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    SpellCrafting: Spells & Rituals

    Knot Magick Merry meet. A simple yet powerful way to cast a spell is by putting knots in a cord. It could be for protection, healing, invoking energies or giving yourself confidence. Sailors once had witches put wind into knots, so if they found themselves in a calm, they could untie one of the knots to get wind to fill their sails. Before beginning, fix your desire firmly in your mind as you feel what its like to have what it is you are asking for. A round silk cord or other natural fiber is generally preferred, but anything from a shoelace to yarn to ribbon can be used. You…

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    Spiralled Edges

    I can’t remember a time when I haven’t enjoyed the autumn season. Cool days, the crunch of dried leaves underfoot. Even living in a city, I can see and hear the signs of a changing season around me.   I think it very fortunate that the part of SE London where I live has many green spaces, as they are called. These aren’t just the obligatory park either. Nearly every street has hardy trees planted along it. Grassy patches and flower beds abound. And just like their counterparts in the countryside, they change and grow and shed their leaves when the nights grow longer and the days grow cooler. I…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Samhain 2016 for Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times Bright Blessings! Samhain is upon us! Many of y0u had your celebrations in the past week, and some of you will have yours this week. Thanks to the wizardry of Jennifer, our editor, here at Pagan Pages, I can post links to past Samhain articles here if you’d like to look over them. Here is 2015’s Samhain article: http://paganpages.org/emagazine/2015/10/celebrating-the-old-ways-in-new-times-12/ And here’s the article for 2014’s Samhain article: http://paganpages.org/emagazine/2014/10/celebrating-the-old-ways-in-new-times-2/ Both articles explore some history and pre-Christian practices. This year’s Samhain article is going to specifically focus on something that is quite controversial in some of our communities- the revelry some engage…