Have you ever used a Ouija board? It's a variation on an older technique where you placed small cards, each with a letter of the alphabet, in a circle on top of a smooth, polished table. Then, you inverted a stemmed wineglass in the center of the circle. People around the table placed their fingertips on the base of the glass and it would start moving to the letters, spelling out words. It was quite the rage during the middle 1800s.
You will discover further information on how to use the wineglass for divination and spirit contact, within the chapter on the month of October, in Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli. You'll also learn about apple traditions, hazel symbolism, the Samhain circle and feast of the dead, a Wassailing ritual, the "Witching Hour," and much more.
That's only for October. Each of the other months is covered, sharing magical techniques, spiritual wisdom, rituals, lore, and Pagan traditions that will help make every day special.
Wheel of the Year is filled with the kind of ideas that are traditional and even ancient, but can make your life more fulfilling today and tomorrow. Get Wheel of the Year and enjoy life more.
Everyone knows that brooms and witches go together. Most popular images of witches show them with pointed hats, black cats, and a broom. And while not every witch has a cat (or a funny-looking hat, for that matter), most of us own a broom. But how many of us actually use them for our magical work?
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