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Date: 2014-04-07 By: Deborah Blake
Everyone knows that brooms and witches go together. And while not every witch has a cat (or a funny-looking hat, for that matter), most of us own a broom. But how many of us actually use them for our magical work? Deborah Blake, author of The Witch's Broom, explains a few of the many magical uses for the humble broom.
Date: 2014-04-02 By: Robin Ivy
Color is introduced to create and enhance experiences beginning in children's infancy. New parents choose nursery colors with baby's development and comfort in mind. In preschool, we learn the colors, experiment with crayons and paints, and tend to gravitate toward our favorites. From the purple sunset to well-worn blue jeans to that certain shade
Date: 2014-03-24 By: Debi Chestnut
As a paranormal investigator, Debi Chestnut has been repeatedly asked, "How does someone get rid of a ghost?" Here, the author of Is Your House Haunted? and the new How to Clear Your Home of Ghosts and Spirits presents three easy ways to get rid of an unwanted ghostly visitor.
Date: 2014-03-19 By: Ellen Dugan
If your cat is scheduled for surgery or is recovering from an illness, try the following spell. If possible, try and schedule surgery during a waning moon phase. (It's thought to help keep blood loss and infection down.) Call on one of the gentle cat goddesses, such as Freya, Bast, or Diana. Supplies For this spell you will need: A plain
Date: 2014-03-17 By: Matthew L. Swayne
Rock & Roll may only be a few generations old, but in those few short decades of existence, rock music has arguably changed the world like no other art form has. It's altered music, sure, but it's also altered occult history. In the past sixty years, rock music has produced stories of ghostly visits, tales of demonic encounters, lists of curse victims, and many more. Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted Rock & Roll, explains why tales surrounding Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and other famous, deceased rock stars continue to abound—and why rock remains so haunted.
Date: 2014-03-12 By: Robin Ivy
Mental clarity, physical tone, emotional balance, and spiritual connection are all benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yoga is at least five thousand years old, yet it's a modern form of exercise and relaxation. In our technology-based world and fast-paced lives, yoga is restorative, working all the muscles and unifying mind, body, and spirit.
Date: 2014-03-12 By: Maggie Anderson
In mid-February 2008, I drove through the northeast Iowa countryside and was startled to see dozens of farmers in their fields on tractors, plowing through several feet of snow! I'd lived in the area for most of my long life and had never seen such a thing. They surely can't be planting corn now! I thought. Do they have really bad cases of cabin
Date: 2014-03-03 By: Richard Webster
Every day, we speak unconsciously through our postures, gestures, and expressions—the unspoken communication of body language. Picking up on these unspoken cues—and projecting what we truly want to say to the world—can be truly life-changing. Richard Webster, author of Body Language Quick & Easy explains.
Date: 2014-02-28 By: Carole Schwalm
As we begin the year 2014, extreme weather is already at the forefront of many minds the world over. In the United States, most of the country has been gripped by sub-zero temperatures caused by a rogue polar vortex, while the state of California is experiencing drought conditions worse than any seen in several decades. How does astrology play in to our weather conditions? This article from Llewellyn's 2014 Moon Sign Book discusses how the outer planets affect our weather—and how we can use this astrological knowledge to protect our plants and gardens.
Date: 2014-02-24 By: Aaron Leitch
The Heptarchia (seven-fold rulership) is the name given to the Enochian system of planetary angel magick. Dr. John Dee and his scryer Edward Kelley left behind journals outlining the names of the Heptarchic angels, their appearances and functions, sigils, and even a grimoire. However, the information for these angels is incomplete and even a bit puzzling. Here Aaron Leitch, author of The Essential Enochian Grimoire, sets about restoring the Heptarchia so it can be fully used for angelic invocation.