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    Merry Meet!!

    Merry Meet Readers,  This issue of PaganPages is brought to you by: We have a wonderful issue for you this month with some great new columns! The Celtic Craft Song of the Ancients Perspectives on the Male Divine Lavender’s Corner An Astrology Report for May and… a Book Review on Spells for Self-Improvement Feel free to leave us your comments and opinions on our articles. You can also contact us at [email protected]

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    Little Heathen Girl on the Hill

    for Dawn The following verse developed from a daydream.  I imagined that just for a few minutes I was allowed to go back in time to pre-Christian Europe.  I found myself on a hill on a lovely blue afternoon.  There was an elm tree on the hill, and under it a little girl with two thick blonde pigtails was threading flower-bracelets.  I asked her what she knew about the world, about life and death and the Gods.  She answered me in a sort of sing-song, as if reciting a lesson learned (no doubt) from the local priest, and this is something like what she told me: A Pagan Credo: 1…

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    HearthBeats: Notes from a Kitchen Witch

    Milestones: rituals for life’s moments MM and welcome to my kitchen. Come in, sit down and grab a cuppa something yummy while we chat. This month I would like to talk about milestones of life. These are the moments in your life that make a huge difference as well as some that are smaller but equally important. We all know the big ones; marriage, birth, death, but what about coming of age? What about Croning? These and some others are important as well. I am sharing some ritual ideas and plans for some of the life rituals that I have been involved in. First as I see it is the…

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    InterWeavings

    May is all about Joy! So far we have looked at the first four of our year of values. January’s simplicity, February’s love, March’s order and April’s Faith moves us into May’s joy! Joy can seem very superficial but to feel deep contentment and grounding is joy at the core of our being. Do you sometimes feel guilty for being happy when so much heartache surrounds us? It is easy to join in the chorus of “woe is me” when everyone around us is complaining. And with the terrible economy and job losses there are serious issues facing us and those we know. Fear is quick to steal joy. So…

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    Book Review: Spells for Self-improvement

    Spells for Self-improvement   Using Magic for Personal Success by  Lauren White ©  2000    Andrews McMeel Publishing ISBN:  0-7407-0552-0 102 pages Hardcover                        $9.95 (U.S.) As you would rightly expect upon seeing this book for the first time (it is about 5 inches square), it is extremely basic and written with tongue firmly planted in cheek.  For all of that, there is still a certain amount of wisdom contained within the amusing writing.  Basics are provided in terms of color uses and some flowers and herbs, and the reader is reminded that witchCRAFT is just that – a craft – and takes patience and practice to perfect. Regular readers of my reviews…

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    Meditation Moment

    A Sacred Union Beltaine is a time of pleasure, joy, and sacred sexuality.  It is the marriage and consummation of the Goddess and the God according to Wiccan and some other Pagan mythologies.  This meditation seeks to unite the God and Goddess within you. You need a quiet comfortable space, uninterrupted time, and possibly something to write with and on.  You may choose to have someone read this to you, or to record your own voice reading it with appropriate pauses so that you can meditate with your eyes closed. Imagine you are lying in a hammock strung up between two palm trees on a Caribbean beach.  Sunlight sparkles on…

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    Hally’s Hints

    The Picture of Your True Self The only black and white that exists is within the conscious interpretation. Outside of this the essence of the right from wrong and the equality of karma is all about balance; harmony. What goes up must come down but this does not make it black or white. Magic, spiritualism, and everything in between is not defined by colour but rather, by intention. What may seem one thing on the surface does not necessarily define the colour; intention of the energetic self. Consider the analogy of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. When being true to oneself the sheep is the sheep internally and externally. The…

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    Path to the Holy Guardian Angel

    I figured I would share with you some thoughts that crossed my mind as I phase into the 2nd month of my ceremony to obtain the Holy Guardian Angel and some key things that may help you out. I found the Ingredients of the ceremony are in your dedication to the Divine right, acknowledge the Divine, work to know yourself, never become a egocentric person, and take the blame for your mistakes because you manifest realities through your actions. These just scratch the surface of what I have learned. I have found that dedication to the Holy Guardian Angel is the hardest thing to do do in this ceremony sometimes,…

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    Plastic Paths: The Astral Travel Chronicles

    The Dry Spell Continues Several months ago my parents invited my brother, husband, and I to dinner and announced over dessert that they were combining years of holiday and birthday presents into one spectacular gift: they were taking all of us on a cruise to the Caribbean! There was a collective thud as three jaws hit the dining room table. And so, during the middle of December, my mom, dad, brother, husband, and I set sail from snowy Colorado to warm tropical islands. Even though I’m an Aries I’ve always had a great fondness for water. Spending 7 days on the ocean made my heart flutter in delight and during…

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    Rayne’s Ritual Way

    Making Your Beltane I’m going to do something a little different for this month. Because Beltane is so close to a lot of us, it’s all about releasing that creative fire! Which is why I’m not going to be doing a set ritual this article, instead I’m going to give you, my readers, all the tools necessary, to create, preform, and celebrate this lovely Sabbat. A lot of the lore around this time of the year involves sex, Beltane being one of my personal favorite Sabbats what you would find around this time of the year normally includes, bright colors, bonfires, balefires, maypoles couples jumping the Beltane fire, and fire…