A podcast that celebrates the milestones of life and the cycles of nature, one ritual at a time. Are you a woo-woo woman? Getting married? Having a baby? Launching a project? Dissolving a relationship? Mourning a loved one? I have a ritual for that. Ready to align your spirit to the seasons and celebrate holidays without the commercial angle? I have a ritual for that. As a ritualist, certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and Connecticut wedding officiant, I draw from 20 years of experience in both public and private ceremonies. Sharing what I know is like sharing a recipe -- a Ritual Recipe.
Spiritual Medicine of the Hawk and Falcon
The falcon is the consummate hunter. It teaches us how to make progress by blending speed and focus. The falcon wants you to see beyond your limits.
The hawk's medicine is inward and deep. It wants you to see your life from a broad perspective and let go of unnecessary baggage. The hawk awakens us to the vision we have inside us.
This is the 3rd in a series. See episode 43 for the Eagle, and episode 44 for the Owl.
Owl Medicine for the Spirit
Imagine an owl. Did you feel a sense of apprehension? Or the presence of wisdom? No surprise. Beliefs about owls are contradictory because the owl is the symbol of death, and wisdom, and magic. At the heart of owl medicine is the ability to discern the truth.
In this episode, you'll learn how to use a paper template of a feather in celebrating baby blessings and birthdays, funerals and memorials, and how to find answers in your dreams.
Eagle Medicine for the Spirit - Rituals Inspired by Birds of Prey
Central to all birds of prey is their association with death and the cycle of life. This episode is the first in a series of how birds of prey can inspire rituals for a variety of situations: funerals and memorials, projects that require focus or the ability to see the big picture, life events that require courage. At the heart of it all is the eagle's ability to help us realize we have the freedom to soar!
Rituals for Podcasters, Speakers, Storytellers, and Singers
Discover your secret sound. Take a lesson from crows about adapting, from parrots about diplomacy, and from dolphins about communicating with other species. Build an altar to the element of air. Visit RitualRecipes.net for more details.
Rituals for Writers
To a writer, the blank screen can be exciting or daunting. Find helpful rituals with magic pens, stones, and draw on the special qualities of lions, ants, cardinals, and whales.
This episode also looks back in history at cultural changes brought about centuries ago by the Black Death, the invention of the printing press, and why having books became a status symbol.
New podcast music by Hal Aaron Cohen. See HalAaron.com
Home Funerals - Your Own Funeral - A Funeral Ritual
Did your grandmother's house have a parlor that was used to care for the dead? Mine did.
When the time comes, which do you want: a funeral home or a home funeral? Burial or cremation? Fancy casket or cardboard box? Ashes in an urn or scattered someplace special? Who have you talked to about what you want? No one? I'm not surprised. Death hasn't been a popular topic of conversation -- until now.
This episode includes "The Memory Box," a funeral ritual. Full show notes on the website.
Customer ReviewsSee All
My new ritual is listing to you.
I look forward to each podcast wondering what
Insightful rituals will be next. I’m learning so much. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful and magickal!
Lovely ways to bring more meaning to daily life. Zita is clear, articulate, and obviously knows more about actual “ritual” than anyone I’ve ever known. If you need more joy and magic in your life, you NEED to listen to this podcast. Then subscribe, and try some of the easy, simple suggestions this amazing woman makes.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️