Casting a Circle The Purposes of a Circle A sacred circle has several purposes, the most significant of which is to define an area where formal ritual work can be performed. A circle is a place in which the rules and conditions are different to that of the everyday world. A circle is not a barrier, but a doorway to another world. To contain any magickal energy raised and to prevent its dissipation until it has been used up is another purpose of the circle. Blood mysteries - Susun Weed - herbal medicine - women's health - menstruation, menstrual blood - Wise Women Wisdom www.susunweed.com Blood Mysteries In the beginning, according to the Wise Woman tradition, everything began, as everything does, at birth. The Great Mother of All gave birth and the earth appeared out of the void. Then the Great Mother of All gave birth again, and again, and again, and people, and animals, and plants appeared on the earth.
33 maps that will show you the world in new ways EVEN IN THE AGE OF THE INFOGRAPHIC, maps are still the undisputed champion of conveying information visually. True, many maps — including some of the ones on this list — don’t really tell you anything you can use in your life in a meaningful way. You’re just not going to find a practical use for knowing which countries have names that end in the letter A, or which American lake is the home to a mythical eel pig, or whether or not Coloradans hate the LA Lakers. On the other hand, maps can transmit immensely important political and cultural information. How does culture shift over time? Which areas will be the worst off if sea levels rise?
Confessions of a Kitchen Witch: Witches Brew and Other Autumn Inspired Beverages "When the leaves start blowing and the wind whips up, the temperatures drop and the urge to cuddle on the couch soars, a hot beverage is all you need to create a happy autumn moment and refresh or calm your energy."~Divavillage.com Witches Brew Coffee8 Cups of Fresh Cold Water (Plus 1 teaspoon of very high quality Vanilla Extract mixed into the water)4 heaping tablespoons of Fresh Ground Coffee (I prefer a Dark or Espresso Roast)1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonPinch of Nutmeg The coffee brews through the vanilla/spice mixture, so it needs to go into the water reservoir of the coffeemaker. Brew as Usual To the steaming coffee, add fresh cream and sugar to taste.
The Magical Herbalist’s Mini Guide to Popular Herbs, Plants, Fruits, Flowers & Their Magical Properties… The herbs listed below that are marked with a * next to it, should never be consumed without the correct & legal amount made & distributed by that of a qualified herbalist. They are extremely dangerous herbs, especially when used incorrectly… Let us start the list of most popular herbs alphabetically: Absinthium *A healing herb that promotes good health, vigour & an active agent to fight off disease. Acorn *Promotes good luck, encourages fertility, spiritual growth & prosperity. Acacia *Promotes success, monetary gain, lasting love & helps develop your psychic powers.
Venus (mythology) Venus on seashell, from the Casa di Venus, Pompeii. Before 79 AD. Venus (/ˈviːnəs/, Classical Latin: /ˈwɛnʊs/) is the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity, victory, and desire. In Roman mythology, she was the mother of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. 10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for something that goes against what we intuitively expect. Paradoxes have been a central part of philosophical thinking for centuries, and are always ready to challenge our interpretation of otherwise simple situations, turning what we might think to be true on its head and presenting us with provably plausible situations that are in fact just as provably impossible. Confused? You should be. The Paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise is one of a number of theoretical discussions of movement put forward by the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea in the 5th century BC. It begins with the great hero Achilles challenging a tortoise to a footrace.
Free Witchcraft Downloads: ebooks, pictures, movies Read Dr Ruickbie on witchcraft and magic in Paranormal magazine. What is Witchcraft? That's what this website is here to find out. Witchology.com is the website of WICA - the Witchcraft Information Centre and Archive - founded in 1999 by Dr Leo Ruickbie as a research and education provider specialising in the areas of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic (Magick) and the Occult. The Hedge Wife: Magical Herbalism Part 1 Witchcraft and herbalism go hand in hand and have done so for centuries. In the past, witches were called wise women or wise men and were often the only people their neighbors could go to for healing. Doctors were sparse and so expensive only gentry could afford them or...there were none to be found in general. So the wise men and women who watched the stars, gave thanks to the divine and harvested and respected the herbs of the field were the healers of mankind until their persecution led them to go underground and hide their craft and wisdom. Today, many witches are returning to their roots so to speak and looking to find a connection to the earth by healing themselves and those around them with herbs and plants.
Is There A Hidden Hallucinogenic Pharmacology Behind ‘Witches Brew’ and Broomsticks? While watching one of my favorite Halloween movies last night, Hocus Pocus, I suddenly began wondering why witches are always portrayed riding broomsticks. My research led me to the strangest and most unexpected theory: That broomsticks are related to bread, specifically rye bread, and the hallucinogenic fungus that grows on it called Ergot. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, much of bread made in Europe was made with rye. The fungus ergot that grows on rye bread can be lethal in high doses, and yet in lower doses it can produce vivid hallucinations and was thought to be responsible for the ‘dancing mania‘ reported through Europe from the 14th to 17th centuries, where people danced in the streets speaking gibberish and foaming at the mouth until they eventually passed out.