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    Nite Rites

    “Triumph Over Troubles Rite” We have all experienced times when we are overcome with worry or doubt about something very important to us. This rite is designed to help you move through your worry and start working on a solution. Supplies Bowl of water Bowl of salt Worry stone Worry dolls (5) Pentacle paten 2 small pieces of mirror Mica and unakite Strand of silver cord Two white candles Incense burner, trivet, and charcoal tablet Incense of your choice Chalice with drink Plate with food Offering bowl Altar Set-up Gather all the materials and place on the altar. The two white candles should be across from each other, as they…

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    The Indigo Child

    What is an Indigo Child? It has been said that Indigo children display innovative and bizarre psychological attributes, which up until a relatively short time ago had not been documented. Many skeptics suggest that the indigo child is nothing more than a child suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or some other type of mental disability but that could not be further than the truth. While yes some indigo children may well be diagnosed with ADHD the truth of the matter is that these children are just old souls striving to bring the world into the next level of human evolution. A majority of the indigo children posses what…

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    Let’s Spell it Out

    Making Positive Changes with Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom December 16th is set aside on the Greco-Roman calendar for the goddesses Sophia and Sapientia.  You may notice the word “sapiens” in the name Sapientia, as this is the Roman Latin word for “wisdom”.  This is why we humans are called “Homo Sapiens”. But the Romans “stole” this goddess from the Greeks, and to them she was called Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom.  This Greek principle was actually adopted by the Gnostic Christians and she was the primordial female force in the cosmos.  She was sometimes called Pistis Sophia because Sophia descended from the “goddess” Pistis (which means “faith”) who was one…

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    Yule Correspondences

    Lesser Sabbat – Winter Solstice, circa Dec 21 Other Names: Jul (”wheel”, Old Norse), Saturnalia(Rome ~December 17 & 18), Yuletide(Teutonic), Midwinter, Fionn’s Day, Alban huan, Christmas (Christian~December 25), Xmas, Festival of Sol, Solar/Secular/Pagan New Year Animals/Mythical beings: yule goat (nordic), reindeer stag, squirrels, yule cat, Sacred White Buffalo, Kallikantzaroi-ugly chaos monsters(greek), trolls, phoenix, yule elf, jule gnome, squirrels, wren/robin Gemstones: cat’s eye, ruby, diamond, garnet, bloodstone Incense/Oils: bayberry, cedar, ginger, cinnamon, pine, rosemary, frankincense, myrrh, nutmeg, wintergreen, saffron Colors: gold, silver, red, green, white Tools,Symbols, & Decorations: bayberry candles, evergreens, holly, mistletoe, poinsettia,mistletoe, lights, gifts, Yule log, Yule tree. spinning wheels, wreaths, bells, mother & child images Goddesses: Great Mother,…

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    Greetings From Afar

    And Then There Were Nun The Convent of Our Lady of Sorrows is out in the middle of nowhere. It is so far out in the sticks that you have to chase the owl off of your clock in the morning before you can tell what time it is. It is so far out in the boondocks that the emaciated wolves really do chase the starving bears through the frozen deserted forest. Well it’s not really that bad, but it is rather isolated. The convent is something like forty miles from Novosibersk, as the crow flies… as the narrow, one lane dirt track that leads to it winds, it’s more…

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    Sexual Magick **Adult Content

    ** Adult Content ** The Dark Side of the Divine Feminine It is relatively easy, in a Patriarchal Society, to pay tribute to the Creative Aspects of the Divine Feminine. Yet, one should at least appreciate the Non-Creative Aspects as well. In Tantra Yoga one uses the ability to arouse certain energies of “Lust”, that when retained by the Practitioner, are termed “Ojas”. When these Ojas physically and astrally manifest themselves, they are termed “Kalas” and relate very strongly to the Sexual, Astral, and Physical Fluids of the Male, and Female Human Being. The Female is representative of the Lunar Force in both its waxing and Waning aspects, just as…

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    The Moonlit Path: Discussions on Pathways and Traditions

    Correllian Nativist Tradition It never ceases to surprise me the number of times I am approached about learning opportunities for newcomers to Wicca and Paganism.  Most times the same advice is given to those starting out on a new path: read and study more.  The question at that point becomes what to read and how much more to study? Often learning with an established tradition is not immediately possible for a newcomer.  So they muddle through a few books and then the individual often becomes discouraged.  However, there is a tradition that takes its commitment to outreach and teaching to new levels making learning accessible to everyone.  I’m pleased to…

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    Goddess Cards

    The Carousel Collection The circle has always had magical properties. It is said to be the purest and most profound symbol in existence. It has no beginning, and no end. In this sense, it represents infinity, eternity, wholeness of spirit, and femininity. Circles rule the world! Mathematically speaking, a circle is defined as a shape in which all points are equidistant from the center. The study of its unique qualities led to the development of calculus and geometry. It was recognized before the beginning of recorded history, and is the basis for the wheel. Together with the invention of circular gears during the Industrial Revolution, it made machinery and much…

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    Song of a Daily Druid

    The sun has set, and twilight settles dark over the autumn landscape. In another half an hour a harvest moon, swelling but not quite full, will rise over the eastern horizon, but for now the grove is thick with gray mist and half-seen shadows. In the center, a thin white altar cloth drapes a low, square stone; the cloth shifts once in a while, ghostly and almost whispering with the silent breeze that barely moves the trees. The altar itself is decorated with gourds, dried pale aster blossoms and pressed fall leaves collected from the local landscape over the past week, bringing out subtle shades of yellow, orange, russet and…

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    Pagan Parenting

    The Wintertime Family The winter months can be very gloomy for us.  We contend with few hours of daylight, cold temperatures and often limited mobility due to snow and ice.  Beach frolicking is a distant memory, the piles of leaves for jumping in have been racked away and the fresh sprouts of spring are not quite stirring under their frozen blanket.  Despite the limitations of the season we crave activities to share that connect us to the quite slumber going on under our feet.  This month we’ll look at some options for sharing this time as a family in terms of activities that connect the family unit and feed our…