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    May Correspondences

    May Correspondences The name of the month is garnered from the Greek Goddess Maia, the most important of the Seven Sisters (the Pleiades), and (some say) the mother of Hermes. Some form of this Goddess name is known from Ireland to India. She is known to be the mother of Hermes. In Rome she was called Maius, Goddess of Summer. Moon: The Hare Moon Astrological Signs: Taurus, Gemini Nature Spirits: Faeries, elves Herbs: Dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow Colors: Green, brown, pink Flowers: Lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom Scents: Rose, sandalwood Stones: Emerald (birth stone), malachite, amber, carnelian Trees: Hawthorne Animals: Cats, lynx, leopard…

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    Great Work If You Can Get It

    In many Wiccan traditions, as well as a few other Pagan faith groups, there is something called ‘the Great Work’.  This term is probably stolen from the Masons and, in Pagan venues, refers to what might be termed a calling, though that is most often used when referring to some kind of spiritual dedication.  Traditionally, an initiate chooses what will become his or her Great Work sometime during their time at Second Degree (if following the Gardnarian format).  Other traditions might not follow that form but still retain something like the idea of the Great Work.  Whatever it may be called, finding your Great Work is an extremely important event.…

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    Elemental Perspectives

    Dancing in the Flames This is the third in my Elementals Perspectives series for PaganPages.  As you might guess, this one is all about the Fire Element. When I was about ten years old, I nearly burned down a forest; I played with matches.  If it weren’t for the vigilance of my parents, I probably would have been the cause of enormous damages and maybe even loss of life.  It has been the cause of many nightmares for me over the years and it’s been difficult to forgive myself for my childish stupidity.  The only good thing that has come out of it is now I respect the Fire Element…

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    Hearthbeats: Recipes from a Kitchen Witch

    The recipes I am sharing today are good for any time of the years.. But spring and fall are particularly potent as we are either planting the herbs to make these.. or final harvest and drying of these herbs.. so I hope that you enjoy these as much as I have and will.. But remember not only the flavorful properties but the magickal as well Basic blends For Beef: Mix 3 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper, 3 tablespoon red pepper flakes, 7 ½ tablespoons garlic powder, 3 tablespoon dried minced onion. Store in airtight container For Fish: Mix 6 tablespoons dried dill weed, 6 tablespoons crumbled bay leaves, 6 tablespoons…