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Grounding Your Energy

By Hally Rhiannon Nammu

When we consider that we are made up of predominantly water and energy it is no surprise how sensitive we really are; sensitive to our external forces whether it is planetary alignment, the moon stages or even projections from other people.

The amount of times we can go home from a . . . → Read More: Grounding Your Energy

The Púca or Pooka

By SilentOwl

The Pooka is the Anglicisation of the Old Gaelic word Púca, it refers to the most feared and respected fairy in Celtic folklore. According to legend, the Púca can metamorphose into a wide variety of shapes; it may appear as a horse, rabbit, goat, dog or goblin. However, it most commonly assumes the . . . → Read More: The Púca or Pooka

Magickal Ink: Pokeberry

By Patti Wigington

Pokeweed is a purplish-red berry found in many parts of North America. In the Midwest and most northern states, it blooms in early fall, typically around mid-September — just in time for Mabon. The poisonous red berries can be used to provide ink for writing – legend has it that the Declaration . . . → Read More: Magickal Ink: Pokeberry

Paranormal Investigation Procedures: Doing the Research

By R. Wolf Baldassarro

Just visiting a place that has reported claims of the paranormal and snapping a few pictures or recording some audio doesn’t mean you’ve investigated it thoroughly. Once you’ve landed a big investigation you’ll want to research the location as much as possible. Background and historical research is a big part . . . → Read More: Paranormal Investigation Procedures: Doing the Research

The Root of Our Food Contamination Problems

By Mark A. Kastel and Will Fantle

What isn’t being discussed in Congress, during the ongoing debate on the broken federal food safety system, is the root cause of the most serious food contamination outbreaks — the elephant (poop) in the room.

The relatively new phenomena of nationwide pathogenic outbreaks, be they from salmonella or . . . → Read More: The Root of Our Food Contamination Problems

The Irish Bardic Tradition

By SilentOwl

In Ireland, there is a revered vocation that predates Christianity. It predates the great chieftains, and even Gaelic mythology itself. With roots that go back to the age of Stonehenge, the Irish bardic tradition is one of the first and greatest forms of preserving and sharing culture.

At first only whispered by the . . . → Read More: The Irish Bardic Tradition

Maria Rodale rallies the faithful with ‘Organic Manifesto’

By Sidney Stevens

Conventional wisdom suggests that people who write manifestos are usually either radical militants or dangerously deluded — or both. Karl Marx and Ted Kaczynski (a.k.a. the Unabomber) come to mind. Not so Maria Rodale, author of the newly published “Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and . . . → Read More: Maria Rodale rallies the faithful with ‘Organic Manifesto’

Belief and interest in reincarnation growing in U.S.

By Lisa Miller

In one of his past lives, Dr. Paul DeBell believes, he was a caveman. The gray-haired Cornell-trained psychiatrist has a gentle, serious manner, and his appearance, together with the generic shrink decor of his office — leather couch, granite-topped coffee table — makes this pronouncement seem particularly jarring.

In that earlier incarnation, . . . → Read More: Belief and interest in reincarnation growing in U.S.

Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

By Guy Deutscher

Seventy years ago, in 1940, a popular science magazine published a short article that set in motion one of the trendiest intellectual fads of the 20th century. At first glance, there seemed little about the article to augur its subsequent celebrity. Neither the title, “Science and Linguistics,” nor the magazine, M.I.T.’s Technology . . . → Read More: Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

The Breviary: a personal tool

by Maellenkleth

I was sitting at tea with another priestess one fine spring afternoon, and after we set the tea to steeping, she pulled a small leather-bound book out of her shoulder-bag and suggested that I have a look through it. The book had no title on its front, just the age-worn patina of soft . . . → Read More: The Breviary: a personal tool