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    Moon Owl Observations

    A Brief Glimpse at Apollo Apollo is one complex God! There are countless versions and tales of him from all around the world, so just bear with me if you have heard something slightly different. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto and he has a twin sister named Artemis. He goes by many names and some of those are: Phoebus (meaning bright and radiant), The God of Light, The God of Truth, Apollon and Apulu. He was never married but did chase after many women and a few men, but in general was very unlucky in love and had many disastrous relationships in his life.  Some of his…

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    Paranormal Path

    Built By Fear Imagine living in constant fear.  Feeling as if spirits were following and threatening you and that you must spend immense amounts of time and money to appease them.  This is how Sarah Winchester lived for 38 years until she passed away in 1922. In 1862 Sarah married William Winchester of the Winchester Repeating Arms company.  They had only one child who sadly passed away in 1866 at only 6 months old.  A few short years later William also passed away from tuberculosis. Sarah was very distraught and decided to see a psychic in Boston.  The psychic told Sarah that the deaths to her family were brought on…

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    WiseWoman Traditions

    Chickweed is a Star ÓSusun S. Weed Snowdrops and crocus flowers herald the spring. And if you look in between them, with luck, you’ll see a bright green creeping plant low to the ground with little white starry flowers: chickweed, a good friend of mine. I say she’s a star, because her botanical name – Stellaria media – means little stars. And because she really stars at helping us when we need to gently dissolve something or to cool off inflamed tissues. Chickweed not only effects physical health, she is a psychic healer too. She opens us up to cosmic energies and gives us the inner strength we need to…

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    Book Review: Herbal Kitchen

    The herbal Kitchen by Kami McBride © 2010    Conari Press ISBN:  978-1-57324-421-3 Paperback      255 pages $18.95  (U.S.) www.redwheelweisr.com One of the nice things about this book is the fact that the herbs discussed are all easily accessible.  Add to that the fact that all the basic information about them is placed in one location and it becomes even better.  Then there are the recipes – over 250 of them. Of course, all the standard disclaimers apply – consult a health care profession before adding herbs to therapeutic medicines; begin with small amounts to check for adverse reactions; pregnant women need to be especially careful; etc. The first two chapters (“Kitchen …

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    Madame Mora’s Herbal, Lesson 7

    Lesson 7 Insect repellent For the creation of this assignment we will be using 3 herbs to create a strong infusion.  For this you will need 2/3 of an ounce of each of the listed herbs. Basil Lemongrass Mint Place this herb mixture and place it in a pot containing 1 pint of water, bring the mixture to a slow boil and turn off the heat.  Cover the pot and let it steep anywhere from 10-15 minutes up to several hours.  The longer the mixture steeps the strong it will be. Once you are satisfied with the strength of your insect repellent, strain the herbs out to the water and…

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    I Am

    I am the rising flame of autumn, kissed by winter’s icy light, I am the tender bud of springtime, Summer’s dance of gold delight. I am the space between the breath, The mountain reach to the cloud I am the lifted rush of wings as birds begin their wondrous flight. I am the tender touch of mother, soft caress upon your face I am the winter winds that blow and the morning sun as it shows its face. I am around you Always with you I am the sun on ripening grain I am the rain which falls upon you I am the warmth which comes again. (c) 10/23/09 – Sama Do not copy or distribute without express…

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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 Moon Names Dear Mama Donna, I have noticed that when you refer to the new and full moons, you call them by very colorful names, for example the Harvest Moon, the Beaver Moon, etc. What do these names mean? What do they signify? Where do they come from? Could you kindly explain? Moon Watcher in the perammoon deliniated importsMassachusetts Dear Moon Watcher, You are in good company. People everywhere have always…

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    Astral Travel, Lesson 11

    May Astral Travel Lesson Read over this several times until you know the lesson by heart. Do this when you are in bed, preparing for sleep. However, don’t do it on a night when you are overly tired or overly stressed. If you feel stressed every single night when in bed, then please meditate before sleeping for a few nights before doing this assignment. Lay on your back. Lights are out. Put your mask, or whatever you are using as a mask, over your eyes if you prefer. Breathe deep for a count of 20: in and out through your nose, if you can. Eyes closed. Visualize (or imagine) that…

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    Myths and Legends: Journeys Through Time

    Myths and Legends: Journeys Through Time There are 12 months, 365 (366 when February gains an extra day), and 52 weeks in a year. There are roughly 4 weeks in a month and always 7 days in a week. Every day of the weeks and every one of the 12 months of the year have a name. We know these names as surely as we know our own. They’re taught to us from a young age and surround us constantly. However…one thing that isn’t taught much is the origin of these names. With the exceptions of February, July, August, September, October, November and December the months were named either for…

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    Beltaine Correspondences

    Also known as: May Day, Bealtaine, Beltane, Bhealtainn, Bealtinne, Festival of Tana (Strega), Giamonios, Rudemass, and Walburga (Teutonic), Cetsamhain (opposite Samhain),Fairy Day ,Sacred Thorn Day, Rood Day, Roodmas (the Christian term for Rood Day, Old Beltane, Beltain, Baltane, Walpurgis Night, Floriala (Roman feast of flowers from April 29 to May 1), Walpurgisnacht (Germanic-feast of St. Walpurga), Thrimilce (Anglo-saxon), Bloumaand (Old Dutch) Date: May 1 Animals: Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard Deities: Flower Goddesses, Divine Couples, Deities of the Hunt, Aphrodite, artemis, Bast, Diana, Faunus, Flora, Maia, Pan, the Horned God, Venus, and all Gods and Goddesses who preside over fertility. Tools: broom, May Pole, cauldron Stones/Gems: emerald, malachite, amber,…