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    Reading With Katrina

    The Way of Four Spellbook Author: Deborah Lipp Llewellyn Publications 2006 While I didn’t read the initial book by Deborah Lipp, The Way of Four, I don’t know that I would have purchased this book when it came out. To me, this was just another booked, pumped out by yet another Pagan author that is trying to gain recognition. Don’t get me wrong, she offers up spells, ideas for assisting you in rituals and spell casting, circling, etc. but to me, it was no different than any of the other 9 million ‘how to’ Pagan books that there are out there. Sorry, this one just didn’t do it for me.…

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    Magickal Cauldron Cooking

    Noodle Kugel serves buffet oven temp–350 degrees baking time: 1 hour 10 minutes 1 (16 ounces) package very thin noodles 1 (16 oz) carton small curd cottage cheese 10 eggs –separated 1 pint sour cream 1 cup butter or margarine–softened 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup raisins topping: 4 teaspoons of melted butter or melted margarine 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Cook noodles in boiling water over low heat for 1 hour; drain. Whip egg yolks and beat in remaining ingredients, except egg whites and raisins. Fold in stiffly beaten whites and noodles. Add raisins. Mix…

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    X-Witch

    I conducted a small survey this week on several e-lists as to what readers believed it was that made Christianity and Paganism so averse to one another. I received a number of responses (thanks!) which ranged from intellectual issues, spiritual issues, historical issues. But the bottom line to all responses was a four letter word. The F word. Fear. Pagans fear Christians will persecute them–laugh at them at best and burn them up again at worse. And, we must give it to the Pagans; these fears are not baseless! Remember that highly enlightened time known as ‘The Inquisition’? Or how about that charming era called The Burning Times? The Pagan…

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    Winds of the Sand

    Well, here it is April, this article I’ve been keeping somewhat of a diary to give an insight in what it’s like here. Lately, we’re seeing the end of the spring rains; it will rain until the end of April. Our biggest need currently is actually candles of various colors I need red and black specifically of dire need as I’m not the only Morrighan worker in this group. Would also like more altar tools as all our members here are setting up there altars from scratch. Our current projects include prepping for Beltane to include a May Pole and bonfire. We are preparing to have a Pagan Awareness day…

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    The Warrior Goddess

    Introduction to the Warrior Today it seems to be common for us to believe that women of history stayed at home. That they were used and abused and generally had no power in the world of history. We are taught that only today do we have the knowledge and enlightenment to allow women to be equals with men. However, this very thought, the fact that we must constantly talk about men and women being equal, means that we do not have true equality just yet. True equality would mean we do not even think about it; it wouldn’t even be an issue. For example, if you had Charmin toilet paper…

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    The Internet as a Magical Tool

         Ever consider the internet as a magical tool? Often the most magical of tools are not the ones we keep on our altar, but the ones that surround us every day, in places we never thought to look. The internet is one of the fastest growing "entities" in today’s culture. Is it magical? Try it and decide for yourself. What is the Internet?      If you’re new to this, here’s a simple explanation of the internet: via computers and telephone lines, just about anyone has the ability to store pictures and text for others to access. How does it all work? (Who knows. I say it’s magic!)      The internet is no…

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    Morgan’s Wardrobe

    Morgan’s Wardrobe Blessed Beltaine to Everyone! Spring has sprung here in the North as I am sure it has in many different places. Sometimes with the rebirth of Mother Earth, there comes a rebirth in the energy moving through one’s space and life. In fact, this is inevitable, the real question is whether or not a person recognizes the new energy and utilizes it. Part of living Pagan is being in tune with Mother Earth and the energies she sends forth at different times of the year. It is also about dealing with the energy sent forth in a positive way and knowing when to ground some of it back…

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    Kitchen Witchery with Kids

    Almost every witch has a respect for the kitchen, especially witchy parents. Parents master the art of taking care of their home, cooking and nourishing the family among other things. So why not put those skills in the pot with our spirituality, stir it up and teach our kids some kitchen witchery. The act of nourishing our loved ones with our magic is an age old tradition that has been passed down for ages and adopted by many cultures. The roles and responsibilities of parents have continued to evolve and as our society continues to become increasingly more violent, parents are dealing with more unique problems with their children. We…

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    Joy Of Living: Rainbow Hematite

    Joy Of Living RAINBOW HEMATITE I am a stone of balance,helping to bring clarity to reason and emotion. Where the emotions are charged with excess energy I will help to bring peace and in that peace understanding of the next step. I will help to open you to a deeper understanding of how to use the fire of emotion and imagination to move forward in your life. I bring the acceptance of the fire and passion within you for life and living. Passion is often denied out of fear of being out of control emotionally. I open your inner eyes that you may see that passion for life is a…

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    A Practical Guide to Performing Public Rituals

    I’ve Volunteered to do a Ritual, Now What do I do? A practical guide to performing public rituals You feel drawn to volunteer to do public ritual. You volunteer, commit yourself and then…PANIC ATTACK! You’ve never done a public ritual…where do you start? What do you do? That’s what this article will address and discuss. One thing to point out right away, there is really no “wrong” way to do a ritual. Whatever feels comfortable to you as the leader should be what you do. However, it is good to do enough research that you don’t end up mixing elements that end up being incompatible – with possible nasty consequences.…