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    Stones Corner

    Chrysoberyl Often confused with Tiger’s Eye, but rarer.  For acquiring more prosperity.  Confidence, self pride, healing.  Amplifies other gems. Chrysocolla Gentle, soothing, friendly.  Excellent for heart; flushes and heals heart blocks (loss, fear, guilt, hurt…) for allowingness, flexibility, self forgiveness, peace of heart, patience.  Keeps one in light, love and healing daily.  On throat, expressing feelings, verbal and artistic creativity, thyroid.  Also, blood sugar, and emotional balance.  High conductivity from copper draws out pain, heat (fevers, inflamations, arthritis…).  Excellent therapeutic aid for healing loss, incest, and other traumas.  Cleanses auric field.  Dreams and Earth healing.  This stone releases stress and is balancing to the emotions and the mind.  It strengthens…

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    Hally’s Hints

    Having a Bad Day? Sometimes when you wake up it is as though you have woken up for the first time. You feel vibrant, alive and ready to take on the day. It is as though someone has switched on the go button and all you can do is get up smiling. Everything seems brighter; each flavor that you eat is as though you taste it for the first time and everything around looks beautiful, including yourself. Then there are days that no matter how much you sleep, no matter how much you try with coffee, red bull, borocca and all the other renowned pick-me-ups you still feel as though…

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    Celtic Moon

    The Journey Often the thoughts that flow into my mind are those of wonder.  Wondering about how and why things occur as well as how they all connect and relate to me.  A curious one I am but that has been a trait of mine since I was young.  It was this inquisitive mind that gave me the nickname of nuisance when I was young.  It was a name I proudly bore until I realized its definition.  Through various questions to those around me or even complete strangers to reading all I could get my hands on about anything that seemed to excite me at the moment, I learned quickly…

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    The Beast

    Once upon a time there was a very small cat, Fairly thin …and not very fat. He lived in a very large cave, And for his size, he was very brave. From within the cave his cry sounded like thunder, A legend grew that made people wonder….. No one was brave enough to venture near the hollow, Except one small boy…but no one would follow. He would sneak near the opening and strain his ears, His imagination would form his fears. He saw an enormous shadow on the wall, And turned around and stumbled with a fall. He ran back and explained what he had seen, Telling “this creature was…

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    Greetings from Afar

    The Old Soviet Man First of all, let me say that I am an American, living in Moscow. I am an executive with a major U.S./Multinational company, dealing with imaging technology. I hold a PhD in European History, and am a decorated veteran (officer), and active in my religion. I have lived in the Russian Federation for over ten years, and have lived in my current appartment for that entire time. I am married, and have four children, one of whom is currently “at home”. My wife is Russian, as are our two youngest kids. I say this to establish the fact that I am not prone to exageration, or…

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    Plastic Paths: The Defining Dilemma

    Astral Travel: Greatest Method with the Worst Consequences Guided meditation and hypnosis. Same thing, in my opinion. I’ve wanted to become a certified hypnotist for a very long time but don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on the classes so I’ve had to make do with library books and the internet for my hypnosis/guided meditation education, which is fine. I just don’t get the nifty certificate certifying my completion of lessons. 😉 Up until recently I’ve used guided meditations from other people but found a great deal don’t really have an effect. Imaging myself walking through a forest and coming to a stream is neat, don’t get me…

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    Witch-l

    Darkened skies fill this night, Cool north-winds hold you tight. All the trees are black as ink, They go unnoticed as you think. Tonight she wears a long black gown, Quickly turning, there is no sound. Reddish hair flies round and round, Dark red roses on the ground. She clears a spot, just for tonight, That’s hidden and away from sight. With her sword she cast her space, Now each element, she must face. Her thoughts are gifts to the Air, Fiery passions are also there. Emotions flowing every-where, And grounding Mother, Oh so fair…. She calls out in an ancient tongue, Hidden shadows start to run. Her arms raised…

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    Hearth and Home

    Finding the Divine During the course of my life, I have never really been to far away from those people who walked the path of the Ancient Ones, although for the most I never fully realised it. My best friend back in New Zealand, mother’s family who, due to geographical distance I never met but they to had practised an old, earth based religion, perhaps this is the reason why I to have finally chosen this spiritual path – the Teutonic blood of my ancestors running through my veins. While I was drawn to a pagan way of life, I was also apprehensive at first, as much of the information…

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    The Tarot

    The Magician The Magician is the first card of the tarot deck marked with the number one above the image. The image shows a man standing behind a table one arm stretched upwards holds a wand the other arm stretched downward points towards the ground.  Above his head floats a symbol of infinity around his waist a snake also a symbol of infinity. He is surrounded by a white halo and on his table are the four suits of the tarot the chalice, the sword, the staff and the pentacle. The magician is a spiritual being when I encounter the Magician while doing a reading he represents the all.  He…

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    Across the Great Divide

    The Ghostly Side of Michigan State University To most folks Michigan State University represents many things: a top-rated education, a sports Mecca, even a party school. But there’s another side of the hallowed college campus that few ever see; and of those who have, most wish they hadn’t. Michigan may be the 26th State to enter the Union, but it’s in the top 10 for the most haunted. Stroll with me as I explore the ghostly side of Michigan State University. The first stop on our tour takes us to Fairchild Auditorium, which is rumored to be haunted by a young boy wandering around the stage and seats. Some report…