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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Choosing an Esoteric Group
Date: 2004-03-08   By: Nick Farrell
PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO ESOTERIC GROUPS Most people interested in the esoteric have a belief that there is a Hogwarts or an Invisible College – a secretive coven or hidden society with mysterious secrets and powerful initiations. The late ...
The Meanings of Wedding Symbols
Date: 2009-01-16   By: Richard Webster
The Gods of Witchcraft
Date: 2005-05-17   By: Christopher Penczak
When I got involved in Wicca, I found that most of my teachers emphasized the Goddess. Many people have been raised with traditions that emphasized the male aspect of divinity. These same people often come to nature-based religions with a desire to ...
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.
Familiars: Your Magical Partners
Date: 2003-07-12   By: Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Ph.D.
In August 2002, news broke that a New Caledonian crow named Betty, in a laboratory in Oxford, demonstrated intentional problem-solving ability by repeatedly bending a straight piece of wire into a hook so that she could snag food. Scientists ...
Ireland’s Sacred Wells
Date: 2004-12-06   By: J. C. Manion
Ireland is a magical place. I don’t mean this in the way guidebooks do when they promise travelers an idyllic vacation, one full of hikes in shockingly green valleys; evenings in music-, dance-, and ale-filled pubs; and encounters with gracious, ...

While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article
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BKS Iyengar passed away today. In the midst of a frantic morning I heard the news and suddenly paused, realizing the great impact one person can...




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