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Spellwork Sundays: Banishing with Bay Leaves, April 21st, 2019

Spellwork Sundays: Banishing with Bay Leaves, April 21st, 2019

April 17, 2019

Hey there! for this Spellwork Sunday I wanted to talk about the magick behind Bay Leaves, also known as Laurel Leaves. Bay leaves have numerous uses, and they are a most powerful tool in aiding communication to your deities, cleansing a space, breaking curses and banishing negativity. Today I want to focus on the aspect of banishing negativity, which is something we can all do at home.

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Spiritual Transformations: New Moon in Pisces, March 6th, 2019

Spiritual Transformations: New Moon in Pisces, March 6th, 2019

February 28, 2019

The New Moon in Pisces is taking place within hours of several other major astrological transits. This is really laying the groundwork for the revelations in the month ahead. Just a day after the start of a Mercury retrograde in Pisces, the messenger has begun his journey back from a critical 29 degrees of Pisces. This is the very last degree of the 360-degree astrological wheel, indicating truths that must be revealed for the soul's development. As with many other 29 degrees, this is also a turning point, before being thrust into the following sign, which happens to be Aries. Linked up at this beginning degree of Aries is Chiron, the wounded healer. It appears Mercury is journeying back through Neptune's mystical waters all month to retrieve a message about salvation. We have several weeks ahead of psychic insight and prophecy that will begin to reveal the path to self-healing and letting go. While Mercury may be retrograde, it will be making several 

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The History of Fire & Flame in Religion, Magic(k), and Ceremony

The History of Fire & Flame in Religion, Magic(k), and Ceremony

February 26, 2019

Since fire was first domesticated about one million years ago, humans have attempted to harness its power in any way possible, often with disastrous consequences. Fire is simultaneously transformative, destructive, fearsome, beautiful, and hypnotic. It is no wonder that its awesome presence has been a central component of worship since time immemorial. Fire and candle worship are ubiquitous in world religions, both ancient and modern. In the fifth century BCE, the Athenians would hold a procession to the sanctuary of the goddess Artemis Mounichia, and offer her round cakes with a candle in the middle- which some have hypothesized is the origin

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Understanding Ceremony & Creating Your Own Ritual

Understanding Ceremony & Creating Your Own Ritual

February 02, 2019

There are a few things you should consider before starting your ritual. How does the ritual fulfill your intentions? How does it aid in discovering your intentions? Magic, especially modern magic, tends to be unifying rather than dualistic. The goal is to unify the higher (mind/divine) and lower (physical/experiential). Magicians do this by making things happen through uniting themselves with the universe at-large, by spell-casting (magic) and/or being mindful (mysticism). Lastly, it is crucial to record every step in a journal along with all external factors that affect you and the operation. This is one of the only ways to observe and adjust your practice as you develop.

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The History of Plants and Herbs in Medicine and Spirituality

The History of Plants and Herbs in Medicine and Spirituality

August 02, 2018

Most, if not all world cultures, both historical and modern, have performed rituals using plants and herbs for religious, spiritual, or medicinal purposes. While many may think of “ritual” in terms of religion and spirituality, rituals can come in many forms. In fact, the line between religion, spirituality, and medicine is much more vague than many realize. Physical disorders often arise as a result of psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression, which can be deeply spiritual. 

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