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A May Eve Incantation
Date: 2006-04-25   By: Timothy Roderick
Beltane, or May Eve, is one of the most important holidays in the pagan year. It is seen oftentimes as equal to Samhain, its opposite festival in the calendar, as both days are noted for the thinning of the veil that separates this world from the otherworld. However, where Samhain celebrates death, Beltane celebrates life and growth, manifested this time of year by fruit and flower. The hallmark of Beltane is fertility, and it is said that in ancient times peasants would light Beltane bonfires and make love in the fields to promote a good growing season through sympathetic magic. However, Beltane isn't only about sexual union, but rather the union of all opposites, and the new things that are created through that union. To get in touch with the fertile flavor of the season, try this simple incantation from Timothy Roderick's
A Meeting with Gerald Gardner
Date: 2011-02-28   By: Linda Raedisch
While working on her book Night of the Witches, author Linda Raedisch discovered a meeting and subsequent correspondence between a now-elderly friend and Gerald Gardner. Just how did the Father of Modern Witchcraft influence our present-day? As the author discovers, much more than you might initially think.
A Most Haunted Hour
Date: 2013-10-08   By: Lisa Rogers
Yes, I'm a geek, or maybe a nerd. I'm whatever you'd call someone who has a deep-rooted passion for old buildings. I love the architecture, the smell, the feel, and most of all the history behind them. This passion has led me to many wonderful places and has allowed me to meet the most interesting people, both in and out of body. Before your
A Paranormal Life
Date: 2013-09-02   By: Marcus F. Griffin
Is it possible to have so many paranormal experiences in a lifetime that we come to view them as commonplace? Marcus F. Griffin, author of Playing with the Devil, certainly believes so. Here he details his life of experiences "beyond normal explanation."
A Perfect Rain on an Enchanted Homestead
Date: 2013-08-05   By: Cliff Seruntine
Cliff Seruntine, author of Seasons of the Sacred Earth, and his family live on a homestead called Twa Corbies Hollow, which is back in the northwoods of the Canadian Maritimes. By living in harmony with the Earth and her spirits, the Seruntine family has discovered that Nature is profoundly connected to how we live with her. When we live well with the Earth, she becomes a powerful ally.
A Piece of History
Date: 2001-09-14   By: Lord Green Man and Lady Diana BirdSong
Precis: Two Wiccans rediscover a piece of their past and the importance of The Grimoire of Lady Sheba in the history of Paganism and Wicca. A PIECE OF HISTORY By Lord Green Man and Lady Diana BirdSong We have been Wiccans, now, for ...
A Prayer for Times of Crisis
Date: 2008-07-21   By: Janina Renée
The lighting of candles is a tradition that has comforted many people through times of crisis. At such times, the candle is a beacon for calling spirits of guidance, as well as a symbol of hope. Following is a simple prayer that you can say when lighting such a candle. The words are necessarily very general, but you can change them or add words
A Prosperity Charm
Date: 2008-02-16   By: Kate West
To ensure that money will enter the house all year round, take one silver or golden coin for each external door to the house. The coins will almost certainly be gold or silver coloured rather than actually made of the metals concerned. Then take the same number of circular pieces of paper. Wash the coin(s) carefully under running water for ten
A Quick Guide to Literary Character Creation with Mercury
Date: 2013-06-04   By: Llewellyn
Here's what you need to know to assess Mercury in astrological terms. Sign Rulerships: Mercury is a multi-tasker. The planet rules two signs: quick-thinking Gemini and analytical Virgo. They're both signs of airy intellectualism. Gemini is curious and wide-ranging, while Virgo is discriminating and precise. House Rulerships: Mercury rules
A Really Scary Ghost Story
Date: 2005-01-01   By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Recently Llewellyn published a book with the intriguing title, Don’t Call Them Ghosts. That made me remember some of the various “ghosts” I have encountered in my life. And the many stories I’ve heard over the years. Perhaps we shouldn’t call ...

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