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Our Plunder of Nature Will End Up Killing Capitalism

By Joe Bageant

To anyone who is paying attention, things look doomed. Fortunately for American capitalism, nobody is paying attention. They never have.

As an Anglo European white guy from a very long line of white guys, I want to thank all the brown, black, yellow and red people for a marvelous three-century joy . . . → Read More: Our Plunder of Nature Will End Up Killing Capitalism

Science Was Wrong, by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden

Startling Truths About Cures, Theories, and Inventions ‘They’ Declared Impossible

Reviewed by John Harney

The main theme of this book is concerned with how scientific and technological progress has been retarded by authoritative persons who have declared innovations and inventions be either wrong or of no practical use. The authors deal with the emergence of . . . → Read More: Science Was Wrong, by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden

Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook, by Deborah Blake

Reviewed by Rebecca Elson

Some practitioners love big books of spells to read over and use, some love books of spells for inspiration and innovation in their practice, some think that any spell you cast should be written personally, and many more mix and match on any variation of those themes. I don’t practice . . . → Read More: Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook, by Deborah Blake

The Truth About Vegetarianism

By Lierre Keith

I was a vegan for almost 20 years.

I know the reasons that compelled me to embrace an extreme diet, and they are honorable — even noble. Reasons such as justice, compassion and a desperate, all-encompassing longing to set the world right. To save the planet — the last trees bearing . . . → Read More: The Truth About Vegetarianism

A Deeper Look at the Progressed Moon and Saturn Cycles

By Amy Herring

The phrase “planetary cycle” refers to a planet’s relationship to itself as it moves from its location at the time of your birth around the entire chart, returning to its original birth placement as it moves across the sky. When comparing transiting planet A to natal planet B, such as transiting Jupiter . . . → Read More: A Deeper Look at the Progressed Moon and Saturn Cycles

Historians locate King Arthur’s Round Table

By Martin Evans

Researchers exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester.

Legend has it that his Knights would gather before battle at a round table where they would receive instructions from their King.

But . . . → Read More: Historians locate King Arthur’s Round Table

Legends and Lore of Lammas (Lughnasadh)

By Patti Wigington

In many cultures, there are different legends and lore surrounding Lammas (Lughnasadh). Here are a few of the stories about this magical harvest celebration from around the world.

• In Israel, the festival of Shavout commemorates the beginning of the harvest, as well as honoring the date that Moses received the Torah . . . → Read More: Legends and Lore of Lammas (Lughnasadh)

Magickal Colors: Yellow

By Phoenix

The sun shines bright upon us as it reaches the climactic stage of its progress above us (or we around it, to be more accurate). This will happen at 11:28 GMT on the 21st of this month, and is the longest day of our year. Litha, Midsummers Eve, Summer Solstice, Ukon juhla– No . . . → Read More: Magickal Colors: Yellow

Lughnasadh Crafts and Activities for Children

BAKE SOME BREAD

There is no activity more suited for Lughnasadh than bread baking. Lughnasadh is the first of the harvest festivals, and the predominant symbol of the season is the ripening grain.

Try any basic bread recipe and add your own seeds and dried herbs into the mix, such as sage, sunflower . . . → Read More: Lughnasadh Crafts and Activities for Children

Sleipnir’s Day, July 26: Aid with Meditational Journeys

By Boudiccaandarta

Even if you are not familiar with the Norse Pantheon, most likely you have heard of Odhinn, the All-Father. Odhinn is the Shaman-King that travels through the three worlds on his eight-legged horse Sleipnir. These three worlds are known to the Norse and Celts as the Upperworld (Asgard to the Norse and the . . . → Read More: Sleipnir’s Day, July 26: Aid with Meditational Journeys