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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.
Date: 2012-01-16 By: Sally Cragin
Were you, or someone you know, born on the cusp of two astrological signs? Perhaps you feel torn between identifying with some aspects of one sign, other aspects of the other sign, and feel squeezed in the middle. Finding accurate horoscope information can be difficult for those born on the cusp; here Sally Cragin, author of Astrology on the Cusp, presents a brief overview of the quirks and gifts cuspy individuals are given.
Date: 2012-01-09 By: Tess Whitehurst
According to Tess Whitehurst, author of The Good Energy Book and Magical Housekeeping, consciously managing our considerable supply of spiritual energy is a must if we are going to feel happy, joyful, and empowered on a regular basis. Another way to look at this is as "good magical hygiene;" here Tess provides ways to keep our energy clear, focused, positive, and powerful throughout the day.
Date: 2012-01-02 By: Melissa Alvarez
There is a correlation between your frequency, the spiritual energy of your personal vibration, and the positive or negative things happening in your life. A higher inner frequency results in more positivity in life, while lower frequencies result in stressful, negative situations. How can we raise our frequencies to attract more positivity into our lives? Can we give ourselves a purpose, to attract certain things in our lives? Melissa Alvarez, author of 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency, explains.
Date: 2011-12-26 By: Skye Alexander
Most of us want to lead better lives. We want to be happier, healthier, wealthier, and so on. We’d like to take control of what happens to us, instead of being at the mercy of chance, fate, or the agendas of other people. That’s why most magicians do spells in the first place, and sex magic is an especially effective way to accomplish your objectives. Skye Alexander, author of Sex Magic for Beginners, discusses just exactly what sex magic is and how to begin using this potent form of magic.
Date: 2011-12-19 By: K.M. Sheard
Names. We all have them. They are so integral to our society that few people ever pause to reflect on their cultural significance and what they reveal about our way of life. But even today, naming practices vary considerably across the world. And the naming practices of our ancestors were equally diverse. And, what’s more, they offer us a unique window through which to glimpse their lives, how they lived, and what they believed. What do the names of our Pagan predecessors reveal about their way of lif? K.M. Sheard, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names, explains.
Date: 2011-12-12 By: Judith Page & Ken Biles
Begin a soul-level transformation and awaken to your own strength, power, and divinity by communicating with the Egyptian Gods. Judith Page and Ken Biles, co-authors of Invoking the Egyptian Gods, discuss how and why these energies are so powerful and restorative.
Date: 2011-12-05 By: James Endredy
For untold centuries, the stereotypical vision most have of a witch includes a broomstick and flight. But, can witches really fly? James Endredy, author of The Flying Witches of Veracruz, has experienced the flight of the witch, though no broomsticks were used. How is this possible? What secrets do the witches of Veracruz hold?
Date: 2011-12-01 By: April Elliott Kent
In astrology, the Sun symbolizes aspiration, the desire to reach our ultimate potential. But rather than earning our Sun sign’s gifts from the outside world, what if we carry the seeds of their potential within us from the moment we’re born? In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her companions each wish for the very qualities that they already possess. In this article from Llewellyn's 2012 Sun Sign Book, learn what strengths each Sun sign possesses—and may not be fully realizing.
Date: 2011-11-30 By: Judith Page & Ken Biles
What you will need: Oil of frankincense, incense, charcoal, goblet of wine or beer, fruit juice, or water, two white candles, a statue or picture of the Neter (optional but very useful). Preparation: Don your white robe and tie a red cord around your waist. This will be in respect of Isis, the Neter you will be invoking. Anoint wrists,