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Article Topic: Pagan

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Traveling Deeper with the Wheel of the Year
Date: 2013-07-08   By: Jane Meredith
We are all familiar with the Wheel of the Year and its celebrations. But what if we take a deeper look at the Wheel and the lessons it offers, seeing not just eight festivals of celebration, but a parallel of the waxing and waning of our lives? Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration, discusses what happens when we venture into the lessons of the Wheel of the Year and embrace the importance of loss as much as we do the importance of success.
A Perfect Rain on an Enchanted Homestead
Date: 2013-08-05   By: Cliff Seruntine
Cliff Seruntine, author of Seasons of the Sacred Earth, and his family live on a homestead called Twa Corbies Hollow, which is back in the northwoods of the Canadian Maritimes. By living in harmony with the Earth and her spirits, the Seruntine family has discovered that Nature is profoundly connected to how we live with her. When we live well with the Earth, she becomes a powerful ally.
An Aromatic Wheel of the Year
Date: 2013-11-18   By: Sandra Kynes
Essential oils come from plants, and down through the ages Witches and Pagans have used plants for magic and ritual. Using essential oils is a way to hold tradition while extending our practices and giving them new depth. Sandra Kynes, author of Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, explains how we can work with oils from specific parts of plants to create an "aromatic Wheel of the Year."
As Within, So Without: Making Daily, Mundane Activities Spiritual
Date: 2013-11-25   By: Alaric Albertsson
As above, so below; as within, so without. These Hermetic truisms have been embraced by Pagans on many different paths. Most of us understand that the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world, and vice versa. But how can we continue to be spiritual in our daily lives, after the ritual is over and the chalice rinsed out? Alaric Albertsson, author of To Walk a Pagan Path, explains how even the most seemingly small tasks can become spiritual activities.
Stress, Mess, and Thanksgiving Magick
Date: 2013-11-13   By: Silver RavenWolf
Thanksgiving! America's ritual feast of gratitude can be one of the most delightful or stressful events of the autumn season, depending on your point of view. Whether you are a visitor, or a host/ess—why not add a little magick to your special holiday brew! Silver RavenWolf addresses several ways to take the stress away from the holiday and make it magical, including how the stars are aligning to help us this year.
Cooking Up Magic Right on the Stove: Tips for the Modern Kitchen Witch
Date: 2014-01-27   By: Michael Furie
What does it really mean to be a "Kitchen Witch?" How can we easily seek magic in the everyday items around us, imbuing our food and drink with magical intent? Michael Furie, author of Supermarket Magic, explains.
Expanding Your Magickal Practice
Date: 2014-02-03   By: Melanie Marquis
When we do the same sorts of magickal spells again and again, it's easy to fall into a comfortable groove and stay there, no longer progressing, no longer moving forward along the magickal path. Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick, discusses why understanding and incorporating folk magic from around the world can have a profound effect on your spellcasting.
The Witch's Broom: Magic for Everyone
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.
A Healing Spell for Your Cat
Date: 2014-03-19   By: Ellen Dugan
Leaves and Caps: 5 Ways to Honor The Sacred Remains of Plants and Fungi
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.

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