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Cedar Medicine

Article from Elise @ wildfoodsandmedicines.com –  Cedar is a powerful antimicrobial.  Reflect on where it lives – cool wet forests where fungi and molds thrive.  When you scratch cedar leaves or cut the wood, strong essential oils are released.  These oils are cedar’s medicine to repel insects, molds, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Our ancestors discovered […]

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Charms and Magic in Slovenia

Charms in the context of Magic Practices, the case of Slovenia by Monika Kropej In Slovenia, charms or invocations are one or two strophe formulas that the medicine woman or man used at addressing the powers beyond to procure healing or to influence certain natural processes. They are as if a bridge between this world […]

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Chaos Magik

When we have order, we don’t need anything to humble ourselves. When everything is expected, there is nothing to expect and therefor no magic. When we are frightened or in pain we do have something to lose that is precious, and we are humbled enough to find inner strength. This makes us powerful and this […]

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2nd Moon of Winter

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain ~ The second moon of Winter enters our sky Jan 9 – Feb. 7, 2016 and we welcome her to dine at our table. Midwinter moons are dressed with  a whisper as silence and snow become one. Breathe out her song of thankful prayer to your Ancestors this moon and […]

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“Owl” Women

Pina Menichelli was born Giuseppa Iolanda Menichelli in 1890, in the village of Castroreale, Messina, in Sicily, the second child in a family of actors.  Her mother Francisca had taken up the profession after watching her own older brother, defy their parents who wanted him to follow the intellectual path of his uncle Don Gioacchino Ventura, an academic, an author and lecturer on politics […]

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The Midnight Sun – A Generous Invitation to the Marriage of the Spirit and the North Winds. Slavic & Balkan Traditions of Kolyadky & Auseklis

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain and other contributors, edited by Sarah Burnt Stone – The Midnight Sun in the pre-pagan traditions of the Moon Cultures which includes the pre-shamanism cultures of the Dreamers. The Moon lights our way through the Winter which is all year long… The Languages of  symbolism is very deep, rich and […]

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The Pagans of Belarus – Andrei Liankevich

Андрей Ленкевич. Язычество – Belarus people have an original culture rooted back in the pre-religious times. The Belarusian culture has benefited from the fact that when the Slavic tribes came to settle in nowadays Belarus lands, they accept the achievements of the Baltic and Finno-Ugric tribes. This form of religious perception existed for about 15-20 […]

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Sen-Jo & Her Soul Are Separated – Chinese Folktale

By Chinese Buddhist Monk Master Wu-men Hui-hai (1183-1260 CE),  Zen  School of Mahayana Buddhism was developed in China during the 6th century as Chán. Sen-Jo, was a young woman who grew up in a little village along with her childhood sweetheart Ochu were very affectionate towards each other and this grew into love as they […]

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Behind the Name: Symbolic Roots of the Matriarchs in the Old Testament

Article by Sarah Burnt-Stone ~ Emotions and egos run high when it comes to meanings attributed to the text of the Old Testament. Due to religious beliefs, many refuse to delve deeper into the meaning of the words beyond the Old Testament’s  translation to english during the production of the King James Bible. While there […]

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Didukh

A Didukh (painted on glass) by Ukraine Artist Oksana Andrushchenko

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