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    Erin Martinez

    Sleeping with Beautiful Dreams Message Coming Solo Infusion More of Erin’s artwork can be viewed at: http://artinblood.com/

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    Can Being Pagan Hurt Our Kids

    Our lives are centered around our two active, inquisitive daughters. They are always wanting to know what “this” is or what “that” does, or why I wear a pentacle. They love to touch my everyday altar items, eager to see what they feel like or what they do. Our youngest especially likes to touch these things, they are fun for her. I try to use things that are kid friendly just for this reason. Recently I decided to start introducing and teaching our children about some of the basics. Our youngest will not be learning much since she is only two. The oldest, who is eight, already knows her directions,…

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    SEASONS of the WITCH WEEKLY 2009

    SEASONS of the WITCH WEEKLY 2009 BY: VICTORIA DAVID DANANN Ok readers listen up, for those of you unaware there is a new guide in town and if you don’t have it you will want to get it!!!!  So for those of you who got money, gift cards I have the perfect item to use it on, a book called, “ THE SEASONS OF THE WITCH WEEKLY MAGIKAL CALENDAR 2009 “. You will not often find this writer urging our readers to immediately go out and buy a book.  Do without that extra Starbucks or that little extra pleasure it is that you have been saving, this book is worth…

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    It’s in the Cards

    Dear Reader, Welcome to ‘It’s In the Cards’ for www.PaganPages.org. At one time this column appeared in Finer Things Magazine in New Haven, CT, and I am very pleased to be writing my column again; this time for the Pagan Community. Every month, I will do a tarot reading for one person whose question I choose for this column. Also, by writing me, you will have a chance for a free tarot 10 minute reading on the phone. If you would like to contact me about purchasing a reading, please visit my web site at www.SubRosaMagick.com or write me at [email protected] Since I first began reading for the public 13…

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    Pagan Theology

    Experiencing The Work:  How You Deal With the World With the past few columns I’ve been talking about some things that happen to us when we have a transformative experience with the divine.  Wiccans might refer to this transformative experience as “Drawing Down the Moon”.   I personally would say that this is our interaction with our Gods and Goddesses.  Any of these experiences should make us different either in our soul or within ourselves.   Just how different will depend on what we see, how we interact with the Gods and Goddesses, and, ultimately (and for some unfortunately) who we are, as no two people are alike or are as open…

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    Lughnasadh – Southern Hemisphere

    February 1, 2 Other Names: Lughnasadh (Loo-nas-ah), Lunasa (meaning August), Lughnasaad, Lughnasa(Celtic),First Harvest, August Eve, Feast of Cardenas, Feast of Bread, Tailltean Games(Irish), Teltain Cornucopia(Strega), Ceresalia(Ancient Roman) Harvest Home, Thingtide(Teutonic), Lammas(Christian). Laa Luanys, Elembious, Festival of Green Corn (Native American). Animals & Mythical Beings: Griffins, basilisks, roosters, calves, centaurs, phoenix. Gemstones:Aventurine, citrine, peridot, sardonyx, yellow diamondsand citrine. Incense/Oil: Wood aloes, rose, rose hips, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus, safflower, corn, passionflower, frankincense, sandalwood. Colors/Candles: Red, orange, golden yellow, green, light brown, gold, bronze, gray. Tools,Symbols, & Decorations: Corn, cornucopias, red, yellow flowers, sheaves of grain (wheat, barley, oats), first fruits/vegetables of garden labor, corn dollies, baskets of bread, spear, cauldron, sickle, scythe,…

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    Wise Woman Traditions

    Hot Colds and Cold Colds – Winter Health Winter is coming. So are colds and the flu. Here are some tips for preventing these viral illnesses. And for getting well fast if you do get sick. Preventing colds and the flu can be summed up in three words: Wash your hands. The viruses that cause colds and the flu most readily enter our bodies by means of our hands. Wash your hands after shopping. Remind your children to wash their hands as soon as they come home from school. A little “hysterical hygiene” goes a long way to keeping colds at bay. Of course, there are herbs that can be…

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    Hally’s Hints

    What is Your Gift? The phone rings and you guess who it is. You look outside and it looks as though it is about to rain. You wish silently to yourself that it would be great if it were sunny. Half an hour later the sun comes out, even though it hadn’t been forecast. There are so many things that happen every day and yet we dismiss it as being co-incidental. We do not stop to consider that perhaps there is something deeper and more intense happening. Perhaps these things only happen to others… As children we take things at face value. Most of us can recall times where we…

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    Why the Full Moon?

    There is a common misconception that Wiccans worship the full moon.  Simply put, that’s pony poop.  We worship at the time of the full moon and we use the moon and its phases as a religious symbol, a spiritual metaphor.  Let me explain: For Wiccans, there are two sort of ‘generic’ deities, the god and the goddess.  Another way of stating it is that there are projective (sometimes called ‘positive’) and receptive (sometimes called ‘negative’) forces from which the universe is derived.  The god (projective, positive, etc.) is said to be the one that produces the energy, while the goddess (receptive, negative, etc.) takes it and shapes it into everything…

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    Night Rites

    Bewitching Winter Rite Supplies 8-10” long thin silver cord 4 snowflake charms White knob candle and holder Dark blue glass bowl Silver ink pen Piece of parchment paper Small hand towel Mitten Notebook Snow & icicle Ritual Prep Find a large icicle (about the size of a pencil) and gather snow clean snow from outside. Keep them in the freezer until you are ready to begin this rite. Rite Cast a circle in your own traditional way. Call forth the Elementals of Water and Air to aid your in your magick tonight. Invite the God and Goddess to witness your rite and guide you in your workings. Place the snow…