Although you may not be consciously aware of it, you're reading faces every day. You assess a person's character by looking at their face, and most of the time your first impressions will be correct. Why do we do this? Can we improve our face-reading skills? Could we spot a liar if need be? Richard Webster, author of Face Reading Quick & Easy, discusses ways to spot a liar—and why reading faces is so important to our everyday lives.
A soft-edged triangle of arrows, tip to end, forms an endless rotation. More than forty years old, the symbol for recycling is used and known the world over. Practitioners of magic know recycling is by no means a "new" idea. Throughout history many have lived by the mantra of "make it do, use it up, wear it out." The ability to see past a broken item to its use as a new item is a certain—special—type of positive, powerful magic, even to those who do not believe in or understand it.
Today’s home and office buildings have become so energy efficient that very little outdoor air circulation occurs within their walls at any time of the year. But what about the buildup of chemicals that find their way into our homes and places of work? Environmental experts recommend the use of plants that mitigate the toxicity.
The dove is one of those birds whose imagery seems universal. It is a symbol of hope, purity, and faith, and many people would never think to look any deeper into its complex and ancient past. But why the dove? How does a quiet, ground-feeding little bird come to evoke such potent imagery from culture to culture? Lesley Morrison, author of The Healing Wisdom of Birds, explains the long-standing symbolism of the dove and just why we should be paying attention.
Samhain is a hinge that marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. This is a time when the veil between the worlds is most thin, and one can make contact with the spirits of their loved one and their ancestors. The Celts believed that communication with their relatives and friends and animals that had crossed over provided needed love, guidance, and encouragement. For them, this was also a time to give gratitude and count one’s blessings. Sharlyn Hidalgo, author of The Healing Power of Trees, discusses the healing power of the Celtic Tree Calendar, especially at this time when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.
One of the simplest, yet most powerful plant-related approaches, is the Plant Interaction Program. This program embraces the familiar concept that big things can have small beginnings. Through this step-by-step program a lone plant can become a gateway to complete success. By focusing your attention on a plant, you can access the resources required to achieve your highest goals.The effectiveness...
One of the most interesting people in the history of the medicinal uses of flowers was an English physician named Edward Bach (1886-1936), who discovered the healing energies of selected plants and trees. In the 1930s, he pioneered the technique of creating healing tinctures by soaking a flower in water and exposing the preparation to heat or sunlight. This process imprints the essence of the...
Modern Pagans have continually sought ways to honor the natural world and live more closely with the rhythms and spirit of the land. Many of us find that drawing close to nature provides access to different levels of energy and awareness, which ...
Have you ever marveled at the power and beauty of trees? As earth’s oldest and largest living things, they are the planet’s natural antennae to the universe. By their very presence, they command our attention and invite our interaction. Like a ...
Last summer when I was stuck at an airport and whiled away the time with my nose in a magazine, one article in particular made me sit up and take notice. It said that anthropologists studying cross-cultural patterns found that all the world’s ...