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    In Memory of George Floyd I cannot get that picture out of my mind, the one of the policeman with his knee on George Floyd’s neck. There is a weight of sadness in my world, everywhere I go, as if that man was my own brother. And he was, they both are. So, I want to talk about my soul memories of being a black person. First of all, as I’ve written before, we all have five parts to our spirits, in the exact image of the Creator Sun, the highest light structure in the Creator Sun, where every one of us was once created into light. The five parts…

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    Gael Song Second Edition

    The Hidden Gem of Solitude   With most folks staying at home during this pandemic, I thought an article about solitude might be helpful. I’ve lived a contemplative life for twenty years now, mostly by myself, writing, meditating, in complete silence 90% of every day. Besides three mornings of volunteer work a week, my life is very, very quiet. When my last daughter went off to college twenty years ago, I chafed against the isolation but within a very few months, I began to cherish it and still do. What I discovered fairly quickly is that silence opens the doorway to the Otherworld. In general, beings on the other side…

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    The Bee – An Excerpt From Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft by Mabh Savage

    The following includes an excerpt from Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft by Mabh Savage   An animal that has had many sacred associations throughout the aeons, yet is mentioned all too infrequently in Celtic texts, is the bee. We know the Celts ate honey and drank mead, so they must have had skill with bees, yet it is rarely written of by the scholars of the middle ages who gave us most of the Celtic literature we now refer to. The bee is a dangerous animal that simply needs to be respected. Yes, a bee can sting you and undoubtedly it will hurt. It can even kill, if you are sensitive…

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    Book Review – A New Dictionary of Fairies: A 21st Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies by Morgan Daimler

    Book Review A New Dictionary of Fairies A 21st Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies by Morgan Daimler 416 Pages Most people know of my views on fairies; specifically, my concerns when some people insist that fairies are wee, harmless creatures who only want to help us. The fae are powerful, unpredictable beings, but to be fair, they are also numerous and varied in type, and understanding them is a convoluted and confusing process. Morgan Daimler’s new book is a massive aid for anyone wanting to understand the world of fairies and magical beings. When I was a little girl, one of my favourite books was ‘A…

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    She Who is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

    Sulis/Sul     It is all one being ill being well It is all energy energy in constant motion energy in constant flux restless energy that is never still ruthless energy that acts like a steam roller boundless energy that brings possibilities sparkling energy that tickles and sings stored energy that waits for release The healing waters at my shrine regenerated revitalized brought clarity mended holes opened vision allowed flow with energy flowing the dance of life resumes illness and wellness all one all energy all flow (Image and Poem Credit: The Goddess Oracle by Amy Sophia Marashinsky, Illustrated by Hrana Janto) Sulis is the ancient British Goddess of healing…

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    Meet the Gods: Cernunnos     Merry meet. Cernunnos is one of the Ancient Ones, as old as the earth. The nature and fertility god is said to have been born of the All Mother Anu, working his magic in the wildwood as the first humans on earth came to be. He was part of evolution, seen “as a shape-shifting, shamanic god of the Hunt” in prehistoric times, according to the article, “Cernunnos – Ancient Celtic God” by J. M. Reinbold. His image was painted on cave walls and carved into cliffs. People dressed in skins, bones and feathers danced to communicate with him. They still do a dance in…

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    Book Review – The Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids by Angela Paine

    Book ReviewThe Healing Plants of the Celtic Druidsby Angela Paine 304 Pages   I have to be honest; this is one of those books that I found so enjoyable it was hard to figure out what to include in the review. The Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids is a book that I feel should be included in a witch’s collection of books. Mx. Paine explains in chapter 1, why she wrote this book. In this chapter, she also teaches a little bit about the ancient Celtic world, including mining, farming, trade, places of worship, the role of the Druids in ancient Celtic Britain, and ancient Celtic medicine. Mx. Paine…

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    The Sacred Geometry of Nemetons In order to explain the sacred geometry of nemetons, I need to briefly explain the levels of light in the inner planes. My understandings about this topic came through my 30-year druid path, druidry and light healing both. The simple, meditative, healing process I use twice a day moved me gradually through many planes of light, which came into the ethers around me for a week or so and then moved out below, so I was always moving up, an ascension process basically. Altogether, there were 363 planes, separated into seven different inner worlds, or heavens. Each heaven was inhabited by different beings who came…

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    Book Review – The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber

    Book Review The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber 240 Pages     ….Goddess of war, witchcraft, death, protection and retribution, the Morrigan is one of Pagan Ireland’s most famous-and notorious-Goddesses… There are books that are few and far between that give the appropriate balance of myth, historical context and a deepened relationship with the Deity of focus, and The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber, is indeed among those titles. I would have expected nothing less from Courtney having had the pleasure of reading her other titles, Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and Tarot for One: The…