Review: The Big Book of Practical Spells by Judika Illes

The Big Book of Practical Spells by Judika Illes File Size: 1125 KB Print Length: 304 pages Publisher: Weiser Books; 2nd Revised edition edition Product description: Practical, inspirational, and comprehensive, The Big Book of Practical Spells is a useful tool and resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Here in one majestic volume is a basic introduction to magic; a psychic glossary; a primer on the four elements, colors, and magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals); and a compendium of spells for any situation you may face. With Judika Illes as your guide, you will learn how … Continue reading Review: The Big Book of Practical Spells by Judika Illes

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LITHA – MidSummer

LITHA – MidSummer Also called – Summer Solstice, Adonia, St. John’s Feast Day, Līgo, Liða, Midsommar, Ivan Kupala Day, Juhannus, Alban Hefin, Gŵyl Ganol yr Haf, Sankthans, Jaanipäev, Keskikesä, Rasos Observed by – Europeans, Westerners Type – Cultural, Baltic Finns, Pagan, Christian, Celtic, Norse/Germanic, Balts Significance – Marks the ancient middle of Summer, astronomical beginning of Summer, and the nativity of St. John the Baptist. Date – June 21, 24, 25 or a date close to the Summer Solstice on June 20–23 Celebrations – Festivals, Bonfires, Feasting, Singing, Maypole Dancing Related to – Summer Solstice, Quarter days, Nativity of St. … Continue reading LITHA – MidSummer

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Angry Druids

King Arthur Pendragon A SENIOR Druid is campaigning against plans by English Heritage to display human remains at the new Stonehenge visitor centre. King Arthur Pendragon says that remains excavated from the world heritage site should be re-buried, and models and replicas put on public display instead. The £27million visitor centre at Airman’s Corner is due to open later this year with a large exhibition space aiming to give visitors a better understanding of the history of Stonehenge and its significance. read more … I can imagine how he feels. The body of the St. Bees man may be connected … Continue reading Angry Druids

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May Day – Beltane

Artist – John Collier (1850-1934) (English) For thus it chanced one morn when all the court, Green-suited, but with plumes that mocked the may, Had been, their wont, a-maying and returned, That Modred still in green, all ear and eye, Climbed to the high top of the garden-wall To spy some secret scandal if he might, Excerpt from the poem “Guinevere” by ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON The Ancient Origins of Mayday Mayday originated as a pagan festive holy day celebrating the first spring planting. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess … Continue reading May Day – Beltane

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Easter – Ostara

Think Easter is just a celebration for those of the christian faith? Well, think again! Click on Picture Below for More Images. Before christianity many others celebrated the Vernal Equinox which falls between March 19th and 22nd. This Sabbat is primarily a night of balance in which night and day are equal at the midpoint of spring, with the forces of light gaining power over the darknes. This is when the cold winter leaves and the warmth of the spring sun brings rebirth and new life, the awakening Mother Earth. The next full moon is called the Ostara and is … Continue reading Easter – Ostara

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