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Date: 2011-03-21 By: Caroline Dow
Tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy, has been practiced as a form of divination probably ever since the first cup was brewed. But how does one make sense of the images left at the bottom of a cup? To help lift you over the hump—that clutch moment when you fear you’re floundering in a red sea of Rooibos—and onto the path toward giving dynamic readings, Caroline Dow, author of Tea Leaf Reading for Beginners, offers 10 easy-to-put-into-practice tips for interpretation.
Date: 2011-03-14 By: Philip J. Imbrogno
Genies have long been a part of our cultural lexicon, from Aladdin's lamp to I Dream of Jeannie to various literary tales. But are they really the harmless wish granters we in the West perceive them to be? According to Philip Imbrogno, co-author of The Vengeful Djinn, the answer is no. The Djinn are an ancient race, older than mankind, and they are indeed to be feared.
Date: 2011-03-28 By: Ember Grant
As Pagans, we love what is natural, including the burning flame of ritual candles. But, are there times when using a flameless candle can be advantageous? If so, what about the magic of the flameless candle? Ember Grant, author of Magical Candle Crafting, discusses the magic of using flameless candles in ritual.
Date: 2011-04-11 By: Margaret Ann Lembo
According to eastern philosophies, we have chakras within our energy field that are spinning wheels of light. These energy centers are responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our being—the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. There are seven main chakras, and each chakra has a color associated with it (as well as many gemstones and aromatic scents.) Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening, has provided correspondences and affirmations to balance our chakras—and align our lives.
Date: 2011-04-25 By: Donald Tyson
King James I of England came to be one of the more prominent prosecutors of "witch mania" beginning in Scotland and Denmark in 1590. Believing that persecuting witches under the law would grant him protection from their "black magick," James took on a great role in the interrogations and prosecution. His book, Demonology, was written with the aim to "educate" others on the evils of witchcraft and the supernatural. While being a difficult subject matter for many to broach, Donald Tyson has revisited this important work and made it approachable and understandable as The Demonology of King James I.
Date: 2011-04-04 By: Raymond Buckland
Spiritualism is a belief in a continuance of life, for the spirit, after that transition that we term "death." More than that, it is a belief that it is possible to make contact with that spirit of the one who has made the transition. But do we need a medium to make that connection? Raymond Buckland, author of numerous books and the new Solitary Séance, posits that anyone can contact the deceased, and that it is easier than you might initially think.
Date: 2011-03-02 By: Donald Michael Kraig
Date: 2011-05-30 By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
The recent and on-going revolution in physics has not only added another dimension to our understanding of the "worlds" in which we live, but provides a totally new perspective in which consciousness is added to the basic duality of Energy & Matter to form a "Trinity of Power" through which any individual person can actively intervene and bring change to his or her own potential reality. Simply speaking, you can shape your future. It is this active intervention that gives genuine meaning to our approach to "Self-Empowerment." So how does one use self-empowerment to create a better life, the life they have always dreamed of? Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, co-author of Self-Empowerment Through Self-Hypnosis Meditation CD Companion and Self-Empowerment Through Self-Hypnosis, explains.
Date: 2011-08-08 By: Debi Chestnut
As a paranormal investigator, one of the first questions Debi Chestnut is often asked is, “How did the ghost get here?” The answer isn’t as simple as it sounds—it requires asking a lot of questions of the homeowner and conducting hours of research. That said, Chestnut believes there are generally five reasons why a ghost takes up residence in a home. Here the Is Your House Haunted? author discusses five main reasons your house may be haunted.
Date: 2014-05-26 By: Barbara Moore
Cats are a popular theme for tarot and oracle decks, and for good reason. For centuries cats have been associated with religion, spirituality, and mysticism. Today, cats are much loved, as companions and as symbols of independence and a lack of concern for the opinions of others. We fancy that this spirit is born of an inner confidence that knows exactly what it wants and the best ways to achieve while maintaining a sense of nobility. In many ways, cats are metaphoric role models. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore discusses the "purr-ks" of using the Mystical Cats Tarot.