Archive for February 2013

Trance Matters – Part 1

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

Each month my coven sets a goal to learn a new skill, discuss its application, and incorporate it into our workings. These can range anywhere from alchemy to pathworking, herbal techniques, summoning, casting, or astral travel. As a group dedicated to our personal advancement in the Craft, it is absolutely essential to us that we

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The Wizard Within

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

Be still! Listen! Can you hear him? Stop for a moment… close your eyes… be here NOW! Are you aware? There is a forest… an ancient wood… a scary sacred place in you. It can seem like an overgrown jungle of thoughts – densely compacted trees and bushes smothered in twisted vines and creepers. These

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March Poems

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

Martin Pallot I’ve has been writing poetry since the early eighties, mainly inspired by myth, folklore, nature and my pagan beliefs. I’ve had one or two historical articles published in the past, mainly in small press magazines, but it’s only recently that I’ve started inflicting my verse on a wider public….I hope you like them.

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Living Reconstruction

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

I’ve been talking lately with a couple friends about reconstructionism and, in the course of the conversation, we end up sharing stories of past experiences. Somehow the conversation had turned to the way that people often misunderstand what reconstruction is and the funny and frustrating discussions that result and that got me thinking about how many

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The Grail; Relic of an Ancient Religion – Chapter 2

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

2 – False Trails   The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.  George Santayana   THE HEYDAY of the Grail romance lasted half-a-century.  Beginning in the 1180s with Chrétien’s Perceval, le Conte du Graal, the craze culminated in

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Pagan People – Nimue Brown talks to Jane Meredith

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Jane Meredith is a Priestess of the Goddess and regular presenter at the Glastonbury Goddess Conference and the Australian Goddess Conference. She is committed to enactment of the sacred feminine on all levels and delights in working with women’s issues. Jane holds workshops worldwide. Her website is: www.janemeredith.com   I didn’t know anything about author

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Manifestation of Desire

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

You see him; you want him; you make a conscious decision to get him…does this violate the “Harm None” creed of the Wiccan Rede? Does this violate your personal ethics?  What about the target’s free will?  I can hear these questions reverberating through the universe.  Quite frankly, I’ve never heard a male target complain about

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March

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

“The March wind roars Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver As he passes by. When winds are soft, And the days are warm and clear, Just like a gentle lamb, Then spring is here.” – Author Unknown How quickly the wheel of the year is turning. Here we are fast approaching

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March

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

At the moment I am been walking, not because I have chosen to but because I have to and it has reminded me of what a difference the words ‘have to’ or ‘must’ influence how we feel. I really do ‘have to’ walk though, for twenty minutes, three times a day for several weeks, after

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The Nature of Prayer

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Prayer – it’s a beautiful word.  It looks pretty on the page; it comes softly from the lips. It’s not a word to be shouted.  It is a word that is deeply connected to other words, like sacred, holiness and religion.  For the pagan, as in other religions and spiritualities, it is about relationship, communion;

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