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    Paranormal Path

    Ghosts of 1600 When we hear the address 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue we think of the beautiful historic White House in Washington D.C.  Construction first began in 1792 but it wasn’t until November 1800 that the house had its first occupants, President John Adams and his wife Abigail.  Since then this grand building has been the home to our countries presidents and like any other home has seen its share of intense emotions and unforgettable events.  As I’ve previously discussed, whenever there is that much emotion and history tied to a location it creates a perfect breeding ground for paranormal activity. The most common reports of a ghost in the White…

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    Magical Oils and Incense

    How to Use Magical Oils One of the common question I receive as a practicing WITCH is: Are these Magickal Oils for Pagan use only. This article briefly puts ritual oil use into a historical context, outlines the types of oils available in the marketplace and describes common methods of using magical oils.  Magical Oils have been used for spiritual undertakings since ancient times: The Bible speaks clearly of oil being used for spiritual purposes. Additionally, recipes are given for creating magical oil, perfume and incense. Ancient Egyptians used oil to anoint their Kings and Queens for protection, health and power in life and also in many afterlife rituals. Historical…

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    Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

    Our Family’s Samhain Traditions Samhain is my favorite of the eight annual Sabbats that my family and I observed as part of the Wheel of The Year. It is a time for us to let go of the old and look ahead to the new, to break out of negative habits and to begin a healthier way of being. We understand that in dark silence comes the whisperings of new beginnings. We reflect on nature’s cycle of life, death, and rebirth as it marks the end of the harvest season. Samhain is our spiritual new year. Our family celebrates this festival together. The children begin to look forward to it…

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    They are Coming

    they are coming, oh dear goddess, they are coming. now i see their lanterns glowing through the trees. and i hear the sickles crashing and the anger that is lashing at these simple souls i’ve ever tried to please. they are led now by that angry, self-important preacher, the holy man with hatred in his heart. and his ever-open book, and his angry, biting face, with his certainty he has the only way. i have helped the maidens caught before their time given salves and potions, healing for their woes. i have taken from their wombs, the mewling babies, and bound the jaws of those who passed away. i have…

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    Stones Corner

    Amethyst Spiritual upliftment.  Psychicness, imagery, mind quieting.  Reduces anger, impatience and nightmares.  Headache, eyes, scalp/hair, pituitary, pineal, blood sugar balance.  Aids sobriety and breaking of bad habits.  Helps with poisons.  Place in pet bowl to reduce fleas.  Remedy for drunkenness.  Aids in pleasant dreams.  For protection, spiritual attunement, gives visions and opens spiritual and psychic centers, reduces mental tension, induces pleasant healing dreams, prevents over indulgence and encourages transformation and breaking bad habits.  Improves memory. Angelite Fairly newly discovered.  Psychic connections to oneness with universe, angelic realm, spiritual guidance.  Astral travel, heightened sensory awareness.  Seeing paths to surmount challenges.  Aligns physical and etheric fields for healing self and others.  Regenerates…

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    Principles of Paganism, Lesson 4

    Lesson 4: Daimones Daimon. This Greek word has a long history, and the surer people became as to its meaning, the further they were from its original senses.  In Homeric or archaic times (ca. early 8th century BCE) it seems to have had two primary meanings: a being higher than a human but less than a god or goddess (nymph would perhaps be an approximate female equivalent); and an expression meaning ‘some god or other,’ where the identity or name of the spiritual agency is unknown. Daimoni in Homer is an adjective meaning ‘strange’.   The presence of a daimon or a spirit was uncanny, and the sign of a spirit’s…

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    Myth and Legend:Journeys Through Time

    Mythology “She should not lock the open door (run away, run away, run away) Full moon is on the sky and he’s not a man any more See the change in him but can’t (run away, run away, run away) See what became of her man…” Lyrics to Full Moon by Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica Luna, la lune, mond, Selene, Artemis and Diane. These and many more are different names for the moon. The first day of the work week, Monday was named for the moon, literally translated it means “Moons’ Day” or “Day of the Moon”, just as Sunday means “Sun’s Day” or “Day of the Sun.” To…

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    Magickal Correspondences, Lesson 3

    This lesson brings us to the most exciting crystals, plants and fungus correspondences; this again coincides with your BOS, providing you with a brilliant start in nature magick.. Crystal correspondences Crystals are utilized frequently when creating magick; they can be used individually, in a spell sachet, perhaps an elixir for example, so many ways to use a crystal!!!  All in all though, you will find yourself needing crystals at some stage of your magickal life… Crystals and the Zodiac Aquarius: Hematite, Amethyst, Amber Pisces: Amethyst, Opal, Bloodstone, Coral, Aquamarine, Fire Opal Aries: Fire Agate, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald, Jade Taurus: Carnelian, Diamond, Blue Tourmaline, Chrysocolla, Rose Quartz Gemini: Rutilated…

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    HearthBeats: Notes from a Kitchen Witch

    Blessed be and welcome. Glad to see you here…Pull up a chair and grab a cuppa tea.. I have recently been reassessing my ideas about some thing and thinking very long on my definition of some thing.. Why?? Because I had someone send me a nastygram (well sort of) This person basically stated to me that it takes more than sending out some recipes and green ideas to be a kitchen witch. It takes spells and rituals that involve the kitchen and food. It takes chants and altars and candles.( I am not sending the whole nastygram) Well all I can say is WOW…REALLY.  So I have studied and talked…

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    Gypsy Wytch

    Samhain Dumb Supper Ritual Gypsies, Witches and Pagans have held séances, circle gatherings and dumb suppers for centuries to conjure the dead. Newly deceased relatives, friends and spouses are more sensitive to the spells that summon the dead on Samhain. If you’re considering a dumb supper this Samhain then you’ll need a template for the evening ritual to gain the most from this wonderful experience. Samhain traditionally is a night when the spirit world and ours overlaps and the veil between us is easily crossed with summoning spells. The deceased will hear you speak and with luck and the dumb supper, they will speak back in extraordinary ways. This is…