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    Welcome to the April Issue of PaganPages

    Merry Meet and welcome Readers! We hope you all had a blessed holiday! It is finally spring and what a beautiful spring this will be. At our house it is time for spring cleaning! We have a packed issue for you this month full of great ideas, thoughts, questions, and fantastic Interviews Kala Ambrose John Michael Greer You are welcome to leave your comments at the bottom of each article or you can write us at anytime to admin @ paganpages.org (just delete the spaces). We are always on the look out for new talent so if you would like to give writing a go you can send us a…

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    Interview with John Michael Greer

    Patrick Claflin © “The Art and Practice of Geomancy”, by John Michael Greer is a must have for every magician.  Greer has blessed us all with his literary genius in a world where it is sorely needed, granting the reader a precise path leading to an accretion of astonishing magnitude by taking a knowledge long since forgotten and revitalizing it in to an engaging insightful and practical spiritual manner.. ~ Michele Burke, Pagan Pages.org Pagan Pages: This may sound like a strange question to ask to start an interview, but who is John Michael Greer tells us more about the man behind the book? John Michael Greer: Well, you’ve met…

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    Interview with Kala Ambrose

    Courtesy of Kala Ambrose “9 Life Altering Lessons”, by Kala Ambrose, Kala’s inspirational genius leads the reader on an expedition throughout the ages revealing the secrets therein. Secrets that when practiced can lead not only the seasoned student but those just beginning to search for answers to life’s mysterious lessons. ~ Michele Burke, Pagan Pages.org Pagan Pages: What were the driving forces that led you to write the 9 Life Altering Lessons? Kala Ambrose: It was a very natural extension of myself to write 9 Lessons, though I also had a great amount of urging from both students from my mystery school here on the earth plane, as well as…

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    Runic Divination

    History of the Runic alphabets and divination As far back as primordial time’s man found himself fascinated by the mysterious writings of almost forgotten prehistoric languages, e.g. hieroglyphs from Egypt, American Indian inscriptions. According to the University of Nottingham (2006) The earliest undoubtedly runic inscriptions currently known are the short texts (mostly single words which might be names) scratched in the metal of weapons and other gear excavated from the bogs of Illerup and Vimose, in Denmark. Archaeologists have dated these to around 200 A.D although a comb found at Vimose may be about half a century earlier. (¶. 7) However, the destiny of the mystical runes has had a…

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    Faeries, Elves and Other Kin

    Selkies The Selkies are placid creatures, seals by day women and men by night. Also known as Selchies, Sea People or Water Kelpies; In their mortal form the Selkies are described as having a characteristically unearthly magnificence with dark eyes and hair. Noiselessly they appear from the sea shedding their skins and frolicking along the sandy beaches. Like the merrows (the Irish and Scottish equivalent to the mermaid) their toes and fingers are webbed (When no signs of webbed fingers are present their palms are wider than their human counterparts’ showing hints of their watery beginning) however, if a mortal man or woman finds their skin, the Selkie is obliged…

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    Celtic Awareness

    Belenus – Celtic God of Beltane In Celtic mythology the Sun God Belenus worshipped in Britannia, Gaul, Italy, Northern Spain and Austria. Belenus has had shrines erected in his behalf from Aquileia (on the Adriatic) to England (Kirkby Lonsdale). Associated with healing and heat, the meaning of his name is Henbane God or the Shinning one. It has been said the Belenus may be in fact the same deity as the God Belatu- Cadros from the Roman Empire period and thusly identified with Apollo. His companion is Belisama. Belenus’s name has appeared on inscriptions, concentrated primarily in Cisalpine Gaul and Aquileia, however, these inscriptions have also been found in Noricum…

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    Role of a Mentor

    Like many others my age, the first witch I saw on TV was Samantha on the show Bewitched. But there was real life witch in my area whom I saw on TV several times. Jeffrey B. Cather RN, better known as Lady Circe of Toledo, OH, was respected by the media when they turned to her as the unofficial representative of the Pagan community. She was well spoken, knowledgeable and had an air of leadership about her. When I saw her on TV in the 70s and 80s, I was not yet studying the old ways, but it was in the back of my mind and the knowledge that such…

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    Greetings From Afar

    The Search for the Mary Gloster “I’ve paid for your sickest fancies; I’ve humoured your crackedest whim — Dick, it’s your daddy, dying; you’ve got to listen to him! Good for a fortnight, am I? The doctor told you? He lied. I shall go under by morning, and — Put that nurse outside. ‘Never seen death yet, Dickie? Well, now is your time to learn, And you’ll wish you held my record before it comes to your turn. Not counting the Line and the Foundry, the yards and the village, too, I’ve made myself and a million; but I’m damned if I made you. Master at two-and-twenty, and married at…

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    Elemental Perspectives

    Diving Deep This is the second in my Elementals Perspectives series for PaganPages.  For those who didn’t read the first one in the series last month, let me briefly review what I’m trying to do with these articles. Most of us have a working knowledge of the classic four Elements (Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) and the so-called fifth one, Spirit.  It’s a handy way of categorizing the universe and that’s useful when we work magic or even for just getting a handle on what’s going on.  It’s easy to think of the classical Elements in much the same way as we were taught to think about the Periodic Table…

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    May Day, May 1

    Beltaine, also called May Day by many Christians. This Sabbat celebrates the fertility and union of the Horned God and the Goddess. At this time, life is renewing itself. Birds and animals are mating. In the fields, newly planted seeds are beginning to grow. Great fires are lit honoring the fertility God Belenos. Some leap the fires to show the exuberance of the season. A Maypole is erected and bright ribbons are hung on it. The Maypole, a phallic symbol, represents the masculine. The soft colored ribbons are the feminine. The union of the two symbolizes the union of the God and Goddess. This is the time to fertilize your…