Hearth Keeper’s Ritual: June

Preparation: a candle (or fire symbol: LED candle, picture, red stone, etc); offerings and a bowl; cup of water/drink; divination set. Initiating the RiteWe come to this space ready to honor the spirits. We set aside those things of the mundane world that would trouble this rite. May our space be made sacred because weContinue reading “Hearth Keeper’s Ritual: June”

Nature Spirits Ritual: Three Sisters

I remember the balance between earth and sky. And I take a moment out of the mundane world to give honor to the holy ones. I call the Earth Mother, in all her beauty and give you love and honor.  I see the cosmic wellI see the cosmic fireI see the cosmic tree, connecting allContinue reading “Nature Spirits Ritual: Three Sisters”

Druid Moon: Giamonios

Preparation: candle, a vessel with water, a symbol of a tree, offerings, items required for the working. Opening[Light the candle and add silver to the cup of water.]Take a breath and put aside any tensions from the mundane world. Know this space is made sacred because we gather here in ritual. Earth MotherEarth MotherNearest andContinue reading “Druid Moon: Giamonios”

Druid Moon: Cutios

Preparation: candle, a vessel with water, a symbol of a tree, offerings, items required for the working. Opening[Light the candle and add silver to the cup of water.]Take a breath and put aside any tensions from the mundane world. Know this space is made sacred because we gather here in ritual. Earth MotherEarth MotherNearest andContinue reading “Druid Moon: Cutios”

The Real History of the Summer Solstice

Spoiler: It’s not good news. The modern 8 High Days of the Pagan calendar (or wheel of the year) comes from early Wicca, which based much of its traditions from Celtic and occult sources. Over nearly a century, we’ve become better at understanding the practices and beliefs of our pagan fore-bearers, but we can’t simplyContinue reading “The Real History of the Summer Solstice”

How to Make Pagan Offerings: Speaking to the Gods

The thing about polytheism is that there are many (poly) gods. And beyond the gods, there are spirits and ancestors. There are a lot of beings, and it can be overwhelming! So how do you approach the gods and other spirits? Who do you go to in a specific situation? When is a problem betterContinue reading “How to Make Pagan Offerings: Speaking to the Gods”

How to Make Pagan Offerings: Reciprocity and the Cosmos

Pagan ritual is not Christian ritual. And it’s not like any other Abrahamic rituals. To understand why we do what we do in ritual, we need to understand the larger context behind why we do ritual and how to think of ritual. This article will deal with some theoretical concepts. Not every Pagan will agreeContinue reading “How to Make Pagan Offerings: Reciprocity and the Cosmos”

How Can a New Pagan Celebrate the Winter Solstice?

These are the darkest days of the year. Insofar as we today — and polytheists of the past — felt that it is important to celebrate the return of the sun, we have celebrated, feasted, and made offerings around this time. The word solstice comes from the Latin words meaning “sun” and “to stand still”Continue reading “How Can a New Pagan Celebrate the Winter Solstice?”

Who are the Indo-Europeans?

World Tree Heritage is primarily intended to discuss modern paganisms which have their roots in Indo-European polytheism. I wanted to make this introductory article for anyone who is unfamiliar with this term or has questions about it when they see future references to the Indo-Europeans. Important disclaimer: There have beens heaps of articles and moundsContinue reading “Who are the Indo-Europeans?”