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    Welcome

    Cover art: This month’s cover is brought to you by Avalon Kisbey from Aurora and Avalon Creations & The Pagan Planner. Born in Canada, but raised in the UK, Lisa (AKA Avalon Kisbey) went through a huge spiritual awakening in 2015. Being drawn to Celtic Goddesses particularly to the Welsh Goddess Blodeuwdd. Lisa fully embraced the Pagan Path with avid studying, following inner guidance and working with her Spirit Guides. Lisa practices Solitary as an Eclectic Witch. As a novice planner Lisa was saddened that there was such a lack of beautiful yet practical designs for Pagans, especially given how much they love to journal and record. Designing with that…

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    MagickalArts

    Our Physical and Subtle Anatomy: Part Four Continuing this series of posts about the Energetic Anatomy and our seat of power that comes from ourselves as a Divine Source of co-c The Nadis and Meridians: Specific Energetic Pathwaysreation…. The Nadis and Meridians are highly specialized energetic pathways that run in multiple directions throughout our body. It is these pathways that Chinese Medicine, Accupuncture, Accupressure and other healing modalities make use of by way of stimulating the flow of Chi energy to move in a non-restricted and healthful pattern. The Nadis are highly specialized and localized pathways that align with the Chakras and act upon the energy flow moving up the central…

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    Perimenopause: A Spiritual Threshold

    The special powers and sensibilities of women (especially menstrual powers) are central to the Wise Woman tradition. Men in the Wise Woman tradition find the wise woman within themselves and become her. In the Wise Woman tradition, we nourish. We do not fix or cure or balance…health/wholeness/holiness comes through nourishment. Healing occurs in the ground of woman power, in the ground of heart-centered compassion…Nourishment encourages expansion and growth. Nourishment includes. Nourishment supports each being as unique, holy, individual. Nourishing our problems encourages love for all parts of ourselves. -Susan S. Weed from “Healing Wise” (Haida Gwaii Beachcombing Collage by Jennifer Engracio) Recently, I was talking to a friend who is…

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    Gael Song

    The Druid Garden, Edible Forest Magic Because I worry about the overuse of chemicals across the earth, monoculture on huge farms that leave the soil depleted, the clear cutting of trees for building, so soil that has taken 500 years to build up is washed away in the next big storm or two, I am hooked on edible forest gardens! They are meant to be as simple as can be, ending up as a hunter-gatherer’s dream come true. And EASY! All those Monsanto chemicals kill the network of tiny micronutrients in the soil, too, organisms that break down organic matter into forms the plants and trees can absorb. Without micronutrients,…

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    Circle

    Circle we dreamed Seen in a haze “One of these days…” We banished that phrase Circle we saw In places we’d been That made us feel keen To make what we’d seen Circle we drew Guidance from past We need it to last So steady, not fast Circle we built Stone out of sand Sprouts from the land Raised by our hand. Circle we blessed Speaking to sky Heart mind and eye A soul that shall fly Circle we are When stone meets the sea Continuity Love; hope; family. Copyright 3rd October 2012 *** About the Author: Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Book Recommendations Hi all! Summer is here, and we might all need to take a break from the heat every now and then. With that in mind, I thought it might be good to give you a little insight into the books I use to help me craft each month’s Notes from the Apothecary. Then you’ll have some light reading to do while you’re sat in a nice air-conditioned room somewhere- or out in the park! I love plants of all types, and often my research comes from experience. However, when looking at the medical uses, particularly from bygone eras, I refer to many different volumes.…

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    The Road to Runes

    The Road to Runes: The Second Ætt Last month we went back to basics and looked at the meanings of the first ætt of Elder Futhark runes. This month, we’re exploring the second ætt of Elder Futhark runes, from Hagalaz to Sowulo. This ætt is also known as Heimdall’s ætt but also, sometimes, Hel’s ætt. In an attempt to learn the runes more deeply, I’ve been drawing (writing?) them out in ink, so this month is illustrated with my own hand drawings. Hagalaz: The sound “H”. Also known as Haglaz or Hagala. Its literal meaning is hail, and in Viking rune poems is sometimes described as a cold, white seed.…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    All About Crystal Gridding I’ve had a lot of customers & friends inquire about gridding recently. It can seem overwhelming or mysterious at first, but I promise you that gridding can be a very satisfying, enjoyable and effective tool & it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. I will go over the way I do crystal gridding and I hope it helps you to give it a whirl if you haven’t yet tried it! Crystal gridding is at its most basic, placing multiple crystals in a pattern. You can make any pattern or design you like, color or draw a grid pattern on…

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    3 Pagans and a Cat Monthly Feature

    3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast Three Paths, One Journey, No Cat In this highly informative & entertaining podcast, three family members embroiled in wildly divergent traditions gather in one room to discuss, debate, and flat-out argue about their magical, mythical, and mundane lives, all for our education and pleasure. While Waiting to Hear This Month’s Casts, Why Not Catch Up on Last Month’s… Episode 46: Our Community – Enafae Moore-Sweet: Car sits down for a solo conversation at Convocation with Enafae Moore-Sweet to discuss… Convocation, the Magical Education Council, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Episode 47: Solar Festivals – Litha: Car, Gwyn, and Ode discuss the context of…

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    St. Louis Pagan Picnic

    Every year for the past 27 years in Tower Grove Park in early June you will find a gathering of Pagans. This picnic is a fantastic start to the festival season in Missouri. 2019 was the first year that my husband and I were able to go for both days of the picnic. This year the picnic was able to boast that they had nearly 100 vendors. The vendors are in the middle of the picnic. The picnic coordinators are hoping to welcome even more next year. On Saturday at 10 AM, there was an opening ritual. Ritual is on the south side of the vendor’s row. The Ritual takes…