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    Spiritual First Aid

    Magick for Dealing with the Holidays Last time I went over what to do in one of the many different spiritual emergencies you may find yourself dealing with. In this installment, I want to talk more about how to use magick to deal with the craziness that life throws at you. Since this is the Yule issue, I am going to do a deep dive into how to use magick to cope with what can be the most emotionally charged time of the year- the holidays. Holidays are usually joyous occasions marked by joy, frivolity, and feasting, but for many others the holidays can be extremely emotionally triggering or overloading.…

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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….   Samhain brings the opportunity for reconnecting with our deceased Beloveds and acknowledge our place in the cycles of life and death. This issue we honor…   Magickal Art of Becoming the Ancestors!   Who Are the…

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    Book Review – Pagan Family Prayers and Rituals by Ceisiwr Serith

    Book Review Book of Pagan Family Prayers & Rituals by Ceisiwr Serith Publisher: Weiser Books 272 Pages Release Date: June 1, 2022         A book about Pagan prayers and rituals? Who knew! I wish I could have had this book when my children were little! This book is chock full of prayers for every occasion: Morning, Bedtime, Holidays like Samhain, Yule, Imbolc! It explains each of the four festivals, the solstices, and the equinoxes; it gives what decorations, foods (and recipes!), and drinks you should use, along with rituals, and blessings that should be used. Ceisiwr wrote this book obviously for families, but anyone can use this…

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    Nurturing Your Wild Child

    Imbolc – Bringing Brigid into your Family   We find in Irish Pagan Traditions a Goddess who embodies fertility and healing as she brings the warmth with her Sacred Flame to make Spring anew in the lands. In fact, her Sacred Flame remains eternal and is lit each year at Imbolc in Kildare, Ireland to bring her back to the forefront, renewing the temperatures and asking the lands to be fertility of animal and plant life. Brigid takes on many roles in both the Celtic Pagan Goddess and the Catholicism ideas – yet for both she is a safe harbor for children, leading and guiding them as a Goddess/Saint of…

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    The Healing Embrace: Four Wonderful Reasons to Hug

    Little feels more natural than embracing a partner or friend to show affection, offer reassurance, and simply enjoy the close presence of their spirit. Likewise, closeness with our children, who rely on our physical touch to thrive and be comforted, is second nature. This is because these embraces are healing to our bodies and minds. They feel so good not only because we deeply love and care for those we hold close, but because our bodies have a positive physiological and psychological response to this gentle physical affection. Here are four ways embraces benefit everyone involved: An embrace with your partner gets positive brain chemicals flowing: At the end of…

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    Free Resources for Pagans Right Now

    If there’s a silver lining in the coronavirus quarantine and lockdown measures, it can only be the way in which it’s made communities come together in support of one another. Within the Pagan communities worldwide, this includes a wealth of free resources to help Pagans and their families connect with one another, learn new things, and stay spiritual even in the face of crisis. Here are the ten best pagan resources I’ve found this month, please feel free to share your own in the comments or on our social media.   Pagan Federation Online Garden The UK Pagan Federation continues its run of great free events with a virtual garden…

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    Aether: A Magazine for Families

    The Pagan Federation Community Support Team is always working hard to support Pagans and their families, and now there’s a special online magazine packed with stuff for families, kids and young people. The first issue came out around Imbolc and the next issue is due out at the Summer Solstice. The articles in the magazine are helpfully colour coded to show what age range they are recommended for, and it’s in a practical PDF form so you can view it on just about any device. And… it’s free! Articles from the current issue include: How to make your own oracle cards Pagan cooking with Kitchen Witch, Rachel Patterson Community reviews…