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The Craft And The Healing Arts

The Craft And The Healing ArtsBy Jehana

Copyright 1987. Distribute freely if copied in entirety

Pagans/witches have a wide variety of healing techniques in their arsenal. The healing arts encompass the magical and medicinal herbalisms, shamanistic practices (roughly speaking, using the powers of a spirit guide), the raising of energy directed towards the patient (cone . . . → Read More: The Craft And The Healing Arts

Raw foodists meet for Vibrant Living Expo

By CONNIE KORBEL The concept of a raw foods lifestyle is likely a new one, and possibly a conundrum for many, but familiar to the 200 or so attending the Vibrant Living Expo last weekend. Multiple events were held from 9 a.m. into the evening at Fort Bragg Town Hall and The Company Store, where . . . → Read More: Raw foodists meet for Vibrant Living Expo

The Ogham alphabet

Origin The Ogham alphabet is thought to be named after the Irish god Ogma. One theory of its origins is that it evolved out of a system of tallies used for accounting. Ogham is also known as or ogham craobh, beth luis fearn or beth luis nion.

About 500 Ogham inscriptions have been found . . . → Read More: The Ogham alphabet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the California Governor and First Lady’

By: California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women California First Lady Maria Shriver today announced that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at the Long Beach Convention Center. This historic event marks the first time the Dalai Lama has . . . → Read More: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the California Governor and First Lady’

Piercing – fashion or infection?

by Charmaine Quma

Body piercing and tattoos have become increasingly popular. Why do people choose to have this done? Is it dangerous in any way? Body piercing has been practised in many cultures for many centuries. It was often identified with royalty and was intended to portray courage. Egyptian Pharaohs pierced their navels as a . . . → Read More: Piercing – fashion or infection?

Greece welcomes back Getty antiquities

Greece on Thursday displayed two antiquities returned by the J. Paul Getty Museum after a decade-long dispute, and said it was inaugurating an open season of claims for other contested items held abroad. “Greece will claim from foreign museums and collectors any ancient Greek item on which we possess evidence that it is the product . . . → Read More: Greece welcomes back Getty antiquities

Hestia, Greek Goddess

Hestia, Greek Goddess of the sacred fire, was once known as “Chief of the Goddesses” and “Hestia, First and Last”. She was the most influential and widely revered of the Greek goddesses. Though the goddess Hestia was once the most important of the Greek goddesses, she (like her counterpart, the Roman goddess Vesta) is virtually . . . → Read More: Hestia, Greek Goddess

A Second Wife’s Tale

by Michael Kress

A woman who spent 33 years in a plural marriage describes why she supports polygamy but opposes the sect leader Warren Jeffs. Warren Jeffs’ arrest on charges related to his leadership of a polygamist sect comes, coincidentally, less than two weeks after a Salt Lake City rally at which the teen-aged . . . → Read More: A Second Wife’s Tale

Circular Sightings Tough to Explain

For centuries they’ve puzzled people by their curious appearance. They crop up in fields across the globe, in patterns ranging from the simple circle to the DNA double helix. Right now in America, it’s that time of year again. That’s right, it’s crop circle season. This year they’re popping up all over the Midwest, with . . . → Read More: Circular Sightings Tough to Explain

Pope’s Exorcist: Harry Potter Satanic

The Vatican’s chief exorcist is no fan of Harry Potter. Father Gabriele Amorth, who is Pope Benedict XVI’s “caster out of demons,” told Vatican Radio: “Behind Harry Potter hides the signature of the king of the darkness, the devil.” According to the Daily Mail newspaper, he said that author J.K. Rowling’s books contain innumerable positive . . . → Read More: Pope’s Exorcist: Harry Potter Satanic