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    Merry Meet and Welcome to the June Issue of PaganPages

    In this Issue: Our classes are now closed due to the amount of students we have received.  Be ready for the next round!! If you are interested in writing, give us a shout at [email protected] NING is starting to charge so we have moved to a new networking site and wish for you all to join http://paganpages.spruz.com Happy Reading!!!!! A great new book by R. Wolf Baldassarro Aphrodisiacs for your senses Blessings on Our Expecting Mommies

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    June Correspondences

    The sixth month of the Gregorian Calender, June is the first month of summer. June derives it’s name from the Roman Goddess Juno. Her Greek counterpart is Hera. The traditional birthstone amulets of June are alexandrite, moonstone, and pearl; and the rose is the month’s traditional flower. June is shared by the astrological signs of Gemini the Twins and Cancer the Crab, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities: Juno, and all gods and goddesses who preside over love, passion, and beauty. During the month of June, the Great Solar Wheel of the Year is turned to the Summer Solstice, one of the four Lesser Sabbats celebrated each year…

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    ZAP!

    Energy is what gets things done.  We use energy to make changes whether we’re talking about magic or the mundane.  If you’ve taken a bunch of science classes or just watched Star Trek, you’ve heard a lot about energy… all kinds of energy.  So, since you’ve used it, and heard about it, and a good deal of the conversations you’ve had with your fellow magic workers has been about energy, tell me:  WHAT IS ENERGY? Physics is basically the study of energy.  You learn about how to measure the various kinds of energy, what they do, what to call them, how to manipulate them, even how to generate them.  And…

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    Airmid’s Cauldron

    herbal remedies have been around for generations, many of which have been altered into not only prescription but over the counter medications as well. That being said, here is yet another herbal remedy that has not been changed for as long as I can remember. herbal Remedy Oil – for Rashes & Skin Infections 1 ½ Quarts Olive Oil 1 Oz Usnea 1 Oz Acacia 1 ½ Oz Echinacea root 1 Oz Aloe, dried or 2 Oz fresh 1 ½ Oz Sage 1o gel caps vitamin E oil Grind all herbs as fine as possible. Place herbs and oils in a glass or stainless steel pot. Hear mixture overnight in oven…

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    Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

    Why do bad things happen to good people? Well, first we need to understand what the word “bad” and “good” mean to humanity. Bad is defined as unfavorable, disagreeable, unpleasant, harmful, unhealthy, diseased and evil. Good being the opposite of bad is defined as favorable, agreeable, pleasant, honorable, loyal, wholesome and benevolent. Things we label as bad evoke negative emotions from us. They make us feel hurt, angry, disappointed, irritated, depressed. And good things evoke positive emotions such as happy, joyful, cheerful, wonderful, pleased and blissful. What we need to understand is that these are labels that we have placed on circumstances, people and situations we encounter in our lives.…

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    Synchronicity

    There is beauty in Synchronicity. A beauty and a wonder, but it is fading fast. As the human population disagrees on the existence and/or effects of global warming, fragile relationships are disintegrating. It is not enough that global warming is affecting relationships of creatures, human interference between these relationships has also caused much burden. While humans argue disintegration continues. One creature that has existed for millions of years is the horseshoe crab. Not much thought has been given to this ancient creature. The horseshoe crab is in decline and one place it is truly being felt is the Delaware Bay. This simple little creature has been harvested without regulation, without…

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    Rites and Rituals

    The Summer Solstice The morning feels still, the air holds a gentle warmth from yesterday, as dawn kisses the new day with first light. I stand facing the East. My wand is in my left hand, my blade held in the right and I await the new day’s breath. For me, there is a special magick within that initial cool breeze that descends the moment the Earth’s star crosses dawn’s horizon. I open myself with eyes closed, my arms outstretched. I allow the first breeze to pass through me. I can feel it touch my spirit, filling me with a contented peace that emerges, as a smile appears upon my…

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    WiseWoman Traditions

    Menopause is Enlightenment The energy aspects of menopause are of special interest to me. As a long-time student of yoga, I was struck by the many similarities between menopausal symptoms and the well-known esoteric goal of “awakening of the kundalini.” Though the ideas presented in this section may seem strange or difficult to comprehend, they contain powerful messages about menopause which lie at the heart of the Wise Woman approach. “Kundalini [is] the root [of] all spiritual experiences …”1 Kundalini is a special kind of energy known in many cultures, including Tibetan, Indian, Sumerian, Chinese, Irish, Aztec, and Greek. Kundalini is said to be hot, fast, powerful, and large. It…

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    A Witch’s View

    Do you often wonder what the rules are to being Pagan? The Pagan path gives you such freedom and flexibility to worship and connect with the Divine in a way that feels right to you. But it’s also comes with no guide book, no official buildings and no main deity.  You really are on your own – even if you belong to a group of like minded people there are no official rules. I popped on over to dictionary.com and looked up the word ‘pagan’.  Here are the definitions: one of a people or community observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks. a person who is not…

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    Gems of the Goddess

    Sekhmet Sekhmet is a powerful Egyptian Goddess.  There are some variations to the spelling of her name – Sachmet, Sakhet, Sekmet, Sakhmet, Sekhet and Nesert.  She is also known as Sacmis, which is a Greek name.   She was the sister and wife of Ptah.  Some places have her linked with the Goddess Hathor. Sekhmet is a Warrior Goddess and her name means “The Mighty One”.  She was also known as (One) Before Whom Evil Trembles, the Mistress of Dread, the Lady of Slaughter and the Lady of the Flame.  Her head is depicted with a lioness’ head. She was known as a Solar Goddess and you will see many of…