Full Moon Release and Renew Ritual
This ritual will walk you through a release of what is no longer serving you. This ritual is designed to help you shed excess that you have been carrying around. You will need:
A bowl of water –glass bowls are preferred but not mandatory
A small crystal that you do not mind giving away
Some flower petals
The Evil Eye Is Not What You Think
According to Italian folk belief, il malocchio, the evil eye, can afflict anyone at any time, in any place. One can never be too careful. Believed to be a common cause of distress—physical, spiritual and emotional—it often needs addressing. It is believed to be caused primarily by jealousy which in the Strega tradition is seen to be the root of all trouble: jealousy and envy.
Q & A with Seer and Diviner Annie Dintino
Annie is a seer, Italian wise woman and diviner in the Dagara stick tradition. She grew up in southwestern New Hampshire and still practices her medicine in her ancestral hometown there. Annie answered the call of becoming an initiated diviner in order to bring a unique earth-based healing to those in her community as well as others in need.
Annie has been on the path to becoming a diviner since the age of twenty. She was first called to the path in a stick divination years ago. From there, her Aunt who is also a stick diviner and an Italian Strega mentored Annie.
Discovering the Oscan Roots of My Strega Lineage
In a divination my niece Annie and I carried out to learn more about our family lineage, we were told that Oscan is the language of our lineage. After, we did some research and discovered that Oscan was indeed the language of parts of the Abruzzo in ancient times. We began to explore this Oscan connection. Oscan is an extinct language that was spoken in South and Central Italy from the 6th century B.C.E., until the 1st century C.E. It predated the Roman takeover and was also eliminated by it.