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    Back to Basics of Magick, Lesson 1

    Back to Basics of Magick – Lesson 1 Class Basics & Etiquette: First, I wanted to take a minute and thank each of you for embarking on this journey.  As you know this is a year long series of classes that will have us revisiting and exploring in depth topics on magick that we at times take for granted.  The hope is that if you are a seasoned practitioner that you will take something new away from each lesson that will deepen your practice.  If you are new it is meant to give you a good foundation on which to begin your practice. As you can see from the syllabus…

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    Finding Balance: A Meditation

    Balance is tenuous, it is delicate and hard to maintain.  The hustle and bustle of our daily lives often pushes us out of harmony with those around us and our spirituality.  So, how do we pull everything back into alignment? I find the best lessons always present themselves when we need them and are ready to truly listen. I recently went to the Botanical Gardens here in St. Louis with a couple of friends. While we were enjoying the morning, taking photos, and discussing a variety of topics my friend related to me the story of the Japanese garden and how it was laid out.  Everything had been done in…

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    Meditation on Messages

    Spring is in the air and with it comes a multitude of possibilities.  The days are longer, and everything seems brighter.  We’re more open and receptive to what is happening.  The messages that are waiting for us are more accessible if you are willing to listen.For this meditation you’ll want to be outdoors or in a sunny area of the house.  Feel the sun on your face and feel it melt away any worry or anxiety you may have.  Feel the warmth fill you up and expand within you.  Feel it enter from the top of your head and flow down into your body.  Let it ease the ache in…

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    The Moonlit Path: A Discussion on Pathways and Traditions

    The WildWood Tradition of Witchcraft I’ve been reading and doing a lot of research as of late.  In that search I have been examining the work of an up and coming young pagan.  Gede Parma is an author, and one of the founding members of WildWood Tradition. The WildWood Tradition stems from the Coven of the WildWood.  The Coven was formed by Gede and several other founding members hail from Brisbane, Australia.  The coven the tradition stems from was founded in early 2006; it is a young but vibrant tradition. The tradition stems became official in 2008 when another coven hived off the first. It is a mystery tradition based…

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    Protection Meditation

    Psychic protection is a hot button topic in a lot of circles.  Do we merely reflect what is being thrown at us or do we defend ourselves.  There is a lot of confusion as to whether the protective magick should be passive or active. This meditation works on both levels.  It makes you acutely aware of what is going on around you and you work actively maintain it.  It also effectively neutralizes the negative energy that may have been directed toward.  The protective meditation that follows is meant to be repeated on a regular basis.  I recommend you revisit it monthly. Visualize a spider web of stunning silver filled with…

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    The Moonlit Path: A Discussion on Pathways and Traditions

    The Asatru Path There are few paths that are as firmly rooted in their beliefs as the Asatru path.  Even among Pagans they are often misrepresented and misunderstood.  Fortunately, I’ve had some exposure to this path as good friends of mine practice this belief system.  I’d like to share a bit about what I have learned with you. Asatru is the modern recreation of the Old Norse faith which came out of Germanic tribes.  Like the name suggests they strongly adhere to the Norse Pantheon and most will only work with Norse Gods and Goddesses.  Like most Pagan paths there isn’t a definitive text, though the mythology is preserved and…

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    The Moonlit Path: Discussions on Pathways and Traditions

    Vodun, Voudo, Voodoo Since we are fast approaching Fat Tuesday and Marti Gras, I felt that it would be appropriate to discuss the much maligned religious tradition of Vodun or Voodoo as it is known in the United States.  There are few religious practices that have a more demonized portrayal throughout mainstream religion and the media.  Depictions of zombies, voodoo dolls, animal sacrifices, and possession are images that Hollywood has painted into our consciousness, but are not completely accurate. Vodun’s lineage can be traced back to over 100 African traditions of the 17th century.  The tribal practices and beliefs of these cultures were combined by the slaves brought to Haiti. …

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    Acknowledging the Shadow Self: Meditation

    There are times where we seem to be waging an internal war.  At those times we are our own worst enemy, worst critic and hardest task master.  So, how do we pull ourselves back into balance?  We must acknowledge and embrace the opposing forces inside of us.  Once we accomplish this task life will flow much more peacefully. The way to do this is to recognize and accept your shadow self. You have to identify the part of your psyche that you generally try to keep at bay.  When you are ready to deal with this part of yourself you will be ready to begin. As usually you will want…

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    The Moonlit Path: A Discussion on Pathways and Traditions

    Neo -Druidry Often as a child I would play in the woods.  I and my best friend would romp and play with the trees and rocks as our only other companions.  We would find tree stumps in the center of the forest and leave offerings of flowers, acorns, and other natural gifts.  We were in tune with all that was around us and regardless of the season we were always inspired by the beauty that surrounded us. My love for nature has never diminished. I’ve always been drawn to the land.  As such, I’ve always been intrigued by Neo-Druidry and quite a bit of their basic fundamentals ring true for…

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    Meditation

    Grounding into the Elements The holidays can be a hectic and trying time.  There is always someplace to go or something that needs to be done.  So, as the new year comes and things start to settle down we often start to feel melancholy because we deal with the loss of friends and family as we gravitate back to our own lives. It can be difficult to readjust and find the balance.  When that happens it’s often good to get back to basics.  I can’t think of anything more fundamental and more basic to most pagans than the elements.  In almost every path they are honored. So, in that respect…