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Exercise: Create a Symbolic Seed-Planting Tradition in the Fall
Date: 2011-10-19   By: Llewellyn
Invite friends to gather and celebrate the New Year on October 31 or November 1, which in ancient times for the Celts was celebrated as the New Year. (This also coincides with the Wiccan holiday of Samhain, which signals the beginning of a new turn on the Wheel of the Year.) Hand out a piece of paper to each person at the gathering and ask
How to Talk to Your Children About Ghosts: The Do's and Don'ts
Date: 2011-08-18   By: Llewellyn
If your children are very small, you won’t want to tell them everything, of course, but do encourage them to share their stories with you. This not only builds trust between you and your child, but also gives the child an opportunity to talk to you about other things that may be going on in his or her life. If your child is experiencing
Animal Omens: The Butterfly
Date: 2011-08-18   By: Llewellyn
The butterfly is a symbol of the soul in flight from the body after death, beautiful in its true nature, unhampered by its earthly form. The butterfly has also been seen as a shape-shifter, able to transform itself into something other than its present form as it goes from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Butterfly can teach us
Magical Exercise: Notice the World—Colors
Date: 2011-08-19   By: Llewellyn
Magical practice involves new ways of seeing. In the course of performing a spell or ritual we will visualize the flow of energy. Learning to recognize what we see and how to visualize clearly helps rituals work toward the result we want. Just as we observe the world with sight, sound, and feeling, so do we represent the world to ourselves with
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
Date: 2011-08-19   By: Llewellyn
The pentagram (five-pointed star) is an ancient symbol known to virtually all peoples and cultures of the earth; it has even been found on rock carvings dating back to the Stone Age. In the Western tradition of magic, it represents the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Spirit or Ether. At the same time, it symbolizes a person with legs
Romance Key Master Ritual
Date: 2012-07-31   By: Llewellyn
Because the art of bliss is a holistic science, not only will your Romance Key benefit from this ritual, but every other life key will benefit as well. Ingredients: 2 sticks vanilla incense 2 red roses 2 pink candles 1 pinch dried damiana A bottle of cheap red wine (or any red wine you feel comfortable using) 2 small lepidolites,
What Do You Believe About Ghosts? A Self-Assessment
Date: 2012-09-10   By: Llewellyn
It is increasingly important for investigators to understand their own personal beliefs and how it may affect their own ghost hunting. Get a pen or pencil and take this little self-assessment—just for fun! There are no right or wrong answers. What Are Ghosts? ❑ Ghosts are souls of the departed that occupy our realm ❑ Ghosts are
Clearing and Charging Crystals
Date: 2013-03-22   By: Llewellyn
Intention is the simplest, most effective, and least costly way to clear and charge a crystal. To begin, roll the crystal in a clockwise direction with your predominant hand, pressing firmly on each of the crystal's facets. This creates a piezoelectric charge. (Piezoelectricity is simply the ability of some materials, including certain types of
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
Chaparral: New Mexico's Birdman
Date: 2013-10-22   By: Llewellyn
Of the handful of flying humanoid narratives that have trickled in over the past decade, one of the creepiest has to do with a winged creature that was seen by a credible eyewitness as recently as 2007, according to an online article that was posted by researcher Brent Raynes. A native of Tennessee who has been investigating UFO reports since

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