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    Welcome

    Cover art: This month’s cover features the colorful Midsummer Sticker Set created by Aurora Flemming & Avalon Kisbey of AuroraandAvalon on Etsy. These beautiful stickers are perfect for any Pagan’s planners, books of shadows, bullet journals, scrapbooking projects, or crafts. They have a large assortment that can be seen at AuroraandAvalon. You can, also, visit them on their FB Group, Instagram: auroraavaloncreations, and on Pinterest. _________________________________________________________________ We Welcome Summer In & You With A New Issue…Here is Some of What You Will Find Inside: A Review of Woodland Wand Creation. Can you really get a gorgeous Wand & for a fair price? Our source says YES you can Witch! Fresh…

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    Gael Song

    House Cleansing, Connecting with the Spirits of a Place I recently moved into a new home, so the issues of cleansing and connecting with the land are particularly important to me right now. People can get quite fanatical sometimes about walking sunwise several times around a home before they barely set foot inside. But anyone moving in is standing on the shoulders of the person who recently vacated. So, I think it’s good to take a short space of time to feel what that person left behind, for it’s imprinted in the walls and soil, along with all the owners and the native peoples before them in layers below the…

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    The Road to Runes

    The Road to Runes: Back to Basics The Elder Futhark runes are a Germanic alphabet, a writing system and a divination tool. For the past few months, I’ve focused on a different rune or reading every month. I thought it might be useful to list each of the runes and their meaning as a point of reference. This month, I’m focusing on the first ætt, or set of eight of the 24 runes. This ætt is known as Freyr’s, Frey’s or Freyja’s ætt. Each ætt is dedicated to a deity or deities, or overseen by them, to match that ætt to the aspects of those deities. Frey and Freyja are…

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    By the Sea

    (Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash) Under windswept trees  I close my eyes  I am surrounded by the seas. Oceanic, Sweeping over Through  Beyond me. Beeches, No beaches But the waves are the same. White horses gallop Through my tired mind. I am surrounded by the seas. Rushing towards Blinkered eyes Illusion of sound All around me. I am surrounded by the seas. Green and lush Ever moving Never still Nor calm Nor gentle… Leaves for seaweed; Cones for shells; Birds for flying fish Humans for sharks: Avoided. Like a rock I wash up beneath my tree Surrounded by the sea, The sighing, crying sea. Copyright 12th August 2016 ***…

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    Book Review – The Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language by Briceida Ryan

    Book Review The Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language by Briceida Ryan Brightest Blessings This book contains a wealth of knowledge in an easy to use format. You will want to take your time reading the references especially to know what your dream means. It’s perfect to pair a cup of tea or hot cocoa with in the morning and go over. Each entry is well thought out. Ms. Ryan gives detailed information on types of dreams. Some of my favorite types of dreams that she gives information on are: intuition, spiritual guides, deities, extraordinary figures & numerology. She also gives you information on the benefit of dream interpretation and teaches…

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    Review of Morrigu’s Nest on Etsy & Interview with Owner Anne Corrigan

    Review of Morrigu’s Nest Etsy Shop Products Morrigu’s Nest is a wonderful shop on Etsy that sells a variety of products to cover your magickal demands. Owner, Anne Corrigan, hand makes all her items from talismans & jewelry to candles & oils, there is guaranteed to be something you need or can use! Her recipes are her own secrets and she carries, in Morrigu’s Nest, many ways for you to celebrate the holidays. This past Spring Equinox we celebrated using item’s from Morrigu’s Nest. (We only took before pictures, as our rituals are private.) Ostara/Spring Scented Equinox Candle Packed to the brim with all you need for an Ostara/Spring Equinox…

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    Book Review – The Hidden Worlds by Sandra Ingerman & Katherine Wood

    Book Review The Hidden Worlds by Sandra Ingerman and Katherine Wood The Hidden Worlds is a gift to “juvenile fiction”. The authors, Sandra Ingerman and Katherine Wood bring the wealth of their experience as Shamans and in the case of Katherine, as an educator, and present a story of fiction that holds a wealth of keys and nuances to be used for any young practitioner. Sandra Ingerman, a world renowned Shaman, shares that The Hidden Worlds is based upon her own spiritual experiences as she entered the world of study and understanding the principles of Shamanic practice. Katherine, Sandra’s student, became the collaborator for a story that brings to life…

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    Book Review – The Practice of Nada Yoga: Meditation on the Inner Sacred Sound by Baird Hersey

    Book Review The Practice of Nada Yoga Meditation on the Inner Sacred Sound by Baird Hersey Mr. Hersey has written a clear, concise explanation of the yoga of *listening*. The basics are all here. He begins at the beginning – what is Nada Yoga? There is a section on each of the four levels of sound: how to find inner sounds, how to quiet surrounding sounds, quieting the mind and adding visual focus, i.e. sights and colors. Each section includes guidelines and simple meditations to get started. Moving on to the *basic* nada meditation, he includes both simple, and more complex instructions. The author then goes to a section on…

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    Children’s Book Review – A Runtamuffin Tale by Melissa Taylor & Illustrated by Marc Beauregard

    Book Review A Runtamuffin Tale by Melissa Taylor & Illustrated by Marc Beauregard A Runtamuffin Tale is a beautifully written story that takes place on a farm. The pictures in this story are amazing. They truly tell a story on their own. This book is perfect for all ages, and all reading levels. Even a child that cannot read, will enjoy the story told through the pictures. We join the story as the farm girls are bringing home some new chicks. We are soon introduced to Runtamuffin who is a brown and white chicken with red heart feathers on her chest. We also meet Nessie, Phatty, Patty, Sally, Scrambled, and…

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    Book Review – Paganism in Depth: A Polytheistic Approach by John Beckett

    Book Review Paganism in Depth A Polytheistic Approach by John Beckett Let me begin this review by saying that John Beckett is a down-to-earth and genuinely unassuming and likable man. And, he also is committed to his path of Druidry, but not at the expense of also being very thoughtful and receptive to many of the other paths that fall under the umbrella of polytheism. These statements alone, in my opinion, make his writing all that more interesting because you can distinguish the underpinnings of a sound personal practice that allows for exploration of “what could be”. Paganism in Depth is separated into three Parts: Part 1-Foundations; Part 2-Practice; and…