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    Welcome

    Happy New Year!!! In This Issue, We’d Like to Help You Plan Out Your New Year With Helpful Features. Check Out Our Review of Coloring Book of Shadows Planner for A Magickal 2019 by Ami Cesari. Wreathing the Wheel Teaches Tarot Journaling for the New Year. We Review Two New Beautiful Calendars. And Why Not Start the Year Off Right With a New Column – Book of Shadows: As the Wheel Turns. To Help on Planning Your BOS! _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ Community, Instagram, & YouTube It takes as much energy to wish as to plan. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Book of Shadows: As the Wheel Turns

    A Look Inside a Monthly Working Book of Shadows Many newcomers to the Pagan Path, as well as new Witches, often mistakenly believe that a Book of Shadows is an ancient concept that goes back eons. There is the very real possibility that herbalists and wise women in ancient times utilized recipe books, journals, or otherwise kept written records containing their secrets or logging their workings. However, the Book of Shadows is actually a neopagan concept that has its beginnings with Gerald Gardner, the founder of Wicca, sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Gardner is the founder of the Wiccan religion along with several other famous pioneering Wiccans…

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    Tarot Talk

    The Nine of Wands (The Four of Wands card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)** This month we will go back to the 9’s of the Minor Arcana and talk about the Nine of Wands. This is a Minor Arcana card so we know right away that the message offered by this card will most likely be more immediate in nature, or will most likely be connected to more day-to-day issues. The easiest way to get a decent understanding of a Minor Arcana card is to examine its number, or in the case of Court Cards, its rank, and to examine its suit. We can also find useful information…

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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’s Topic:Sacred Sexuality, Part 2 with Saida Désilets, PhD This show is the second part of an interview we did with Saida on human sexuality. In this conversation, your host and Shamanic Coach, Jennifer Engracio talks with Saida Désilets about why sexuality is vital to overall health and well being.  We talk…

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    The Road to Runes

    The Road to Runes: Isa, Waiting for the Thaw Isa means ‘ice’ and is associated with stillness, stagnation and immobility. It is the third rune in the second aett of the Elder Futhark, also known as Hagal’s aett. Today I was pondering a frustrating work problem and decided to see what the runes had to say. My situation was that I wanted to make a change, but there was the possibility of a certain opportunity if I stayed where I was for the time being. It’s that age-old question immortalised by The Clash: should I stay, or should I go? Stillness I drew the rune Isa, which literally means ‘Ice’.…

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    Book Review – The Witchcraft Handbook by Midia Star

    Book Review The Witchcraft Handbook: Unleash Your Magical Powers to Create the Life You Want By Midia Star This is a beginner’s book, someone who has some experience may use the spells in this book just as a jumping off point to create some new spells. At the very beginning of the book, the first thing the author writes is “Witchcraft is the practical side of the Wiccan religion.” I have to say that I disagree with that statement because not all witches are Wiccan. I had a hard time on telling what demographic the writer was going after with this book. There are spells for home, sex, work, and…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Magic for Material Merry meet. When my body weight was fluctuating, I found myself buying most all my ritual wear at thrift stores and consignment shops. One way I used to make some of the velvet pieces more special to me was to emboss them with magickal symbols. While many different types of velvet work, those with the most nap give the most striking results. Some velour fabrics work as well. Rubber stamps are very easy to use. Cork and the large, thin erasers are two other materials you can use. You might experiment with others. Place the front side of the fabric face down on the shape you wish…

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    Individuals Within the Unified Matrix of Life

    art by Katherine Bell McClure “I’ve been considering the phrase ‘all my relations’ for some time now. It’s hugely important. It’s our saving grace in the end. It points to the truth that we are all related, that we are all connected, that we all belong to each other. The most important word is ‘all.’ Not just those who look like me, sing like me, dance like me, speak like me, pray like me or behave like me. ALL my relations. That means every person, just as it means every rock, mineral, blade of grass, and creature. We live because everything else does. If we were to choose collectively to…

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    Crystal Balls

    Crystal ball are used for divination (scrying) and spirit summoning. It is a well respected technique of divination and is used through the use of reflective surfaces and taking advantage of the bioplasmic energy (psychic power) in inanimate objects like crystals as it comes from the cosmos itself. If you can tune into that force the crystal ball will be very beneficial. They should usually be made from clear quartz and can be large or small. Smoky quartz is beneficial if you mainly want to use it for summoning spirits. Manmade crystals are spiritually dead, so use those only for decoration. Natural crystals are what you want. Some people think…

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    The Bad Witch’s Guide

    “The Bad Witch’s Guide to The Older People” “Or You get Better or You Get Bitter” There are some people who never seem to get old. Their bodies might age, but something in their eyes and heart has remained or even grown. Then there are people who seem to crave death. Sometimes it is depression. Often untreated, under supported and dealing with the loss of a great deal. I have been the supporter of an older relative dealing exactly with this. Without support and indeed medication these folks become something dark and unpleasant. As The Veil grows thin for a person you start to see what might be beyond for…