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Hello,   Over the next couple days we will be putting together an "Index," of sorts, which will be maintained by the site moderators.    As we're all aware, a lot of posts end up getting made and rem…

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Definitions in use on this site.
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The purpose of this post is to provide some common definitions for our site. There has been a long-running argument on various sites, of what some terms mean. To prevent this from continuing here, fo…

Started this discussion. Last reply by Incantis L'huayk 1 day ago.

Oathbound Traditions
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One of the main arguments I hear from a LOT of people, is about oath-bound traditions....  That is, "keeping secrets."   For some reason, a lot of people look at "secrets," as bad things...  I mean,…

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Regarding this, one of the reasons for the poles shifting is apparently the man-made "lake" that is being made in China, behind their dam.  I can't recall the timeline, but it's going ot take years to fill, and be the largest body of water ever made…
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Define natural causes?  It could literally be as simple as the cold snap(s) we've had.  Polution? Maybe related to the whole oil thing, if they're around the gulf, but I don't think so really.   Cold water will definitely kill fish (and things they…
17 hours ago
This is a great list Shawn and Sangraal. It is very informative and affirming! :)
Incantis,   I don't think that anybody is attacking you here, and please don't take it as such..  Remember, it is very easy to project emotions or meanings onto words... assume that people actually want to help you, or actually want to talk to you a…
I'd like to add that there's really no "winning," here, Incantis..  I was talking to you and trying to point you in a direction that you could find things out for yourself.. and pointing out the areas where I feel you are mistaken.    This isn't a "…
I'd keep some just to have it dried... sometimes having it dried can be awesome too :)
Nelly?  How come you don't have Eucalyptus on yours?! And I have Strata herb envy... Now you know the second reason I'm marrying her (her being super intelligent and gorgeous is the first!!)
Hi Incantis,   First let me state that I do not consider myself a guilty criminal of any crime, nor any kind of albino slaying witch doctor etc.  I find that a little bit insulting, that you label such on any that do not have the same beliefs as you…
This is a great post, Oak :)   I think it should apply to things outside of magic as well... if you're stopping yourself from doing something that you really want to, do so!!  (within reason, lol.)   And so you know, I wouldn't have discovered my lo…
I can't answer Seren's question, but in the hoodoo blogs there's an interesting article about making a honey pot to "sweeten" an area toward you, similarly to a person.   Take the same procedure as above, but using things representing the area, and…
Hey Beorc,   Not sure if you want more a "what it feels like to me," or not.. but you could always not reinvent the wheel, and go with existing correspondence tables.    The Complete Magician's Tables (Stephen Skinner) relates each rune to otehr thi…
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Thank you both. Going to be hard to mix something for a Libra that insists things are balanced.
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Each of the signs have particular strengths and weaknesses. Mix astrological oils with other elements that you want to interact with those traits.   For instance, Pisces are notorious day dreamers. Mix in a little banishing oil of some kind with Pis…
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I would use it either to anoint a candle that is representing a petitioner that you wish to work on/with, with their sign, or when you wish to bring in the qualities of a particular zodiac sign..  There's probably other uses, but I'm not sure what t…
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Hey Dog :)  Not at *all* :)   In fact, there's another post talking about myths and legends etc and a quote in there is "Myths are things that never happened but always are." --Sallustius, 4th cent. A.D.
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Absolutely in love, and completely enamored with my beautiful, darling girl, Strata.. After being convinced that there was no such thing, I actually met someone who completely swept me off my feet... And now I get to marry her :) :) :)

I am just another seeker on a path.
I started looking into witchcraft 14 or 15 years ago, but only started practicing 13 years ago. I self dedicated on Feb 23, 1997 at a beautiful spot on Alouette Lake..
I have since also joined a Hermetic order, to further advance my knowledge in the western mystery tradition through Golden Dawn ceremonial magic.

2010 has been the year of vast change for me. I have finally found true happiness and fulfillment after a catastrophic event in my life. The changes have been magical, and I now see where I am going :) I belong to an amazing woman who is my everything and all, who I look forward to spending the rest of my life with and I couldn't be happier :)

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

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Setting *My* Lights

I've been more and more serious about my rootwork/conjure/hoodoo practice, and as such have setup all my master candles now.


I'd been looking for some of the glass-encased candles (Novena Candles,) for some time, and finally found them in a dollar store here, when I went looking for something else.  I never did (and don't remember) find whatever else I was looking for... but after purchasing a white, red, yellow, blue, and green novena in my change was even a nice, old,…


Posted on January 8, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments


The Magical Properties of... Punctuation, Spelling, and Even the Enter Key!

One of the biggest benefits to living in today's day and age, is the whole internet, "Information Superhighway." That's an amazing thing, definitely, but something that I'm seeing more and more of, is people unable to properly communicate or get their point across.

I do not necessarily consider myself the best writer, and gods know that I make mistakes as well. However I read a LOT of resume's, as well as formal letters. I worked for years writing proposals,…


Posted on November 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — 25 Comments


Initiation... I was wrong.

I have always thought, that self initiation was possible. In fact, I still do... but only in extreme circumstances, and I don't think it's on the same level as a physical initiation.

Let me explain.

It was described to me, by members of an initiatory mystery tradition, that it is possible to self-initiate. But that it was *really* hard, and you needed the material, and it would take years... If ever. For something that could be done in mere hours with the…


Posted on November 9, 2010 at 12:14am — 10 Comments

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At 12:20pm on January 6, 2011, Heather Lennartz said…
congrats nice pic just got a chance to print out newsletter hope you two have a wonderful many years !!!!
At 10:07am on January 5, 2011, Svartulfr said…
No problem Shawn :)
At 11:44pm on December 25, 2010, Strata said…
I love you more than anything.... I really cannot express it properly... you are my light.. my sun...  in every life... I love you, Shawn... mo anam cara
At 2:50pm on December 16, 2010, Duir,of endurance and faith said…

Thanks for fixing the Ezine link.  HUGS

At 12:52am on December 16, 2010, Strata said…

Your green light say you are online... but I can't see chat.... BLAH... I am going to grab something to eat really quick... I will be right back... I love you... don't go ANYWHERE!!!

At 12:48am on December 16, 2010, Strata said…

Hey baby.... log onto MSN... it won't let me see chat on this comp... BLAH... but I am logged in to MSN... I love you! :)

At 5:56pm on December 10, 2010, Sutra said…

Evening Shawn. Just got home today and wanted to say thanks for getting my butt to the hospital. I'm home but pretty loopy so I'll be back when I can.

At 11:08pm on December 4, 2010, Strata said…
Hey love!! You are absolutely the light in my life, my sun. I love you more than words can express! I will see you very soon.... I love you, Shawn.
At 12:57pm on December 2, 2010, Aradia's Light said…
Hey Shawn! I made it to the site. I like the site. It has more of a serious appeal to it. I had do idea that you are the site admin. That is awesome! And Strata is a Mod. Looks as tho you guys make a good team :)
At 4:06pm on November 30, 2010, Jason gave Shawn a gift

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