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    Merry Meet and Welcome

    Welcome Welcome to the the February Issue of PaganPages.   We have a very exciting issue this month.  With recipes, ideas, and thoughts on Imbolc… 2 Great Book reviews                   Currently We are looking for the following columnists: Oils & Incense Thrifty Witching Crafting Reviewer for the following: Websites, shops, schools, podcasts, etc… If you are interested email [email protected] This month we are offering our readers free shipping off all orders from our etsy shop! Coupon Code: FreeShipping http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaganPagesOrg    

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    Moon Owl Observations

    Romi Kumu               This Goddess is not an overly well known one. But I think sometimes I need to broaden my horizons and look into some Gods and Goddesses that may conflict with my beliefs and knowledge of gods and goddesses. There are many branches of Paganism and I will be touching on one I personally have not looked into too much. I’m hoping that maybe someone else will find her interesting.   Romi Kumu is the Goddess of willpower and was a major goddess to the Baransama people. Her main following would be people from South America. It is believed that she is the Great Mother and that…

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    Across the Great Divide

    “What does science have to fear from parapsychology?” Last month we discussed some interesting points about science and the unanswered questions raised by parapsychology; a noted professor even attempted to explain some of the principles studied by researchers through the application of mathematical reasoning. However, the underlying question remains: just why, more than 100 years later, does mainstream science still laugh off members of the field as one would their wacky uncle at Thanksgiving dinner? The clichéd question many skeptics like to use is that if psychics are real, why do none of them ever win the lottery? In “Science & Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics,”…

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    Gems of the Goddess

    Bastet – Egyptian Cat Goddess The Egyptian goddess Bastet, also known as Bast, Ubasti and Baset, has been worshipped since the Second Dynasty. In the third millenium BC, she was depicted as a priestess with the head of a lion. Later, in the first millenium BC, with the popularity of the house cat, her lion’s head often transformed into that of a cat. Though her physical image differed, her demeanor did not. She remained both tame and wild, gentle and fierce. Daughter of the sun god Ra, she is also known as Lady of Flame and Eye of Ra. She is wife to Ptah, god of carpenters and shipbuilders, and…

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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 Cleansing Personal Pollution   Dear Mama Donna,   I am looking for a fresh start in my life. Everything around me has gotten messy and confusing and completely disgusting. This is on every level in my life — body, mind, spirit, and home. I am sure that this is all a reflection of some pollution within myself. I feel like I need a deep spiritual…

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    Book Review: The Candle & The Crossroads by Orion Foxwood

    The Candle and the Crossroads Orion Foxwood Weiser Books Paperback/ $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-57863-508-5 I enjoyed reading this book very much.  I found the glimpse at the beliefs and practices of the Appalachian people extremely interesting.  It appears that it is a belief system that has been verbally passed on, and then continued by each successive generation.  I really enjoyed his mother’s wisdom in simple words that he shared with the reader, it really brings her character to life. I also found it interesting that Mr. Foxwood has great reverance for the contribution made to “Southern Conjure” by both the African peoples, who were brought here as slaves, and by the…

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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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    Paranormal Path

    Common Banishing Tools        Some people are not very welcome to the idea of a spirit in their home, especially if the spirit has shown ill or malicious intent.  If you wanted to try a banishing on your own, there are a few common tools that are used throughout many cultures and religions.  Here are a few ideas.      The simplest technique is to ask the spirit to leave.  Many human entities do to realize their physical bodies have passed.  They do not realize what they are doing or their mere presence is frightening.  Telling the spirit to move on, giving them permission to leave and telling them they…

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    February Correspondences

    Legends and Lore for February February, the second month of the current Gregorian calendar and the third month of Winter’s rule, derives its name from Februa, the name of a Roman purification festival held on the fifteenth day of February in ancient times. The traditional birthstone amulet of February is the amethyst; and the primrose and the violet are the month’s traditional flowers. February is shared by the astrological signs of Aquarius the Water-Bearer and Pisces the Two Fishes, and is sacred to the following pagan deities: Aradia, Brigid, Juno Februa, and the Wiccan Goddess in Her aspect as the Maiden. During the month of February, the Great Solar Wheel…

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    The Men of the Mill

    Late one night when all was still a rumbling echoed from a distant hill it started out softly, a gentle hum, a melodic, soothing, encouraging strum waking the men of the mill. They gathered together outside the door not one of them there who could say for sure, what could create such a rhythm so fine without a word they formed a line heading off through the forest to explore. Captured by a mystical melody each man climbed up in a tree to where the sound filled the air, it’s couldn’t be seen, only felt there with an amazing intensity. One man leapt into the night released the branch he’d…