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Lovely Lapis Lazuli
Date: 2006-06-19   By: Ember Grant
Many people are drawn to the mysterious deep blue of lapis lazuli, or lapis for short. It is one of the oldest “spiritual” stones, first mined 6,000 years ago in Afghanistan – the finest stones still come from that area. Its name comes from the ...
Reading and Ceremony for Charging a Tarot Deck
Date: 2007-03-05   By: Joy Vernon
Your Tarot deck is an incredible tool for augury, and it is particularly sensitive to outside forces and energy. Many of the positive energy vibes your deck absorbs can help your readings. However, negative energies can sometimes pervade your deck, and you ought to know how to clear away these negative influences. Joy Vernon informs you how this can be done, and guides you through a ritual to charge it with the correct forces.
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Date: 2009-08-27   By: Bil Tierney
The Magick of Meditation
Date: 2003-04-30   By: Christopher Penczak
When I started on the path of witch, my teachers stressed to me the importance of meditation. Not only is it a skill that witches should learn to help with spells and rituals, but meditation all by itself is quite magickal. What is magick? Magick ...
Your Astrological Rising Sign: Your Soul Portal
Date: 2008-03-24   By: Isabelle Ghaneh
Astrology can be understood in many ways, since it is a multifaceted subject. On a very deep level, we can learn what our spiritual, archetypal or mythical astrology path should be, once we better understand the symbolism and deep inner meaning of our Rising Sign. By taking a look at our Rising Sign and understanding the deep inner meaning attached, we may understand a bit better what our life path is.
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Sexual Vampires
Date: 2004-02-09   By: Llewellyn
Drink the spilt blood from a honey thigh. But soon! That time may find us in pieces but together, in an embrace, mouths shattered and souls bitten by love. - adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca. The father of the vampire Dracula, the Vampire ...
Winter Solstice Wishing Candle
Date: 2005-11-28   By: Ember Grant
There is a tradition of making a wish at the Winter Solstice, of burning pieces of paper with wishes or affirmations written on them. When creating a Winter Solstice candle, you will infuse the molten wax with your wish or intent and release it with ...
Using Reiki Magick
Date: 2005-01-10   By: Christopher Penczak
Reiki is the power to heal using “universal life force.” Reiki itself is a system of natural healing coming to the west from Japan. A trained practitioner of Reiki healing has the ability to channel pure life force - what is known as ki, chi, or ...
Alchemy: History and Symbolism
Date: 2004-03-15   By: Raymond Buckland
“The Mysteries” . . . we generally think of these in relation to the ancient initiatory rites of Greece and Rome; the Eleusinian Mysteries, the Orphic, the Phrygian, the Mithraic, plus the Egyptian, Tibetan, and others. Yet the term could as well be ...

My new book, Haunted Plantations of The South, has just hit the bookshelves. In the book, I share brief histories and ghost stories of nearly one hundred separate plantations throughout eight southern states. Some of the plantations are successful bed and breakfasts, while others have unfortunately been all but forgotten. However, with each story... read this article
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Respect Is a Necessity When Hunting Ghosts
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Llewellyn Titles Win 2015 COVR Awards
The annual COVR (Coalition of Visionary Retailers) awards were announced this weekend at INATS in Denver. Two Llewellyn titles won 2015 COVR...

Your Tarot Ethics
My friend Michael thought having me write about tarot ethics would be interesting. I think I might disappoint him because I don’t have a set of tarot...




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