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    Welcome!!

    Welcome to the November issue of PaganPages Magazine, a free educational pagan internet magazine.  We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Samhain!! We had an all time high in Sept with readership and we were so excited, but guess what…Oct was even better.  Almost 20,000 pagans visited our site.  We want to thank our loyal readers and new readers.  Keep on enjoying and spreading the news of this site. UPDATE We are currently looking for the following writers: Herbs Meditation If you are interested in becoming a writer for PaganPages email us at [email protected] REMINDER Have a look in our etsy shop ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/paganpagesorg) for beautiful jewelry.  Your purchases…

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    Gems of the Goddess

    HECATE Artwork by Katlyn Breene Daughter of Titanes Perses and Asteria Since ancient times Hecate has been there within us all. All thanks to Zeus, who granted her this power, she forever -stands at the crossroads with her torch, governing who comes and goes within the spiritual realm.  Like the Greek and mysterious women she is, she’s also the goddess of witchcraft, and is sometimes seen as an old hag stirring a cauldron.  I don’t think hag is a very nice word, so lets just say older lovely lady. Lover of the sky and moon, she is the queen of night who was never afraid to see the unseen within…

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    Pagan Parenting

    A Celebration of Transformation Earlier in the year I wrote about celebrating the change from Maiden to Mother with a Blessingway.   This month I wanted to share another new or revitalized tradition that is becoming a part of our culture; the honouring of menarche.  Menarche is derived from two Greek words meaning: moon and beginning and refers to the first menstrual period.  Arguably this transition could be called the step a girl takes from child to maiden.   As pagans we try to celebrate the body in all its functions and this change is so pivotal and yet we often don’t acknowledge it much beyond purchasing the necessary products and passing…

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    Nox at Samhain

    Consider the dark path, The lessons of decay, of death, of night. They call to us as we call to them. Just as the light and warmth bless us The dark lessons give us fear, and balance. She is the Goddess of the Dark Who owns the crossroads And is the mother of the tomb Tonight we hear her voice Smell the wind from her gates. Her words come to us As whispers that fade with the sun. All decays and passes From this life to the next. As the tide ebbs and returns, As the blossom fades and falls, As the blood cools and hardens, As decline comes with…

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    The Crafty Writer

    Natures Art Nature art is all of those fun and inexpensive art projects that are forgotten in today’s instant society. This is the type of thing that can go from creating artwork to seasonal edibles. The list is endless, yet so many people stay with the lets run down to the store attitude, when nature hands us so much to play with. Today people run to the craft stores to buy a rubber stamp for all occasions, but what if instead you go to your kitchen. Pull out a potato, cut it in half so you have two pieces and taking a paring knife or any thin bladed knife for…

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    Ask Your Mama

    Are you cyclically confused? In a ceremonial quandary? Completely clueless? Wonder no more. *Ask Your Mama™ Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Spirituality and Didn’t Know Who to Ask™ by ©Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman A Question of Omens Dear Mama Donna, Both of my cats are lying at the front entrance of my home in identical positions (stance) facing inward. Is this an omen? – Puzzled Dear Puzzled, The answer here is another question: “Is it?” Only you know if it (or anything) is an omen for you. Does it feel like an omen? It must, because you thought it might be. An omen is an omen if…

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    Spellwork Through Poetry, Lesson 5

    Lesson 5: Writing Free Verse Free verse is non-rhyming poetry. It is not necessarily easier or better than rhyming poetry, just different. It is just one of the types of poetry under the blanket of non-rhyming poetry and is basically a no-rules free-for-all. We will be looking at one of my favorite examples of free-verse by one of my hands-down favorite poets. Earth, My Likeness by Walt Whitman EARTH, my likeness, Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there, I now suspect that is not all; I now suspect there is something fierce in you eligible to burst forth, For an athlete is enamour’d of me, and I of…

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    InterWeavings

    An Intent of Thanksgiving Is it just me or do other women dread family gatherings for the holidays?  It is not that we do not love our extended family, it is just that we are not all on the same page concerning life.  You know, life’s big questions like handling money, raising kids and picking spouses.  Oh, and there can also be the really hushed page concerning religion, beliefs, and spirituality.  Bring everyone under one roof and we are ready to throw our hands up and surrender. I have noticed that with few exceptions most people I know have an eclectic collection of characters within their family.  How we approach…

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    HearthBeats: Recipes from a Kitchen Witch

    With the Holidays coming on fast..this time of year is overloaded with food recipes.. So what I have done is put together some meal blessings and a Blessed Home recipe.. And I wish you all a Blessed Home and Hearth… Blessed Home recipe 3 cups of Love 4 spoonfuls of Hope 2 cups of Warmth 2 spoonfuls of Tenderness 1 cup of Forgiveness 1 cup of Friends 1 barrel of Laughter Combine Love & warmth, Mix thoroughly with tenderness. Add Forgiveness and Blend with friends & Hope. Sprinkle in all remaining tenderness. Stir in a generous amount of  laughter. Bake with Forgiveness, Say God/dess’s blessings over it. Gather up a handful…

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    Wicca 101

    The Crone I decided that as the seasons pass through, that I’ll cover each of the aspects of the Goddess. Instead of covering the Aspects as “Maiden, Mother, Crone” I’ll be covering them in the opposite direction. I believe that to understand the bringer of life, you should also understand the bringer of death, and vice versa; as the two are inextricably entwined with one another. With the end of October is the turning of the season into winter, the aspect of the Goddess for this time of year is the Crone. Without further ado, I bring you the basic information on: The Crone Season: Autumn (dependent on your path)…