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Term: Hestia

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Hestia:

A Greek goddess of the hearth and home. She was highly revered and quite important, but little known today, leading scholars to call her “the forgotten goddess.” She is associated with hospitality, inns and restaurants. Her name translates as “the essence,” so working with her could lead to understanding the true nature of things.




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Herbal Codes — Or, You Don't Need to Kill a Black Cat
Many grimoires and books of magic use animals and their parts as codes for herbs and other materials. Here are a number of them, some from the Greek Magical Papyri (see PGM XII:401-44), a work composed between 200BC and 500AD. Others come from Galen ...
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Samhain Ritual
Setup Items for this ritual include: Two white candles and four black candles; Four small sprigs of bittersweet; One branch of bittersweet; Strands of black, white and red yarn cut to twelve-inch lengths placed in a basket on the altar; Pomegranate ...
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