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Friday, January 23rd, 2009
4:22 pm
"Make the Most of 2009" Featuring Author Ellen Dugan TONIGHT!
Tonight, Beth and Henry welcome the vivacious Ellen Dugan to the Paranormal View to discuss how we can all Make the Most of 2009!

Want to attract prosperity, a lasting relationship, or good health? Tune in to Para-X Radio at 10 PM EST to learn where to begin!

Join us in the chat room and ask Ellen YOUR questions -

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
8:01 pm
Discussions in Salt Lake
To anyone in Salt Lake City area, we'll be having our weekly stairwell discussion this Thursday at 4:30pm at Spellbound, 1433s 1100e in Sugarhouse, just south of Kyoto Restaurant. Join us to discuss all Pagan connected Holiday traditions! Please comment if you will be attending.

Current Mood: awake
Monday, December 31st, 2007
10:17 am
Pagan/Vegetarian Cookbook
Read it.  Review it.  Tell your friends!

"From a Witch's Kitchen" balances the comforts of winter, the fresh tastes of spring, the revitalizing flavors of summer, and the abundant harvests of autumn in one spell-binding book. Brown has packed nearly 100 vegetarian recipes into this collection that showcase nature's bounties at their peak. You'll find new quick and easy favorites for everyday meals, entertaining with friends, and for special occasions.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
7:01 pm
have a horrible phobea of flying. and i'm going to be flying a 13 hour flight home this year. I haven't been home in 2 years and it's the first time living on my own. eek! any way, I'm relly looking forward to it, however, i'm dreading the flight there and back.
I was going to go to my doctor to get some sleeping pills so i'l just pass out on the plane. However, my doctor's kind of a nut. So instead i went to the health food store. they said to try Potter's new Relax pills. I did a bit or research on them,b ut couldn't find much. They contain Hops, Valerian and Scull Cap. It'm to take 2 pills three times a day.
they're to aid sleep, relaxation, and to calm irritability. I've been taking them for two days. each night i've slept like a rock. but i get relaly rely moody after taking them. But i'm not sur if it's the pills or PMS, though usually i have a pretty good hold on the latter.
Also, when i was looking on the internet for the effects of the combined ingredients, I found a page that i think was a blog. The guy said he took one gram of each and made a tea out of them, and he could see colors and lights out of the corner of his eye and felt very out-of-body.
My question is, Does any oen have any experience with any of these herbs?
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
10:49 am
Monday, November 6th, 2006
2:29 pm
Garden Project
So I am trying to be more of a community oriented type person, but the thing is I dont like a lot of people; in my house or in the general public.

So Hubby and I came up with a (very) short list of urban pagan type people that we would consider embarking on a Community Garden Project with.(basically, those people that I could tolerate for potentially lengthy periods of time) It's basically a shared vegetable/herb garden that uses no chemical fertilizers or pesticides that everyone pitches in and shares the harvest. Not a divided garden where everyone plants their own thing, but a real shared venture. We have the space for it, but I end up being the only one that tends to the garden that we have now; which by itself is ok but I DO actually work full time and cant put the required number of hours in during harvest season. I hate to see all the stuff go to compost, like a lot of the tomatoes and squash did this year. I just dont have the time to do it all! So the whole thing would end in a HUGE gathering of kitchen witches in the kitchen, canning and preparing to store the harvest over the winter. Doesnt that sound like a great idea??
In theory?

Has anyone ever done anything like this? Any pointers? How to keep track of people, seeds, expenses, work hours spent, etc etc? I need a project manager!

Its still in the thinking about stage, but by February, seeds will have to be started indoors for some things so I guess I better get on it!
Monday, October 2nd, 2006
1:02 pm
Veteran's Pentacle Quest report
Roberta Stewart will go to court over her husband's memorial if the issue of VA approval is not resolved by October 11th. The state of Nevada will have her husband's plaque ready in time for his 36th birthday, so in the meantime a large pentagram on red and white medal ribbon rests on this state memorial in Nevada. There was conference in Nevada at a VFW attended by Jack Carter and his father, Former President Jimmy Carter who addressed this issue. Jack Carter was reported to say that the fact that the Wiccan religion is not recognized by the VA "hurts his constitutional soul". He further stated that the federal government does not protect the Constitution, but that the Constution protects the citizen from the federal government.

Sgt. Stewart was also awarded the bronze star and the Purple Heart in memorium.

*personal note~ They can give him awards for valor, thanking him for his brave service and selfless sacrifice, yet they cannot honor him in his death. While the Bronze Start and the Purple Heart are shining achievments, a greater honor would be the ability to lay him to rest properly.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
10:20 am
There will be a candlelight vigil on Monday at 7pm in honor of Sgt. Stewart and those who died with him. We are asked to light one candle for memorial, one candle in thanksgiving to the state of Nevada for passing his memorial plaque at their state Wall of Heros, and one candle for religious freedom.

I wish to hold a public vigil at Town Center Park on Buford Hwy and Suwanne/Lawrenceville Highway (the new park). Please let me know if you wish to join us and bring your candles. Please let them be votives in a votive glass. The time is 7pm on Monday Sept. 25th.


Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
4:31 pm

National Religious Tolerance Day is represented by a purple ribbon. There may be some confusion as this color awareness ribbon also represents at least 3 other causes. This link should clear things up.
9:53 am
Take this icon for your journal for Pride Day!
Monday, August 21st, 2006
7:49 am
If you enjoy reading your daily horoscope, you'll love the daily moon readings in lunascopes!

I formed this community to give others a chance to share in how the Moon can have a positive influence on your creativity, productivity, and life in general once you know how to interpret and accept its powers. The forecasts here are a sort of daily lunar "fortune cookie" that apply to everyone regardless of your astrological sign.

Please check it out and join - you won't be disappointed!
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
11:14 pm
Greetings all!

I just found your community and I am very glad of it! I live on the Island of Long, in Ronkonkoma, New York...and I do my best to soak in the few moments in the Green that I get through the week. I concider myself "PantheMystic"...a term I made up, but basically I embrace nature and the earth as sacred and I feel empowered to harness that energy to aid in my own path within the cycle of things. I could say that I am a Pantheist, because the beliefs of that group do fulfill most of my beliefs...however there is that mystic and inefficable element that I feel the need to acknoledge and participate in more actively. Hence, the "mystic" part.
My husband and I are currently...open to having children as soon as possible, so my magickal focus is on fertility at the moment, so feel free to throw any ideas or stories my way!

Blessings to the lot,

PS: I created the name Demeter_Shima specifically for my journey into motherhood.

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, June 16th, 2006
11:41 pm
Hello all. I'd like to extend an invitation to visit and join a new community called lunascopes.

The daily posts are similar to a Horoscope but rely solely on the Moon for forecasts. I formed this community to give others a chance to share in how the Moon can have a positive influence on your creativity, productivity, and life in general once you know how to interpret and accept its powers.

I hope you will visit and join!
Monday, March 27th, 2006
1:49 pm
I have never posted here before but I just wanted to share my excitment with someone who can appreciate the reason and not just carefully back away protecting their children....

My greenhouse is finally built!! I live in Ontario Canada, where growing season is very short so most plants need to be started indoors sometime in February. Last year, my plants got so big I just HAD to put them in the ground (early May) and promptly lost everything to a late frost.

I started my plants a few weeks ago and they already busted the top off their seed trays and have reached unprecedented heights! So now,thanks to my handy Dad, my beautiful little greenhouse is ready to house my plants and I wont have to worry about losing an entire year's garden this year!

When my husband saw the size of my seedlings he actually checked the colour of my thumb! Even the Nasturtiums that were planted in Circle during our Ostara ritual are already about 2 inches high!

Watching the green sprouts gives me such energy and a sense of Go! Go! Go! I cant wait to get my hands dirty!

Anyone else feeling twitchy?

Current Mood: energetic
Friday, February 24th, 2006
2:16 am
Merry Meet
I am a pagan not from how I was raised, or from study, or from a calling...but simply because I am who I am, and the old ways have always carried through with me. I feel no need to limit, define, or even always reconcile the tendancies in me which hearken to Celtic, Native American, Druidic, Medieval European, or even the more fantasy-touched realms of truth and inspiration.

I am also an artisan. Among many other things, I hand-craft fine-silver-and-gemstone jewelry that is designed around replicas of real leaves. What can I say? I submit to the seasons, but I still miss the leaves in Winter. Just as the bounty of Nature's original magick is infinate in its beautious forms, no two of my pieces are exactly alike. I pay tribute to Nature, not copy and mass-produce it.

Normally I offer my work on a custom-commission basis, but recently I created a number of pieces for a pagan-friendly Renaissance Faire, only to have my package of goods never delivered properly. Having had it returned to me, I am now auctioning those pieces off, within my gallery LJ. A kindred suggested that I post in some of the pagan communities, and I'm taking the excuse to spend time exploring and joining and posting here, instead of doing something mundane like fretting over financial paperwork.

If you're inclined towards wearing pretty things that are only as far from nature as most might think elves woud have made them, then please, do me the honor of taking a look at my auction, or the gallery it lies within.


Thank thee, and merry part.

~ Rhiannon
Friday, January 27th, 2006
9:48 am
New Community
A new community has been started. kitchwitchbooks is a community dedicated solely to reviews of books that would be of interest to Kitchen/Green/Hedge/Cottage Witches. If this sounds as if it would be of interest to you, please stop by and have a look. I look forward to seeing you there. :)

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
5:56 pm
New community
I have just created a new community for all the spell beggers out there which can be found here: http://www.livejournal.com/community/spellbegging/ So if you love to beg for spells, or know someone who does, please join! I created this community as a joke, in the hopes that someone will show up and actually ask for a spell, so I can give them some awful crappy spell (and we can all snark at them!)Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
2:08 pm
New community
Please excuse my very rare X-posting....

We have started a new pagan community geared towards "non-fluffy" pagan discussion in a comfortable environment. Please feel free to come out and join us - pagan_antifluff

The group is very new and we are really interested in having some intellegent pagan-related conversations!

Thank you

Current Mood: busy
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
9:22 pm
Happy Samhain!!!
I just wanted to wish all a very happy Samhain! This has been a very hard year, and I look forward to a brand new year, which hopefully will not be as tumultuous as these past several months. May the Goddess and God be with you on this holy day, and...

Happy New Year!!!

Blessed Be,


Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
6:09 pm
Tips for Samhain
The following information are tips that can be used in and of themselves, or ideas that can be incorporated into your own Samhain ritual. Feel free to share this information with any others who desire it.

Tips For Samhain:

- Take an item and charge it with positive energies. Visualize good habits, and good energies in your life. See your goals accomplished. Know that obstacles no longer hold you back. Keep the item with you at all times until next Samhain where it can be purified & blessed again, or destroyed.

- Take time to sit and meditate on the past year. When you are done, draw a conjuring sigil and invite positive change into your life and the lives of those with whom you interact.

- Choose a patron God & a patron Goddess as the main aspects of Deity through which you communicate and worship. When next Samhain comes, continue with these deities or choose new patrons.

- Do some type of blessing involving your animal spirit(s). During, or after Samhain, get an object that represents the animal spirits that you have chosen or who have chosen you. Charge it with aspects that each animal spirit represents. Whenever you do energy work involving one of these aspects, the object(s) that is blessed will enhance the work & results. This can also be used in rituals and spells designed to draw one or more of these aspects into your life.

- You can do a divination of some type before, or after, or even as the main part of your ritual. You can use runes, tarot cards, I-Ching, or, you can do cystal ball gazing, or scry using a mirror or other reflective surface.

- Before the stroke of midnight, sit in front of a mirror in a room lit only by one candle or the moon. Go into the silence, and ask a question. Cut the apple into nine pieces. With your back to the mirror, eat eight of the pieces, then throw the ninth over your left shoulder. Turn your head to look over the same shoulder, and you will see and in image or symbol in the mirror that will tell you your answer.

(When you look in the mirror, let your focus go "soft," and allow the patterns made by the moon or candlelight and shadows to suggest forms, symbols and other dreamlike images that speak to your intuition.) : Information taken from http://www.celticspirit.org/samhain.htm

- If you would like a Besom of your own, they are fairly easy to find in craft stores, country markets, or folk art fairs. You can also invest your energies into making one, a good idea if you wish to use it in place of a Wand or other ritual tool.

To make a Besom you will need a four-foot dowel one inch in diameter, a ball of twine, scissors, and straw or other long strands of pliable herbs.

Take the straw, or another herb you have chosen for the bristles, and allow them to soak overnight in warm, lightly salted water. The water softens the straws to make them pliable, and the salt soaks out former energies.

When you are ready to make your Besom, remove the straws from the water and allow them to dry a bit, but not so much that they lose the suppleness you will need to turn them into your Besom.

Find a work area where you can lay out the length of your dowel, and begin lining the straws alongside the dowel. Starting about three inches from the bottom, lay the straws, moving backward, along the length of the dowel. Begin binding these to the dowel with the twine. You will need to tie them very securely. You can add as many layers of straw as you wish, depending on how full you would like your Besom to be.

When the straw is secured, bend the top straws down over the twine ties. When they are all gently pulled over, tie off the straws again a few inches below the original tie. Leave the Besom overnight to allow the straw to dry.

The dowel part of the Besom can be stained, painted, or decorated with Pagan symbols, your Craft name, or any other embellishments you choose. Dedicate your finished Besom in your Circle as you would any other ritual tool.

(The above "Making a Besom" is quoted directly from Edain McCoy's book “The Sabbats: A New Approach to Living the Old Ways”, page 36, Llewellyn Publications, 1994.)

I hope that these ideas have been helpful to you as you prepare for Smahain festivities. May the Goddess bless you as you begin a new year.

Brightest Blessings,


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