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    Welcome to the July issue of PaganPages.

    A few announcements: Most classes begin this month.  Please be sure to check spruz daily for letters from your teachers. We are collecting tools, incense, candles, etc… to send our Pagan Brothers and Sisters in the armed forces over seas again.  If you are interested in donating goods or funds, email [email protected]  Our soldiers need your help. Be sure to join our facebook or myspace to see when new classes are added.   In This Issue:   The art of Steelgoddess Interview with R. Wolf Baldassarro   Monthly Prayer Awaken to the sunlight bright Restful from the long dark night Goodnight good Goddess, Blessed Be Awaken my God to shine…

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    Hearthbeats: Notes from a Kitchen Witch

    Bullying Is your child safe at school.???  Maybe, maybe not. Bulling is a huge problem in schools today, whether you are in North America , Australia, or some little island somewhere. Children, teens , tweens and even adults seem to be ok with bullying their way through life. And many are pushed around, yelled and cursed at, physically, emotionally and spiritually harmed. Recently my 13 year old daughter has been caught in the bulling web. She is no angel, but she is a pretty good kid, respectful of the karmic balance and knowing that what she puts out there: good or bad, will come back at her, so she is…

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    The Crafty Writer

    The magician pulls out his wand his magic wand and starts to say those famous words, Ala-kazam or Hocus Pocus, as he waves the wand. Poof goes the well timed smoke pellet and out of the empty box he pulls a rabbit. Wood working magic is an illusive illusion that occurs when someone with limited talent, creates something that they can use and are proud enough to use it. There are so many forms of woodworking, from the intricate lathe, and saber saw work to the more traditional small tools that most people have. These house hold tools are sneered at by many, but they can produce amazing things that…

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    The Art of SteelGoddess

    Many thanks to Jenn for the lovely invitation to introduce me on Pagan Pages! My name is Steelgoddess and I am a full time illustrator with my feet firmly planted in an imaginary world where Witches (the good ones) and flying cats on brooms happily exist together. There are a huge variety of residents in all shapes and species from the ordinary to the extraordinary who are far from shy and wish to be known that they do indeed exist! I am delighted to share my quirky imagination with you and hope you enjoy the many things that I have available. All lovingly crafted from a Hedge Witch who believes…

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    Lughnasadh

    (Loo-nas-ah) Major Sabbat (High Holiday) – Fire Festival August 1, 2 Other Names: Lunasa (meaning August), Lughnasaad, Lughnasa Celtic),First Harvest, August Eve, Feast of Cardenas, Feast of Bread, Tailltean Games(Irish), Teltain Cornucopia (Strega), Ceresalia (Ancient Roman) Harvest Home, Thingtide (Teutonic), Lammas (Christian). Laa Luanys, Elembious, Festival of Green Corn (Native American) Animals and Mythical beings: Griffins, Basilisks, Roosters, Calves, Centaurs, Phoenix Gemstones: aventurine, citrine, peridot, sardonyx, yellow diamonds, citrine Incense and Oils: wood aloes, rose, rose hips, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus, safflower, corn, passionflower, frankincense, sandalwood Colors: red, orange, golden yellow, green, light brown, gold, bronze, gray Tools, Symbols, and Decorations: corn, cornucopias, red, yellow flowers, sheaves of grain (wheat, barley,…

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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. What Dreams May Come A Brand New Hedge…July 2010 Greetings all! I have been away from the friendly confines of Pagan Pages for the past couple of months due to some major developments in my life. While things did not play out the way I expected, at all, (that’ll teach me to have specific expectations!) they have found a way to bring me unimaginable joy and a sense of completion. Some of you…

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    Magickal Forecast – July 2010

    Magickal Forecast – July 2010 SOL: By 7:00AM each day the Sun in the house of GEMINI will be bright and dominant in the morning hours and in the early afternoons. In the month of July the Sun would be an excellent choice for all kinds of magick, as Sol is the most powerful of all planetary forces. If there are any sun-worshipers out there; this is your time. MERCURY: The morning hours, Mercury in the house of CANCER will be racing away from the Sun (in the opposite direction) all month long in the morning hours. Theurgy and other forms of mercurial gnosis should be possible despite the warnings…

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    Faeries, Elves, and Other Kin

    poetry and the Fae poetry and the fae have a long association, with the best known being that of True Thomas, or Thomas the Rhymer. Born Thomas Learmonth around 1220, he is the author of many prophetic verses, although some were most certainly fabricated after his death around 1298 in order to further the cause of Scottish independence. Thomas’ gift of prophecy is linked to his poetic ability, a gift granted him after he spent seven years in Fairyland with the Queen of Elfland. While I am no True Thomas and have never spent but more than a few hours at a time inside the magical realm of faerie, I’d…

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    Numerology, Lesson 1

    Introduction to Numerology Numerical symbols for counting have been around since the very creation of man to mark the means of organization. The dawn of man has brought forth a new meaning to numbers in counting with politics, sports, construction, and other major forms of civilization impacting cornerstones. The ancient Greeks themselves used numbers to help describe the world while Pythagoras used his method, the Pythagorean Method, to assist those in a deeper understanding of these symbols of value as he gave them a new life, yet he was not the first. The Hebrew people themselves have their own methods in deciphering the will of God in the form of…

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    Back to Basics of Magick, Lesson 1

    Back to Basics of Magick – Lesson 1 Class Basics & Etiquette: First, I wanted to take a minute and thank each of you for embarking on this journey.  As you know this is a year long series of classes that will have us revisiting and exploring in depth topics on magick that we at times take for granted.  The hope is that if you are a seasoned practitioner that you will take something new away from each lesson that will deepen your practice.  If you are new it is meant to give you a good foundation on which to begin your practice. As you can see from the syllabus…