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Of Gathering Flowers, Herbs, & Plants

Of Gathering Flowers, Herbs, & PlantsAuthor UnkownSource

Before cutting with the Boline, attune with the plant through visualization. Feel its energies. As you cut, say these or simular words:

O little plant of (name, such as hyssop, etc.) I ask that you give of your bounty that it may aid me in my work. Grow . . . → Read More: Of Gathering Flowers, Herbs, & Plants

The Secret Commonwealth

by Robert Kirk and Andrew Lang 1893

This is one of the most sought after and enigmatic texts about Celtic fairies. Written by a Scottish clergyman, Robert Kirk, in 1691, and not committed to print until the early 19th century, The Secret Commonwealth is an unusually sympathetic account of the denizens of fairyland, and a . . . → Read More: The Secret Commonwealth

A tale of cats, Vestal Virgins and more cats

GREGORY ELDER The Bible does not have a lot of cats in it, and depending on which translation you read, perhaps none at all. There are of course the big cats like lions, as in the lion of Judah, or the leopard, who cannot change his spots, the text tells us. But the simple housecat . . . → Read More: A tale of cats, Vestal Virgins and more cats

Their own paths of belief

By Roxana Hadadi

During last year’s First Look Fair, senior philosophy major Adam Spier found himself smooshed between Campus Crusade for Christ and a Bible study group, the subject of many dirty stares as he tried to advertise for the Pagan Student Union. As the incense billowed above his head, Spier’s sense of awkwardness . . . → Read More: Their own paths of belief

Two champion horses cloned

By Justin Gillis

A Texas company said yesterday that it had cloned two champion cutting horses for $150,000 apiece, had established multiple clone pregnancies and would create as many as 30 more cloned horses over the next year, signaling the arrival of a commercial horse-cloning industry in the United States.

The plans by ViaGen Inc. . . . → Read More: Two champion horses cloned

A riddle Wrapped in Stone

By Susan Spano

Whether icon or equation, the castle has more vibes than “The Da Vinci Code,” as I discovered when I came here in February, drawn like iron shavings to a magnet. I didn’t know why I had to see it, except I love a good mystery. And Castel del Monte is surely one, . . . → Read More: A riddle Wrapped in Stone

VA and Wiccan Symbols

By LISA HOFFMAN, Scripps Howard News Service March 24, 2006

While President Bush laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, a self-declared witch embarked on a clandestine mission to mark a grave most dear to her.

Read the original article at: San Angelo Standard Times

. . . → Read More: VA and Wiccan Symbols

The Dynion Mwyn Tradition

by Rhuddlwm

Introduction to the Dynion Mwyn Tradition

The Dynion Mwyn tradition derives from Welsh and Pictish religious sources and from Druidic and Witchcraft magickal practices which were in existence around the time Christianity took root in Europe. Based on folk lore and myth, this religion has shamanic, religious and magickal foundations. According to . . . → Read More: The Dynion Mwyn Tradition

Harper to Honour Kelowna Accord?

By Lloyd Dolha

Canada’s aboriginal population has taken a wait and see attitude towards the new Harper-led government, which captured a minority government on January 23 putting an end to the Liberals’13-year reign. Will Conservative advisor Tom Flanagan, well known for his arguments against self-government, jeopardize the Kelowna Accord?

Read the original article at: . . . → Read More: Harper to Honour Kelowna Accord?

Beyond Tarot cards and runes

by Terri Paajanen

Looking at seemingly natural and random events in search of portents and omens of the future is a practice as old as time. I’m sure you’ve heard of tasseography, or the reading of tea leaves. Well, there are many other kinds of scrying that are much stranger.

*Aeromancy – divination from . . . → Read More: Beyond Tarot cards and runes