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The Beauty of Ritual
Date: 2012-10-15   By: Deborah Blake
Ritual. The very word is evocative, conjuring images of everything from mysterious robed figures sketching arcane runes in the air to joyous women dancing skyclad around a bonfire. Ritual comes in many different forms—and that’s good, because ritual is a highly personal thing, and what suits one person perfectly will leave another cold. But done correctly, it’s…well…magickal. Deborah Blake, author of the Everyday Witch series and the new book Everyday Witch Book of Rituals, discusses just why rituals are so important...and magickal.
Face Reading for Beginners: Can You Spot a Liar?
Date: 2012-10-01   By: Richard Webster
Although you may not be consciously aware of it, you're reading faces every day. You assess a person's character by looking at their face, and most of the time your first impressions will be correct. Why do we do this? Can we improve our face-reading skills? Could we spot a liar if need be? Richard Webster, author of Face Reading Quick & Easy, discusses ways to spot a liar—and why reading faces is so important to our everyday lives.
Higher Learning or Haunted Learning?: Natural and Supernatural Reasons Why Ghosts Haunt Our Campuses
Date: 2012-10-01   By: Matthew L. Swayne
If asked about which type of location tends to be the most haunted, most people would respond with cemeteries, battlefields, or old houses at the top of the list. But what about campuses of America's colleges and universities? Surely we've all heard a story or two from a local campus legend. But why are these institutions of higher learning truly institutions of haunted learning as well? Matthew L. Swayne, author of America's Haunted Universities, provides a few potential explanations for these haunted phenomena.
Every Card Tells a Story: The Story Behind the Cards for Witches Tarot
Date: 2012-09-24   By: Ellen Dugan
The Witches Tarot deck, by Ellen Dugan and artist Mark Evans, began on a cold winter day almost three years ago. How did the deck come to be? Here, Ellen Dugan discusses the story behind the cards.
Mabon Feasts and Treats
Date: 2012-09-21   By: Susan Pesznecker
Mabon is the time of the harvest feast. At the Autumnal Equinox, we celebrate and honor Earth's bounty by feasting on goodies from the home garden, farmers' market, and green grocer. This autumn dinner represents harvest cooking at its best. A mélange of autumn vegetables roasts with a juicy whole chicken. Julienned vegetables in a tart
Spirits Amongst the Dead
Date: 2012-09-17   By: Mariah de la Croix
Why would spirits want to hang around a mortuary, a place filled with depressing energy? Psychic intuitive Mariah de la Croix certainly didn't think that they would want to; her five years in the funeral business proved her wrong, however. Here she details just what it was like to be so up close and personal with the spirits that remained near the places of the recently deceased.
Reiki: An Unconditional Love
Date: 2012-09-14   By: Raven Keyes
Raven Keyes, author of The Healing Power of Reiki, has spent her healing career in institutions like hospitals and athletic fields. Nothing, however, could have prepared her for the healing that would occur one Valentine's Day, when she witnessed the unconditional love that is Reiki.
What is Enochian Magick? (The Two Mystical Traditions of Enoch the Prophet)
Date: 2012-09-13   By: Aaron Leitch
What is Enochian Magick? How did John Dee and Edward Kelly come to possess knowledge of the Angelical language previously hidden? And how did that Angelical language become what we today know as Enochian Magick? Aaron Leitch, author of The Angelical Language, Volume I and Volume II, explains.
What Is Meditation?
Date: 2012-09-10   By: Robert Butera PhD
It seems that those who practice meditation have healthier lives in comparison to those who don't. How do we implement a meditation practice in our lives, choosing the method and style that will bring each of us the best results? Robert Butera, Ph.D., author of Meditation for Your Life and The Pure Heart of Yoga, explains.
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

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