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Avoid Stage Fright with these tips

There are so many things a performer is afraid of and one of them is – Stage Fright.

Stage fright is an issue for the newbies in the world of public speaking, and it can be a cause of worry even for the experienced. This is because the person about to deliver a speech or give a presentation in a business meeting is often worried about the reception the will receive before, during and after the speech. It is possible that even the most experienced speaker might give a dumb impression…


Added by Christy Smith on October 14, 2015 at 0:57 — No Comments

As Usual

Pagan Pride Day in the Twin Cities yesterday. I skipped it. I am so tired of plastic pagans, those who are there only for self-gratification. I so do not need community, I do not need those who cannot be pagan without being validated by someone else. Christians need community, they need churches to validate themselves and their beliefs. For me, covens are nice and with the exception of Gardnerian, they do not attempt to tell you what to say or how to act or feel. I strengthen my spirituality…


Added by Arimesis on September 13, 2015 at 18:36 — 2 Comments

"The Blessings Of Corn" Celebrating Autumn The Hedge Witch Way

Autumn is here and with it comes the last of our harvesting season. So this time Ive been wandering collecting Corn stalks. This time of year the sweet corn is long gone but the stalks can be harvested and used for many things. Corn has been held sacred to many cultures since the beginning of recorded time. It has…


Added by Harobed on September 7, 2015 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

Special Thank You

Blessings to Steve, all the fellow mods, and the RP members.....

Just a short note to explain my frequent absences as of the past couple of weeks... My cousin entered hospice and was brought home two weeks ago today...(Brain Cancer). Things have been pretty touch and go, the days and nights, have been filled with both good and bad moments. As a family, we have been spending as much time as possible with him...We lost his mom to the same thing, several years ago, so this has been very…


Added by MJ on August 21, 2015 at 23:55 — 6 Comments

Natural soaps

Just thought I would post this to let everyone know that we have a new website. We have been making soap at home and we hope to sell it at flea markets, farmer's markets, and festivals. We have several different scents to choose from, and it is good for sensitive skin. I use it on my 5 year old every day and he has very sensitive skin. We finally put a website together and it is now available to purchase online, so if you guys like natural soaps please feel free to check it out! Thanks!…


Added by Journey on August 13, 2015 at 12:17 — No Comments

Reaping What You Sow........Braides ...Poppets and Smudges

As a HedgeWitch this is the season that Im at my busiest.It's both time to process what I harvested in the spring and had curing,plus there is a ton to reap ,dry and process now.Above is a basket of some of my recent work; braides ,smudges and a Wheat spiral .Wheat is a wonderful  time honoured reagent to use in spells .Wheat contains the spirit of the earth and harvest .It is used in spells asking Gaia's blessings,or for  growth and fertility.The braids are quite easy to make and…


Added by Harobed on June 29, 2015 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

3 Weeks To Go! and other related things

Hey everyone,

I wanted to write this post as it may be the last one I get to before my sons big arrival. I do have a TON(litterally) of posts planned for when I return from maternity leave or if I have some time during those sleepless nights lol. I have an "Are you afraid of herbs?" post planned, a "Healing with crystals and stones" post, "origin of Ms. Witch" post planned as well as a handful of others, including a birth story and some other pregnancy related posts. In this post I wanted… Continue

Added by Ms. Witch(Sara) on June 27, 2015 at 0:00 — 2 Comments

Been a while

Hey everyone,

Sorry it's been a while since I have posted. I have been sick and it just has not been a good couple of months for me. I turned 33 this month on the 3rd. So I guess that is one good thing. :) I'm still here after turning one year older. Recently, I have been doing more Egyptian Wicca research and found my Egyptian Name. I chose it. It is Sat-Anubis meaning Daughter of Anubis. I have also lately been watching a channel on YouTube called the Kemetic Independent Channel. If…


Added by Serenity Hutchinson on June 26, 2015 at 22:58 — No Comments

The Calling

The Calling


            In Luna’s face

                        And in the sea

Why mother do you beckon me?

            By waters edge

                        And at nightfall

I concentrate to heed your call

            The bright stars dancing

                        From dusk to morn’

Or joy and laughter in sudden storm

            If what I feel

                        And what I see

I could make…


Added by Tamon Stormjoy on June 25, 2015 at 19:18 — No Comments

Thoughts in motion... an insane reflection

Man look to the stars for certainty, but the only certainty is that every day we are alive, our destiny is getting one day closer.

We are all in motion hurdling towards a destiny we did not chose and cannot avoid.


Something I have spent aeons trying to avoid, but I guess... it’s about great bodies moving through space and they speed up as they get nearer to each other…


Added by Anush on June 22, 2015 at 6:01 — No Comments

Whispering flutter

Fluttering through the flow

seeking direction and purpose

Pursuing the faint call of a whisper

A gentle promise of sweet content

Fluttering through the endless flow

Searching through layer upon…


Added by Anush on June 22, 2015 at 5:43 — No Comments

Wings entwine

A lone figure edged on a ridge

against a setting sun

wings resting neck arched

watching the light fade to night

A gentle breath escape scally lips

muscles twitch, releasing the days tension

heavy head turn as blue eyes

scan the night sky waiting

The sound of night…


Added by Anush on June 22, 2015 at 5:40 — No Comments

Wisdom of a leaf

Wisdom written in the veins of a leaf

Whispers of years that has passed

Live recorded with each passing breath

Each day added to the rings of knowledge

The tender beat of a lady bugs heart

Recorded with…


Added by Anush on June 22, 2015 at 5:39 — No Comments

Breathe the flow

I wrote this one night, and I can't remember when, found it in my journal a few days ago... I may still work on this or not, I never know

Moving flowing swaying,

Blue energy swirling,

One way then the next...

Drawing deep from heated breath,



Added by Anush on June 22, 2015 at 5:36 — No Comments

Future Self

It's been a while since I've posted here on the blog here.  I think it's time I started getting serious again with my inner self blogs.  My inner self has been telling me some interesting things lately.

In fact, for some reason, I feel that I've been having visions of the future or some sort of revelation about myself.  I'm not sure how to explain it, other than it's as though I'm actually there.  When these visions happen, they're sometimes here and sometimes on another…


Added by Baccara Moon on June 22, 2015 at 2:26 — No Comments

Heading Out

Hubby and I are off on a roadtrip with the kids from tomorrow until next Wed-ish. I did see the responses in the forum and am not ignoring them. I will address them as soon as I return.

In the meantime, positive thoughts and prayers would be most welcome. We have been offered the jobs of our dream and are going to check the place out.

I will be checking in on the road but being in the car all day with the kids for 2 days, then 2 days home. I can't guarantee I will return with…


Added by Sutra on June 17, 2015 at 10:49 — 2 Comments

The Rhythm Of Magic

Hello my Lovelies .

Im back again after being out of touch while creating.This time I delved into the world of sacred

instruments. I came back with a lot more knowledge and  a profound respect for their makers

It seems that we with all our technology have lost most of the ancient science of…


Added by Harobed on June 5, 2015 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Plastic and what YOU can do about it!

Hey all,

The inspiration of this post came from a video that sutra shared with a few of is in chat. This isn't my first post about environmental issues and definitely won't be my last. As an active environmentalist I strive to raise awareness and be the change I want to see in the world. And as many of us here practice earth based pactices where mother nature is the main focus protecting her and letting her heal by us reducing waste and resources should be an important focus for all of us… Continue

Added by Ms. Witch(Sara) on June 1, 2015 at 4:00 — 4 Comments

Shame Free Begging

Big Surprise. I am a socialist. No, I am not getting into a political debate here. I have come to beg.

Are you aware that many of our bridges, roads, and the electrical grid are standing on shaky ground? When designed, they were not meant to handle the current population load or to stand as long as they have. Many bridges in the US are 40 years out of date or more. As you read it, you are most likely connected to the same electrical grid that was designed to handle half the current…


Added by Sutra on May 30, 2015 at 9:51 — 1 Comment

On Being Wrong and Becoming Right

Forgive my rant please as I am on little sleep and immensely frustrated. For your reading pleasure, I would like to discuss something a little uncomfortable.

Being wrong.

As a homeschooler and alternative educator, I love being wrong. Yes, it stings a little, most especially when its a firmly held belief that is being challenged...but sincerely, I love being wrong. Being wrong is not a reflection of my character or of my intelligence, it is just a temporary state, one so easily…


Added by Sutra on May 27, 2015 at 14:05 — 6 Comments

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