was on vacation but I just got so swept up in activities. I saw sea turtles, went surfing, hiked volcanoes, and explored mountains. Tonight, I will go to see the stars. Not a bad way to finish up my holiday in the sun.

Spiritsong Dreamweaver


Happy Hogmanay!

It’s the day after New Year’s day and I am going to be doing some magical housekeeping before I leave on my trip to Hawaii. Cleaning your home at the start of the new year is great way to put both your mind at ease after a hectic holiday season and get you started on the right foot for the following year.

Have you ever heard the expression, “Messy bed, messy head,”? You can extend that to your house and home. The more out of order your living environment is, the more out of order you are. If you can keep your home clean, it will extend to you, your mind, and your spirit. It will allow you to give yourself space to do the things that you love.

Along with my normal housekeeping, I will also be cleansing my home of last year’s energies. One of my covenmates said that they can still feel the energy from my ex in my home. I think my home has been overdue for some cleansing for a long time, we also haven’t put up an official protections for the house. Since my coven and I have been using my place as the Covenstead the last three years, it might be a good plan to put up some protection for the place.

I want to get all of my clean up finished before I leave on my trip this Saturday. I will be on the Big Island of Hawaii for the majority of January, so I want a clean home when I get back. I am looking forward to this trip though. I started planning it last June and we are finally going. Hard to believe that it’s been seven months of planning in the works. I have all of my gear ready for the trip and now it’s just a process of figuring out what I need to pack away.

I will be going up to the volcano one of the day’s while I am on Hawaii and I will be making an offering to Pele. She’s a powerful creation and destruction Goddess that I have admired for a long time. I am looking forward to learning more about her while on I on the island.

Spiritsong Dreamweaver


When you think of the word “witch” what is your first thought?

Is it of the ugly old woman with the tall black hat flying on a broomstick with black cat?

Is it of the green faced villain from the Wizard of Oz?

Is it of a boiling cauldron and the three hags dropping strange ingredients into it?

If you said “yes” to any of these, then you have been influenced by the popular stereotypes that have been perpetuated for the last 500 years or so. Those tall black hats, black cats, cauldrons and brooms were all once used by female beer makers but were used against them when men wanted to take over the brewing of beer. The church took those icons and turned them into images of “witchcraft” which in turned were used to kill millions of innocent people all over Europe and North America.

Today, most people think that witches and witchcraft are just metaphysical hocus pocus practiced by new agers. That’s fine, most people can think that all they want, I actually would prefer it if they did. Those of us who call ourselves witches and practice witchcraft, know there’s more to it then that.

I am a witch. I practice witchcraft. I don’t have a black hat but I do have a black cat, cauldron, and a broom. No, I don’t “fly” on my broom but I do use it to clean my sacred space. My cauldron is used to “brew” my magic.

But back to the question, what is a witch?

Simply put, a witch is a practitioner of witchcraft. A witch can be male, female, or somewhere in between. They can dress however they want, use whatever tools they want, work any kind of magic they want.

Witches are still considered to be on the fringes of society. What they do is still not fully understood by society. They are fear and revered in societies across the world. The age of the internet has been good for witches as they can get more business for their talents from anywhere in the world.

Check out this video about witches in Romania:

Are Witches Pagan?

Some are but you don’t have to be. You can be Christian, Muslim, or Atheist, and still be a witch. There are all sorts of different ways to practice witchcraft and you can use any belief system to do it. The only thing you need is an intention and understanding of sympathetic magic.


The most delicious part about being a witch, is your ability to create spells to manifest your desires. There’s all sorts of ways to create spells, rituals, potions, charms, and other objects of power. Anything you want, you can create, you need only put in the effort. Keep in mind, that magic is a tricky thing and if you are not clear in your mind about what you want, the magic might bring you something you weren’t exactly expecting.

There’s a warning with witchcraft though, whatever you decided to manifest, will come back to you. In Wicca, they call this the threefold law, which states that any action you take in the name of witchcraft will come back to you threefold. This is a good way for witches to think about what they do before they do it.

I can admit that there have been times when I have either wanted to use magic as a way to get vengeance and then there are the times in which I have. You see, I don’t get mad, I get even and using magic as a means to do this is not healthy and kind of detrimental to your good health. Not only will you eventually feel bad for what you have done but you may inadvertently create similar harm to yourself.

I once had a friend who was wildly out of control. She was lying, stealing, and cheating and causing all sorts of mayhem in her path. I created a binding spell to help prevent her from doing any further to herself or others. It worked but it managed to destroy our friendship. She never knew that I did this to her but I did and that was enough. I was young and didn’t understand mental illness or how it works on the brain and thus, I didn’t know that really all she needed was to talk with someone and get the right medication to help her. This is a spell that I deeply regret as I have seen the cascading effects of the spell. There’s no way for me to undo it either without stacking the effects, believe me, I have tried.

The moral of this story is, think before you cast. Speak with your deities, converse with trusted members of your coven, or talk with non-practising friends and family about practical non-magical options. I would advise that anyone who practices witchcraft and calls themselves a witch to always seek the non-magical methods of problem solving first. If you must add magic, use supportive magic on yourself and not others unless asked to do so. Never perform magical on a non-consenting individual, including pets. As much as you may want to hex Trump right now, hold off, you have no idea what you might bring about in the process.

Normally, I would never discuss my past uses of magic but in the spirit of education, I will share some of my stories on this blog. I keep most of my spell work recorded in my Book of Secrets. I will share a little how-to on keeping a Book of Secrets, or otherwise known as a Book of Shadows or a Grimoire, in a follow up post.

If you have any topics that you would like me to share, please comment and let me know.

Blessed be,

Priestess Spiritsong

Completion of my 28 Days of Walking the Path of the Goddess

With the past full moon, I completed my month of working with the Goddess. It was certainly an interesting month of personal and spiritual growth. The first part of the month was spent focused on daily devotional work and the second part was focused on getting out and living my life with being mindful of the Goddess.

I have to admit, that planning a two week vacation in the middle of my 28 days might not have been the best idea but it certainly showed me that I am not really good with daily devotionals when my life is not in its regular day to day business. Instead of sitting down in front of an altar on my vacation, I instead went and visited places where I get the presence of the Goddess and while there, I also found the presence of the God.

The best part of my focus on the Goddess this past month was the return of my Red Moon. I have never been so thankful for its return in my life. With it being back, I finally feel the release from the past year. It felt like I was whole again.

My plan for this month is to fine tune my devotional practice to fit better in with my life. I also hope to be less busy this month. As the summer whines down and the chill starts to return to the air, I want to focus more on my harvest and prep for winter (it’s coming after all). I have already started baking bread and my knitting. With this prep, I also want to bring my Goddess and God practice into balance as well. I learned a few things while at a pagan festival a few weeks back that I want to put into my practice. I will share more about this in a future post.

I have also set up a group on Facebook called “Call of the Wild” and it will be for setting up events in my home city of Kelowna that focus on pagan practices in the outdoors such as hunting, fishing, gathering, martial skills, archery. There will also be cooking, knitting, sewing, and other domestics of the home with a focus on natural materials gathered locally. I have a Facebook page called “Call of the Wild Pagan” that will be used to sharing any resources I find online too.

This is a project that my coven and I will be working on together. We are just about at our two year anniversary and it’s time we stepped out into the public a little more. We will all be in our third year of growth, the Tree stage as we call it and it will be time to deepen our roots. I will talk more about our coven’s practices in a future post though.

Blessed Be,

Priestess Spiritsong Dreamweaver

Last week of my Goddess path walking 

I am nearly at the next full moon and about to finish up my 28 Days of Walking the Path of the Goddess. It’s been challenging to get my devotional practice in while on vacation. That being said, I have done something a little different while I  have  been on vacation. I have been journaling along the way and taking quiet moments of meditation.

When I get back, I will share some pictures of my trip with you. In the meantime, check out my Instagram feed for current pictures.

Blessed be!

Priestess Spiritsong Dreamweaver

Return of the Red Moon

A couple months back, I wrote an article about going on DEPO and how it affected my Red Moon Cycle. I am happy to follow up on that article and say that the Red Moon has returned to its regular cycle.

At last, this terrible nightmare is over!

A couple months back, I wrote an article about going on DEPO and how it affected my Red Moon Cycle. I am happy to follow up on that article and say that the Red Moon has returned to its regular cycle.

Why is this important? There are some of us in the pagan community who use our cycle to connect with the moon and the Goddess divine energies. Having cut myself off from my Red Moon by artificially changing it using hormones to keep myself from getting pregnant when I had a partner who didn’t even want to be with me was completely pointless. Of all the bad choices I have made this year, this was the worst one. I put myself through months of depression (which led to the breakup of that relationship) and emotional roller coaster from hell. It took over three months for my Red Moon Cycle to return to normal after the effects of DEPO were supposed to have worn off.

My point is, I have learned a valuable lesson about body and emotional awareness. I will not take any birth control that forces my body out of its normal hormonal functions again and I will not let a partner force me to choose between being with them and going on birth control again. I know now that if someone wants to be with me, they will not only accept my choices but will encourage them. If they don’t, I won’t negotiate the issue with them. Going on any kind of hormonal birth control is a deal-breaker with me.

Ideally, I would like to be with someone who also wants children and would like to share that experience and task with me. At this time, I would like to have one child but I am open to the idea of two. I have a feeling that I would be one of those hippy moms with the cloth diapers hanging on the clothesline with my own baby food made in the fridge. I would likely also be one of those moms that stayed home most of the time or maybe work part time if there was a financial need for it. That’s all future dreaming though, I am certainly not ready to take on that momentous task just yet.

To come back to the point, I welcome back my Red Moon Cycle with open arms and joy. I can’t believe that for the first time in my life, I am actually excited to have it return. I know myself better when I am on my cycle then when it’s gone. I felt absolutely not like myself when it was gone. Now that it is back, I can continue where I left off with my awareness study of it. I will post another follow up blog more about how you can deepen your relationship with your Red Moon Cycle.

Blessed Be!

Priestess Spritisong Dreamweaver