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    Brighid’s Healing Sword: Imbolc

    This turn of the Greater Wheel moves us towards a place of newness and the quickening of what was brought to light at Yule, the Winter Solstice. We stand at the mid-mark between the act of revealing (Winter Solstice) the fertility that lay dormant from the triple harvest and the action of sowing and planting (Spring Equinox) what we hope will prove viable and grow to its fullest potential. This is the time of quickening and enlivening the hidden seeds of transition and preparation of what will wither and die and what will germinate a become viable product. Our coven, Oak and Willow of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel…

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    The Bad Witch’s Guide

      The Bad Witch’s Guide to Imbolc I am a bad witch. There are a long list of reasons why I am a bad witch. Having been out of the broom closet for some considerable number of years I would on occasion get asked “but you’re a good witch though?” My response to that depending on the person asking but I found I started to say “yes, a very, very good witch” rather darkly as it usually got the point across… January was called Wolf month in Anglo-Saxon. Where the starving creatures ventured into villages snapping at the young and helpless, just like the bitter winter winds. January stalks through…

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    Book Reviews: Reiki for Beginners & Reflexology for Beginners

    Book Reviews: Reflexology for Beginners–Stefanie Sabounchian Reiki for Beginners – Victor Archuleta I am a certified reflexologist and a Reiki Master Teacher, and for years I have practiced these modalities together. So, it seems only fitting to present these lovely little books in one review. The books are written in the same style: a brief introduction to the modality, how it works, and its background and history. They are similarly illustrated many clear, detailed and colorful diagrams. As the titles indicate, the content is directed to beginners interested in practicing on themselves or their families.   Click Image for Amazon Information   Reflexology for Beginners by Stefanie Sabounchian addresses foot…

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    The Super Blue Blood Moon

    We are drawn to the ancient arts of shamanism for their enduring power to help us live a life of harmony, good health, and balance in our lives and with our planet.” —Sandra Ingerman The Super Blue Blood Moon When I was asked to be a presenter on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True I had no idea that their team would assign me a very special moon indeed: the Full Moon of January 2018 is the Super Blue Blood Moon and there is also a total lunar eclipse. I will start by sharing some scientific and astronomical information with you to explain how special it is and why! The…

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    Worth the Witch

    You’ve Got Magick Mail with Inked Goddess Creations!     Magick Mail can be a recurring monthly subscription box or a one time box deal. Whatever floats your boat. Each month’s delivery is different from the previous and matches that month’s energy and theme. They contain exclusive Inked Goddess Creations handmade products, as well as, products from other small businesses and artists to bring you unique products. Every box contains an exclusive to Inked Goddess Creations Candle. A DIY kit so you can focus your magick. Three more additional items that fit the theme of the month and information cards. Magick Mail ranges in price from a One Month purchase…

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    Book Review: The Naked Witch an Autobiography by Fiona Horne

    The Naked Witch by Fiona Horne Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (February 1, 2018)   The Naked Witch is an autobiography by Fiona Horne. It is a beautifully written book that reads like an old friend telling you a story of their life. This book took me on a journey of emotions. It was a roller-coaster of ups and downs. I cried and laughed. It also inspired me to see how Fiona came through it all. No matter what obstacle life presented her. Fiona opens up and shares the low moments of her life. Bullying in grade school, drug use, alcoholism, break-ups, and the breakup of Def FX. Sprinkled…

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    Change as a Natural Part of Life

    “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw   In his CBC interview, historian Chris Kutarna argues that we are currently in the middle of a renaissance and a natural part of this is an element of disruption. Many of us live with a belief that things should stay the same. We stay locked into the nostalgic memories of times when we felt we understood life and how it works. The only truth I know is that life is always changing; it must adapt to grow. Because we are a part of nature, this is true for humans too. In…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

      “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E.  Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This month Discussion is About Ascension and the Human Spirit’s Evolution… On this episode, Jen talks with Carrell Mehl, a Reiki Master Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner who focuses on what it takes to walk the path of Ascension.  This show is rich in ways to transition and transform…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Imbolc Incense Merry meet. The smell of the ocean. The scent of a forest of pines. The aroma of bacon cooking. Each not only has a unique smell, they also touch us in other ways, eliciting memories and emotions, and shaping perceptions. Our sense of smell is strong, and sometimes unconscious, and it can set the mood. (For the record, dogs do not have a better sense of smell than do humans.) Think of it smells as aromatherapy. All I have to do is smell sage burning and my mind relaxes as my body absorbs its healing and my spirit absorbs it wisdom. When cleansing a space, setting the mood…

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    The Kitchen Witch

    5-Ingredient Insta Pot Rotisserie Chicken My sister Sue bought me an Insta Pot Pressure Cooker last year for my birthday. I have to admit that until recently, I haven’t used it too much. In my last apartment, there wasn’t enough room for it on my counters – let’s face it, I had no counterspace whatsoever. And I first moved back to Buffalo, I was in the grip of a pretty strong depression that I am just coming out of. I haven’t felt much like cooking – or eating – since I live in a town famed for local food, I have been doing a lot of eating out. But as…