• Reviews

    Book Review – Wiccan Teas & Brews: Recipes for Magical Drinks, Essences, and Tinctures by Cerridwen Greenleaf

    Book Review Wiccan Teas & Brews: Recipes for Magical Drinks, Essences, and Tinctures By Cerridwen Greenleaf Publisher: Cico Books 144 pages Publication Date: May 14, 2023         Cerridwen Greenleaf was a toddler when she learned the importance of herbs from her Auntie Edie, but it took curing a cough that lingered after a bout of flu and did not respond to pharmaceuticals for her to begin evangelizing the drinking of herbal brews. “Tea conjures a very powerful alchemy because, when you drink it, you take the magic inside of you,” she wrote in Wiccan Teas & Brews. “They have the power to heal when nothing else will,”…

  • Monthly Columns

    Poetry – Exclusive for PaganPagesOrg by Mabh Savage ‘Summer’s Last Hurrah

    An exclusive poem for PaganPagesOrg by Mabh Savage celebrating the last heady days of Summer before the Autumn Equinox and the final harvests, via the wanderings of a lone witch.     I say hi to the crows Perched on slate roofs Raucously gossiping   I admire the bees Purposeful in purple Claiming the lavender I dodge the ants Single minded march Carrying more than I   I nod to the magpies Superstition on wings Black and white made grey   I shiver in the breeze Late summer caress A promise of fall (But someone to catch)   I sigh in the sun Warm honey-pour bright The last, loving light…

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    Teachings of the Mythic Past

    Animals in Slavic Spirituality, Part I: Heroic Hedgehog, The Practical & Prickly Protector “If wits were pins, the man would be a veritable hedgehog. – Frances Hardinge “The Fox knows many things-the hedgehog, one big one.” – Archilochus   Animals often make an appearance in folklore as symbols of the traits they are thought to embody. People have had a strong relationship with animals since the dawn of time. Among the many critters found in stories of yesterday, the hedgehog is more relevant than you may initially have thought – especially in Slavic spirituality and folklore. One tale tells the story of a hedgehog poking holes in the black of…

  • Interviews,  Monthly Columns

    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet: Christina Aisling Eddy   Christina is the senior member of the coven. As an empath and a healer, she believes in a holistic approach, something she brings to her jobs of an emergency medical technician and a caregiver to the elderly. The next steps for Christina are becoming a death doula and volunteering in hospice to help the elderly and their families move on. Her husband, a Catholic, is supportive of her path. Learn why she stayed in the broom closet into her 40s, who her familiar…

  • Divination Articles

    Road to Runes

    Two Runes Together In the last issue of PaganPagesOrg, we looked at the power of a single rune reading. As I learn the runes myself, slowly it has to be said, I love to look at the different ways the runes can be read together. Just as a single rune can give a fast, intuitive answer to a simple question or circumstance, two runes together could provide either more detail or perhaps two polarized viewpoints on the same situation.   Ways to Draw Two Runes There are plenty of different ways to either draw runes yourself or get them drawn and explained by an experienced reader. You can purchase physical…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot with Lady Saoirse

    Mabon 2023   Bright Blessings! The last article was all about great questions to ask your reader and what you can learn from such wise questions. So it only makes sense for this article to discuss questions that are not the best things to ask. Experienced readers have lists of their most annoying reading clients and the questions they hate most of all. We don’t sit around and meet about those things, though. I have my own list of things that just don’t get good answers from me at least, but my Priest used to give readings, and he would laugh about ONE particular type of reading he got sick…

  • Reviews

    Witch & Popcorn

    Review of The Best of Enemies   Bright Blessings, Film Lovers!     At age 47, I thought I had seen it all when it came to movies. The last thing that was a completely new idea that I have seen is The Human Centipede, which, yes, I loved it and also parts 2 and 3. A film I watched today showed me that I have not seen it all and I can’t express how happy I am about that. Watching the film about the ex KKK leader and a black civil rights leader and how they teamed up to fight segregation was something completely new to me. It earned…

  • Monthly Columns

    Stellar Applications

    Current Astrology Using Hermetic Applications     Welcome to this issue’s Stellar Applications….   In this issue of PaganPagesOrg we are celebrating the Autumnal Equinox (aka. Mabon), the Second Harvest of the Fall.   The Autumnal Equinox heralds the start of new beginnings that take the form of returns to school, planning for the upcoming holiday seasons, cooler weather and the bounty of beauty that surrounds in nature with the kaleidoscopic falling of leaves. This year’s date of the Equinox is Sat., Sept. 23rd @ 2:50am (EDT). If we look to the astronomical energies that are occurring we celebrate the space of balance between the waning light of the year…

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    Living the Oily Life

    Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is another main stay in my oil arsenal. Tea tree or melaleuca is known for its cleansing and purifying properties. The plant tea tree oil is derived from is found in Australia. Aboriginal people would apply the leaves of the plant directly to their skin to help cool it in the scorching sun. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant and for purposes of collection steam and pressure distillation are used to gather the oil. This oil is used world wide in everything from cleaning, to hair and skin care. Having issues finding a toner that works well on your skin?…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening by Connie Zweig, PhD

    Book Review Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening by Connie Zweig, PhD Publisher: Park Street Press 304 Pages Publication: May 23, 2023     If you are seeking a book about the “how to” of doing personal shadow work Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening by Connie Zweig, PhD is not the book for you. If, however, you are committed to cutting through the illusions that are thrown towards us by those who we consider to be within our circle of trust and the shadow they…