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Date: 2014-08-18 By: Kristoffer Hughes
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It is
Date: 2014-08-11 By: Dr Linda Backman
Each and every one of us chooses to incarnate with an intended soul purpose—but how do we discover what that purpose is? And how can we learn to heal in our present lives when issues are caused by hurts in a past lifetime? Dr. Linda Backman, author of Bringing Your Soul to Light and the new Evolving Soul, explains.
Date: 2014-08-04 By: Kristoffer Hughes
In Celtic magic, the true significance of the dragon is subtle, and they are not simply the enormous fire breathing beasts that we have been led to believe; they are so much more than their fictionalized expression. Here, The Book of Celtic Magic author Kristoffer Hughes explains the beauty, majesty, and meaning of dragons in Celtic magic.
Date: 2014-07-21 By: Gregory Peters
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. The special robe, the implements, the prayers and orations and conjurations…all of this and more has the effect of isolating the individual from the rest of the universe. Is there a way to change this mindset and re-integrate ourselves to the natural world—and perhaps make our magick more powerful in the process? Gregory Peters, author of the new Magickal Union of the East and West, explains.
Date: 2014-07-14 By: Alexandra Chauran
Casting a circle is a practice that makes use of the life force energy that pervades all things, which is often thought to be the mechanism through which visions are delivered. Alexandra Chauran, author of the new Clairvoyance for Beginners, provides simple instructions for casting a circle to aid in your clairvoyant readings.
Date: 2014-07-08 By: Bruce Scofield
Astrometeorology—the study of correlations between weather and the Sun, Moon, and planets—dates back to the origins of Western astrology some four thousand or more years ago. Because astrology originated in the early agricultural centers of the Near East, there was great interest in knowing what the weather might be like in the future, as the
Date: 2014-07-07 By: William L. Mikulas PhD
Throughout recorded history, and all around the planet, people have reported touching and dwelling in an enlightened state of consciousness. This very high state goes under many names, including "enlightenment." But what do we actually know about this state? William L. Mikulas, PhD, author of Taming the Drunken Monkey discusses six things we know about enlightenment.
Date: 2014-06-30 By: Jean-Louis de Biasi
For centuries, the ancient Western Mysteries have been transmitted through rituals called initiations. What are magical initiations? Do we necessarily need to be part of a magical order to be initiated? Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of the new Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses, explains.
Date: 2014-06-16 By: Bernie Ashman
Qi (or Chi) is the life force that travels through the human body along pathways known as meridians. While we can't see them, they connect to all of our major body organs. No wonder we can feel out of sync at times! Bernie Ashman, author of Intuition and Your Sun Sign, describes the benefits we receive when we work with our intuition and our meridians.
Date: 2014-06-09 By: Lupa
In our daily and spiritual lives, we often neglect the plants and fungi around us—uprooting carrots and radishes for food, destroying the reproductive organs of flowers for bouquets, and deliberately stunting the bushes in our lawns. It is possible, however, to provide these plants with the respect and honor they deserve. Lupa, author of the new Plant and Fungus Totems, presents five ways we can honor our plant and fungi friends while still interacting with them.