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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the January Issue of PaganPages Magazine! We have a great issue for you!  In this issue: Interview with Author Judika Illes, “Weiser Fieldguide to Witches” FREE ALBUM FROM MUSIC GROUP ENGINEERS IN YOUR EAR STONES STONES AND MORE STONES MIDTERM FOR PRINCIPLES OF PAGANISM COURSE Looking for Columnists to Fill the Following Positions: herbal recipes crafting kitchen witch incense and oils Always Looking For If you have any personal stories you care to share, or an idea for a column of your own, write us at [email protected] Search for Pagan Prayers, Blessings, and Mantras We are looking for your prayers, blessings and mantras to share on our cover…

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    Meditation Moment

    Establishing a Meditation Practice Meditation is something a lot of people want to try. Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment New Year’s resolution or something you’ve been meaning to work on for a while, meditation can be a valuable practice for your mental, emotional, and spiritual stability and growth. Here are some tips on starting to meditate regularly, with the goal of making it a habit. Do it every day. A regular meditation practice has to be just that: regular. It usually takes about three weeks to establish a new habit. Try making it your goal to keep practicing for a month: when you achieve that, you’ll have a solid basis you…

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    Imbolc Correspondences

    February 1, 2 Other Names: Imbolg (im-molc)(em-bowl’g) (Celtic), Candlemas (Christian), Brigantia (Caledonii), Oimelc, Festival of Light, Brigid’s (Brid, Bride) Day, La Fheill, An Fheille Bride, Candelaria (Mexico), Chinese New Year, Disting-tid (Feb 14th, Teutonic), DisaBlot, Anagantios, Lupercalia/Lupercus (Strega), Groundhog Day, Valentines Day. Animals & Mythical Beings: Firebird, dragon, groundhog, deer, burrowing animals, ewes, robin, sheep, lamb, other creatures waking from hibernation. Gemstones: Amethyst, garnet, onyx, turquoise. Incense/Oil: Jasmine, rosemary, frankincense, cinnamon, neroli, musk, olive, sweet pea, basil, myrrh, and wisteria, apricot, carnation. Colors/Candles: Brown, pink, red, orange, white, lavender, pale yellow, silver. Tools,Symbols, & Decorations: White flowers, marigolds, plum blossoms, daffodils, Brigid wheel, Brigid’s cross, candles, grain/seed for blessing, red…

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    Principles of Paganism, Midterm

    Principles of Paganism Mid-Term Examination The mid-term examination of the Principles of Paganism course covers the first six monthly lessons.  One or two questions per lesson will be askedm ten questions in all.  You must give satisfactory answers to six out of the ten questions, and in addition you must include a one-page, minimum three-paragraphs statement giving your feedback on the course thus far.  The feedback can be positive or negative, but it must be backed up with examples.  In other words, I want constructive criticism.  Include in the feedback page some suggestion(s) regarding what you like to see presented in the second half of the course.  I will try…

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    Journey of a Witch

    Beginnings “Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate.” J.R.R. Tolkien January is named after Janus, the god of doors, gates, time, beginnings and endings. With his two heads he can see the past and the future. He is also the god of economic enterprises, yet looking back at the past year and forward to the new, little seems to have changed. Beginnings can be wrought with the anxieties of the past. Indeed the first day of January for many of us will not bring about the financial peace of mind that we need. If you are like my family, you’ve had to cut…

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    Diana

    Take me to the highest mountains To all things wild and free In the sacred wood Ready your bow Steady your gaze In the winds of the Wild Hunt Hunter becomes the hunted Haunting and haunted As the winter gale Tears the leaves Moss Maidens Frightened in the trees Look after me in 1-2-3 To the Light and To the darkness You’ll find me In the woodlands And in the groves I sing to Diana Let the light unfold

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    Hally’s Hints

    INCREASING YOUR ENERGETIC AWARENESS As I sit in a local café, I allow the music playing from my iPod to flow through my being whilst considering what January’s article should be about. A myriad of ideas run through my mind and I finally decide on one. During the past month I was privy to an event that even though it was unexpected, was in fact extremely natural and brought to light the clarity of natural evolution through awareness. Whilst clearly my path is of an energetic and spiritual nature I had not actually conducted an official reading prior to this month. It was something that just happened of its own…

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    Me,Myself and I, Words from a Solitary Practitioner

    After countless years of setting new speed records for breaking the traditional New Year’s resolutions, and the countless number of “stern talking to’s” given to my reflection in the mirror that followed, it occurred to me to try a less mundane approach.  After many years of being a solitary Wiccan that came far more naturally to me than not eating dessert!  So I decided to give the “daily resolution” a shot, using each days governing planet and their associations to widen my “good resolution” choices, and hopefully spare myself from the inevitable chat in the mirror.  I was excited, this could actually work! Since I knew the planet/day associations well,…

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    Madame Mora’s Herbal, Lesson 3

    Madame Mora’s herbal This class is designed to show the practical application of herbs to assist with everyday needs.  The lessons printed will not outline “magical” uses for the herbs, but, if questions on this topic rise, please feel free to ask. Also, please remember, the information in this class is a look at herbal therapies that may show promise as adjunctive treatments to conventional medical approaches, and is not meant to give specific recommendations or advise for the treatment of a specific illness, nor is it intended to be a replacement for good medical diagnosis and treatment. Lesson 3 Salve for skin iritations. ?  Aloe – Aloe barbadensis –…

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    Airmid’s Cauldron

    Airmid’s Cauldron Granny’s Hogmanay Pudding (Revised for the Modern Pagan) This pudding is a family tradition from the old Scottish celebration of Hogmanay (New Year’s Day). Granny’s Hogmanay Pudding 1 cup water 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup sweet chocolate drink mix 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 1/4 cups chopped mixed dried fruit 1 1/4 cups currants 1 cup fresh cream butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs, beaten Directions In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, dried fruit, currants and butter. Bring to a boil and let simmer for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir…