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She Who is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

December, 2018

AGISCHANAK

 

As I sit here looking out at the world outside my window, covered with the first snowfall of the season, wrapped in a shawl due to the cold. My thoughts turn to Alaska and what Goddess I may find there.

 

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My search brings me to Agischanak.

Goddess of the

Mountains.

Goddess of the

Earth.

Protector of Her

people.

Agischanak is a Goddess in Southeastern Alaska. She lives on top of Mt. Edgecumbe, near Sitka.

 

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She is kindly and protects Her people and all of the peoples of the Earth. However, She is also forceful and powerful, as She must be as it is She

who supports the pillar on which the Earth rests.

For visitors, She has her brother, who comes but once a year to bring her the news of the world. The trickster, Raven, also comes to visit, always attempting to woo Her away, thereby abandoning Her post. Of course, it is a post She does not abandon. Raven provokes and annoys her at his own peril, as she responds with earthquakes.

It is cold where Agischanak is holding up the Earth, and Her people come to Her and light roaring fires, as an offering, to keep Her warm.

Remember, were it not for Agischanak, the Earth would sink into the powerful depths of the ocean.

 

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About the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher, Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist with PaganPages.org Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She is the author of “My Name is Isis”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………” children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at https://mysticalshores.wordpress.com/ and her email is MysticalShores@gmail.com

My Name is Isis (Volume 4) on Amazon

Retha’s Crystal Reflections

November, 2018

Crystals for Healing- My Top Picks

One of the most important things we can use our crystal allies for is healing of all kinds. There are professional crystal healers that you can go to which is a wonderful experience, or you can treat yourself with crystals you have at home. These are my personal favorites, all for different reasons. I have had some amazing results from some and I will share which ones I have experienced this with. All of these are worth adding to your arsenal of tools. These are in no particular order. Each is very special and beneficial for different ailments. Lets get started!

Smoky Quartz

Since smoky quartz absorbs and transmutes negative energy, this is an appropriate stone for healing. Holding it against the skin at the site of your pain or disease will help pull the bad stuff out. I have personally seen smoky quartz perform a miracle. It healed my husband a few years ago when he developed a lump/growth on his throat. After leaving the ER and 3 separate Drs looking at it with concern, we went home and he held a piece in his hand and against his throat as much as he could over the next day until we could get him seen by the specialist. When we got to his appointment and the Dr looked in his throat… It was completely gone! He even had a camera put down there to look….and there was nothing there. The lump had been there for weeks growing bigger….Drs saw it….I saw it. (This was our personal experience and can’t be expected to work miracles every time), but I’m sharing this because its worth trying if you have anything you are suffering with whether minor or major. It could really help!

Bloodstone

Bloodstone, which is red jasper in green jasper, has been used for thousands of years as a healing stone. It’s used to detoxify and purify the body. It can regenerate cells and tissue, making it a go-to wound treatment. It’s the athletes stone, it was used in ancient Rome and Greece for amulets to wear during athletic competitions for confidence, endurance, to increase physical strength and to protect from injury or disease. Bloodstone is great for circulation and for muscle aches and pains. It even heals emotional wounds and helps stabilize moods. 

Lithium Quartz & Lepidolite

Lithium Quartz contains lithium. As does Lepidolite. Both are the same but remember quartz amplifies, so working with lithium quartz has the added benefit of the quartz to magnify the lepidolite. Lithium is a medication for bipolar disorder. The pharmaceutical company’s mine Lepidolite to use for making the medication. You can use Lepidolite (especially rough) to run your fingers over and it flakes off in sheets or layers as you rub (it’s a type of mica which is a layered flake mineral) You will see a glittery substance on your finger after rubbing it. This is the medicine entering you through your skin. No worries, you cannot overdose or overdo it! These are the perfect stones for stress relief of any kind, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, panic attacks, and all mental disorders. (Please use this in addition to any psych meds you already take-this is not a replacement to your medication, its meant to compliment not replace). Lepidolite/lithium quartz also helps with grief and loss and deep emotional pain. It heals the heart during these circumstances and reduces shock and confusion. Great for grief of children and pets. It helps you to be in harmony with spirit to feel more content and serene. 

Sodalite

Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It helps with insomnia and provides inner peace and a calm mental state. It helps reduce nightmares (great for children to sleep with) and fears. It reduces tension and anxiety. It helps emotional healing especially related to guilt and phobias. It helps with PTSD. Great for any kind of mental illness. It filters out negative energy. It balances the immune system, overcomes calcium deficiencies and balances the metabolism. It helps control blood pressure, reduce edema and heals the heart. Great for any kind of throat ailments. For me, sodalite works best for me when I have a migraine or headache. I lay down and place it on my forehead with my eyes closed. It’s worked when nothing else would. Its my go to when I feel a headache coming on. 

Danburite

Danburite is one of my favorite crystals. It’s a synergy 12 stone and is a master healer. It’s an amazing stone for any long-term ailments. It regulates cell disorders, activates T cells and the thymus, lowers high blood pressure, treats the liver and gallbladder, aids with muscle and motor function and alleviates pain and migraines. It can prevent heart attacks and heal heart conditions. It clears allergies and has a very strong detoxifying effect. It also lessons fatigue and helps you to overcome shock and trauma. 

Golden Healer Quartz

Golden healer quartz activates healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. It helps to raise your vibrations and frequencies in your body and releases blockages. It restores the bodies balance and encourages peace. It’s a master healer for any condition, repairs cellular memory, enhances the organs and stimulates the immune system.

Sugilite

Sugilite imparts a sense of calm and reduces fear and tensions which have a negative side effect on your physical health. Sugilite that contains high amounts of manganese are great pain relievers. It treats arthritis and pain from any kind of inflammation. It also relieves headaches. It may also help the body to fight viruses. It’s a perfect stone for those going through cancer treatments. Sugilite is a comprehensive healing stone for healing both the body and the mind. 

Chlorite Quartz

Chlorite Quartz is a powerful healing combo. The quartz as we know amplifies the chlorite purifying and detoxifying properties. It works on both the physical and auric body. It cleanses the chakras, aura, and energy meridians. It’s great for dealing with excessive anger and frustration. It helps you process and move on to acknowledge, forgive, release and move forward. It also resolves issues of the heart. 

Tibetan Quartz

Tibetan quartz is quartz that comes from Tibet. They are hard to access and very powerful master healers. They are usually easy to ID because of their signature black inclusions (which some believe are carbon inclusions but others disagree) and they are normally double terminated as well. Tibetan quartz heals all of the bodies energy centers. It gives out energies which activate and balance the chakras and meridian system. It helps you to heal by clearing, especially the lower chakras of trauma. This is a perfect choice for treating any long-term illnesses. 

Blue Kyanite & Green Kyanite

Blue kyanite aligns and clears all the chakras. It balances yin/yang energy and dispels blockages. It provides calming and brings tranquility. This is a powerful stone for broken bones, or surgery on any part of the body. It’s helpful for sciatica, joint pain, neuralgia, arthritis, allergies and strengthens the immune system. It’s also great for bipolar and Alzheimer’s.

Green kyanite is a great variety of kyanite for healing. In general green stones can always be used for healing. Green kyanite can improve emotional balance, health and performance and relieve stress and distress. Great for the heart, nervous system,  for hormonal balance and immune system response. 

I hope this helps to get you started on performing your own crystal healing. It’s as simple as holding the appropriate stones in your hands or placing them against the area of your body that is hurting. Meditating or sleeping with the crystals are others ways to get benefits. Give one of these a try to start out. It helps to also keep a journal or log of your experiences to refer back to so you’re able to track what works or doesn’t work for you.

These properties are just guidelines. Remember we are all individuals and what works for one person may not work the same for another. Trial & error will help you narrow down what works for yourself specifically. Good luck and I’d love to hear about your experience with any of these crystals! Feel free to email me or contact me via fb to share with me! Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to read and I hope you will come back next month too!

Crystal Blessings and I hope you had a blessed Samhain!

Sources:

Sagegoddess.com

Ravencrystals.com

Healingcrystals.com

Charmsoflight.com

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About the Author:

Retha N. Lent has been married for 17 years to her husband Mark & they have four cats that are their life. She lives in Norristown, Pa. Retha has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Counseling Sciences from Drexel University. She is the owner of “Retha’s Crystals” & sells sterling silver unique crystal jewelry & specimens on her FB business page. She has a FB group for her customers and those interested in learning more about crystals & all things magical called “Retha’s Crystal Circle“. She is also an advisor in the Sage Goddess Affiliate Program. She has her Holistic Healing Certificate and Pillars of Priestessing certificates from Sage Goddess. She is also an Ordained Pagan Minister from the Universal Life Church. Retha has a passion for crystals, nature, astrology, working with moon cycles, ritual practices, tarot and oracle cards, runes, essential oils, herbs, manifestation work, ancient cultures, magic & music. Her favorite place is New Orleans, La. Retha has an extensive personal crystal collection and loves sharing her love of crystals with the world. She has been a practicing pagan since she was 16 years old. 

You can reach her at rethalent@hotmail.com or on her business page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Rethas-Crystals-197411227666484/

Or in her FB group:

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Or follow her on Instagram at @spookygirl16

 

 

 

Welcome

March, 2018

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Cover art: Ostara Spring Equinox Goddess Tree of Life Wire Wrapped Pendant by Rachael of RachaelsWireGarden Etsy shop.

About the artist: I began my wire-wrapping journey in 2013. I am self-taught, & my designs are inspired by everything in my little world. Every piece has a special story behind it, & all are thoughtfully & carefully crafted to bring each of those unique concepts to life. It’s my hope that the meaningful messages behind these designs are not missed, & that they will bring joy, hope, or even healing to anyone they touch. You can find Rachael at RachaelsWireGarden or on Facebook.

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This month we usher in Spring & Ostara with offerings of inspirations! We come bearing gifts of sabbat information, brilliant articles, & illuminating reviews!

 

Bringing Joy to the World!  This month we interview authors Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild who Compel Readers to Find Happiness by Living a Purposeful Life in their newest book,”The Two Most Important Days.”

 

A few minutes could change your whole day.’ That’s what Headspace claims.  Our Mabh Savage continues her journey on finding Meditation Apps that are really worth your time & actually help.  This month she reviews Headspace.  Find out what she has to say!

 

Susan Rossi, in her review of Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity & Personal Growth by Robert Waggoner & Caroline McCready, explains for those not familiar with the concept, that lucid dreaming occurs when dreamers “wake up” inside a nighttime dream, realize they are dreaming & can direct activity in the dream.  Find out how she feels this book can help. 

 

The immensely talented author, artist, ecopsychologist, and naturalist Lupa talks with our resident tarotist Raushanna about her newest works; The Tarot of Bones Deck and Companion Book, her personal recommendations, and what she is working on next.  It all makes for a very intriguing interview.

 

This month in Worth the Witch, we feature a Sabbat Box from The Witch’in Way.  Handcrafted and filled with creative thinking this month’s Box arrived to impress.

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We would like to take a moment now to Thank our Readers, the Gods, the Goddesses, & Those who Inspire us.  We are truly Blessed.

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Welcome

December, 2017

 

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Cover art: Witch’s Christmas Kitchen by Victoria Thorpe of Victoria Thorpe art.

Hello, my name is Victoria Thorpe & I’m a fantasy artist from the UK! I am inspired by magic, myths, history & I love to add gothic & alternative themes into my work. I work mainly with watercolours & acrylic paints. I love to experiment with my techniques & never follow the rules! 
For Yule/Christmas this year I created “Witches Christmas Kitchen” inspired by the origins of Christmas using traditions of hanging up stockings ,holly & pine branches along the fireplace. The original painting also features a silver coloured pentagram on the cauldron which shimmers in the light. 
I wanted to capture a traditional & cozy atmosphere forgetting all the commercialism that comes with today’s Christmas & taking you back to a much simpler time. 
Greeting Cards of this design are available in my shop & you can find me on Facebook & Instagram as @VictoriaThorpe if you would like to keep up with my artwork!

 

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Merry Yule to all our Readers!  May your holiday be Joyous and Bright!  And may we help it along with some good reading material…

 

 

“The Enchanted Tarot ” has sold more than 250,000 copies since its release.  On it’s 25th anniversary, artist Amy Zerner and author Monte Farber talk with PaganPagesOrg about the project that defined their lives. 

 

 

Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times takes on a touching topic this month; the loss of a child.  The column features a movie review of “Somebody’s Mother”.  An interview with one of the films creators, Gabriela Tollman.  Stories shared by Pagan sister’s of their loss and journeys.  Information on Yule & Mother’s Night…and a Working to do to Honor Mother Goddesses, Living Mothers, Mother Ancestors, and Mothers who have lost.

 

 

A Wonderful Book Review of My Name is Isis The Egyptian Goddess by Susan Morgaine and Illustrated by Arna Baartz.  This is a new children’s book out now by Girl God Publication.   Described by our reviewer as a “…beautiful book for children”  and “…one that becomes a family heirloom.”  A definite must read.  

 

 

This month we introduce a new addition to PaganPagesOrg: Going Shamanic RadioYou can find the station segments under the articles section on the right hand side.  There will be a new broadcast each month Hosted by Jennifer Engracio.  This month’s topic?  What is Shamanism.

 

 

This month, Worth the Witch dives into 4 Amazing and Different Boxes sent to us by Forevrgoddess Boutique just in time for the Holiday Season to give you the scoop on some nice Yule gifts and deals.  

 

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Right about now is when we would like to thank all of our readers for Blessing us.  You like us, you really like us!!  And we love you!!

 

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