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    Welcome to the March Issue of PaganPages

    Merry Meet Readers! I’d like to welcome you to our Ostara issue which you will find packed with information and  fun. We have two helpful reviews this month you should be sure to read. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday! We would like to thank you for your continued support and love. Without our loyal readers, PaganPages would cease to exist. We appreciate all donations and remember you can donate by purchasing something from our PaganPages Shop on Etsy. Some of our products are below and our stock is always changing. HAPPY READING!!

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    PaganDad

    Spring is nearly here, the cold weather is beginning to wane and the showers of Spring will soon begin to fall. A short time after all that the plants will begin to bloom and the trees to turn green again. The animals will awaken and go out to forage and look for new food to fill their bellies empty from a long winter hibernating. For me and my family this month has also been a time of rest and renewal. With nearly two months between Sabbats, we can take a break and turn our focus onto resting and preparing for the work of the coming season. Soon we will be…

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    Ostara – Northern Hemisphere

    (Oh-star-ah) – Lesser Sabbat – Spring/Vernal Equinox, March 20-21st – when the Sun enters Ares Other Names: Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia, Mean Earraigh, Pasch, Caisg, Pess Date: Spring Equinox (March 20-22 in Northern Hemisphere) or when the Sun is 1 degree Aries. Symbolism: The beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, the God and Goddess in Their youth, balance, fertility Goddesses: all love, virgin, and fertility Goddesses; Anna Perenna (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite, Persia, GrecoRoman), Athena (Greek), Cybele (Greco-Roman), Blodeuwedd, Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Hera, Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian),…

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    Crafty Corner

    Paper Mache Bowls!! OK!  Keeping in line with Recycling!!  Still gots tons of Tissue paper right?  And with Valentines Day gone, I’m sure your left with plenty of red and white. No worries!  Lets find a better use for that stuff other than cluttering up a landfill! Things you need: 1. Cheap Plastic Bowl ( I found a set of two at the dollar tree) 2. Modge Podge (you can use any paper Mache glue formula, but for what I did, Modge Podge worked best. 3. Tissue Paper (any color), best if cut into small strips or squares 4. Scissors (Kids get help with an Adult!) 5. LOTS OF TIME…

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    Elemental Perspectives

    Not Rocket $cience The system of categorizing the universe that’s most commonly learned by Pagans is called the Elements.  Although the four classic Elements (Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) proposed by the ancients aren’t nearly as scientific as the modern-day Periodic Table of Elements, the ideas behind both are the same and the four-element system was actually the basis for the hundred plus modern chart.  Magic dictates that we have an acute knowledge of the world(s) around us.  And that means we need some sort of system to categorize, prioritize, and organize what we are able to perceive in those worlds.  The four-element system works quite well for this because…

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    HearthBeats: Recipes from a Kitchen Witch

    Merry meet all… This month I will be focusing this article on herbalism; recipes for health and healing. Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. It is simple, safe, effective, and free. Our ancestors used plant medicines for healing and health maintenance. It’s easy. You can do it and you don’t need a degree or any special training. Most of us have the ability to begin the healing process already in our homes. There are some other things we may need to stock up in order to have them when we need them. Much of what we will need can be grown and dried either over the growing season…

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    Vampire Folklore

    Arise From the Past!:  I Found A Vampire, Now What? When one stumbled upon what was thought to be a vampire or living corpse, the first idea that must have run through his or her mind was quite simple.  What was one to do with such a find?  Although many people cannot agree on the correct way to dispose of a vampire, they can all agree that any technique used has to work indefinitely.  Such methods include a stake through the heart, decapitation, burning, the usage of holy items, garlic, and exposure to sunlight. One of the most common methods for disposing of a vampire is a stake through the…

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    Mabon – Southern Hemisphere

    MAY-bon, MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon or MAH-bawn, – Lesser Sabbat – Fall/Autumn Equinox, September 21-23 Other Names: Michaelmas (September 25th, Christian), Second Harvest Festival, Witches’ Thanksgiving, Harvest Home(Anglo-Celtic), Feast of Avalon, Wine Harvest, Festival of Dionysus, Cornucopia, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Chung Ch’iu (China), Night of the Hunter, Alban Elfed “The Light of the Water”(Caledonii/ Druidic-celebrates Lord of the Mysteries), Winter Finding (Teutonic, from Equinox ‘til Winter Night or Nordic New Year, Oct 15th.) Animals/Mythical Beings: Dogs, wolves, stag, blackbird, owl, eagle, birds of prey, salmon & goat, Gnomes, Sphinx, Minotaur, Cyclops, Andamans and Gulons Gemstones: Yellow agate, carnelian, yellow topaz, sapphire, lapis lazuli & amethyst Incense/Oil: Pine, sweetgrass, apple blossom,…

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    Hally’s Hints

    It’s Personal…Psychic Attacks We have all heard about it; we have probably experienced it at least once in our lives and yet, we somehow forget about it until it happens again – I am talking about Psychic Attacks. I am sure this has been covered here a couple of times and for me, obviously not enough. I had often thought of psychic attacks as something that was done by a stranger; perhaps someone that was jealous or on a path of negativity for one reason or another but until recently I had never in my wildest dreams considered that it could come from someone I was very close to. It…

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    Charm Spells By Ileana Abrev

    Over the years I have read a vast array of books aimed towards teaching our pagan youth the practices and principles of our craft, but I must say this is the most awe inspiring of them all. Charm Spells is an ingenious easy to read literary guide for both young and old witches alike. Teaching the basic tools every young witch needs Ileana Abrev has created a grimoire like no other. Instructing white magick from the very start not only is the right path to take, but it sets young practitioner on the path to lifelong success in their lives as well as their practice. I am so thankful to…