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    Meditation Moment

    A Meditation on Loss   What do you do when you lose everything?   Losing everything to you might mean losing all of your friends, or the job to which you’ve dedicated your life.  It could mean losing a loved one, or several loved ones, to death.  It could mean losing all of your most cherished possessions, or your home, or your car.   When we suffer losses, a void is left inside us, a huge abyss of emptiness that was once full of comfort and security.  We might even feel guilty for mourning our loss, as if we don’t have the right to our own feelings.  There always seems…

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    Book Review: Witchy Crafts By Lexa Olick

    Witchy Crafts By Lexa Olick © 2013 Llewellyn Books ISBN: 978-0-7387-2618-2 278 pages Paperback $19.99 (U.S.)   Witchy Crafts is more than just a book with Craft ideas and projects. The author starts the book with a discussion on materials with information on real over manufactured materials and how to tell the difference. starts out with a discussion of materials. It can be difficult to tell real from fake do to the way the items are advertised. I was not aware that feathers could be faked before reading this book.   In some craft books the author will advise using one technique or another that requires looking up that technique…

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    Stones Corner

    Hawk’s Eye/Falcon’s Eye Helps gain perspective to see/face situations fully.  Seeing the overview clearly and unflinchingly, as from a Hawk’s eyes.  Stomach and brow chakras.  Deepens meditation, helps see the truth in self and other situations in order to grow.               Heliodor/Golden Brown Stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine, bones, solar plexus and 3rd eye with warm sun energy for mental clarity, confidence, willpower, visualizing, and protection.  Helps stomach and intestines.  Works with mental body for exhaustion, depression, ulcers, nausea, eating disorders.  Cleans emotional and physical toxins from liver and skin, including fear and resentment.                 Hematite…

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    Magic of the Gods

    Vishnu Vishnu, whose name means “All-Pervading,” is the protector of the world and the restorer of moral order (dharma). He is peaceful, merciful, and compassionate. To Vaisnavites, Vishnu is the Supreme Lord. Vishnu is often pictured with his consort, Lakshmi (also called Sri), and usually has four arms. Each hand holds an emblem of his divinity: the conch, discus, club, and lotus. A curl of hair on his chest signifies his immortality, and he wears the jewel Kaustubha around his neck. He is usually depicted with a dark complexion, as are his incarnations. Vishnu is often shown reclining or asleep as he awaits the next annihilation and renewal of the world. Vishnu is…

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    Ostara Correspondences

      (Oh-star-ah) – Lesser Sabbat – Spring/Vernal Equinox, March 20-21st – when the Sun enters Ares Other Names: Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia, Mean Earraigh, Pasch, Caisg, Pess Date: Spring Equinox (March 20-22 in Northern Hemisphere) or when the Sun is 1 degree Aries. Symbolism: The beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, the God and Goddess in Their youth, balance, fertility Goddesses: all love, virgin, and fertility Goddesses; Anna Perenna (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite, Persia, GrecoRoman), Athena (Greek), Cybele (Greco-Roman), Blodeuwedd, Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Hera, Ishtar…