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    Scents for your Sensibilities

    Scents for your Sensibilities: Aphrodisiacs Happy Mid Spring; This time we are going to concentrate scents that can put you in the mood, or put a partner into a romantic frame of mind. There are a whole host of scents and different ways you can use them, but we will concentrate on the most easy. Of course, you can always plan to double up on “affect” by using food support, a meal of differing tastes and sensations, while burning a ritualized candle, (red for power and sexuality, runes or images that court to your intuition that will aid the intent.) With of without anything else, there are oils that you…

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    Paranormal Path

    Famously Haunted Part III Disneyland Aneheim, CA. Disneyland has always been known as the happiest place on earth, yet as with most historic places, there is a dark side. There are many stories of haunting in the Magic Kingdom. A dear friend of mine is a former cast member of Disneyland and here are some of the accounts from him and a few other employees. When we first enter the park we are greeted by a regal statue of Walt Disney himself, welcoming us to his land, his creation, and the place that some say he still resides. There is a particular train, engine #2, said to have been Walt’s…

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    A Walk on the Pagan Path

    My husband and I have made a very important decision this month and it is a decision that will no doubt change life as we have known it for many years. We have decided that we will become farmers. Now for many of you, this may not seem like that big of a deal, but I can barely contain myself with all of the emotions I am feeling. As my husband starts the planning process and obtaining the necessary equipment, I find myself thinking of all the possibilities. Some of the things that I find myself thinking about may be strange to others. However, it is the natural mental process…

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    The Crafty Writer

    The dragons of olde dream the dreams of times gone by. Of when their wings would spread wide to catch the air that would lift them on high. The armor plated scales of their chest still shone bright. Fore the fires that burned deep within heated those so hot that when their flames burst forth, they would light up the night sky, telling all that dragons ruled. Now the elders lay upon their horded treasures, which remind them of the days of olde. There are still dragons within the world today that are growing old as they fly among the mountain tops. They have no fear of man, but also…

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    Hally’s Hints

    Travelling in Dreams I never really thought that much about the impact of my dreams. I understand the varying levels of what is reflected; when something is being communicated from a different plane and the subtle premonitions of the oncoming future. However, there is another aspect to dreams which leaves me wondering. The Native American Indians believe that our dreams are the portal to the spirit world. This is such a passionate belief of theirs that there is strict protocol of what to do and what not to do when waking from sleep. There are four to five stages of sleep. This varies generally based on whether it is a…

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    Pagan Theology

    Pagan theology: What good is it? Given that I’ve written 27 of these columns I thought I’d stop and think a little bit about Pagan theology and the role it does, or should, play in our faith. One of the things that makes Pagan theology complicated is that different people focus on different aspects of the theological question.  When you talk theology you can be referring to what we believe; for example, why do we cast the clockwise circle and what does it mean.  Or you can be referring to why the things we do work, what I would refer to as relating our faith to our existence in the…

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    Myths and Legends: Journeys Through Time

    Loki Mischief, jokes, puns, trickery, buffoonery, clownish, childish, foolish antics. All these words and more are used to describe somebody who’s acting goofy or silly. These words also describe the sort of actions that fall under the realm of the Trickster Gods.  In every mythology there is at least one god, goddess or being that is considered a trickster. For the Native Americans it was the Coyote and the Raven, for the Greeks it was Prometheus, Hermes, Sisyphus and others, the Celtics had leprechauns, fairies, and beings of that nature. The Norse pantheon however had Loki. In fact..mention the words Trickster God and the first person most people name is…

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    Faeries, Elves, and Other Kin

    Midsummer Eve:  Second Faerie Festival of the Year By Kat Cranston Midsummer Eve, also known as Litha, Samradh, Alban Hefin, Aerra Litha, Mother Night, and St. John’s Eve, is the second of the three yearly Faerie Realm festivals.  This sabbat is tied to the Summer Solstice, which occurs on 21 June in the Northern Hemisphere this year.  The other two faerie festivals occur on May Eve and November Eve (Samhain). Midsummer Eve is a sabbat that has a lot of faerie lore attached to it.  This is the time when entrance to the faerie realm is easiest and faerie mounds are practically “open to the public!”  Faerie powers are at…

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    Auras

    The spirit level of the aura is the third and largest. It extends the furthest from the body and is generally the easiest to see. This level is the most likely to stay the same color throughout our life with few variations unless faced with a massive life altering situation such as a severe illness or near death experience. As always changes in this level can affect us in other aspects of our life. Our spiritual path is perhaps our most important as it gives us direction. Time and fate are confusing for people because they are both linear and non linear. This seems like a contradiction and impossible. We…

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    A Ghost Hunters Field Guide by R. Wolf Baldassarro

    Photographed by Rachael Burnia-Guinn Book Review A Ghost Hunters Field Guide by R. Wolf Baldassarro is not just another how to guide, it is however, one of the most well written practical guide that separates all the facts from fiction, providing step by step  instructions to aid in any investigation from the beginning to the end. A definite must read for both the novice and seasoned ghost hunter. Michele Burke – PaganPages.org ~ 2010