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    Merry Meet

    Welcome   ___________________________________________________________ This month’s issue is brought to you by Etiary.com  ___________________________________________________________   In This Issue…   Curious as to what Etiary.com is yet?  Well read up here on the all new Pagan/Witch Social Network site that is quickly growing in popularity!   Our Mabh Savage interviews Nimue Brown this month in Druidry and Dreams.   Jazz gives her open and honest opinion on Soaring- A Teen’s Guide to Spirit & Spirituality by Deneen Vukelic   New on Shelves this past August was Meera Lee Patel’s beautiful Book Start Where you are, have a look.   and…   If you are looking for a good book to add to…

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    Tarot Talk

    We have not talked about the Aces in a while, so let’s revisit these unique members of the Pip cards. Aces are different from the other Minors, as they are seen as being the seeds of their suit and element, rather than the manifestation of their suit and element. Aces are not material; they are tendencies that are the foundation of the manifestations of their suit; the Ace of Pentacles, our card for this month, is not Earth, but a tendency to become Earth! Let’s begin our process of breaking down this Ace. The Ace of Pentacles is a Minor Arcana card, so we know right away that the message…

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    Short Story: Kiara, Episode Two

    A quiet knock on the door brought Kiara back to the room with a start. The lock turned and a young girl appeared with a supper tray. She was thin, with a boyish figure and lank hair and pale greasy skin. Kiara thought that she looked very tired and unhappy. She greeted her with a wave, but just received a wary look in return. The servant girl placed the tray on a little breakfast table and left without a word. Again, the clicking of the lock and Kiara was alone. She sat on the single chair provided and picked at her food with little appetite. It was obviously left-overs from…

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    Finding the Pagan Way

    Shamanism In many ways, my spiritual journey has brought me beyond the more publicised aspects of paganism and deeper into a rediscovery of shamanism. Whereas much of what is practised in the names of many long lost systems of belief is, largely, a modern reconstruction,- there is still a strong shamanistic tradition in many of the surviving indigenous peoples around the world. At a time when the western societies are floundering under the unsupportable system of capitalism, we have much to learn from societies which have lived in a sustainable fashion for most of mankind’s history. But ironically, at a time when we need their wisdom the most, the attack…

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    Witches Soul Work

    Witches Soul Work: Laughter and Ritual                       Usually when we think of ritual or ceremony we think of serious prayer led by serious officiates. We can’t imagine a church ceremony where the priest and the congregation laugh uproariously in lieu of prayer! Yet there are many good reasons why humour and laughter can be used successfully in ritual and many examples from around the world where it does. In Nepal the Gaijatra ceremony, also known as the festival of holy cows (!) featured a parade of participants who had lost loved ones during the previous year. These sad people brought…

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    Etiary: The First Paranormal Social Network

    Etiary: The First Paranormal Social Network   A revolutionary site has come to change the way the paranormal social networking is being used on the internet. Etiary.com is not just a social networking site where members can connect, but also an information center for the alternative subjects of the metaphysical and science. Etiary’s focus is about the veil we can see through in the mundane world, whether it be quantum physics or a magic spell. Frankly, Etiary is a child of modern paranormal perspectives meeting at a conjunction with modern science in most cases. It offers a plethora of options that are selectively geared toward people who are entranced by the…

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    MagickalArts

    Ready, Set, Go! September is synonymous with learning, moving and embarking on new adventures. Not only are we harvesting the rewards of our work earlier in the year, but forging new paths in hopes that these will hold the new plantings later on. For me, this mindset is a constant companion and keeping the creativity flowing is always the goal. I want “everything”! To do, to know, to learn, to be adept at everything! Some might call this a type “A” personality, but it goes much further than this. It is not a need to keep busy, but rather a hunger to take it all in. This has always been…

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    Bardic Song of the Month

    This month’s Bardic Song is called “Body Mind and Spirit Chant”. It is a simple tune that has body motions to go with the words for easier repetition and the melody line is rather easy. Keep repeating the tune over as often as you wish. The song was originally written as a little exercise for a Drum Corp program that I wrote, when we went to local nursing homes and played drums for the Alzheimer’s patients. As much as possible, all songs are created as a single page in pdf format for easier printing and reading. If you play the piano, these songs are simple enough to pick up right away.…

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    Astro Report for September 2015

    Venus still Retro in Leo– 14 degrees Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT Goes Direct on Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 6:17 pm EDT The Planet of love and adoration is still going against the grain preparing to trek across the face of the Sun. Affections at this time still seem to be awry in family-oriented Leo. Not to worry, though. Venus is strong-willed and has the capacity to overcome this obstacle. She allows her love and affection to come and go as needed or wanted, sometimes to a fault.     Uranus still Retro in Aries – 19 degrees Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Garlic       Not strictly a herb, but in my apothecary, I make good use of whatever is to hand, and currently the garlic from the allotment is drying out nicely in my mother’s pantry. Strongly associated with Hekate, garlic has held magical associations for thousands of years. From warding off the supernatural, to disinfecting rooms, the protective power of garlic has been recognised and revered throughout history. The Kitchen Garden Most of us know garlic for its smell and taste. It is the bulb of the plant that we most commonly use, although the green shoots that we see above the surface of the…