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    Divine Introspections: Meditation Journeys through Healing and Spirituality

    In a flood of Revolution and Migration, Meditation and other Eastern health practices have taken the Western World. Our vocabularies are growing by leaps and bounds as we learn words like Kundalini, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness. In most health scenarios and Spiritual Paths we hear repeatedly that we need to Meditate. Well, sure! Now how should we begin? Another familiar path is built leading us down tunnels and paths of Guided Meditation Videos, 8 Hour Water and White Noise Playlists, and people leading Meditations – showing us lots of good practice with very little personalization. Meditation ?should? be Personal. Every person is different, so with Meditation being focused within Introspection and…

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    Moon Rituals For the Summer Excerpted from The Moon Spells Journal by Diane Ahlquist

    Moon Rituals For the Summer     JUNE In June, a month of long days and short nights, we experience the last moon of spring as solar energy is heating up, days lengthen, and we celebrate the peak of solar power. The world around continues to transform. Crops and herbs grow in leaps and bounds; hives are full of honey as bees take advantage of the long days and bountiful blooms. As the life-giving solar force heightens vibrations, fortifies resolve, and builds strength, we are impelled to make hay while the sun shines! Infused with warmth from the extended hours of daylight, nights are short, fragrant, and enthralling, packed with…

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    The Transformative Power of Telling Your Story

    (artwork by: Francene Hart)   We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. That’s what I want–to hear you erupting. You Mount St. Helenses who don’t know that power in you–I want to hear you…If we don’t tell our truth, who will? -Ursula K. Le Guin   Folks often tell me they don’t know how or why I share such personal things in my writing with the wide world. Aren’t I scared of being judged? Aren’t I afraid my heart will get squashed by the insensitive people of the world if I tell my story? The honest answer to…

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    Aurora and Avalon Creations July Freebie!

    Aurora and Avalon Creations are a Pagan based shop with items created for Pagans by a Pagan!   We have a large selection of newly released Pagan Planners, Sabbat, Moon, Zodiac and all things Pagan paper crafts. Mention PaganPages.Org for an extra freebie!   Visit us on etsy at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraandAvalon     This Month’s Freebie:       Download PDF Here:   Lammas Freebie   *** About the Author: As a child Avalon was very aware of other dimensions of realities, seeing Spirits, having vivid dreams, given messages, warnings, promptings. Very intuitive and it all felt very natural and normal to her. Raised in the UK, she lived in England,…

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    MagickalArts Video Edition

    Creating Sacred Space   The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, and the world comes into existence … Mircea Eliade … Ritual Writing and the Creation of Sacred Space Part One Please join me this month in an up close and personal video edition of the MagickalArts column. This will be a 2-part series of exploring Ritual, its components, the whys and the how with some special suggestions for solitary work. Enjoy!     *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High…

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    She Who is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

    Nabia/Navia     The Goddess Nabia, also known as Navia, is a Goddess of many functions. She comes to us from ancient Lusitania on the Iberian Peninsula, on what is now Portugal. Her main function seems to be as a Goddess of waters, rivers and fountains, however, She is also worshiped in forested areas. It is possible Her name comes from the Sanskrit word, “navya”, which means water course. Also, the Portuguese name for ship is “navio”. Numerous rivers still have the name, as the River Navia in Northern Portugal. There have been at least 20 inscriptions dedicated to her throughout Western Iberia, which is Portugal and western Spain. Many…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary Special: Five Antiviral Plants to Eat at Home     *Disclaimer: Eating any amount of plants and herbs cannot protect you entirely from catching any sort of illness. Healthy eating is great and boosts your immune system but should complement, not replace, good hygiene, prescribed medication, and safe social distancing measures where appropriate. Take a holistic approach to your well-being and always follow guidelines from medical practitioners and qualified experts. Stay safe!   Even prior to the current pandemic, there has been a lot of scientific research into what sort of plants might have significant antiviral properties. Antiviral plants are plants which help boost your body’s…

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    “Self-Love Ritual for When You Don’t Get It Right the First Time” An Excerpt from The Junior Witch’s Handbook by Nikki Van De Car

      Fulfillment will never be achieved without some failure along the way. If it were easy, it wouldn’t be all that fulfilling, would it? Failure is an integral part of the process of reaching satisfaction and happiness. That doesn’t mean it’s a pleasant experience. Whenever we fail at something—and particularly when it’s something we really want to be good at—it hurts. We feel all kinds of emotions, and may decide that this failure along our journey means that we’re not good at this, that we’re never going to be good at this, and, sometimes, that’s there’s something wrong with us because we weren’t successful this time. Sometimes it helps to…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    How Can My Crystals Support Me Now? I was going to write this months column on something completely different, then I thought….instead of suggesting new crystals to try, maybe sharing some tips on how to work more with the crystal allies you already have would be a better route to take. With the way the world has drastically changed over the last couple months, many are on very limited budgets, and many can’t purchase new tools right now. That’s OKAY. You don’t need any funds for sparkly new crystals (unless you can afford them- and if so, ROCK on!) As long as you have a piece of quartz, you are…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Babalú–Ayé     Babalú–Ayé, the God of Healing in Santerian practice and Yoruba religion, is an Orisha. God checker.com describes an Orisha as “a spirit cocktail with a slice of saint and a tiny dash of divinity for flavor.” A few – including Babalú–Ayé – were worshiped as gods. Babalú-Ayé translates to “Father, Lord of the Earth.” What began with a single tribe in Nigeria spread to many tribes all along Africa’s western coast. He is closely associated with infectious diseases, and healing the physical body, wealth and possessions. In West Africa, smallpox, Ebola, leprosy, influenza and HIV/AIDS epidemics are affiliated with him. He works to combat…