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    Ask Your Mama

    Are you cyclically confused? In a ceremonial quandary? Completely clueless? Wonder no more. Ask Your Mama™ The What, When, Where, Why, How, and Who of Ceremony & Spirituality by ©Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman A Question of Spell Casting Dear Mama Donna, This has been a nightmare year for me. One terrible thing after another has been happening. My whacko neighbor keeps hinting that she has put a spell on me. Things have been so incredibly horrendous that I am beginning to believe her. I am totally spooked. Can you put the spell back onto her? -Helpless in Brooklyn Dear (Not-So) Helpless, No, no, a thousand times no! Your question…

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    Reaching Reiki

    with ReikiAwakening.com’s Alice Langholt Welcome to this month’s Reaching Reiki column. This month’s topic is Self Healing. The holiday season is stressful for many, and brings to mind the need for us to remember to care for ourselves as we are thinking of others. Malls, in particular, are sources of negative energy. Family tensions can recur during extended holiday visits. Money woes can affect our decisions when purchasing gifts. All can affect our energy system in negative ways. Self care and energetic self healing are most important this time of year. So how is this done? For a Reiki practitioner, remembering to use Reiki on oneself is sometimes a chore…

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    Wicca 101

    Tool Time In the TV sitcom Home Improvement, the father Tim Taylor was obsessed with tools and “more power.”  We Wiccans use tools in our spiritual practice and magick and they are means of representing and channeling power.  But, there are misunderstandings as far as their necessity, cost and purpose. I met one of my online friends because of a message she posted on a board regarding tools.  She asked if it was necessary to have every tool in order to be a Wiccan and if it was necessary to spend a lot of money on them because someone told her both things were true.  I posted a reply explaining…

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    Meandering Through the Past

    Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice was important to many different cultures in times past. It really marked the passage of seasons and marked a time of celebration for the winter months, it was finally the time to rest at least in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere it marked the time of summer and sunshine filled days. The Solstice celebrations are a hard thing to put a time line on without knowing the exact date the Earth was born. But as far back as recorded history goes, the Winter Solstice, no matter which hemisphere you lived in, was an important event. For our purpose here, we will focus on…

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    A Walk on the Pagan Path

    Merry Meet! I am new here at PaganPages.org and I am looking forward to this new experience. I feel an introduction is the best place to start. My name is Elizabeth Cusaac and my craft name is MeadowMoon. I was born in Florence, SC on January 18, 1977. I still live in South Carolina with my husband of 14 years and two sons, ages 13 and 8. We were fortunate enough to move to the country in 2006. This move brought about many positive changes in all of our lives. I began homeschooling my sons in 2008 which led me to work from home. As far as the spiritual changes…

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    WiseWoman Traditions

    Wise Woman Ways to Prevent Depression The dark months are a time of rest and renewal, not a time of high energy. The fairies return to their underground homes at Halloween and return aboveground on May Day. Give in to the slower pace of the winter. Expect less of yourself; enjoy more time in bed. Stop fighting the dark. Let it be deep and nourishing. Before electric lights, humans slept twelve hours a day during the winter. Recognize the softer energy of contemplation and enjoy it, just as you do the active energy of summer. Herb tonics can help us lighten up and stay healthier all winter. My favorite winter…

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    Sexual Magick **Adult Content**

    The Dark Feminine as presented in a classical Persian and Arabic Romance Story. The “Story of Laylah and Mayjun” is a Middle Eastern Tale that has many forms. This most interesting of Middle Eastern Love Stories was known throughout the World and actually provided the basis for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, as well as being the inspiration for Eric Clapton’s songs “Laylah” and “I am yours”. This Story is a concealed Mystery teaching on the Divine Feminine and it begins with the fact that “Laylah” means “Night” in virtually all of the Semetic languages. So, we begin to see upon further examination of the primary characters, that “Laylah” is in…

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    January correspondences

    Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts and cones Colors: brilliant white, blue-violet, black Flowers: carnation, crocus, snow drop Scents: musk, mimosa Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase Trees: birch Animals: fox, coyote Birds: pheasant, blue jay Spirits:  gnomes & brownies Deities: Freya (Norse); Innana, Sin and Antu (Sumeria); Saravati (Hindu); Hera and Irene (Greece); Ch’ang-O (China); Felicitas; Janus, Pax and Venus (Rome) Power Areas: Sluggish, below the surface, beginning and conceiving, protection, reversing spells, Conserve energy by working on your own personal problems that involve no one else. Time to work on new goals.

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    Song of a Daily Druid

    “I don’t really know how religion works as a functioning part of a normal life. It is still something separate, something different, something set aside.” – Juni, Living the Path of Mist Practicing the Daily Simple One conviction that has led me so assuredly onto and along the Druid path is the conviction that no amount of philosophizing and debate can make up for a lack of daily, practical work in the spiritual life. It’s easy to forget that any one system can start to seem like the single Truth if you spend too much time within it, and not enough time allowing your body and its natural energies free…