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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."
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.
Date: 2013-11-11 By: Alexandra Chauran
Elementals are a rich source of magical wisdom, easily accessible through daily activities. But what exactly are these beings of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and how can we tap into their energy and power? Alexandra Chauran, author of Faeries & Elementals for Beginners, explains their history and their magic.
Date: 2013-10-21 By: Linda Raedisch
The Samhain season is upon us, a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, and our thoughts turn to spirits, ghosts, and communication with loved ones passed. Yet, this Halloween season is a great reminder that not so very long ago, much like Halloween, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. Who are these spirits of the Yuletide season? Linda Raedisch, author of the new Old Magic of Christmas, presents one such spirit group: the White Ladies.
Date: 2013-09-16 By: Clea Danaan
Wouldn't it be lovely to have a place to go each day, where we could slow down, reach out to the Divine, and let the feeling of Spirit fill you? This place does not need to be a physical place; rather, we can create our own by deepening our spiritual practice with daily activities of meditation and inspiration. Clea Danaan, author of Living Earth Devotional, explains why a daily devotional is so powerful in creating a deeper, more spiritually-fulfilled life.
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.
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.
Date: 2013-04-15 By: Tess Dawson
The sun set on the Canaanite culture many years ago, but even as the Canaanites measured each new day with the dying light, so we have come through that night and into the next dawn. What is Canaanite magic, and how can we incorporate it into our daily lives? Tess Dawson, author of The Horned Altar: Rediscovering and Rekindling Canaanite Magic, explains.
Date: 2013-02-11 By: Sandra Kynes
Magical correspondences are generally thought of as simple correlations among the elements, directions, seasons, and colors that are frequently used in ritual. What exactly are correspondences? Why do we use them? And how can we use them more effectively? Sandra Kynes, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, explains.
Date: 2013-02-04 By: Lexa Olick
Over recent years, we have seen great strides in digital technology, and many of our digital devices double as cameras. But, many of our photos taken may never again be viewed. Is it possible to regain the power the photograph once held, in magic and in mundane life? Lexa Olick, author of Witchy Crafts, explains the link between power and image.