Every Day Magic: How to use birch sap or birch water

Mar 24th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

Birch sap, sometimes called birch water, can be tapped directly from birch trees at this time of year. It is a clear, slightly sweet liquid that can be drunk fresh or fermented. It has to be tapped at the end of winter and the start of spring, before the new green leaves bud. Make a

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Growth Under the Snow

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

A week ago we had snow, not the usual wet, gone in a day stuff but real snow, dry, deep snow, the kind you can make into igloos and snow sculptures. This is really unusual for us and we are not geared up for it in any way. So unusual was it for it to

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Mar 3rd, 2018 | By

The Beetles started the whole Rishikesh phenomenon when they came here to find their guru, the Maharishi. Ever since then this holy place, sacred to Hindus, has mushroomed into the giant complex of concrete buildings: ashrams, yoga centres, hotels, that it is today. Thousands of fit young people go to Rishikesh to practice every form

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The Witch and The Magician

Mar 1st, 2018 | By

My Personal Reflection of the Tarot Card – The Magician My intuition told me to back out of that wedding before it even started.  I woke up with a terrible headache that day.  It was rainy and it just felt all wrong.  I felt like it was too late to back out though.  I married a person who just

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The Witch and The Fool

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

My Personal Reflection of the Tarot Card – The Fool For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame. – W.B Yeats There is saying in the Neophyte initiation of the Golden Dawn, ” …for by names and images

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Feb 4th, 2018 | By

  Winter is never my favourite season mainly due to the fact that I don’t like the cold and damp, so I can always be relied upon to be a bit biased but this year Winter already seems so long. January seemed to last forever for some reason and I know from conversations with people

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Mother’s Night: Listen!

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Mother's Night Dorothy Abrams

By Dorothy L. Abrams It’s time to celebrate WOMEN! That’s only fair since so much of the holiday preparations fall on our shoulders. Deck the halls. Buy Gifts. Wrap. Buy food. Cook. Bake cookies, bread and pies. Send cards. Address envelops. Invite guests. Set up for sleep overs. Schedule spiritual services and rituals. Sing, laugh,

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“Scythians, Warriors of Ancient Siberia” – a review.

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

As a photographer, I have always visited places of incredible beauty, and hoped to capture the perfect moment in order to preserve it forever. Partially this is to document and bring such profound wonder to others for their appreciation. It is also to record my spiritual pilgrimages – because only in places of true wildness

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Beginning the Crone

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

“She remembered who she was, and her story changed…” —Shikoba I have, at the relatively youthful age of 39 years, started my Crone Journey. The realisation hit me a few months ago while making greeting cards with my mother and a few of her older friends. I had been “running hot” for two or three

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Out of the Broom Closet

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
Arietta in her ritual robe

Wow! even after writing, in one form or another, for most of my life I still feel that tangible tingle of anxiety creeping up my spine at the sight of a blank page in front of me. I sit, fingers frozen, poised inches above my keyboard, wondering how to begin my first blog post for

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