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Mother Earth & the Corn King – The Harvest Story

The first harvest of the season, that of corn and grain, tells the story of Mother Earth and the Corn King.  Whatever your “field” of work, this is the season that highlights sweat equity, prosperity, sacrifice, and community. My ancestors … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 8 – Harvest Season, Time to Celebrate and Settle Debts

  Make hay when the sun shines. That’s the mantra for the harvest season. It’s time to work hard, celebrate community, settle debts, and honor the sacrifice of the Corn King who gives his life for that of the community. … Continue reading

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YouTube – Zita Interviews Photographer Carrie (Draghi) Patterson

Engaged couples, magazines, corporations, professionals seeking headshots, and parents of newborns all rave about Connecticut photographer Carrie Patterson of Carrie Draghi Photography.  I interviewed Carrie on a recent episode of Weddings with Zita. You can watch it on Youtube.com/ZitaTVNetwork. It’s … Continue reading

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YouTube – Zita Interviews Bridal Seamstress Mollie Frish

Navigating the world of bridal gown alterations can be mysterious, not to mention expensive. In episode 28 of Weddings with Zita, Connecticut bridal seamstress Mollie Frish shares stories, photos, advice, and inspiration. Watch it on Youtube.com/ZitaTVNetwork.  Do you have a … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 6 – Gifts from the Trees

Did you know that unicorns like ash trees?  That the locust tree represents strength and the will to live? That planting a juniper by the front door is said to protect the home from thieves?  What magical gifts do the … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 5 – Spirit Spoons and Garden Gifts

Do you need protection? Eat basil. Do you seek abundance? Have some mint. Do you want to help your family find peace? Serve coriander. Herbs and spices are full of magical properties and lend themselves to rituals.  Spirit Spoons I … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 1 – Drink Your Words ~ Intro to Practical Magic DIY

“Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” So said England’s first poet laureate, John Dryden, back in the 1600s. His words inspired a simple ritual I created called “Drink Your Words.”  I’ve done this ritual in various forms for several … Continue reading

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An Officiant’s View of Ceremony Music

Centuries ago, the word dream meant “to dream” as we know it. Spelled d-r-e-m-e-n, it also meant “to make music.” The music a couple chooses for their wedding ceremony doesn’t simply entertain or provide atmosphere. The music calls everyone present to … Continue reading

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TV Interview: Couples’ Empowerment with Judith O’Connor

On Weddings with Zita, I tell viewers they’ll be “inspired by the experts.”  Here’s the link to an interview with Connecticut wedding officiant and couples’ counselor Judith O’Connor. She’s the wise woman we all want to have as our friend. … Continue reading

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OATHING STONES: For Marriage Vows and More

Hearken back to a time long ago when people believed the land was the home of the ancestors.  Everyone knew that the spirits of loved ones who had died now guided and protected those still walking the earth. Everyone understood … Continue reading

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