A few rainy day thoughts during my visit to Baptist Hill Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama. Opened in the late 1800s, this fascinating site served as the city's first "black" cemetery. The property contains over 500 marked graves, as well as many, many more unmarked graves. The oldest grave dates to 1879. Many of those buried [...]
My ancestry.com DNA results are in! Here's a quick recap video, and an Uusi Pagan Otherworlds Tarot draw to give some insight into my ancestry quest for the coming year. From Uusi's "Notes from the Pagan Otherwords" guidebook: Knight of Swords: All Romantics ride this horse. Untamed, untranslatable. Their spirit soaring into the unknown. That [...]
Welcome. Thistle Root Diary, my blog, is a compendium of my magical field notes, strange and wonderful tales, pagan devotional practices, projects, travels, curiosities, mysterious ephemera, etc. Here's a little video I made to chat about the arrival of my ancestry DNA kit, my new blog, and why I chose the name "Thistle Root Diary".