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    Merry Meet

                                                     Welcome     ________________________________________________   Front Page art Courtesy of… Alexis Money of Southern California. She is currently working towards a career in the tattooing industry.  She loves drawing, reading, painting her nails, martial arts, chocolate and good Irish whiskey.    _________________________________________________________________________   In This Issue…   Mabh Savage Interviews Halo Quin to find out a bit more about the Faery world, and about Halo herself.   A Spell A Day: for health, wealth, love, and more by Cassandray Eason is reviewed this month.   In our Apothecary this month you…

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    The Mood of a Cat

    Cats generally are content to do whatever they are doing at the time, whether that is stalking, eating, or simply sitting and going to sleep. They do not feel guilty that they are not doing something else instead. This is the frame of mind in which the witch should enter the circle; for if he or she feels the sort of conflict that cats do not feel, part of the witch’s spirit will be continually moving across the circle to someplace else, and this will disrupt and weaken it. It is because cats feel content to be where they are and to do what they are doing in the moment…

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    Musings of A Hereditary Witch

    Blue Moon I thought I would share what we did for our 2012 Blue Moon ritual to help spark some ideas for the up coming 2015 Blue Moon (the second full moon in one month) on July 31st. At the Blue Moon we set energies into motion that will manifest our long-term goals (house, business, travel, debt free…) to be fulfilled by the next Blue Moon (approx. 30 +/- months) Everyone invited for the ritual was asked to wear either blue or white and to bring a potluck dish to share. They were asked to bring foods that were blue, white or purple (we needed another option). The exception to…

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    A Moment for Meditation

    Healing “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a *person* changes *their* own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards *them*. … We need not wait to see what others do.” ~~ Ghandi (Pronouns changed from gender specific to gender neutral by me) I am going to be taking a break from the chakras this month; we will return to the 2nd chakra with next month’s column. While I realize that many people who read PaganPages are international, I also know that many of us are from the U.S. This past week, another tragedy occurred in yet another violent mass…

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    Lughnasadh Correspondences

    (Loo-nas-ah) Major Sabbat (High Holiday) – Fire Festival August 1, 2 Other Names: Lunasa (meaning August), Lughnasaad, Lughnasa Celtic),First Harvest, August Eve, Feast of Cardenas, Feast of Bread, Tailltean Games(Irish), Teltain Cornucopia (Strega), Ceresalia (Ancient Roman) Harvest Home, Thingtide (Teutonic), Lammas (Christian). Laa Luanys, Elembious, Festival of Green Corn (Native American) Animals and Mythical beings: Griffins, Basilisks, Roosters, Calves, Centaurs, Phoenix Gemstones: aventurine, citrine, peridot, sardonyx, yellow diamonds, citrine Incense and Oils: wood aloes, rose, rose hips, rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus, safflower, corn, passionflower, frankincense, sandalwood Colors: red, orange, golden yellow, green, light brown, gold, bronze, gray Tools, Symbols, and Decorations: corn, cornucopias, red, yellow flowers, sheaves of grain (wheat, barley,…

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    Finding the Pagan Way

    Up to now I have dwelt on many of the positive aspects of Paganism, but every lifestyle has its downsides. Many of the negatives aspects of various forms of paganism come from ideas that are carried over from mainstream religious backgrounds,- particularly from the more fundamentalist groups. I believe that Aleister Crowley is a particularly good example of this. Most of his emotional problems, and his deliberately shocking behaviour, seem to have stemmed from a reaction to his upbringing as a member of the Plymouth Brethren. Paganism is a very wide term, covering many beliefs. Some belief systems are variations on older religions, some are attempts to come to terms…

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    Book Review: A Spell A Day: for Health, Wealth, Love, and More by Cassandra Eason

      A Spell A Day: for health, wealth, love, and more By: Cassandra Eason Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Sterling Ethos (May 6, 2014) Language: English   I am a huge fan of Cassandra Eason’s books. They are always full of practical wisdom and enchanting insight. This little tome (and I mean little—if not for the thickness it would be pocket sized) is full of spells for most of your magical needs. There are 366 spells for you to choose from; that’s a lot of magic happening in this petite book. You won’t find curses or hexes in A Spell a Day, but you find spells to break them. Most of…

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    Witches Soul Work

    Witches Soul Work: Gratitude I’m looking after a little 93 year old lady right now who was in Auschwitz for 3 years during World War II. She saw her parents killed in front of her and begged the soldier to kill her too. Every night she still has images of the horrors that she experienced and yet she is one of the most positive and grateful people that I know. I ask her how things are going at the senior’s residence where she lives and she says: “Darlink! It’s like paradise here! Mine beautiful children visit me and everyone loves me!” Her face shines with happiness and I am ashamed…

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    Tink About it

    House Cleansing and Blessing From time to time I cleanse and bless my home. We are living in an old house (1918) and a lot of people have lived here before us. It has been a dairy shop and later several families lived in 3 apartments. During the rebuilding I put a blessing in one of the walls downstairs and did some other stuff to claim it as OUR home. I had noticed other energies from the beginning, but most of them didn’t bother me at all. With a friend I did an extensive cleansing and blessing ritual. Together we went to every room in the house to remove old…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Time

    Lughnassadh 2015  The warm season is going by fast, isn’t it? Can you believe Lughnasadh, the beginning of harvest is nearly upon us? This year’s harvest will not be so great for some of us. El Nino began messing things up for some of us in March. Drought in California, flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, and the first four months of this year were the highest on record, according to NASA. Some would say this is global warming and that we should recycle and ride our bicycles more. Regardless of what is causing this, harvests will be drastically affected. Even in my own garden in Ohio, I lost almost all…