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Written by Anna on February 09, 2016 1:52 pm  |  Comments (0)
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Michael Furie, author of Supermarket Magic, Spellcasting for Beginners, and the new Spellcasting: Beyond the Basics. When discussing the subject of spiritual or magical purification with other members of the Pagan community, I've noticed that two main points of view usually dominate the conversations: those that faithfully complete the now-standard steps of cleansing/purification prior to every ritual and those that deem it as entirely unnecessary. For those that do not feel a need for the cleansing, the most frequent statement I have heard is something to the effect of, "Since we view the earth as sacred, it seems silly to 'purify' the area." Usually the "pro-purification" side contends that if a ritual area is not properly prepared, then...  Read this Post
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Traditionally, when performing magic, a practitioner has an altar of some sort on which to work. The altar, of course, can be anything from an elaborately carved table to a dresser top or even just a cleared section of kitchen counter; any available space can be utilized as long as it is large enough to hold the necessary tools and spell items. An... read this article
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Parentalia was an ancient Roman festival that began on February 13. It was a time to celebrate honored ancestors. You can honor your beloved family members on this day by bringing flowers and wine to their graves in true Parentalia tradition. If you don’t have a grave to visit, create a small altar space on a shelf, desk, or tabletop. Add photographs or some other bits of memorabilia such as...

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