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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

    Everything, Everywhere, For all Time     A fool thinks he knows everything. A wise man knows he knows nothing. But… what is everything? Well. We don’t know much as a species. Our whole existence is a grab bag of unanswerable questions and paradoxes. Like the Fermi paradox, which is the absence of obvious evidence for alien life, despite the clear logical prediction that they should be there. Religion and science have struggled to understand everything, both as individual pieces and as an all inclusive collective. Throughout all time of collective human history, the closer we get to the answer, the further away it seems to be. Religion, and science,…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Blackberry The humble bramble or blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) is a common sight in British and Irish hedgerows and wild places. Blackberries are also found all over the United States, and may also be called caneberries. Blackberries grow on thick, fast-growing branches covered in thorns, making picking the fruit perilous – use gloves! Each berry is a collection of tiny balls called a drupe, and the taste ranges from sweet to mouth-shrivelling and sour if you pick the tiny, hard ones. In the woods near my house, once you venture away from the paths, the spiky branches trail riotously between tree trunks, making it impossible to create…

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

      A Journey Through the Witch’s Wheel of the Year 2022! The Witch’s Wheel of the Year     We Continue Our Journey Through the Witch’s Wheel and celebrate the Harvest of Lughnasadh….   Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) is here! We share the bounty of the Season and the Sacrifice of Tailtiu….     The blade is sharp Scythe swings in Flashing arc as Sheaf of wheat And apples fall The Harvest now begun. Gather the grain Leave what you must Fill carefully woven baskets With the overflowing bounty. Consume the energy Swallow the light Feel the great Blessing of living grain’s Sustaining of all life. No time to linger Fields…

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    MagickalArts

    What Are the Magickal Arts?   … As magickal practitioners we are all “artists” in our own ways, honing our skills of creating magick, weaving patterns of energy that affect change and calling to the most Divine of our natures as we align with cosmos, greater earth and all of the many Beings that inhabit those realms. And, I like where this trend is taking us in exploring the craft in all of forms…. Let’s continue honing our skills as we explore the Art of Divination…     When we hear the word “Divination” it usually conjures up a picture of the gypsy fortune-teller who will predict your future love…

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    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.     Meet: Angela Denise Foltz-Ferguson “Words have power.”   Angela and I bonded over witchcraft and skoolies, meeting a couple of times while I was in Connecticut. Her and her wife, Tammy, dream of taking their magick and their music on the road in a skoolie … or van, or box truck, or RV. Born in 1966, both are Firehorses. Angela is a Virgo and Tammy is an Aries. They are novices yet very enthusiastic ukulele players known as Gaia’s Green Girls, www.GaiasGreenGirls.com playing classic country to classic…

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    Worth the Witch Unboxes ‘Two Witches Whimsy’

    ‘Two Witches Whimsy’     This month’s Subscription Box we are Unboxing is from Two Witches Whimsy. Currently they have two boxes available on cratejoy: The Whimsy Box! – Vegan & The Whimsy Box – Omnivore.   They both start at $25 a month for a 1 month trial or $23.33 for a 3-6 month subscription. Those prices includes the shipping within the USA. They do charge some for shipping outside of the United States. That is a reasonable request from them, as shipping has become quite expensive.   Arrival!!     I love the arrival of a new Subscription Box!!! I get so excited! When the box arrives in…

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    Brambling – A Poem for the First Harvest

    Brambling     Caught red handed, Well, purple really, Juice dripping down Guilty chin.   Bucket half full Promising wine, crumbles pies All lies If I don’t stop eating them Along the trail.   These jewels are not just mine I share them with Doves, pigeons, blackbirds Lon Dubh shouting As I invade His sacred space.   So I leave enough To feed the feathered folk Even knowing this means Imminent purple plopping On the bonnet of my Long suffering vehicle.   Dodging nettles Spiky brambles Benevolent thorns They take my juice As I seek theirs.   Caught red handed Purple hand gang States the seven-year-old As we fill our…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for August 2022   (Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash)   Bright Blessings! Lughnassadh is upon us, the first harvest of the Wheel of the Year, and I don’t know if I have ever felt less like writing about harvest before! Something is weighing on my mind heavily I feel needs written about and writing about harvest being all about how we reap what we sow, and to keep working hard at our goals will take a different tone this time. This is the hottest Summer I can ever remember having in Central Ohio and I know why it’s happening. Global Warming. Yes,…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Review of Gone With The Wind Bright Blessings Film Lovers! Today I am reviewing a blasphemous film that has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. I will say the glamour, unbelievably great acting, magnificent sets, and the fantastic music make this a masterpiece of Hollywood few other films can rival. However, as an adult, I am aware of some ugly truths it laid bare- unintentionally of course- and how it was a sign of bias against both people of color and women in times bygone. The film had the highest budget that any other had at that time, and if you adjust for inflation, it’s still…

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    Jazz’s Jems

    A Snippet on Shungite     Shungite is a beautiful, black stone that is mainly Carbon. A fun fact about Shungite is that it contains nearly all the minerals in the periodic table of elements and is thought to be over 2 billion years old! Its element is Earth and is associated with Scorpio and Capricorn. Its main companion stone is Malachite and it’s found in Russia.      Shungite will boost your immune system, can help reduce inflammation and promote universal unity.  It is helpful for relieving stress and will soak up the negative energy to help balance emotions as well as purify water. Shungite can reduce inflammation and EMF…