Misc

How can I Become Patient and Learn Focus?

How can I Become Patient and Learn Focus?

I am not a patient person by nature. I used to fidget and whine if I had to wait even twenty minutes for something—even when I was 12 years old. Maybe that seems normal, but it caused me a lot of frustration. It was difficult […]

Is There a Ghost in my House? Can the Living Haunt you?

Is There a Ghost in my House? Can the Living Haunt you?

Time for a bit of a strange topic. Information about the dead, spirits and hauntings are common in witchcraft circles, both secular and religious. I have pretty limited experience with the dead, but my experience has lead me to believe that the living are likely […]

What are Alternatives to Burning Sage?

What are Alternatives to Burning Sage?

Bad news, everyone. White sage, which is commonly found in sage bundles for smoke-cleansing, is endangered. Yes, those white bundles sold in every new-age and witchcraft store are from a plant that’s becoming endangered. Why? Unfortunately, it’s from over-harvesting. I already own a few bundles, […]

How to Make a Meditation Bath

How to Make a Meditation Bath

I started taking baths regularly around two years ago, instead of always showering. While I enjoy spending time soaking or playing on my phone, I’ve found that baths are also great for meditation. Usually meditating has a few obstacles for me. First, I’m very sensitive […]

What is Forest Bathing?

What is Forest Bathing?

I consider myself a domestic creature—the kind of animal whose ‘wild’ habitat includes modern comforts like fast wifi, hot water heaters for tea, and TempurPedic mattresses. That said, I still try to get a monthly forest bath. One of my goals for 2016 is to […]

Who Runs The CedarCopse?

Who Runs The CedarCopse?

Hello, everyone! It’s been a little over a month and a half since this blog launched, so I thought I’d introduce myself. My name is Katherine, but my usual online handle is Sunsinourhands—or ‘Suns.’ I finished my first year and a day study in 2014 […]

Ever Feel like Jumping into Traffic or from Great Heights? You are not Alone.

Ever Feel like Jumping into Traffic or from Great Heights? You are not Alone.

The French call it ‘L’appel du vide.’ It’s that moment when you lean over a stair rail, a bridge, or out a high window and think how easy it would be to jump. Or to push someone else. The phrase ‘The Call of the Void’ […]