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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.
Date: 2012-12-24 By: Michael Furie
A longstanding belief among magical practitioners is that perception creates reality, which is being proven by quantum mechanics and physics. What does that mean for our magic and our magical goals? Michael Furie, author of Spellcasting for Beginners, discusses why your perception of your own reality has a great deal of importance for your magical workings.
Date: 2012-11-26 By: Thuri Calafia
Where are the holes in your Witchcraft training? Whether self-taught or coven-trained, many practitioners of Wicca and Witchcraft may find that they are still missing pieces of study, which prevents them from serving both themselves and their communities. Thuri Calafia, teacher and author of Initiate and Dedicant, explains.
Date: 2012-11-19 By: Shawn MacKenzie
What are Dragons and why are they so important to us? Are they part of our mythos, or members of our everyday lives? Shawn MacKenzie, author of The Dragon Keeper's Handbook and Dragons for Beginners, explains.