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    Callie’s Cavern

    Moonstone Moonstone is a very soft stone that chips easily, handle it with care.  It is a variety of Feldspar, which is one of the most common minerals on the Earth.  Raw Moonstone rarely shows the stones full beauty.  Most of Moonstones play on light can only be seen after the stone has been cut. As its name suggests Moonstone has a strong and sacred link to the Moon, many of its qualities are connected with the Moon.  There is a strong female energy with Moonstone.  Moonstone has a goddess energy and mothering quality.  It brings new beginnings, deep emotional healing, and calm emotions.  It enhances intuition and psychic abilities. …

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    Hally’s Hints

    Light / Dark Workers It has been an interesting and roller coaster of a month. It started with what I thought was a bout of hormonal fluctuations only to have a discussion with a light worker and realised it was something much greater that something happening on a physiological level. Many of us that work in the light, working on a very different vibrational level to those working on the dark side unfortunately will from time to time have the dark side decide to latch on. I liken this to those people that zap our energy however those on the dark side do so much more than that. Do you…

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    Candle-gazing Meditation

    Sit on the ground, and hold your candle in your hands. This is your flame. You created it. It burns as your symbol in the universe. Look at the flame. As you breathe, the flame moves with you. It plays and frolics as you watch it. As you look at the flame, you can see that it is actually made of the colors of the rainbow. Subtle shades of red glow at the very tip of the flame. Your passion, your physical body are being left behind, as a faint reminder of who you are. The orange that follows spans a short time on the flame. Your anchor on this…

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    HearthBeats: Notes from a Kitchen Witch

    First I would like to say Merry Meet to you all and ask how your summer has been so far. Secondly I would like to ask you all to help me out a bit. I would like to write these columns about the things YOU want. So please e-mail me at [email protected] with your ideas and desires for the Hearthbeats notes and recipes columns… Now as I would like to share a poem with you. It was shared with me years ago and often I remember it when I feel like a crackpot… hopefully it will help you as well and as often Blessings Some wise words from the Kitchen…

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    Serving the Gods

    They jump and twirl and skip, run around in intricately patterned steps, and shake all over in perfect rhythm.  A two-hundred piece orchestra plays in minor augment keys and there are a dozen tympanis banging out a syncopated and complex code of a phony jungle beat.  All the dancers have matching costumes and the females barely have any.  It’s a wild pagan dance to the Great God Hiccup and the pith-helmeted explorers are tied to a handy clump of palm trees with a giant cooking pot bubbling away only a yard or two from them!  Wow, it sure is exciting being a pagan in the 1960 Hollywood films, isn’t it?…

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    September

    Herbs: Copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap, acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, pine cones, rose, sage, Solomon’s Seal, tobacco, thistle, vegetables. Foods: Breads, grains, seeds, dried fruits and beans, baked squash, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions, wine. Colors: Brown, yellow-green, yellow, red, russet, maroon, gold, scarlet, purple. Flowers: Narcissus, lily, aster, morning glory. Scents: Storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot. Autumn blend made by combining: benzoin, myrrh, and sage, also these incenses separately. Stones: Blue sapphire, peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates. Trees: Hazel, larch, bay. Animals: Snake, jackal. Birds: Ibis, sparrow. Deities: Bona Dea, Ceres, Ch’ang-O, Demeter, The…

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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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    Vampire Folklore

    After Polidori’s version of the vampire, it became apparent that an audience for such work existed.  James Malcolm Rymer decided to enter as an author of this genre for just that reason.  Rymer was born in Scotland in the year 1804, and prior to his career as an author, he pursued various means of employment.  He had been a civil engineer, a surveyor, and a mechanical draftsman.  He pierced the writing scene when he dropped all of these jobs to write for the Queen’s Magazine (Melton 529).  He wrote an article in which he heaped ridicule and disgust upon an avenue of the era called “penny dreadfuls.”  “Penny dreadfuls” were…

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    A Simple Path: Journey of a Hedgewitch

    *The Hedgewitch lives in the space between the Village and the Forest. Between the mundane and the magical. S/He lives with a foot in both worlds. This column is dedicated to the Hedgewitches of the planet earth. September 2009 Harvest Time!!! It is that profoundly magical season of harvest here in the hedge, and the abundance has amazed me beyond my wildest dreams. My garden has been a constant source of joy and lessons learned. The watermelon and cantaloupes, unsown by me, came to life on their own, because we left the seedlings where they sprouted. It was a teetering balance of my way, and Nature’s way. In the end,…

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    The Indigo Child

    Well yet another month has come and gone an just like last month the response to The Indigo Child column has been exceptional, So without further beating around the preverbal bush let’s get down to business and address this month’s issue. Question one: Wishteriaon wrote: Growing up in a very Christian family, I was terribly alone and terrified of the ‘gifts’ I had. The only person who seemed to accept my sincere and innocent behaviors from early childhood was taken from me at an early age. At twenty, I visited a professor of Parapsychology who told me I was an intuitive empathic and if I did not learn how to…