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Sustainability as Spiritual Practice

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

This year, I’m focusing on building a more sustainable lifestyle by using, wasting, and buying less.  That said, I’ve actually been working on a more eco-friendly path over the past few years and have had a few revelations in the process. As someone who practices a nature-based spirituality, in particular, a cultivation of the divine

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The Meditating Goldfish

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

My mind is at rest, calm and at ease with my body. I have crossed the dark abyss, the bridge that separates the physical and spiritual worlds. The abyss disconnects the spiritual mind from the physical brain allowing the true self to escape the realm of matter for a time to bathe in the presence

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When do you celebrate Beltain?

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown The obvious day to celebrate Beltain is the 1st of May – the date of the Celtic festival honoured by our ancestors. May Day traditions are longstanding and widespread, with maypoles, morris dancers, mummers, hobby horses and more. It’s a day that has carried through to have relevance for modern socialism, reflected

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Chapter 5 – Aoibheall

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The next named Fairy Queen we’re going to look at is Aoibheall, who is also found in the southwest of Ireland like Áine. She is a more obscure Fairy Queen but her folklore goes back to at least the 11th century. She is found in Clare and some of the surrounding areas, and like so

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St. George and the Druid

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

Today is St. George’s day, and also marks the birth of a new royal. I have been watching the responses to this on social media during the day and reflecting on how I feel about this most controversial of saint’s days. The fact that the celebration is based on the celebration of a Christian saint

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I want to wish you a Happy St George’s Day……..

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

…… yet it is a sad reflection upon my own society that I then have to be concerned about the potential reaction to my own post, that there are those who – with the misappropriation of all things ‘English’ that has occurred over the past few years by the far right and racist elements of

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I miss birthing shamanic drums

Apr 22nd, 2018 | By

One of the things I used to really love doing was to birth shamanic drums. There is nothing like the arrival of a new hide and drum frames, the connecting with the spirits of the animals and trees who have given their lives so that drums can be birthed. Sitting with these spirits, getting a

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Tarot Swords

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

In the Tarot, the Swords suit is associated with the intellectual realm–thoughts, communication, bias, opinions, analysis, logic and so on. The sword, itself, is a symbol of power and cutting, engendering dread in many a foe. And so it is with the Tarot Swords suit, which not only causes fear in many querents and readers–but

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Magical Music

Apr 20th, 2018 | By

  Music is my drug of choice. It can lift my spirits, make me cry, laugh, love and return me to my youth and make me feel young again. I have broad musical tastes too, from classical to reggae it is the spice of life. I read a quote by the wonderful, and hugely missed,

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Magical Food for Healing & Health

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
sage, healing, health, magical food, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Magical Food for Healing & Health We all know that a healthy balanced diet is the one to go for to maintain good health.  I don’t advocate crash diets in fact I don’t believe in diets as such at all.  If you want to lose weight then change your habits, look at what you eat

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