Spring Equinox

Being one of the few people I know that doesn’t follow a Celtic path to me the Spring Equinox is a bit different… I follow a Russo-Slavic path that is an Eastern European path… Spring Equinox is called Maslenitsa ..it is like others a time for celebration..it marks the turning of the year..the end of the winter frosts as we prepare for planting in the coming months… living in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan it feels right to follow the northern trad… things are a bit slower up here ..we still have snow on the ground (we get a LOT of snow…) the trees are just beginning to bud out … the lakes are still somewhat frozen over…the animals are just waking up… to me this is a time of renewal .. the earth comes alive again after a long rest … the days are getting longer and warmer..it is a time to celebrate and have a few drinks!

Sleeping Gryphon


All I can say is wow… just epic! beautiful woodburned pieces that are done with a masters touch and are perfect for what I will be using them for!

First the Raven Box- Being a follower of a Russo-Slavic path I always love Ravens.. this box is the perfect size for storing crystals, herbs, even a smudge stick… of course I will use it to store some special incense blends for charging :) the raven is perfectly done and the Pentacles are beatiful adorning either side of the raven.

Secondly- I had Sadie do a custom altar tile of the Slavic Solar cross with a bit of a gypsy flair thrown in … I was suprised at how large the tile itself was expecting a coaster sized one .. it is so beatifully done considering I just gave her links to a few crappy pictures of what my idea was and the tile itself is large enough and thick enough to be used a was hanging for above my altar.. I may use it to put one of my many ravens on even for the Raven altar!! absolutly beatifully made with attention to detail. Sadie really captured my vision in it and the energy is incredible!!

If you’re looking for something unique and handmade (like boxes ,Altar tiles, wall plaques, even a wooden spoon for your kitchen (I am a big fan of magick in the kitchen!) ) I highly recommend Sleeping Gryphon!!