La Bona Dea's Journal of Everyday Magic

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CONTACT AND Merry Meet- Author, Mother, Seeker, Priestess

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My name is Tina Riddle Deason, (my author name is CM Riddle), my goddess archetypes are La Bona and Brigid. Brigid is the Irish Goddess of Sovereignty as she protects the land of the Irish people, and La Bona Dea is simply The Good Goddess. I am an author, and a mother/step-mother who raised five children, and currently two dogs and a cat! I am married to my adoring and supportive husband. I am a legally ordained priestess and I live in Sonoma County, California. I am the writer of the Journal of Everyday Magic (blog) and facilitator of Priestess Apprenticeships, Rituals & Ceremonies, and I also lead Practical Magic Women’s Circles.

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Why Practical Magic you ask?

To me, practical magic is self-empowerment, accountability, forgiveness, unconditional love, and the constant release of fear. I offer a variety of services including women’s rituals, full moon ceremonies and circles, Goddess study, crafting charms, and magical tool making.

I perform weddings which are legally recognized by the State of California as well as other ceremonies and rites.

I am magical!

I came to realize my destiny as Priestess in 2004 when a good and cherished friend told me she had just purchased a wand from the little mystical store downtown. She and I would compare dreams and signs, attempt to read Tarot and converse with our Angels. It was during that time that it came to me that I have the power to direct my life and fulfill my destinies. I would become the Queen of Wands. And so I did.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!

b2b;”>I was invited by another friend to join her as she studied in a Priestess Apprenticeship Program in 2006. I did and I was Ordained in 2007 at the Iseum of Mary Isis

Another friend asked me to accompany her to the California Writers Club (Redwood Branch). Published in several anthologies, I learn from colleagues every chance I get. Reading at Salons and attending conferences, immersing myself in their Divine penmanship is my honor. http://redwoodwriters.org/

Merry Meet and Welcome!

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I continue to be mentored by cherished friend and High Priestess Nancy “Ana” Dew. From there I gathered the women and began Practical Magic Circles. It is my passion to share with women in my community, to celebrate the Goddess, and I enjoy providing an introduction to the “Wheel of the Year”. I was awarded a Certificate of Leadership in 2012 from the Iseum so that La Bona Dea may offer a year long Priestess Apprenticeship Program. The first Apprenticeship begins February 2019.

The next Apprenticeship begins February 2020.

Practical Magic Women’s Moon Circles take place at my home typically on Fridays from 6:30-8:30. See the Cauldron page of events for current information.

I am at your Service . . .
(707) 318-8902
mammadeason@gmail.com for Apprenticeship, circles & weddings
CMRiddle55@gmail.com for book signings, presentations

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Wedding Ceremonies start at $225 (includes drafting ceremony, vows, rituals, and more)
Memorial Ceremonies start at $150 (includes drafting ceremony, rituals, and more)
Other services start at $75 for most services (cleansing, blessings, dedications and more)

It is my joy and my passion to embrace the Divine and I relish Her love. It is my dream for every woman to know the Goddess and see herself as the Goddess does; the absolute perfect being that she is, and to know that every day the Goddess smiles upon her. Blessed Be!

2 comments

  1. Your website is spectacular. I love it You’ve really put a lot of time and work into it. And you’ve kept it up for years. I agree. You should write a book about
    the “witches” of Pt. Reyes. I’ll be the first to buy a copy. Okay…back to reading more of your posts. :)

    • p_tina

      Thank you dear one! I have an amazing son, Lorenzo, who helped me to set it up. I think he is surprised I kept it up too…. but then he should know better. I talk a lot! xoox Much love and many beautiful blessings to you and yours! xo

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