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    Merry Meet

                         Welcome!   ________________________________________________________________   In This Issue… An Interview with an incredibly creative and talented witch this month, Sheena Cundy.   An Excellent Book Review on “Summoning The Fates, A Generational Woman’s Guide to Destiny and Sacred Transformation” by the wonderful Z Budapest.     Stones Corner discusses Dream Stones and their Meanings.    and…     Our Apothecary tells you all you need to know about Coriander   ________________________________________________________________   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…

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    November Correspondences

    The name is derived from Novem, the Latin word for nine, as November was the ninth month in Rome’s oldest calendar. THE SNOW MOON The ninth month in the old roman calandar. In Celtic traditions it is the beginning of the new year, considered a month of beginnings and endings. Astrological Signs: Scorpio, Sagittarius. Nature Spirits: Banshees and other beings who carry messages between worlds. Herbs: Ginger, hops, wormwood, hussop, patchouli, mugwort, nutmeg, star anise. Colors: Black, white, purple. Flowers: White lily, dahlia, chrysanthemum. Scents: Rosemary, dragons blood, lilac, pine, wisteria. Stones: Topaz, obsidian, onyx, Apache tear. Trees: Pine, cypress, yew, elder. Animals: Bat, wolf, sow, dog, snake. Birds: Owls,…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

      On Initiation and The Old Ways   As we are in-between Sabbats, I thought I would submit an article on a different topic. Initiation. It is certainly a sacred event in and of itself, and it is also a hot debate topic in Paganism today. Introduction I had a couple of conversations recently that made me think deeper on the topic of initiation and the way Pre-Christians did things. One source I am too lazy to dig up states that the earliest discovered human burial was from about 100,000…ish years ago, and it is believed by some to be the first evidence of religion. It is said this shows…

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    In the Words of Mama Bear

    Take a look around the Pagan community these days, we have some amazing philosophers and some wicked intelligence. People like Raven Grimassi, who is so grounded and well versed (beyond well versed) in his craft and Jason Pitzl-Waters who founded the Wild Hunt. These people never cease to amaze me by the things they write, the ideas they inspire and sometimes even by the way they make me research something just to learn a little more. While writers and practitioners are amazing, we are in dire need of community leaders, in order to help our communities and causes move forward. Paganism is amazing. The freedom, the whole antiauthoritarianism vibe really…

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    A Moment for Meditation

    The 5th 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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    Thriftcrafting: Witching on a Budget

    Magical Matches Merry meet. If you are looking for a tool for a special ritual or an easy gift, try decorating match boxes. I had a partial deck of miniature tarot cards. Cutting off the white borders with a paper cutter made them the right size for putting on boxes of matches. Some decks, such as the Rider-Waite, are just about the perfect size for the large box of kitchen matches, requiring only a very small portion of one edge to be removed. I used spray adhesive to affix them, but just about any glue will do. By choosing cards to fit someone’s personality, astrology or goals, you can make…

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    Book Review: Summoning the Fates By Z Budapest

    Summoning the Fates By Z Budapest I have just finished “Summoning The Fates, A Generational Woman’s Guide to Destiny and Sacred Transformation” by the wonderful Z Budapest***** If you have ever asked “why me?” or “why do bad things happen?”, then this is the book for you. This book was a joy to read.  I felt as if I were sitting at the feet of one of my teachers, listening to her stories, learning from her wisdom.    Almost immediately,  her love for her mother leaps off the beginning pages, which was so touching.   We are most  familiar with the Greek Fates of Clotho (the Spinner) who spins our life…

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    An Interview with Sheena Cundy: Crafty Crone

      I was lucky enough to catch up with an incredibly creative and talented witch this month, Sheena Cundy. Sheena is a well-known healer and the creator of The Magic of Nature Oracle, a vibrant divination deck based on the flora and fauna of Britain. She is also the songstress of the band Morrigan’s Path. In between all this she teaches tarot and horse riding. Sheena took a break from all this to answer some of my questions for you lovely readers here at Pagan Pages. Mabh Savage: So, first of all, what is a crafty crone? Sheena Cundy: She is a Witch of menopausal age, shrewd and creative with…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Coriander   November is an odd month for herbs if you live in a temperate climate. There are a few still hanging on in the garden; maybe a tough sage or some rosemary that’s well rooted in, but many of the deciduous plants have already dropped their leaves, so we home herbalist have to rely on either dried product, or those herbs that we can grow from seed on a bright windowsill. Coriander is one such herb. It grows quite easily as long as it is kept moist and warm, and with a bit of tender care can bring a vibrant verdancy to the cold season.…

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    MagickalArts

    SAMHAIN- November 7.2015   Although last month may have seemed more fitting for this article, October 31st is not accurate date of Samhain if celebrated from the perspective of the astronomical occurrences that in ancient days marked the Great Wheel of the Year. The astrological date always in November, usually somewhere between the 5-8th. This year, it will occur on November 7th. So, with these intentions in mind, I share with you the mystery of Samhain’s parting of the Veils…..   The Hounds nip at my heels Pushing me precariously forwards As I move through the dark Veil of Samhain Night.   I breathe deeply feeling the Pain of sharp…