August 2011 Blog Posts (16)

Making Rune Oil

This is the first time I'm making a blog about something pertaining to my magical practice... *first times always make me nervous*

 

I've been seriously studying runes this summer, and I finally decided on how to work runes into my practice of magic. And so, oil-making nut that I am, my first order of things was to make Rune Oil.

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Added by Elise on August 26, 2011 at 10:45 — 1 Comment

Edain McCoy- Ostara

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One of the worst books I've ever read. If anyone is ever unlucky enough to get given a copy of this horrendous load of cow-dung please recycle it. I fell sorry for the tree's that gave their life to this nonsense.

 

I have the internet copy.

 

In it abounds a load of historical fiction floating around as fact and just plain silliness.

 

She talks about Ostara being a Greek name for Eostra, she talks about how estrus…

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Added by Nightshade on August 25, 2011 at 12:08 — 7 Comments

I REALLY need some advice!

 

There is a company that have cut down all the wood around me and are now starting to build really awful houses. The whole process is making me so angry and so bitter. I know that i legally can´t do anything, but is there anything i can do spiritual, anything that won´t strike back :P Maybe a ritual that make the process a little bit....difficult :D Give the process little bad luck, but as i said won´t bounce back to me.



I know it will, but i just have to ask. It´s making…

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Added by Icca on August 25, 2011 at 1:51 — 3 Comments

Wedding Plans! Bwee!

So, finally, Jai and I have succeeded in finding a location for the wedding that we both agree on. It has the pretty nature fix that I need, and it has the closeness (read, not four hours out of town like every other place I picked) that he wants. It is in the last place that we expected: The Perth Zoo.

 

Specifically, we are looking at the Japanese Garden, which is gorgeous.…





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Added by Miss Nel (Spacious Feline) on August 20, 2011 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

Lets Get Crafty....... Building A Witchy Harvest Wreath

Here in my realm nights are a bit cooler and some plants are winding down for the year, autum is right around the corner .Lammas is behind me and now my thoughts turn to Mabon and Samhain the last of the harvest celebations.Harvest wreaths are a lovely way to honor the season and your dieties,they bring to your home…

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Added by Harobed on August 18, 2011 at 14:42 — 4 Comments

Pro-Nature



Hello there!

I would like to share something i have been reflecting on for a while.

 

I drew this a few weeks ago:

 

Recently this has been put to the front of my mind again, and i thought i would share an opinion or two,…
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Added by Dog on August 17, 2011 at 11:08 — 18 Comments

My first spell bottle!!

I first came across the idea of a spell bottle when I saw Strata talking about hers on the Hoodoo group, and then I read about some of the bottles various people in that group have created.  I immediately loved the idea, and knew that I had to make some of my own.  I'm an aesthetically minded person, and I like that not only can spell bottles be beautiful, but they are also useful.  I've always been a procrastinator, and I like the idea that spell bottles can act as a constant reminder of…

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Added by Hazel Cloud on August 13, 2011 at 22:22 — 2 Comments

Too Much Death

My grandmother died yesterday morning.

I found out just before dinner. My phone has been disconnected, so Dad couldn’t contact me until I got home and could use Jai’s phone.

I don’t really feel much. There were the initial few hours of crying and shock, some sadness, but right now I’m pretty numb. I didn’t see her all that often so it isn’t real to me yet. My mind is convinced that she’s still alive because this is just another day of not seeing her, not calling her, not…

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Added by Miss Nel (Spacious Feline) on August 10, 2011 at 1:04 — 12 Comments

INITIATION!!!

WOOOO HOOOO!!!  I took my oath yesterday, and am now an initiated member of the Alexandrian Tradition... Thank you all for you friendship, support, and inspiration...

 

Love you all,

 

BB,

 

MoonShimmer

Added by MoonShimmer on August 8, 2011 at 12:57 — 12 Comments

Hard Knocks Time

Blessings to all,

This is not the normal post for me... I am telling you all that right from the start.... I am going to ask you all to do something, if it is within your power...

 

As a pagan community , many of our members have been forced to deal with the loss of a job/ a loved one/a home/ medical issues, and many other hardships, that they have…

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Added by MJ on August 7, 2011 at 23:44 — No Comments

The moral of the story is "Insidious".

 

 

Okay, I'm a complete coward when it comes to horror movies--esp. supernatural ones. Anything dealing with, ghosts, demons, other beings makes me sleep with every light turned on (or not sleep at all). I think it's the fact because I know, or atleast I believe, in the otherworld and other beings.  I've experienced "shadow" beings, however I feel that they were  a build up of negative energy that I had really seen bouncing about the walls. My grandmother has…

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Added by Michiko on August 3, 2011 at 14:02 — 3 Comments

Spiritual Awakening With the Seasons?

I'm sure many here feel that connection as the world spins on her wheel...certain feelings, memories, and spiritual senses are awakened by the different seasons as they pass. But what if only certain seasons really bring the Spirits to you? What if only specific times of year make you feel more powerful and more in tune to your spiritual self?

 

This is the dilemma I live with. I call it a dilemma because a part of my path is being an Anishinaabe Spiritualist and we have a deep…

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Added by Makoons on August 2, 2011 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Three Great Plants to use for Lammas Spellwork

Since Lammas is celebrated over the course of serveral days( I know some that are holding out for a full moon)

I decided to do a post on 3 really great and readily available plants to use in your Lammas spells.These may seem like common flowers to you or maybe even weeds,but as with all things they have some wonderful uses in spells ,especially those worked now.…

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Added by Harobed on August 2, 2011 at 13:32 — 1 Comment

"The Magic Is In You"

Let me preface this by saying: I admit it. I'm a low magician. Low magic really is what I do best.

 

With that said, I'm really, really sick and tired of the absurd concept that "all the magic comes from in you." It is with this philosophy that neopagans tell one another that tools, materials and all the other physical aspects of spellwork are extraneous. The magic is within you, it comes from within you, it's not in those things.

 

To this concept, I must say:…

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Added by Oakthorne on August 2, 2011 at 10:28 — 6 Comments

Could it be?

The other day I was making an ATC for a zodiac swap and I was looking for references to with Cancer in "The Wicca Handbook" by E. Holland, then I was looking at the letters section and spelt my name out and most of the letters in my named were associated with Hecate, death/rebirth, and similar things. So I read every page with Hecate's name on it to see if this wasn't an idle doodling of sorts.

So I'll be looking into her more over the next few weeks. It's probably just a coincidence…

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Added by Lauren (Phoenix Starlight) on August 1, 2011 at 16:22 — No Comments

Gaia's Prayer

Maybe some of you have seen this, but I thougt I'd share in case you haven't.

 

http://youtu.be/a2diqGc1-Mw

 

I can't get embeded media (youtube) to work :(

Added by Neiges on August 1, 2011 at 3:30 — 2 Comments

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