I want to share a bit of the story behind The Magical Power of the Saints by Reverend Ray T. Malbrough.
When the world was Pagan, people presented offerings to the deities along with petitions and prayers. Often this involved a bonfire or flame from an oil lamp or candle. Christianity brought its own version of the deities, but some systems such as Santeria, Condomble, and Voudun refused to abandon the old gods and goddesses. They worshiped them under the guise of the Christian saints.
The saints took on the characteristics of the Pagan deities with special days of the week, candles of a particular color, and rulership over certain problems and occupations. The belief in a saint's ability to intercede on the petitioner's behalf continues among many people to this day. Now you can find out how to use ancient techniques to call on the saints for help when you read The Magical Power of the Saints.
In The Magical Power of the Saints you will find a guide to seventy-four saints and their attributes. Learn how to evoke them for practical help in your life through prayer, candle burning, and divination. Whether you want more peace, a new love, a better job, more money, or any of several dozen more goals, you can start by getting The Magical Power of the Saints.
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with
the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in
Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It
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