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    Merry Meet

      Welcome to the August Issue of PaganPages.  We hope you are all staying nice and cool from this summer heat!     We are currently looking for columnists to fill the following:  rituals spells goddesses If you are interested in filling any of these positions, or have an idea for a column of your own, email us at [email protected]            

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    Astrology Report for August 2012

    Full Moon at 10 degrees Aquarius Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:27 pm EDT A Full Moon in Aquarius brings emotional independence. Where co-dependency used to thrive, it no longer does. It is a time for folks to take a stand and be firm in their beliefs and faiths. It will be difficult to budge opinions, when folks are emotionally set in their ways. People will think on their own and make appropriate transitions for the Path they walk. American Native Lore Native Americans named their Moons when they were Full. The season or time of year would help assign the name of the Full Moon. In August, the Natives of…

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    Song of the Ancients

    The Watchers, the Original Fallen Sometimes called angels, sometimes called demons (daemons), the Grigori or Watchers of the Old Testament are ambiguous and misunderstood. Depending on which side of the theological fence you stand, they are the blessings of the Ages, the Ancient Ones, who passed down their knowledge to Witches and wise men and women from ages past.  For Christians and Jews however, they are an abomination, destroyers of the way of the World as their god originally created it. The Grigori (Those Who Never Sleep) were created to be ‘watchful’ over the burgeoning species of humans.  They were physically much larger than humans; their demeanor kind, gentle and…

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    August

    Originally called Sextillis by the Romans, was later named Augustus in honor of Augustus Caesar. August is the eighth month of the current Gregorian calendar and the third month of Summer’s rule. Traditional birthstone amulets of August are the peridot and the sardonyx. The gladiolus and the poppy are the month’s traditional flowers. August is shared by the astrological signs of Leo the Lion and Virgo the Virgin. During the month of August, the Great Solar Wheel of the Year is turned to Lammas, one of the four Grand Sabbats celebrated each year by Wiccans and modern Witches throughout the world. Gathered harvest are celebrated during August. Corn Moon Astrological…

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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 Mothering   Dear Mama Donna,   I’m enjoying reading your book, The Queen of My Self. I have a question, though.  My own mother and both of my grandmothers were never the nurturing type of women. In truth, they weren’t the kind of people I’d care to be around if I wasn’t related to them. Both grandmothers have passed, and I try to have very little…

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    The Chakras

    The Chakras is a Sanskrit word the means wheel or disc. This was deciphered and used to help people find themselves.  The Chakras was modeled after the Kabbalah from the Crown to the Muladhara, or the root. In the kabbalah it is equivalent as the Kether to the Malkuth, which means the crown of the tree of life to the physical plane. The physical plane is also known as shekniah, or the female aspect of god of which we live in kabbalistic terms. The chakras is very interesting in the fact it points out the way to enlightenment is retained in us if we allow ourselves to find truth. Each…

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    Myths and Legends: Journeys Through Time

    Phoenix                         I know I’ve mentioned it before..and I will most likely mention it a thousand more times but, in some myths and/or legends you can truly see that the idea spans several cultures. Werewolves and vampires are but two examples of this. Mermaids is another example and yet a further example is the ever mystic firebird. The one that can never truly die as it is reborn from it’s ashes. That would be none other than the Phoenix. The phoenix mythology spans at least 9 possibly 10 different cultures. Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Native America,…

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    Pagan Theology

    The Christians and the Pagans   Something that tends to distinguish me from my fellow Pagans is that I do not believe that “Christo-Pagans” are possible.  That goes against the general openness of Paganism.  And it flies in the face of our Pagan historical and cultural norms, which tell us to accept just about as many Gods and Goddesses as we can cram into a theology and still have room.  Thus a theological bias against Christians in general and Christo-Pagans in particular tends to irritate the Christo-Pagans and embarrass the regular Pagans (it has no effect on the observant Christians, they think we’re all crazy).   So now you are either…

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    The Witch’s Cupboard

    Herbal Insecticides Natural Herbal Insecticides This page is designed to help with bug control safely. Man-made insecticides is burning up the very Earth we hold so dear to our survival. The more that is made, the more the bugs become immune. Then man makes stronger pesticides. We eat these pesticides in and on our food, we drink water from the run offs that are seeping into the ground. And at this time there is more health problems then there ever has been. It tends to make you wonder! House and Garden Natural Insecticide 2 tablespoons liquid soap 1 quart water Spray bottle Mix soap and water; add to spray bottle;…

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    Interweavings

    Gratitude Now we reap what we sow. Harvest begins as the fullness of summers heat envelops us.  Our walk this year through 12 virtues has brought us to gratitude. If we have brought the virtues into our heart, we have sown well and we begin to harvest the fruit of our labors. Take a moment and think about what you have sown since January.  What connections have you made or strengthened? What depth of understanding have you brought to your personal worship? What inner peace have you gained? The year flies past and we are so busy with life and all of its ups and downs. Yet our sacred time…