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    Book Review – The Ultimate Guide to Chakras: The Beginner’s Guide to Balancing, Healing, and Unblocking Your Chakras for Health and Positive Energy by Athena Perrakis, Ph.D.

    Book ReviewThe Ultimate Guide to ChakrasThe Beginner’s Guide to Balancing, Healing, and Unblocking Your Chakras for Health and Positive Energy by Athena Perrakis, Ph.D. Most books about the Chakras generally stick to the seven (7) more broadly known. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this guide includes two additional that make the study more cohesive and aligned with those who are exploring this subject area with the intention of reaching beyond the standards. The first statement by the author is one of reminder that the system of the Chakras is one that reaching deeply into ancient practices and by virtue of that reach is inclusive of the work we…

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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: Healing with Ho’oponopono Join us for Going Shamanic as we explore the Hawaiian art of forgiveness called “Ho’oponopono.”  Uncle Harry Uhane Jim joins us to talk about why clearing the past is important to our health and well-being in the present, and shares with us how…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Dracula This month, I reviewed Dracula, the original one starring Bela Lugosi. OH MY!!!!! They just don’t make movies like they used to! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve found the divine Bela Lugosi to be positively magnificent, but I have never sat and watched the entire original Dracula he made famous. I waited too long, and if you have not seen it, don’t wait any longer. Take a look at the trailer of what we have been missing! Universal has released a set of Blu-Rays’s called “Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection”, and it has six films, including the 1931 Dracula with Bela. The films were made from 1931-1948,…

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    Harmonize As One

    Earthen scents ground me and fulfill me while candlelight flickers the moon steals the show My heart beat a drum the rhythm of eternity Enchanting voices on the winds growing more beautiful upon approach The river feeds the lake with love A lasting peace must be sought We can do this together like the universe sing as one Lend your voice to the voiceless harmonize as one Tribes come together recalling rainbow tales customs not forgotten the new ones always shared Beautiful mind, body, and spirit If it is utopia we are to build Education, creativity, and love for all must be by our society upheld *** About the Author:…

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    Book Review – Sacred Art A Hollow Bone For Spirit: Where Art Meets Shamanism by Imelda Almqvist

    Book Review Sacred art A Hollow Bone For Spirit Where Art Meets Shamanism by Imelda Almqvist As a sacred art student of Imelda’s I was eager to get my hands on this book. Her teachings have had a profound impact upon my journeys within journeys unfolding and unfurling as the art is created. This is a truly inspiring book taking you on a journey of the history of art from rock paintings through to “mo-dern” day art. A journey which shows how art, region, science, alchemy and cosmology were all once interwoven and how unfortunately they became split in our need to break things apart. Your thoughts, ideas, perceptions of…

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    A Shop Review – Beads N Botanicals

    Beads N Botanicals is a shop on the corner of N. Broadway Ave and W. Water St. in Urbana, Illinois. The first question most new visitors, to the shop, notice is a wonderful aroma and they ask: “What is that smell?” This question always elicits a big smile from either the owner, Catherine, or her longtime helper, Ethel, and a giggle from me if I am standing in the sales space. And the answer is: “The shop!” Catherine is a Certified Medicinal herbalist, Hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master. She teaches on a variety of Health, Creative and Spiritual subjects. Catherine has been using her Herbalist knowledge to create some beautiful incense.…

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    Blood in the Spring

    The woman at the door is trying to push a pamphlet into my hand. I deftly avoid this and politely ask her what it’s about. ‘It’s your personal invitation to the memorial of Jesus Christ’s death.’ Genuinely, for a brief moment, I think ‘Gosh, an anti-Christian group!’ Then I remember Easter, and that it starts with a dead body. I’ve always found Easter a bit morbid. Yes, I know the main celebration is about Jesus coming back to life, but we take a bank holiday to celebrate a good man being mocked, spat on, tortured and crucified. Whether you believe in Jesus or not, the story can’t help but make…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times Review & Interview with Gabiann Marin

    March 2019 for Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times March 2019 for Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times Bright Blessings! I cannot tell you how excited I am that it is almost the Spring Equinox! To prepare, I assembled a precut garden box today, and have been diligently bagging up the dead leaves from last fall I spread over the garden beds I already have. I never buy mulch that way! Once the thaw starts, I dig out the leaves, and just throw them away. While I joyously begin celebrating Spring at Imbolc, the fact I can see the green fingers of garden bulbs pushing up out of…

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    The Sober Pagan

    Packing Up To Move It’s still only February as I write this but in ten days it’ll be the first Monday of March and I will be moving into a new apartment. I am so excited but I have to admit that I am just a bit overwhelmed! I have all of my books packed and most of my fine china and collectibles. I still have to pack up my kitchen – except for what I’ll need on a daily basis until moving day. And all my pictures will have to come off the walls here. There were lots of holes punched in the walls in this place I’m in…

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    Ostara Correspondences

    (Oh-star-ah) – Lesser Sabbat – Spring/Vernal Equinox, March 20-21st – when the Sun enters Ares Other Names: Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia, Mean Earraigh, Pasch, Caisg, Pess Date: Spring Equinox (March 20-22 in Northern Hemisphere) or when the Sun is 1 degree Aries. Symbolism: The beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, the God and Goddess in Their youth, balance, fertility Goddesses: all love, virgin, and fertility Goddesses; Anna Perenna (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite, Persia, GrecoRoman), Athena (Greek), Cybele (Greco-Roman), Blodeuwedd, Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Hera, Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian),…