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Falling Leaves Meditation

I used this meditation in a class I taught and it worked well for the participants as a way of tuning into the energies of this season and letting them reflect back on our lives. 1. Place the image of … Continue reading

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Lavender: The Great Nard Controversy

It is common knowledge that lavender is an herb which promotes relaxation, emotional balance and serenity.  But things start to get heated when the question is asked as to whether lavender is the same thing as “spikenard” or “nard” that … Continue reading

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Litha (Summer Solstice) For Introverts

Litha, or Summer Solstice, is the longest day of the year. This year it occurs on Wednesday, June 21st. It’s the day of the year when the sun is at its full life-giving power. Many feel vibrant and alive this … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice: Let Your Light Shine

Litha or Summer Solstice contains powerful themes that are of interest to Christians and Pagans alike. In fact, I suspect this powerful day in the Northern Hemisphere has been revered ever since human beings began noticing the cycles of nature … Continue reading

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Drying Yarrow: Urban Farmer Method

What practitioner of magic does not desire to live out in the country with plenty of land to plant magical herbs and a forest nearby where we can go wildcrafting?  Yet, I have the suspicion that many of us are … Continue reading

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Yarrow: Herbe de St. Joseph, Carpenter’s Weed

The use of yarrow as a healing herb and magical plant is well documented. It has been utilized by Pagans and Christians alike. The Latin name (Achillea millefolium) is derived from the Greek hero Achilles who, legend has it, carried … Continue reading

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May Full Moon: Flower/Deer Moon

Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on May 10) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for us … Continue reading

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