Archive for June 2018

Summer Celebration with Lucya Starza

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Lucya Starza shares her thoughts on summer and celebration…. What festivals will you be attending/celebrating over the summer? Lucya: I’m not going to any public pagan camps this summer. I’m going away in August, but I want to spend the summer concentrating on my personal work and writing another book. I’m not

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Petition Papers

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By
petition paper, spells and charms, rachel patterson

Petition Papers Petition papers and name papers are slips of paper that you write a person’s name on or a symbol or sigil or short phrase corresponding with the intent of your spell work.  Mostly the petition papers and name papers are placed under a candle, added to a mojo bag or bottle.   Name papers

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In Her Name, a music review

Jun 21st, 2018 | By

Arthur Hinds, the voice behind Emerald Rose (recently disbanded) and solo artist has recently formed a new trio called the Round Table (Tyler and Amanda Neitz join Arthur).  Their debut album is a tribute to Arthur’s wife who passed earlier in 2018. This is a stunningly beautiful and soulful album, a fitting tribute to the

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A summer of Sacred Simple Pleasures

Jun 21st, 2018 | By

At the start of last summer, I’d just completed the major edits on my first book, Everyday Enchantments, and needed time to goof around and recharge after such a big accomplishment. Needless to say, I wasn’t doing much writing! This summer, however, I find myself longing for unstructured time and, frankly, more quiet time. It was

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Fire in the Green

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

She runs, dancing, leaping, never still. She leaps streams and swings herself around huge oak trees. She shimmies up a birch, shimmers, disappears only to reappear in the water rat ripple chasing minnows down the beck. She laughs like a waterfall; endless, falling, shattering silence and once you see past the ethereal beauty, dangerous and

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What are you doing for Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin?

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

  I am never sure what will happen at Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin as although ahead of there day itself, I often have great ideas about what I might do, something often happens and I end up spending it alone and in the rain at that. As an OBOD Bard I took my guide’s

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Watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and look for fairies

Jun 20th, 2018 | By
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Traditional English folklore says that if you watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and collect the seeds that fall at exactly midnight, you can use them to render yourself invisible. Actually, ferns don’t produce seeds – they have spores – but maybe spores have the same effect. Mind you, if you want to try it

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Rosehip, Nettle leaf and Devil’s Claw root improves Knee Osteoarthritis

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

By Angela Paine. In Germany people use Rosaxan: rosehip fruit puree and juice concentrate, nettle extract and devils’ claw root extract (medAgil Gesundheitsgesellschaft mbH; Friedrichshafen, Germany) to treat knee osteoarthritis. More’ and team carried out a placebo-controlled randomised, double blind study to see how well Rosaxan worked to improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. They found

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If you’re being called to shamanism, please take care

Jun 17th, 2018 | By

By Taz Thornton – originally posted on Facebook. Those who know me will know my heart lies as much with shamanism as it does with my empowerment work and that, very often, the two intertwine. Shamanism is in my blood, in my heart, in the air that I breathe. It isn’t something I pick up

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Crystal spells

Jun 15th, 2018 | By
crystal spells, spells and charms, rachel patterson

Crystal spells Crystals have long been believed to hold magical powers. Although I don’t believe they were used in folk magic very much they are extremely popular today.  Each crystal has its own unique and individual magical property and that can be tapped into for your spell work.  Whether you just sit and hold a

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