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    Questions for the Shaman

    Shaman Idealisms                      Chapter 1                                How do I How do I become a shaman? How do I learn shamanism? Have you lost your mind? People often come to me and ask the one question that drives me nuts. “How do I become a Shaman? Become, Become.. perhaps you can “become” anything you set your mind to, perhaps you can become any one you want. You don’t really “Become” a Shaman. You can learn shamanism, you can be taught what a shaman is, how they live, how they believe, and other aspects of the shaman but, you don’t become…

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    Madame Mora’s Herbal, Lesson 9

    Relaxing Sugar Scrub For this recipe you will need 20oz of granulated white sugar, 4oz oil (olive, mineral, etc…), and the essential (can substitute scented) oils of lavender, chamomile, and rose. Take half the sugar and half the carrier oil and mix, once mixed add 8 drops each of the lavender, chamomile, and rose oils and mix again.  Then take the remaining half of the sugar and carrier oils and mix them with the already mixed portion and add an additional 8 drops each of the flower scents and mix another time. At this point, smell the mixture and add more scent if desired. Once complete use in the tub…

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    July

    The Romans first named this month Quintillis, but later renamed it Julius after Julius Ceasar. July, the seventh month of the current Gregorian calendar and the second month of Summer’s rule, derives its name from Julius (Julius Caesar). July is shared by the astrological signs of Cancer the Crab and Leo the Lion, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities: Apt (or Apet), Athena, Sothis, Spider Woman, and Rosea. The traditional birthstone amulet of July is the ruby; and the larkspur and the water lily are the month’s traditional flowers. The Greek Olympian was held In July, lasting about a week. July Astrological Signs: Cancer, Leo. Nature Spirits: Hobgoblins…

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    Sorceress

    Sorceress with long blond hair, Deep in thought so solitaire. Greenish eyes hunt through each line, Within each word there is a sign. The table’s filled with ancient verse, And each line she does rehearse. She sees patterns in her mind, Weaving them to her design. She dons a gown of white and gold, Silver rounds her waist, three-fold. Lengths of velvet hug the floor, She slowly walks to the door. A quiet breeze gently blows, Scents of magnolias fill her nose. She moves across the soft sandstone, She’s in control, and all alone. An ancient altar lies nearby, Goes by the name of “witches Eye”. She grounds herself and…

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    Meditation Moment

    Mindfulness in Motion Now that summer is in full swing, I’d like to suggest a very different approach to meditation: physical activity. This is a great time of year for people to get outside, even for a few minutes, and combining meditation with moving around can be fun and easy. Please be cautious and adapt any of these ideas to your personal health and circumstances. The kind of activity that I have in mind doesn’t have to be a big sweaty ordeal; in fact, it doesn’t have to feel like a lot of exertion at all. If you have to constantly push yourself, and as a result you’re feeling uncomfortable…

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    Myths and Legends: Journeys Through Time

    Mermaids “I wanna be where the people are I wanna see… Wanna see ’em dancin’ Walkin’ around on those… Whad’ya call them? Oh-Feet. Flippin’ your fins you don’t get too far Legs are required for jumpin’, dancin’ Strolling along down a.. What’s that word again? Street..” Lyrics from Part of Your World as sung by Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Ah mermaids. One of the most sought after mythological creatures ever. Also one of the oldest and most often talked about mythological creatures. Tales of mermaids have been going back for as long as humans have been exploring the sea. Some people say that mermaids are exotically beautiful creatures.…

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    Gypsy

    Confident soul with beauty rare, Warming smile and skin so fair. Youthful stare catch ones eye, Hidden sadness,they imply. Her heart’s alone, mind can outstretch, So many lives she’s called to fetch. She acts strong, but deep inside, There’s a child that’s likes to hide. Her heart is big and full of love, She’s as gentle as a dove. Those eyes see beauty, where she looks, These feelings can’t be learned by books. She is strong, does well alone, Her true desire is never shown. She’s relaxed with what she knows, And from her all that knowledge flows. She can see within your soul, And through your life she can…

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    Greetings from Afar

    Sverdlov’s Ghost My first paranormal experience in Russia began, literally, the first day I arrived. This story is not about a ghost that I have seen, but rather, one that I very much want to see. I shared a suite with him the first week that I was in Moscow, but he stayed to himself that week, and I never saw him. I’m still trying… When I first came to Russia, in the fall of 1987, I was with a major international company which had decided to take advantage of the newly “open” Russian Market. I was one of three foreigners to come over in the “first” wave and open…

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    Rose Embyrs Spells

    A Spell for Litha & Summer My favorite spell during Litha and Summer is that which grants the wishes of women for a husband. Litha is known as Midsummer, Midsummer’s Eve, St. John’s Eve, and Alban Hefin. There are many correspondences for this time of the Witch’s wheel, but here are the one to use with the spell below. correspondences Symbols: Spear, cauldron, St. John’s Wort, Sun images, faerie images, fire Foods: Fresh fruits and vegetables, pumpernickel bread, ale, mead Plants: Rose, lavender, orchid, yarrow, oak, vervain, St. John’s Wort Incense and oils: Rose, Lily of the valley, lavender, lemon Candle Colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue Stones: Topaz, agate,…

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    Hally’s Hints

    The Other Side of Transitions Once in a while I find myself questioning what to express in my article. This tends to represent when I am in transition between vibrational shifts and as such, not completely aligned to my authentic self. It is as though my flow is blocked. So, I thought I would use precisely this as the basis for this month’s article. I am sure there are some of you out there that know exactly what I am talking about and trust me, you are not crazy; you are increasing your vibrational level in an incredible way. The sensation of transitions during vibrational shifts and all that comes…