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    Pagan Theology

    Growing Up   What do we want to be when we grow up?   That is a very loaded question.  First, it assumes that any of us want to grow up, and, frankly, I have not met a lot of Pagans that think growing up in the traditional sense is a good thing.  Having rules, being serious, acting deliberately, and losing your sense of wonder at the world are all generally accepted parts of what it means to “grow up” in our society.  Unfortunately they are pretty much diametrically opposed to the polytheistic, fun-loving, world-embracing, and spontaneous Pagan movement.  Second, its worth commenting on the individual pieces of the sentence. …

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    Stones Corner

    Garnet                         Aids blood flow.  Helps to balance and get rid of negativity.  A stone of passion and love.  Increases sex drive.  Thought to promote good health and blood circulations.  Also promotes sexual desire.  Energizes emotionally and physically (arthritis, frostbite, paralysis), grounds.  Used by ancient cultures.  Exhaustion, low blood pressure, detoxing and strengthening blood, muscles, kidneys, gallstones.  Hormone balance, antibodies, fertility, persistence, stamina, passion.  Aids in remembering dreams and for going backwards in time.  Attracts love, gives persistence, cures depression, and works on liver to relieve toxins in the body.  Said to assure the wearer of love, faithfulness, and…

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    The Celtic Craft

    A Celtic Midsummer with the Druids Entering the second month of the summer season, it is slowly becoming apparent that nature is now  in full swing. The sun is rising early to greet the world; the birds are singing their daily Acapella and the earth is blooming in the sun’s warm rays, providing a luscious and fertile landscape that is always a wonder to behold at this time of year. For the Celts, too, this was a time of great celebration. The health, prosperity and fertility that were called upon in previous rites and sabbats would have started to exhibit its arrival by now. The pastoral culture would give thanks…

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    Meditation Moment

    Embracing Vacation Energy It’s June!  Summer vacation!  Swimming! Barbecues! Lazy days of lounging in our pajamas playing video games from noon to midnight! At least, that’s what this month means for most people under the age of 18. At least we get to look forward to the Summer Solstice, the Radiant God and the magick of the faeries.  This month’s meditation is about bringing the spirit of summer vacation into our lives, with the assistance of the faeries, dragons, unicorns, and other fantastical beings we were obsessed with as kids – and many of us still as adults! Remember to record this meditation or have someone read it to you…

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    Song of the Ancients

    Finding Moisture in the Spiritual Desert   Like any sojourner on a spiritual path, I have found my walk at times joyful, painful, exhilarating, and excruciating. Any religious or spiritual walk is bound to have peaks and valleys. All of life is change and is cyclical. Our spiritual paths are no different. You know what I am speaking about; those times of dryness where the Gods seem distant and silent, where our most heartfelt and sincere petitions and prayers seem to shatter as they leave our lips. Rituals are rote and crusty, hope withers and faith seeps from us, drop by drop, finally pooling, puddle-like, at our feet. Unlike mainstream…

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    Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

    Where Does Your Loyalty Lay?   Loyalty can be defined as the state of unswerving faithfulness, devotion or allegiance; adhering to a promise or duty that an individual has to an organization, group, cause or person.   Loyalty can be a noble thing. There are a number of causes we can be loyal to. Loyalty to our family and/or friends is commendable but perhaps we should ask ourselves – how far is too far? How much are we willing to give of ourselves to keep faithful and what are we willing to sacrifice? Are we willing to give up our own personal truth in the name of devotion to someone or…

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    Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

    Perfect Love and perfect trust are nowadays referee in many rituals and practices for anyone who performs Magick. There is a basis for this and why it is so crucial to any practice with a coven or another person whom you are performing Magick with at that moment. These are one of the phrases I like in modern Magick, in way this one of the most straight to the point and absolute things you must remember. When I think of this line I can only scrape the surface of what it really means although it is clearly blunt as well. The key to this point also goes back to the…

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    WiseWoman Traditions

    The Medicine Wheel of Plant Uses (Part One of Five) There is so much to learn about herbs and healing. How can we assure ourselves of our own competence? How can we feel safe in our recommendations? How can we know which herb is best to use for a particular person? Do we need a system of diagnosis interlocked with categories of herbs? (For instance, the four-humor theory that categorizes illnesses and herbs according to the humors, or the Ayurvedic system that divides people into three types and selects herbs accordingly.) These are questions that have concerned healers for thousands of years and still concern us today. I do not…

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    Spell Struck

    QUICK On-The-Go Spell to Remove Poverty, Lack & Restrictions from One’s Life No matter what types of spells I write, I inevitably get many, many requests to do more “money, abundance” spells.  It’s not that there’s not a ton of those out there already, but everyone across the board seems to still be struggling with having abundance free-flow in their lives (my name can be added to the list of strugglers, lol, although I am seeing results well from a change in my thinking and a very focused intent…) Given that this time of year can be the time that people think of vacations and getting away from it all,…