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    Door to the Beyond

    When you can run with the river… It’s the same Door, but we’re making more changes this month.  Why don’t you walk through it again with me? You’ve changed your diet.  You’ve changed your lifestyle.  You’ve changed your habits.  Maybe you’ve even changed your clothing selections.  Your life is still a mess. So what’s left? Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to change your friends.  I’m sure you have some good ones, maybe even great ones… but what about that one (or more) that always leaves you feeling worse than before you met with him/her? There are many kinds of toxic friendships.  Here are nine basic types: The User:  This person…

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    Role of a Mentor

    The Accidental Teacher After I wrote the last column, dreaming of a day when I could teach someone as I have been taught, it occurred to me that I have already done that.  I may not have conducted a class, lead a group or mentored someone, but I still have had teaching moments in which I helped another Pagan on their path or explained something about our ways to non Pagans.  On many occasions I have been an accidental teacher. Soon after I started on this path, I noticed that some dictionaries included the word “devil” or “evil spirits” in their definition of the word witch.  I wrote to an…

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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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    Interview with Author Eliza Blanchard

    Courtesy of Eliza Blanchard & Rocco Baviera A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers by Eliza Blanchard has taken graces, blessings and prayers from around the world in a wondrous attempt to unite the children of the world through the common thread of spirituality. A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers is a must have for all children not only because of its beautiful illustration but its connection underlying connection to the oneness for us all. * Available through the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Price: $12.00 – http://www.uuabookstore.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU=4753 Interview with Eliza Blanchard Pagan Pages (PP): Who is Eliza Blanchard? Eliza Blanchard (EB): I’ve worn a number of hats, but…

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    Esoteric Christian Witch

    May has always been known as the month of Mary, the mother of Yeshua/Jesus. In fact, the main verse of a long-beloved hymn, sung during the crowning with roses of the statue of Mary in May entitled “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” is, “Oh, Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the angels, Queen of the May”. There are several feast days of Mary that are celebrated in the Church in May. May 12th is the feast day of Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd, May 15th is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, May 24th for Our Lady, Help of Christians and May 31st celebrates both…

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    Greetings from Afar

    The Flight Home The telephone rang at three o’clock. Barbara glanced out the window… dark as the inside of a pile of coal. Then she looked at the clock on the nightstand by her bed. Who could be calling at such an ungodly hour? The thought frightened her. Instinct told her that it just had to be bad news. She rolled over and glared at it for a moment or two and then groggily picked up the receiver, answering on the third ring… “Hello?” She whispered sleepily. Silence. In the background she could hear the muffled sounds that accompany large numbers of people packed into a small and crowded space.…

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    Nite Rites

    Home Cleansing Rite A solitary ritual to spiritually cleanse your home. Supplies Athame Sage bundle Abalone shell Bell Holy water/oil Broom (besom) Tray Matches Jar candle (small, light yellow or blue) Chalice with drink (your choice) Plate of offering (your choice) *Tea light candle and holder (one for each window) Preparation Place an unlit tea light in a holder on each window sill in your home. Place your athame, chalice and plate of offering on your altar. Set the tray on another table in your ritual room, and place the matches, jar candle, holy water, bell, sage bundle and shell on it. Lean the broom on the wall next to…

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    Beltaine Correspondences

    Beltaine Correspondences Also known as: May Day, Bealtaine, Beltane, Bhealtainn, Bealtinne, Festival of Tana (Strega), Giamonios, Rudemass, and Walburga (Teutonic), Cetsamhain (opposite Samhain),Fairy Day ,Sacred Thorn Day, Rood Day, Roodmas (the Christian term for Rood Day, Old Beltane, Beltain, Baltane, Walpurgis Night, Floriala (Roman feast of flowers from April 29 to May 1), Walpurgisnacht (Germanic-feast of St. Walpurga), Thrimilce (Anglo-saxon), Bloumaand (Old Dutch) Date: May 1 Animals: Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard Deities: Flower Goddesses, Divine Couples, Deities of the Hunt, Aphrodite, Artemis, Bast, Diana, Faunus, Flora, Maia, Pan, the Horned God, Venus, and all Gods and Goddesses who preside over fertility. Tools: broom, May Pole, cauldron Stones/Gems: emerald,…

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    Tri-State Interfaith Festival

    Greetings to those reading this. I want to take a minute and sum up what this festival is all about. I personally got tired of dealing with everything wrong in this world: The corrupt political views, the destruction of our environment, the petty labels that society places upon those to cause separation and segregation. The sole fundamentals of this festival is I’m asking everyone for just one weekend out of a year to put aside all your mainstream prejudices and come together, people concerned about humanity and nature. I invite all paths of beliefs: Christian, Wicca, Pagan, Hindu, Muslim, Native American, Voodoo, Methodist, Agnostic, Protestant, Catholic, and all the others…

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    Callie’s Cavern

    Fairy Cross Stone There are two kinds of Fairy Cross Stones, Andalusite and Staurolite.  Andalusite has markings that resemble a cross; these stones are naturally long tubes with the cross on one or both ends.  Andalusite is oftentimes tumbled.  Staurolite resembles crosses themselves and is often found on a larger matrix.  Both stones have the same meaning and are often called Fairy Cross Stones. The name Fairy Cross Stone gives hint to the stone’s power.  These stones are thought to attract fairies and therefore they represent the four elements and their power.  They help you balance these elements.  Fairy Cross Stones also help you see past illusion.  Using the power…