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The Wiccan Wheel: Greater Sabbats and The Less

By MeeWah Reynolds

In the Wiccan spirituality, a respect for Nature and its elements, the dual forces in life and that of cause and effect form the basis for its practices. In recognition of the forces of Nature and their relationship to the daily life, a Wiccan celebrates eight seasons known as sabbats according to . . . → Read More: The Wiccan Wheel: Greater Sabbats and The Less

Create your Erotic and Perfect Mandala

Magic circles or mandala are symbols that form part of the knowledge you need to access the magic of eroticism. According to Tantric philosophy, once upon a time, the gods found an unnamed energy which vibrated in a perfect way between the heavens and the earth. They called it mandala, which means circle or circuit . . . → Read More: Create your Erotic and Perfect Mandala

The whirling wind of God

Dervishes and Sufi singers have long been revered in the West, even as their practices have come under threat across the Islamic world. Peter Culshaw reports on a series of revelatory encounters with different mystics

It had taken me a week to track down the underground dervish scene in Istanbul – the only dervish contact . . . → Read More: The whirling wind of God

Incentive to become a witch

By Joana Quintanilha

Margarita Rongen, who teaches spells and potions to witches in the Dutch village of Appelscha, has potential witches flying in from around the globe to see her. Rongen, 56, who offers the Netherlands’ only program that certifies witches, is getting applications from as far off as Australia and Dubai, she said. A . . . → Read More: Incentive to become a witch

Halloween has ancient roots

By SArah Lewers

Halloween’s roots date back 2,000 years to an ancient Celtic celebration called Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts lived in the area covered by modern Ireland, northern France and the United Kingdom. The Celtic new year was celebrated Nov. 1 and marked the end of harvest and the beginning of winter.

Celts believed . . . → Read More: Halloween has ancient roots

Top Ten Crystals

By Lauren Ravenstar

In my work as a Crystal Healer I use dozens of different crystals on a regular basis, but there are some stones that are so useful that I would recommend them to anyone who wants to tap into crystal energies. These are my personal top ten:

1. Rock quartz points 2. Rose . . . → Read More: Top Ten Crystals

Halloween scares up big bucks

The young at heart are getting into the Halloween spirit, and retailers are reaping the benefits. Gone are the days when the holiday was reserved for children. This year, 31.5 percent of adults will dress in their favorite costumes, making Halloween the sixth-largest spending holiday of the year, the National Retail Federation reports.

Since T.J. . . . → Read More: Halloween scares up big bucks

Occult practitioner kills, drinks blood

Witchcraft drove a member of the Chhattisgarh home guards to kill a youth and drink his blood in a bid to cure his mental illness, police said on Monday. Amit Soni, 28, told police that he had been practising witchcraft for some time and had killed Chhaganlal Sahu in Mahasamund district at midnight on October . . . → Read More: Occult practitioner kills, drinks blood

The True Meaning of Kamasutra

by Mabel Iam

For most people ““especially in the Western world- Kamasutra is merely associated with several different love-making positions, a combination of acrobatics and pornography. Nothing lies in our minds that hasn’t before been in our senses. – ARISTOTLE

But for the Eastern mind, the true meaning of Kamasutra is way beyond that purely . . . → Read More: The True Meaning of Kamasutra