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    Divination with Ciara

     A Basic Introduction   There is a wide range of different things that can be filed under divination. It is something that is widely practiced, and often misunderstood by those who don’t. divination can be both simple, and complex. It depends often on the person doing, as much as the style of divination chosen.   Tarot cards are a common form of divination found not just in pagan practices, but also in pop culture. My favorite deck that I use is the Shadowscape Tarot.   A standard tarot deck has 72 cards; 22 Major Arcana, without suits and 56 tarot cards split into four suits.   The most common form…

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    Wicca 101

    The Crone I decided that as the seasons pass through, that I’ll cover each of the aspects of the Goddess. Instead of covering the Aspects as “Maiden, Mother, Crone” I’ll be covering them in the opposite direction. I believe that to understand the bringer of life, you should also understand the bringer of death, and vice versa; as the two are inextricably entwined with one another. With the end of October is the turning of the season into winter, the aspect of the Goddess for this time of year is the Crone. Without further ado, I bring you the basic information on: The Crone Season: Autumn (dependent on your path)…

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    Wicca 101

    Grounding and Centering Grounding and Centering is a very basic concept, that isn’t just a Wiccan thing. It’s something you can find outside of witchcraft, and well established and and widley practiced…..they just might not call it the same thing. Grounding and Centering in something practiced in Yoga, to help align your Chakras. It’s practiced in meditation, in the Catholic Church through saying “Hail Mary’s,” and so on and so forth. Grounding: There are many different ways to ground out your energy. Some people use a candle, others use breathing techniques. I use a beach. Imagine standing on a sandy white beach, ankles in 3 or four inches of crystalline…

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    Wicca 101

    Wicca 101 – So you want to be Wiccan? There are several different Paths/Traditions of being Wiccan. How do you know what path/tradition is for you? Who do you know are your Dieties? Where do you start? Let’s start with the very basics. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Wicca as “a religion influenced by pre-Christian beliefs and practices of Western Europe that affirms the existence of supernatural power (as magic) and of both male and female deities who inhere in nature and that emphasizes ritual observance of seasonal and life cycles.” Vague isn’t it? There are many different definitions of Wicca. Generally, however, Wicca is defined as a Neo-Pagan, nature-based, duotheistic…