Archive | May 23, 2016

Places to visit if you’re a Druid/Pagan/Wicca and don’t want to just go to tourist traps

Time to reblog this since it’s almost the tourist season, next week. Natives tend to disappear from view on Memorial Day except for the beach. SInce I wrote this they have done a lot of redoing Descanso so that you can now walk all the way around the lake and my childhood classroom is no longer sequestered behind a fence.

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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If you are a druid or pagan and visiting Los Angeles, how about skipping Hollywood Blvd, Rodeo Dr and the cheesy walk of fame or any of the other plebian and crowded delights that tourists hit when they visit here. How about something that is closer to the spirit of LA and not the places no native would ever set foot in without a visiting relative in tow.

These are in no particular order, just some of my favourites that reflect my LA:

  1. Franklin Canyon – http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=14

Franklin Canyon is the geographical center of LA and you can hike to the marker that says so. It isn’t always on the map you can get at the Visitor Center so ask how to hike there. Wear good shoes and consider wearing long pants and long sleeves as they do not remove the poison oak. That is another thing to take a…

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A prayer for Laura

 

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Oh Hecate, Be with us this week
This was a week, 3 years ago that was so hard
You sat with us as we sat with Laura
We watched her pass from our realm to yours
We sang, We prayed, We read to her
We soothed her fears and tried to sooth our own
We loved her in all the ways we could
And we wept.

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Oh Hecate, let her know she was loved
Let her know her name is still spoken
Let her know that her life was written on our hearts
Let her know she helped us grow
She taught us to be priestesses by her being one
She taught us to stay on the path

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She showed us the Goddess and we followed
She showed us courage
She showed us love
She showed us the path
Oh Hecate, I miss her
I miss her ideas
I miss her encouragement
I miss her wild red hair and ever changing streaks
I miss the matching nail polish
But most of all I miss her wisdom and love

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