Guide to Counting the Omer

Welcome to the Devotaj Sacred Arts Guide to  Counting the Omer.  I first created this guide to help people explore the practice of counting the omer in an earth-based, embodied, witchy way — many years ago for Peeling a Pomegranate. This year (5781/2021), I’m refreshing it for Devotaj Sacred Arts. Each week I’ll release the…

Av | Ometz Lev (אמץ לב) Courage

Welcome to Kesharim K’doshim Mussar, where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Netivot from Kohenet teachings. In Av, we turn to the soul-trait of Ometz Lev (אמץ לב) Courage and the Wise Woman.

Tevet: Tarot Card: Devil

Tevet is a month of seeking clarity in darkness.  Tevet is the month our vices have the most opportunity to enslave us. Tevet is the crucible.  Without this difficult month the promise of Kislev’s rainbow can never be realized as the star of Shevat. Anything we did in Kislev that we shouldn’t have, will rear…

Shevat: Tarot Card: Star

Shevat (שְׁבָט) is a breath of fresh air.  We may have a way to go, but we can see the light at the end tunnel.  We are released from the bonds of Tevet (טֵבֵת) and get our first promise of the spring to come with the holiday of Tu b’Shevat (ט״ו בשבט‎) and feed the…

Tammuz | B’lev Shalem (בלב שלם) Wholehearted

Welcome to Kesharim K’doshim Mussar, where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Iyyar, we turn to the soul-trait of Emet (אמת) Truth and the Neviah – Prophtess.

Kislev – A Study in Opposites

This is the season of Fire within Water, according to Rabbi Jill Hammer in the The Jewish Book of Days .  The fire of the season is easy to see with the lighting of Hanukkah candles and in the way our Christian neighbors light up the nights with decorative lights.  The water, for many of us, appears…