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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.
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 ...
Signs that Square: Scorpio and Aquarius
Date: 2009-08-27   By: Bil Tierney
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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.
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 ...
Sexual Vampires
Date: 2004-02-09   By: Christopher Penczak
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

Turn Your Dreams Into Reality is all about knowing what you want, making sure it is a realistic goal, and then imagining what you need to make those dreams real. I have also called this the GWYW—the "get what you want" approach to life. It's a way to think about coming up with realistic goals and deciding what you need to do to make them... read this article
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