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Date: 2012-03-19 By: Kristoffer Hughes
"I was taken from myself and I was as spirit, and I knew the acts of peoples past and could predict the future. I knew the secrets of things, of bird flight and the wondering motions of stars, and the way by which fish glide." -Vita Merlini The above verse taken from the enigmatic conversation between Merlin the magician and the prophet
Date: 2012-03-12 By: Carl F. Neal
When thinking about the world's history, the use of incense is not something that is likely to come to mind. However, incense has had a shaping role in the economies and politics of societies the world over for thousands of years. How can such a small, humble stick hold so much power? Carl F. Neal, author of Incense Magick, explains.
Date: 2012-03-05 By: Michelle DesPres
There have been periods throughout history, such as the Golden Age, the Renaissance, and the Age of Enlightenment, in which humanity has shined. We are entering the year 2012, and a time of great change is upon us, especially within the United States. How do we best embrace the upcoming changes? How to do we balance healthy communities and country with a healthy self? Michell DesPres, author of The Clairvoyant Path, discusses our our intuition can lead us to positive and permanent change—within ourselves and throughout the world around us.
Date: 2012-02-27 By: Barbara Moore
Most tarot readers consider the Major Arcana cards to be doorways to powerful archetypal energy, life lessons, important life changes, and events beyond our control. Like her colleagues, Tarot expert Barbara Moore accepts this view, but she also worries that by imbuing the Major cards with such importance, they may become too heady, too for removed from us, too unapproachable. Discover a technique to reunite the Major Arcana with our physical existence—and maybe discover your ideal healthy activities, as suggested by the cards, along the way.
Date: 2012-02-20 By: Mambo Chita Tann
At the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, plants and trees awaken from dormancy, animals awaken from hibernation, and human thoughts turn to cleaning, cherry blossoms, and young love. At the same time, the Roman Catholic Church and a significant portion of the world’s Christians engage in Lent. What is Lent, anyway, and is it relevant for those who practice more than one religion, or religion(s) that aren’t Christian? Mambo Chita Tann, author of Haitian Vodou, describes the Haitian Vodou practices for Lent—and how we all, regardless of religious belief or affiliation, can benefit from a brief period of quiet and cleansing.
Date: 2012-02-15 By: Barbara Moore
When Tarot expert Barbara Moore first began studying the tarot, there weren't many books on spreads, and the ones that were available were mostly collections of spreads with no explanations or directions. This left her with many questions, and led to a ten-year tarot journey through spreads. Here she discusses techniques to revamp your tarot spreads (and your tarot practice), as well as her new book, Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings
Date: 2012-02-13 By: Noel Tyl
Astrology is a complicated topic. What can we gain from taking a more simplistic look at topics that may have been previously esoteric to us? Renowned astrologer and creator of the MasterWork Series of nine DVDs Noel Tyl presents the power that simplification can provide us when looking at astrological concepts old and new.
Date: 2012-02-06 By: Kerri Connor
Life is made up of both the good and the bad; without the bad times, we wouldn't know how to appreciate the good. But when we are experiencing a tough time, it is becoming increasingly rare to find empathy from others. Kerri Connor, author of Spells for Tough Times, explains why we need to experience both the good and the bad, and provide empathy, sympathy, and support to those around us who may be going through the same.
Date: 2012-01-30 By: Mark Spencer
Since moving into the Allen House, Mark Spencer (author of A Haunted Love Story) and his wife have encountered the spirits of Ladell Allen and her family. But rather than moving on once their secrets were revealed, the spirits of the Allens seem to be growing closer than ever to Mark and his family.
Date: 2012-01-23 By: Brian Righi
For many of us, the mere mention of the word "vampire" evokes images of pale Romanian counts with thick Eastern accents, slicked back hair, and tuxedo suits complete with opera capes. Younger generations might instead picture handsomely brooding teenage vampires. But while we may not readily envision vampires as being real, flesh-and-blood creatures who feast on the blood of the living, these beliefs persist into the current day, the entire world over. Brian Righi, author of Vampires Through the Ages, explains.