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    Merry Meet

        Welcome to a new year and a new issue!!    This year we will continue to bring you all the columns and writers you look forward to reading.  New interviews and book reviews.  New spells and rituals. And so much more…   Our Etsy is back up at http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaganPagesOrg?ref=seller_info_count You will see our beautiful handmade items like:  And so much more…     May you have a happy and healthy 2013!  

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    Red Pixie – Elements of a Magical Life

    So the Mayan’s got it Wrong! I guess if you are reading this, then the Mayan’s got it wrong lol Oh well, everyone makes mistakes right haha!  I wonder just how many people bought into the whole end of the world debacle.  As a Pisces I can honestly say, this would normally have freaked me out, but I was right at the other end of the spectrum on this one, yeah even I shocked myself.  But with all the talk of the world actually moving into a more loving peaceful time; that resonated much more than the whole Armageddon philosophy. I guess the one true thing we all are and…

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    We Are One Kind

    The entertainer Garry Moore used to end his weekly television show asking his audience to “be a little kinder to each other this week.”  In the wake of the tragic killings in Connecticut a week ago, it might be worthwhile to consider this old word ‘kind’ and what it means, in a full sense, to be kinder to each other.  For surely, what is needed most of all to change a violent society is not to ban weapons or station guards in schools and other places, but to rediscover the reasons why we should act kindly towards each other.  And since one of the barriers to deeper insight into kindness…

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    Mugwort Chronicles

    Echinacea Several years ago I spotted a somewhat ragged Echinacea plant at our local nursery. It was toward the end of the summer when the nursery had deeply discounted its remaining plants to clear its inventory. This poor little soul lingered in her pot so sadly that I simply could not walk away. I brought her home and planted her in the part of my garden between Marshmallow and Rose, uncertain if I would see her next year. However, as winter warmed to spring then into summer, there was Echinacea small but making a vibrant comeback. I had always wanted to plant Echinacea to use in making tincture.  Echinacea, more…

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    Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

    Have To? I Disagree!   “There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know, but have to learn; and people we can’t live without, but have to let go.”   This was one of the many quotes that I read on a facebook friend’s status that at first read seemed to hold such a positive and powerful message until I contemplated the words and came to realize that I did not agree with it nor did I believe it to hold wisdom. Not one iota. In fact, I truly and wholeheartedly disagreed with it! Why? Well, let me explain my line…

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    Imbolc Correspondences

    February 1, 2 Other Names: Imbolg (im-molc)(em-bowl’g) (Celtic), Candlemas (Christian), Brigantia (Caledonii), Oimelc, Festival of Light, Brigid’s (Brid, Bride) Day, La Fheill, An Fheille Bride, Candelaria (Mexico), Chinese New Year, Disting-tid (Feb 14th, Teutonic), DisaBlot, Anagantios, Lupercalia/Lupercus (Strega), Groundhog Day, Valentines Day. Animals & Mythical Beings: Firebird, dragon, groundhog, deer, burrowing animals, ewes, robin, sheep, lamb, other creatures waking from hibernation. Gemstones: Amethyst, garnet, onyx, turquoise. Incense/Oil: Jasmine, rosemary, frankincense, cinnamon, neroli, musk, olive, sweet pea, basil, myrrh, and wisteria, apricot, carnation. Colors/Candles: Brown, pink, red, orange, white, lavender, pale yellow, silver. Tools,Symbols, & Decorations: White flowers, marigolds, plum blossoms, daffodils, Brigid wheel, Brigid’s cross, candles, grain/seed for blessing, red…

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    Across the Great Divide

    “The Unanswered Question” If you’re reading this, then that means we’ve survived the apocalypse. *Whew…what a relief that is. I really wasn’t looking forward to poor hygiene, scavenging for food and energy, and martial law in a wasteland of zombies and Mad Max wannabes. So now that the doomsday prophesies have failed to come true (yet again) and we chuckle at the silliness of the paranoia that has raided the airwaves over the last few years we can return to the business of science and the quest for answers to questions that have yet to be fully understood and explained. I’m a believer in the theories and principles of parapsychology-…

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    WiseWoman Traditions

    Healing Wise: The Spirit of Simples What is a Simple? A “simple” is one herb used at a time. A “simpler” is an herbalist who generally uses herbs one at a time, rather than in combinations. Why Use Simples? Most herbalists I have met — whether from China or Japan, Eastern or Western Europe, Australia or North America — use herbs in combinations. Simplers, like myself, don’t. Why? Because I believe that herbal medicine is people’s medicine, I seek to make herbal medicine simple: as simple as one herb at a time. Because people worry about interactions between the drugs they take and herbs, I keep it simple: with simples,…

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    Moon Owl Observations

    The Triquetra                   The triquetra is a religious symbol that is Almost as well known as the Pentagram. Of course, Christians have adopted it into their belief system as well. Is it Latin for “three cornered” and is composed of there interlocking vesica piscis shapes. It has Celtic origins and is Still widely used in Ireland. Generally, it is given in the form of jewelry and symbolizes love,honour,and protection. It is also known as a Trinity knot and some can be elaborate and complex while others are plain and simple. The triquetra deals with the power of three, which is often seen…

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    Hally’s Hints

    “Your Gut Instinct” It is easy to overlook that sensation that sits within the pit of the stomach and becomes active when something isn’t right. Whilst it may seem an obvious reaction to pay attention to more often than not, the deciding power is given to the head; the logical (seemingly logical, which doesn’t always make it so), which is why the gut instinct can be ignored. Another version of this is intuition. It really comes down to chosen terminology however, both work in letting the person recognise when something simply isn’t right even when there is no logic to support this sensation. The more one aligns, evolves and connects…