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    Witch Tips

    Staying Alive Out of the Broom Closet Part One: At Work Can outing yourself as a Pagan at your job get you canned? Of course! Let’s face it, Pilgrim, anything that makes you stand out from the crowd will get you noticed–for bad as well as good. And declaring yourself Pagan ranks right up there with painting yourself purple or taking off all your clothes by the time clock every morning. You need your ducks in a row to be sure that bulls eye you want to glue onto your posterior is as inconspicuous as possible. But first, let’s address the most common FAQ here, just to get it out…

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    X-Witch

    The Marriage Heresy The worst book ever written is now a film. You must know what movie of which I speak. I hope you do because just like the actors who refuse to say the name of "That Scottish Play" I refuse to write the name of "That Book." I cannot understand the excitement "The Da—" Oops! Almost said it! I cannot fathom what on earth millions and millions of the mass of humanity have found so fascinating about writing that violates the entire Geneva Convention. What should have been the winner of the Bulwer-Lytton contest is a publishing sensation. But what I can fathom even less is the millions…

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    Your Own Celebrations of Summer

    There’s a village one year’s journey from here. And in that village lives a woman with four children. Like any family, all four children are kindred and similar — yet very, very unique. One is a feisty child, with brilliant golden hair, and a natural glow warmer than any other. This child’s name is Summer. In an entire year, perhaps the 91 days (and nights) of Summer seem to fly by the quickest… When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Summer is the peak, the pinnacle, the realization of what took root during the Spring. One lesson the seasons teach is that many things in nature grow, mature,…

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    Jotun Force and Witches

    "If I see witches riding through the air I do something to make them lose their way And they never find they own skin again And they never find their own spirit again." -Odin; the Poetic Edda " Vervain and Dill Hinder witches from their will." "Black-luggie, lammer bead, Rowan-tree and reed thread, Put the witches to their speed." "Rowan-ash and reed thread Keep the devils from their speed," Assuming that you, visitor, are well acquainted with folklore and myths surrounding Witchcraft, I’m positive that somewhere along your travels into the world of Witchery you’ve encountered the above charms and spells to deter witches; many being found in pagan traditions…

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    He Said, She Said

    The To Do List 11PM @ the Lighthouse. Morgan is sitting up in bed, typing out a paper for her medical anthropology class on her laptop. Beside her is Flame, the fat orange cat. He’s laying Sphinx like facing the foot of the wood and wrought iron bed, inscrutably staring with feline attentiveness at one of the invisible house fairies napping atop Lady Lillith’s altar. Weyland comes in, wearing mismatched socks and plaid pajama bottoms. His tee shirt says BURNED OUT BUT STILL SMOKIN’. Morgan (without looking up): Thought I told you to toss that shirt. Weyland: What shirt? Morgan (still typing): The one you’re wearing, you idiot. Weyland (looks…

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    Door to the Beyond: Mental Health and Paganism

    Part II As we left off in our last effort, James and Carey were trapped in an old mineshaft… no, wait, wrong story. Last month, we hinted at the magick words, "fish oil". What has this to do with either mental health or paganism? Hmmmm I apologize in advance that this month’s article will be almost solely dedicated to this issue; I will discuss other helps in coming articles. It will be hard to bring it back to paganism much, but I will try, and will refocus in future articles. Anthropologists tell us that, not that long ago, there were 3 or 4 competing hominid ("man-like") species. One of these…

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    Sobek

    (Sobeq, Sochet, Suchos, Sebek, Sobk,Sobki, Soknopais) Sobek was a god of the Nile (which was believed to have come from his sweat) who gave life to vegetation and fertility to the land. The "Lord of the Waters" was believed to have risen from the primeval waters of Nun to create the world. One tale says that Sobek laid his eggs on the bank of the waters, starting the creation process. He was thus a fertility god, "He Who Made the Herbage Green". Neith is the mother of Sobek, known as the crocodile god. He was venerated as one who restored sight to the dead, who revived their senses and who…

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    Doing It By The Book (Or is it “BUY” the book?)

    (Author’s Note: Read this only if you consider laughter a sincere form of worship!)      I looked in the yellow pages for a Pagan public school. I didn’t find any. Not one. But I did find a variety of metaphysical bookstores and magical supply shops. I went to a few of these stores. And there on the book shelf, I found all the secrets of the universe. Soft-cover, only $9.99.            So now I can do it by the book! I tried calling the four directions, but it took me so long to memorize the exact words verbatim. I tried purifying my sacred space, but I couldn’t pronounce all those ceremonial…

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    Chatting with Lilith and Jesus

    I’ve been weary about talking to the different Gods and Goddesses who are in my life. When I was a Christian I talked to God all the time and gave up when I never felt like I was getting an answer. Albeit I was usually asking for something from that God, a being I considered outside of myself whom I thought much greater than me. It never had occurred to me until later that maybe God was inside of me and that I had all the answers myself. I know of psychics who talk to and listen to their guides frequently. I have pagan friends who tell me about the…

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    Blessed Be the Kitchen Witch

    Merry Meet, and welcome to June’s Column First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who read my article, I feel truly welcome to the fold. I am blowing my own horn, but not bad for a firs time. This month’s column is going to be dedicated to Kitchen Witchery with Helpful hints and tips for natural remedies I am going to add to the kitchen Witch herb list. A new spell, and craft item. I am starting a segment on how to design and plant a Witches Garden. This will be separated into 3 segments with a new segment over the next few months. Kitchen Witchery It doesn’t take…