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    Merry Meet

                     WELCOME   ___________________________________________________   For Samhain Information click below   ___________________________________________________   In This Issue… We feature two great Interviews… Author, Kenn, is a Shaman and a healer. Author and Hereditary witch Z Budapest.     An interesting read on the must have  Ten “Stress Stones”.   Learn how to make your own ink in Thriftcrafting.   ___________________________________________________   We are always looking for new talent.  If you are interested in writing email us at [email protected]   ___________________________________________________   Join us on FaceBook,Twitter, & Etiary!   ___________________________________________________   Check out our Etsy  

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    She Who is All – Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

    Hecate/Hekate Hecate IS the magickal power of the Word. She was worshipped in Ancient Egypt, the Black Sea, Africa, Greece. She is said to be the mother of the Heka, the Egyptian word for magic, and for those who perform magic. Heka was also the name for an ancient Egyptian god of magic and healing. She is known by many names: Queen of the Night Queen of Death Goddess of Witches Goddess of Witchcraft Mistress of the Night Dark Goddess The Crone of the Triple Moon Goddess Guardian of the Crossroads She is all of this and more. She is the keeper of ancient knowledge. She is the sacred cauldron…

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    A Moment for Meditation

    The 4th Chakra As I mentioned in the previous columns, when doing any chakra work, it is imperative to keep yourself grounded. While you can use any grounding exercise that you prefer, I have always used this one in my chakra classes: **Stand up, grip toes to the ground, long deep breathing, visualize your roots going deep into Mother Earth, keeping you grounded and centered. Inhale and bring the earth energy up to the base of your spine; exhale and let the energy return to the Earth. With each inhale, receive healing energy from the Earth; with each exhale, release all negativity. This will not hurt Mother Earth, as long…

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    Short Story: Kiara, Episode 3

    Jeremiah felt very ashamed at himself for running away from his new friend. He was twelve years old and, just at that moment, feeling very ashamed at his own cowardice. Especially now that there was a big war coming. His dad was a soldier now. He had said that they all must be very brave. They all lived above the little bakers shop. Jeremiah loved the smell of the freshly baked bread that filled their home. His big sister, Jane helped his dad to run the shop, and his mum just generally ran around fussing after everyone. Every evening after the shop was closed his dad would put on his…

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    Interview Author Kenn Day: Body and Soul

    Kenn Day: Body and Soul Author of Post Tribal Shamanism and Dance of Stones, Kenn has been a working Shaman and healer for many years, with his own practice since 1989. He now also offers workshops for those wanting to understand and experience his practice. Kenn was kind enough to chat to me about his work.   Mabh Savage: What does the term Post-Tribal Shaman mean?   Kenn Day: I coined the therm “post-tribal shamanism” many years ago, specifically to differentiate from the many rich and varied tribal traditions. I did this because, on the one hand, I knew that the modern, Western, post-industrial and post-TRIBAL world that I live…

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    Liber I: Magick and Writing

    The modern world subsists through the need to simply survive, contrive a constructed order in life, and to show deference to the most rudimentary ideas; whether the sensationalism is a form of vestige of antiquated religions or the most coveted product/service which most up-to-date. The non-sophisticated have been so beguiled by coaxers to be entrapped in the grasp of media and the freshest frenzy. At the crack of a whim people flock like sheep being herded to the closest destination with the autonomous life; the sheep have little thinking to do, but they serve 2 simple tasks: to be sheared of their wool and enjoy the pleasures of provender without…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Samhain 2015 for Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times   This article is cheating. I admit it. I was looking over last year’s article to ensure I did not write close to the same thing this year, and I stumbled upon the file for the talk and ritual I gave at our Samhain last year. It was conveniently and entirely different from last year’s article. Of course, memories came flooding back. Each Sabbat and gathering is packed with good memories with loved ones. Samhain, the time for honoring the dead, is a good time to connect with the living as well. In pre-Christian times, it was a time of…

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    Stones Corner

    Ten “Stress Stones” Amethyst Having a cluster of Amethyst at hand is good for keeping negative energy away. Amethyst helps you think and act at your clearest. Wear an Amethyst pendant continuously for migraine prevention, tension headaches, and alleviating arthritic pain. Citrine Also known as the “Success Stone”. Citrine encourages a bright outlook and promotes happiness. It attracts wealth and joy. It can help stabilize emotions and soothe family problems. Citrine is also good for improving stress-related digestive problems. Clear Quartz Quartz is an excellent general physical system fortifier and protector. It increases mental clarity. Hold a clear crystal at your solar plexus and breath evenly for several minutes to…

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    ThriftCrafting: Witching on a budget

    Making Ink Merry meet. Growing wild near me are pokeweed bushes with their bright berries that have been ripening for weeks now. Found widely in North America, its poisonous red berries can be used to make ink for magical purposes. Collect up two cups of berries. Using a strainer to filter out the skins and seeds, mash the berries and collect the juice. Caution: as berries pop, they splatter their purplish-red juice everywhere, and it stains. I recommend wearing latex gloves and keeping wipes handy to catch drips. (Those wipes sold in beauty supply shops for getting hair dye color off of skin got the stains off my hands before…

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    HedgeWitch Days!

    SAMHAIN, PLEASE RSVP! Hi my lovelies….well it’s finally here! The time between times, the entry to the darkest part of the year lays before us at the end of this calendar month. The shops are awash with all things Halloween, Ghosts and Ghoulies adorning every aisle of every supermarket and every shop window in the high street, happy sigh!!! This is the time of the year where at last we can go a little bit crazy and shop till we drop, as for us it’s time to stock up on our everyday essentials lol! Not only are the shops full of Halloween goodies, the food aisles come alive with the…