8 things to remember this Halloween (that will change your life)

31 Oct 2017 the seasons

Happy Halloween, lovelies. Who loves this day? Who doesn’t really get it? And who feels that it’s just a little spooky + weird? I think that with all of the commercialism + consumerism in these modern days, we tend to forget, overlook, and misunderstand the spiritual meanings behind this very mysterious, mystical holiday. Now, I’m not saying that it’s not fun to dress up, go to parties, scare the bejeezus out of people, watch scary movies, and decorate with spooky,Read More

Thursday’s new moon ushers in the darkest season of the year

16 Oct 2017 la luna

With this new moon, we enter the phase of the year that holds the darkest days and longest nights as we make our way toward Halloween. On Thursday we are entering the moon phase of the Halloween season. There will be a dark new moon on Thursday the 19th, and the next full moon will not be until November… that means that this is the witchy, dark new moon phase. For me, that means that it’s time to begin toRead More

october’s new moon calls us deep into the darkness

31 Oct 2016 la luna

it’s time to dive deep into our souls. and just dwell there for a moment. deep down it’s dark. and that is most often very frightening. but, it is also magical. there is much to be learned, even if there is much that we don’t understand. and sometimes, my friends, we just need to dwell in the mystery. as we turn within right now, outside us, nature is mirroring this deep, dark time. up here in sweden, the leaves areRead More

week forty four // two ways to celebrate life + death

it’s no secret that i love holidays. and one of the perks of being in an bi-national marriage is that you have the opportunity to celebrate double the holidays. of course, many holidays overlap. even if they overlap, though, there are unique traditions to each culture. and, there are plenty of holidays that are celebrated in only one country or the other. my love + i choose to celebrate every single american and swedish holiday; and, therefore, we are celebratingRead More

for the love of all things dark + creepy + macabre

31 Oct 2015 culture + art

i love halloween. i love getting spooked. i love the mysterious + supernatural. i love dressing up, telling ghost stories, and wondering about all of the things that we don’t really understand. plus i love any reason to gather with friends and have a party. and tonight we’re doing just that. lina and i are hosting a halloween party for our gang of friends, and we’ve promised an epic halloween celebration. oh yeah. this is a holiday that is justRead More



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