Keepers of the Underworld magazine

ISSUE 10

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Welcome Events for April Humor Crafts and rituals Meditation Featured Stories Lady Pandora's Movie Review The Cheshire mad book reviews SDA's Sweet Graphics Tricks Recipes Around the Ning Verse Keepers Member Articles Keeper of the Realms Featured Members of the Month Keeper of the Realm's Featured Groups Pagan UnderWorld Member Articles Pagan UnderWorld Featured Member Of The Month Pagan UnderWorld Featured Groups Shadow of the Black Rose Articles Shadow of the Black Rose Featured Groups This Months Horoscopes And Chinese Astrology Tarot of The Month Other Great Sites Metal shows Events Fetish Events Fetish Article's

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WELCOME!
Well my friends its Spring finally, after a long winter the weather will start getting warmer, if you are like us you want to dust yourself off and jump into reading our wonderful magazine. We also want to thank you for your continued support and enjoying what we bring you every month. Now come a little closer *looks around* you want to know what your sign tells you? Come read our horoscopes...after that you can see who is rocking in a town near you. if you staying in and ask whats for dinner yup we have recipes to die for. Or before you spend money on a movie come check out the reviews so you dont waste your time. If not dress your mate as the easter bunny and go and hop to the nearest fetish balls near you..we have so much to offer~ all you have to do is open up and read and enjoy...Now if you want to see your work in the magazine all you have to do is send your work to Sweet Dark Angel , Andrew Rutledge or Lady Pandora either at paganunderworld or the keeper of the realms and we will get your work on here so until next month happy reading..

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Happy BirthDay Wishes To the most wonderful & loving woman we all Know

Help us all to celebrate Sweet Dark Angels b-day on the 5th, please stop by her page & show how much she means to all of you. To me she has shown me many things, she has shown me how to love & how to be a good mentor & what to look for in any woman, she is a loving mother & a loving friend to all that she befriends. I am truly thankful to have gotten to know her on so many levels, & to know that I have a true friend that care

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for my well being, as she does to all those that she calls friend's. Sweet from me i wish you all the best in life & may you always find your hearts desire. We all love you & thank you for all that you have done for each of us. For you deserve the best in life & I know you will find that & many more things to come.

Moon Phases

New Moon 4/03/11 First Quarter 4/11/11 Full Moon 4/18/11

Last Quarter 4/25/11

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All Fools Day

April 1st

I think this everyone's favorite time of the year, the one day where we can just play jokes on everyone & get a good laugh, so take this day to just enjoy all things in life & find something funny to do & do it, laughing is the best cure for all that keeps you down....

Easter

Easter April 25 For many of us this has different meanings ~getting together with the family or taking the kids out on a Easter egg hunt. Let's all of us take this day & spend it with the one's we love.

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Pagan humor
You might be a Techno Pagan if
-You call your corners on a cellular phone. - You've had to remove candle wax off your keyboard. - You charge your ritual tools- with a Visa. - You use a remote control in place of an athame. - You download your Book of Shadows. - You cast your circle in a chat room. - Your familiar is a mouse. - You attend ritual sky clad because it's too much trouble to get dressed for a computer.

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- Your Yule ritual involves defragmentation. - Your altar cloth is a mouse pad. - Your cauldron is a crock-pot. - Your cone of power has a surge suppressor. - Your magical name, e-mail address, and on-line name are all the same. - If you end a circle with Ctl-Alt-Del. - Your athame has a SCSI interface. - Your OBE's begin with a netsplit. - Your ritual robes conceal a pocket protector. - You calculate the phases of the moon with Windows '98. - Your altar has a keyboard. - Your drawing down a circle is a POST (power on self test). - You do most of your correspondence by email and sign off with Blessed Be. - You don't call it a ritual, you call it a Macro. - You have ever attached ribbons to a May Pole using a staple gun. - You invite the God and Goddess to come online. - You keep a Disk of Shadows (with encrypted backups). - You participate in online rituals more than you do FTF.

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- You refer to eclectic ritual as cross-platforming. - Your Beltane ritual includes more than one news group. - Your candles have batteries. - Your deities include Murphy and Gates. - Your drumming is done on a CD player (pre-recorded). - Your herbs are always mail-ordered (express, overnight). - Your idea of a great retreat has a Computer City, electricity, and a TV nearby. - Your incense is by Glade. - Your magic wand is a laser pointer. - Your magical writing is done in binary code or C++. - Your pentacle is made of computer chips. - Instead of asking what tradition someone comes from, you ask what operating system they run. - Your coven is spread over a 12,000 sq. mi. area. - Your Book of Shadows has a 6-digit version number. - You refer to deities using 3-letter acronyms (ODN, LKI, THR). - You do cord magick with ethernet. - You ritually down your server for Samhain. - When your quarter candles burn out, the UPS backup system kicks in.

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- Erecting the temple entails formatting more than 4 disks. - Casting the circle changes an (int) to a (float). - Your Star Trek screen-saver signals when your meditation period is over. - Passing the cakes and ale entails using a /me command. - Your search for truth involves regular expressions. - You draw down the moon using a light-pen. - Your tarot cards multi-task. - Your daemons collect news for you. - Your crystal ball has a horizontal-hold control. - You refer to solitary practice as a stand alone. - You tap into the collective unconscious using a web browser. - Your favorite deity has a homepage. - The address of your covenstead begins with http:// - Your circle is a token ring

Pagan Pick-up Lines

Hey babe, what's your sign? What's it's ascendant? What is your planet alignment in Venus during Cancer's revolving around the Fourth House?

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- Read any good Llewellyn Books lately? - Haven't I seen you someplace before in another life? - Yes, I'm handfasted, but that's not "technically" marriage. - What's a nymph Goddess like you doing in a place like this? - You have the prettiest third eye I've ever seen. - You're feet must be tired because you've been Spiral Dancing in my mind all night long. - Is that a May Pole in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Comedy by Lady Pandora
Truths for Mature Humans
• I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. • I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. • There is great need for a sarcasm font. • How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? • Was learning cursive really necessary? • Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. • Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. • I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired. • Bad decisions make good stories.

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• You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. • Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again. • I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. • I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. • I think the freezer deserves a light as well. • I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay. • I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option. • I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. • How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said? • I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters! • Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever. • Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is. • Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time! • The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

The 29 Best Charlie Sheen Quotes: The Definitive List

1. “I have a disease? Bullshit. I cured it with my brain.”

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2. “Winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning. Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. Sorry, man, didn’t make the rules. Oops!” 3. "I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars." 4. "You can’t process me with a normal brain." 5. “If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ "It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.” 6. "I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that’s how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go." 7. "Can't is the cancer of happening." 8. “Wow. What does that mean? I’m bi-WINNING.” 9. “I am battle-tested bayonets, bro.” 10.“I’m so tired of pretending my life isn’t perfect and bitching and just winning every second and I’m not perfect and bitchin’.” 11.“Look what I’m dealing with, man, I’m dealing with fools and trolls.” 12.“It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee, because I don’t have time for these clowns.” 13.“You have the right to kill me, but you do not have the right to judge me. Boom. That’s the whole movie. That’s life.” 14.“I’m sorry man, I got magic and I’ve got poetry in my fingertips, you know, most of the time, and this includes naps." 15."I’m an F-18, bro.” 16.“I’m not Thomas Jefferson. He was a pussy.” 17."I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body." 18."I'm bi-winning." 19."There’s a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.” 20."The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them look like droopy-eyed armless children." 21."The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.” 22."I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.

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23."[CBS] picked a fight with a warlock." 24."If you’re a part of my family, I will love you violently." 25."Winning." 26."I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA." 27."C’mon bro, I won best picture at 20. I wasn’t even trying. I wasn’t even warm." 28."Winning." 29."Bring me Dr. Clown shoes."
(sorry but you cant make this crap up so had to share it lmao)

(thanks Charles)

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Chicks in a Basket
Putting all your eggs in one basket is a bad idea, of course, but put all these chicks in a basket, and you've got one very cute centerpiece. Materials • • • • • • • • Kitchen shears Small basket Yellow work glove Craft glue Scissors Felt Small googly eyes Easter grass

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• Ribbon or flat braid (optional) Instructions 1. Use the kitchen shears to cut a whole in the bottom of your basket that's big enough for your child to fit her hand through. 2. Stick the work glove up through the hole, leaving the cuff out. 3. Secure the cuff to the bottom with craft glue. 4. Tuck the thumb of the glove into the basket and glue it out of sight. 5. Cut four small triangular beaks out of the orange felt and four small combs out of the yellow felt. 6. Glue the combs to the tops of each gloved finger; glue the beaks -- slightly curved -- onto each "face." 7. Complete each face by gluing on a pair of googley eyes. 8. Add a small handful of Easter grass around the chicks in the basket. Variations:If desired, decorate the handle by wrapping it with pretty ribbon or braid.

Natural Egg Dyes
First, hard-boil your white eggs. Second, allow them to cool. Third, follow the simple formulas below. Tip: If you're going to make the basket too, save the egg dyes - - they may be used over and over. Materials • Hard-boiled white eggs • Large boiling pan • Strainer • White vinegar • Bowls for dyes • Canned beets • Grape juice (purple) • Yellow onion skins (the papery part) • Red cabbage

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• Turmeric • Cellulose egg cartons to hold drying eggs (Styrofoam makes the dyes puddle too much) Instructions 1. Cold Dyes - Pink: Mix 1 cup strained juice from canned beets, ½ teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Soak cooled eggs in the dye for ½ hour.

2. Purple: Mix 1 cup purple grape juice, ½ teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Soak cooled eggs in the dye for ½ hour.

3. Boiled Dyes - Orange: In a pot, mix 1 cup yellow onion skin (about 2 onions' worth), packed loosely, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out the onion skins, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.

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4. Light Blue: In a pot, mix 1 cup red cabbage leaves, torn and loosely packed, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out the cabbage leaves, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.

5. Yellow: In a pot, mix 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out stray turmeric grains, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.

you can find more cute ones here http://familyfun.go.com/easter/easter-crafts/ i hope you

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have fun doing them with your little ones ..Bunny kisses to all..

Candles and Purposes 7-Knobbed CandlesGreen- Release money or property. Black- Realse someone's hold on you. Red- Removes blocks to love. Yellow- Removes bad luck. Purple- Removes negative magick. Blue- Removes confusion. Orange- Removes blocks to creative success. Purpose:-Burn one "knob" each day to bring about your desired intention to undo serious situation or to remove blocks one at a time. Dual colors(black and red) are to undo and banish by burning the black wax first then switch to activation as the red wax begins to burn. Black Cat CandlePurpose: Shaped like a black cat this candle is burned to bring good luck or to entreat the assistance of the Egyptian Goddess Bast for protection of oneself property and pets. Devil-Be-Gone/Satan CandlesPurpose: Image of the devil is burned to rid the house or person of evil influences. As the candle burns evil flees. Double Action Or Reversing Candles-

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White and black- Reverse a bad spell. Red and black- Stop someone from destroying your love life. Green & Black- Stop someone from taking your money or dispel gossip that has affected your good name and fortune. Purpose- Come in tow colors one on top of the other in a single seven day pillar candle or a thick one inch taper. Where glass is not used the second color is hand dipped over the original pillar color. These candles are designed to reverse ill fortune. If tapers are used as a the wax drips down the shaft of the candle the situation is trapped or neutralized by the positive energy.

Ceremonial Candle/Memorial CandlePurpose- White pillar candle in a glass tumbler. Used to celebrate a spacial day give thanks or commemorate an event. Light at dawn. Burns twenty-four hours. Fruit Or Vegetable Image CandlePurpose- Ears of corn,apples,and other novelty shapes are burned to bring food into the home or harvest the fruits of a long term project. Image Candle/Adam & EvePurpose: Is in the form of a male of female and comes in a variety of colors. Used to draw information and people to you or push them away from you. The figure candles are moved on the altar as they burn either towards each other or away. They can also be used alone for healing purposes.

Separation CandlePurpose: Red pillar candle dipped in black wax. Burned to liberate yourself from the bondage of another person or situation. To literally break someone's hold on you inscribe a snake from top to bottom of the candle.

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Skull CandlesBlack- To banish death and evil. Green- Healing and bringing money. Red- Activate a situation push negativity away. Purpose- Shaped like a skull to get to the head of the matter. Used for a variety of purposes including banishing death in patients terminal illnesses. Triple Action Candles House BlessingPurpose- Pillar candles in a glass three colors often red, white, and blue or red, white and green. Used to bless the house dispel arguments between family members and bring harmony into the atmosphere. Our lady of the Miraculous Medal: Aid to restore health to break bad habits for special favors protection of motorcyclists and general blessings. Saint Barbara: Drives away evil protects women clears your path of obstacles for protection during a storm and helps in legal difficulties. Saint Anthony: For special request miracles to find lost articles and to overcome financial problems. Guardian Angel: For protection of children to gain spiritual strength during difficult times for guidance in work,school,& play.

General Candle- Burning Invocations- Recite the following while you carve your choice of sigils or words into the candle that matches your desire. Dress the candle with your favorite oil. Light candle. Repeat any of the following chants. Falcon's Ivocation Keeper of the sun keeper of the sea

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keeper of the forest and spirits in the trees. Keeper of the earth Keeper of the fire Keepers of the heavens and music in the lyre. Lend me your energy hear my spoken word! Light the candle and repeat the spell as you focus on the flame. Finish with I KNOW YOU WILL DO THIS FOR ME. SMIB(SO MOTE IT BE). Echo's Invocation The candle, the taper, the wick, the flame The ribbons of magick unfurl again. The words, the sounds, the will, the spell To know,to dare, and not to tell. Repeat three times light the candle state your intent three times again. Finish with I KNOW YOU WILL DO THIS FOR ME. SMIB. Then seal with equal armed cross in the air over the candle. Brought to you from Solitary Witch By Silver Ravenwolf

Color Magick.
by Pan As the waxing moon calls to me, A time for spells and colors weaved. White to cleanse with purity, Blue to protect like an ocean breeze,

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Yellow to heal with the warming sun, Pink for love till my days are done. Red for passion to lift my soul, Purple for power to reach my goals. Green for abundance in deep dark wells, Orange to bewitched all that I compel. Light the night with colors ablaze, Light the magick with a smoky haze. Dance and laugh with a voice that sings, Fly with the Angels upon their wings. Color the sky with rainbows bright, Upon the broom that sweeps the night...

Farmer's Almanac-April.
Skywatch: Saturn arrives at opposition on the night of the 3rd,when it is closest point to Earth of 2011.It rises at sunset and is visible at magnitude 0.4 all night long as the sole naked-eye planet.Jupiter does the opposite,reaching conjunction behind the Sun on the 6th.It joins Uranus,Mercury,Mars,Venus,and the Moon,all behind the Sun on the 30th and bunched up in Pisces.From far southern locations,such as Miami,this striking gathering may be glimpsed very low in the east,40 minutes before sunrise.From farther south,below the equator,this group is higher and easier to see. Moon Phases: New Moon.3rd. First Quarter.11th.

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Full Pink.17th. Last Quarter.24th. Wiccan Full moon ritual: Instill self-confidence and reliance.Work spells to control or enhance your spiritual and emotional well-being. Birthstones: She who from April dates her years. Diamonds should wear lest bitter tears, For vain repentance flow;this stone Emblem of innocence is known. The Sun in the constellation: Pisces.March 13-April 18. Meteor Shower: Name:Lyrids. Peak:April 22. Best viewing:Predawn. Range:April 16-25. Point of origin:South. No.per hour:10-20. Associated comet:Thatcher. Moonphase:Gibbous,rises after midnight. Best after midnight.

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Yoga Postures Step-by-Step cont. 11-20

11. Garuda – asana Posture: Garuda-asana - The Eagle Pose Translation: The Sanskrit word garuda means eagle. In Hindu mythology Garuda is known as the king of birds. He transports the God Vishnu (shown with a bow and arrow in the illustration to the left) and is said to be eager to help humanity fight againt deamons. Pronunciation: ga-roo-dah-sa-na Difficulty: (3) Instructions:

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1. Lie flat on the back in the shava-asana (corpse pose). 2. Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides (see the tad-asana). 3. Draw the left foot upward bending the knee and wrap the left foot around your right leg as you rest the back of your left thigh on the right thigh. 4. Cross your arms at the elbows, left over right. 5. Join the palms of your hands together keeping the fingers pointed upward. 6. Inhale and hold the posture for the duration of the inhaled breath. 7. Exhale and return to the tada-asana. Repeat the posture on the opposite side, wrapping the right leg over the left and the right arm over left. Comments: The Garuda-asana will strengthen the legs, knees and ankles. It stretches and tones muscles of the leg and can help relieve cramps of the legs. Duration/Repetitions: Hold the hala-asana for as long as you are comfortable. 20-30 seconds is fine for early attempts, increase the time gradually as you become more comfortable. You can also try holding the posture for as long as you can hold the inhaled breath. Repeat 2 or 3 times on each leg. 12. Gomukha - asana Posture: Gomukha-asana - The Cow face Pose Translation: The Sanskrit word garuda means eagle. In Hindu mythology Garuda is known as the king of birds. He transports the God Vishnu (shown with a bow and arrow in the illustration to the left) and is said to be eager to help humanity fight againt deamons. Pronunciation: ga-roo-dah-sa-na

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Difficulty: (3) "Placing the right ankle on the left side and the left ankle on the right side, makes Gomukha-asana, having the appearance of a cow." Hatha-yoga-pradipika I.22 Instructions: 1. Sit in a crossed-leg position, right leg over left. 2. Spread the legs as far apart as possible without bending the knees. 3. Bend the left knee and place the bottom of the left foot against the inner left thigh. Bring the left heel as close to the perineum as possible. Keep the left knee on the floor. 4. Grasp the right foot with the left hand and keeping the foot on the floor place the heel of the right foot against the front-left portion of the left buttock. The right knee should be directly on top of the left knee.. 5. Inhale slowly through the nostrils and raise the right hand over the head and bend the right elbow. Reach behind the back with the left hand and clasp the fingers of both hands (forming an "s" shaped lock). 6. Hold the posture as long as you can comfortably hold the inhale breath. Exhale slowly and then repeat the posture reversing the arms and legs.

Comments: This posture stretches the arms, upper back, chest and the sides of the chest and abdomen. As the shoulder blades are stretched backward the lungs are expanded and as the abdominal muscles are lifted the stomach is toned. It helps to relieve neck strain, backache and tight shoulders. The hands, fingers and wrists

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are strengthened. Duration/Repetitions: You can either hold the posture while the breath is held or you can try holding the posture while breathing gently through the nostrils. If you choose to breath, then hold the posture for thirty seconds to a minute. Repeat the gomukha-asana two to three times on each side. Variations: If you are unable to lock the fingers behind the back you may grasp one end of a small piece of cloth in the right hand and the other end of the cloth in the left hand. 13. Hala - asana Posture: Hala-asana - The Plow Pose Translation: The The Sanskrit word Hala means plow, as in a traditional plow that is drawn by a horse or oxen. When performing this posture your body resembles a plow. Pronunciation: hull-ah-sa-na Difficulty: (5) Instructions: 1. Lie flat on the back in the shava-asana (the corpse pose). 2. Inhale through the nostrils. Place the palms face-down on the floor. Keeping the hips on the floor, bend the knees and bring them up toward the stomach while exhaling. 3. Inhale, then while exhaling, raise the legs straight up perpendicular to the floor. You may support your hips with your hands or leave the arms flat on the floor, whichever is most comfortable. 4. Exhale and continue to raise the legs over the head, bending at the

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waist, lifting the back and buttocks until the toes touch the floor directly in back of the head. Keep the feet together. If the lower back is supported by the hands try returning the arms flat to the floor with the palms facing down. If you are unable to comfortably place the arms on the floor continue to support the lower back with the hands. 5. Keep the knees straight. Breath slowly through the nostrils and hold the posture for several minutes. If you cannot touch the floor with your toes hold them as close to the floor as possible and continue to exert effort to lower them. 6. Reverse the steps to return to the shava-asana. Comments: The benefits of this posture, like the sarvanga-asana, are numerous. All of the muscles and ligaments in the calves and thighs are stretched resulting in greater leg flexibility. People suffering from leg cramps will find great relief from the hala-asana. Since the abdominal area is contracted, blood compressed out of this area releases toxins and when the contraction is released the area is flooded with richly oxygenated blood. The contraction also helps to relieve gas and stimulates a sluggish digestive system. Similar effects take place as the neck and chest area is compressed effecting the throat, thyroid, hyperthyroid and lungs. Upper and lower back pain or discomfort is relieved due to the forward stretching of the spine. It is highly recommended that this posture be accompanied by the sarvanga-asana. In fact, many of the benefits of the sarvanga-asana apply to the hala-asana as well with the added benefits detailed above. The hala-asana is an excellent morning posture although some might find it more difficult then. During sleep the spine can become somewhat compressed resulting in the experience of tightness or stiffness in the back. A few repetitions of the hala-asana will quickly restore flexibility to the spine as well as promote alertness. Duration/Repetitions: Hold the hala-asana for as long as you are comfortable. 20-30 seconds is

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fine for early attempts, increase the time gradually as you become more comfortable. Variations: There are several variations of the basic hala-asana each of which require greater flexibility in the spine and legs. Once one is adept at performing this asana these variations may be tried. The first entails swinging the arms around and either touching or grasping the toes with the hands (1). The posture is thenheld in this position. (illustrated above) Another variation calls for dropping the knees to the ground and placing them close the ears and keeping the arms extended on the floor (2). And finally from this variation the arms are swung around and placed over the legs behind the knees and the hands are clasped and pressed down on the knees to hold them firmly on the floor (3). All three variations are held while breathing gently gently through the nostrils. Cautions/Restrictions: The hala-asana should not be performed by woman who are menstruating, as is the case with all inverted postures (where the legs are raise over the head). No other restrictions apply. 14. Hasta – pada – angusta - asana Posture: Hasta-pada-angusta-asana The Hand-Foot-Big Toe Pose Translation: The Sanskrit word hasta means hand, pada means foot, and angusta means big toe therefore this is the hand-foot-big toe posture. Pronunciation: ha-sta-pah-don-goo-stah-sa-na Difficulty: (3) Instructions:

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1. Sit on the floor with the legs together and extended straight out in front. Keep the back straight, shoulders level and head straight. Place the hands, palms down, flat on top of the thighs. 2. Spread the legs as far apart as possible without bending the knees. 3. Bend the left knee and place the bottom of the left foot against the inner left thigh. Bring the left heel as close to the perineum as possible. Keep the left knee on the floor. 4. Stretch both arms straight out in front of you, then keeping the back straight turn slowly at the waist toward the right aligning the arms with the right leg. 5. Inhale slowly while raising the arms over the head and arching the back. 6. Exhale and slowly while bending forward bringing the chest down to the right thigh. Clasp the big toe of the right foot with the first finger of both hands. Hold this position for the duration of the exhaled breath. 7. Inhale slowly through the nostrils releasing the posture while sitting up straight. 8. Straighten the left leg and return to the seated position described in step 2 then repeat the posture, this time bending the right leg. Comments: The benefits of the hasta-pada-angusta-asana are similar to those of the ugra-asana (i.e.: spinal stretch, abdominal toning, gastro-intestinal stimulation). There is additional stretching of the leg that is outstretched as well as to the groin. Duration/Repetitions: Repeat two or three times on each leg.

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15. Matsya - sana Posture: Matsya-asana - The Fish Pose Translation: The Sanskrit word matsya means fish, therefore this is the fish posture. Matsya (depicted to the left) is a divine being, found in Hindu mythology, that saved mankind from a universal flood. Pronunciation: maht-see-yah-sa-na Difficulty: (3) Instructions: 1. Lie flat on the back in the shava-asana. 2. Keeping the buttocks on the floor, inhale and raise the head, shoulders, back and upper arms off the floor arching the back and raising the chest up. Tilt the head back and place the top of the head flat on the floor. 3. Raise the elbows off the floor bring your hands up just below the chest and join them at the palms with the fingers pointing straight up (form the anjali-mudra or salutation hand gesture). Hold for the duration of the inhale breath or breath gently through the nostrils to remain in the posture longer. 4. Return to the shava-asana. Comments: The matsya-asana creates a great expansion and stretching of the chest which helps relieve upper respiratory congestion as well as benefits the heart. Additionally, the sinus are drained and opened from the inversion of the head, stretching of the neck and pressure placed on the top of the head. The thyroid and parathyroid glands are stimulated as well.

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Duration/Repetitions: Since this is not a difficult posture, it is recommended that you breath while holding it for between two and four minutes. If you are uncomfortable breathing, hold the posture for the duration of the inhaled breath. Repeat two or three times. Variations: There is one major variation in the matsya-asana and it is a bit more challenging than the one described above (illustrated above). It calls for beginning the posture in padma-asana or the full lotus seated posture and then lying flat on the back while the legs are still locked. From there on the posture is done the same way as described above. 16. Naga - asana Posture: Naga-asana - The Cobra Pose Translation: The Sanskrit word naga means snake or serpent. The nagaasana is also known as the bhujanga-asana. The Sanskrit word bhujanga, which also means snake, is derived from the root bhuj which means to bend or curve. Pronunciation: na-gah-sa-na Difficulty: (4) "Let the body, from navel to toes, touch the ground, the palms placed upon the ground, and raise gently the upper part of the body (from navel to head) like a snake. This posture increases the gastric fire; it destroys all diseases and by constant practice leads to the awakening of Kundalini." The Gheranda-samhita II.42-43. Instructions:

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1. Lie on the stomach with the head turned to one side and the arms alongside the body with palms facing upward. 2. Turn the head and place the chin on the floor. Inhale then exhale slowly through the nostrils and swing the arms around until the hands are placed just below the chin with the palms down and the finger tips of each hand almost touching and the elbows on the floor. 3. Inhale slowly through the nostrils, press down on the hands and lift the torso from the waist up off the floor, arching the spine backwards and straightening the arms. Keep the hips on the floor. 4. Tilt the head as far back as possible and hold the posture for the duration of the inhaled breath. 5. Exhale and reverse the process to return to position #1. Comments: If you find it uncomfortable holding the breath while the posture is held, breath gently through the nostrils. Some may find that they are able to arch the spine back even more than in the initial arch in step 3. In this case try "walking" the hands toward the pelvic region and stretching the head further back. In addition to the obvious benefits to the spine and lower back, the standard variation of the naga-asana strengthens the wrists and stretches the muscles in the chest. By maintaining a constant exertion to create a greater arch in the spine, the stomach and pelvic muscles are strengthened. Greater strength inthese areas can be cultivated by performing the variation where the arms remain on the ground. B.K.S. Iyengar, a renowned expert in yoga-asanas, claims that displaced spinal discs can be placed back in their original position by practicing the naga-asana. Duration/Repetitions: Hold the posture for either the duration of a held inhaled breath or from one-half to three minutes. Repeat the naga-asana two to five times.

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17. Nataraja - asana Posture: Nataraja-asana The King of the Dance Pose Translation: The Sanskrit word nata means dancer and raja means king. Nataraja is another name for Shiva, the Lord of the Dance, whose cosmic dance is the creation and destruction of the world. Pronunciation: nah-tah-raj-ah-sa-na Difficulty: (3) Instructions: 1. Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides (see the tad-asana). 2. Inhale and bend the right leg backward grasping the left foot with your left hand while simultaneously extending the right arm straight out in front. 3. Continue raising the right arm upward until it is about 45 degrees from the floor while lifting the left leg as high as possible with the left arm. 4. Hold the posture while breathing gently through the nostrils. Keep your gaze fixed slightly above the horizon. 5. Remain in the nataraja-asana for about one minute then return slowly to a standing position. Repeat by reversing directions 2-4. Comments: Perform the nataraja-asana gracefully as if dancing, yet firmly with focused attention. This posture helps to strengthen your sense of balance and concentration. The arch formed by the back and stretched leg gently aligns the vertebrae of the spine restoring suppleness and easing strain caused by poor posture or long periods of sitting. It tones the muscles of the hips and legs as well as stimulates the chest muscles.

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Duration/Repetitions: Begin by holding the nataraja-asana for about a minute and gradually increase the time as you become more comfortable with this posture. Repeat it three times on each side, alternately from right to left. 18. Padmasana – The Lotus Posture Posture: Padma-asana - The Lotus Posture Translation: The Sanskrit word naga means snake or serpent. The nagaasana is also known as the bhujanga-asana. The Sanskrit word bhujanga, which also means snake, is derived from the root bhuj which means to bend or curve. Pronunciation: pud-mah-sa-na Difficulty: (2-6) depending on flexibility of legs Instructions: 1. Sit on the floor with the legs stretched out straight in front. 2. Bend the right knee and grasp the right foot with both hands and place it on top of the left thigh bringing the heel as close to the navel as possible. 3. Bend the left knee and grasp the left foot with both hands and place it on top of the right thigh bringing the heel as close to the navel as possible. 4. Both knees should be on the ground and the soles of the feet are pointed upward. The spine is held straight but not rigid. 5. The position of the legs may be switched after a period of time if the posture becomes uncomfortable. Comments: When in the padma-asana the hands can be placed in one of the following three positions: • Place one hand on top of the other, both palms up, and rest the hands

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on the heels (this is known as the dhyana-mudra). This variation is recommended for meditation. • Place the hands on the knees, palms down. • With palms up, place the hands on the knees, form a circle with the thumb and forefinger and extend the remaining fingers straight ahead (this is known as the chin-mudra). Recommended for pranayama (Yogic breathing). The padma-asana facilitates relaxation, concentration and ultimately, meditation. The posture creates a natural balance throughout the body/mind. When the knees are stretched enough to remain in the padma-asana without discomfort the posture creates a feeling of effortlessness and ease that will soothe the nervous system, quiet the mind and bring about the condition of one-pointedness. Duration/Repetitions: The length of time to sit in the padma-asana depends on your intention. In the course of a typical asana routine you might hold it for several minutes or until you experience discomfort in the legs. When used as a meditation posture you hold it for the duration of the meditation. Variations: If you find the padma-asana difficult or painful, can try the ardha padma-asana variation or half lotus posture (ardha means half). Instead of placing both feet on the thighs, only one foot is place on top of the opposite thigh and the other is place under the opposite thigh. Periodically alternate positions to allow both knees to be stretched. Those who are unable to do either variation of this asana comfortably should practice the baddha kona-asana. 19. Parivritta-parshvakona-asana Posture: Parivritta-parshvakona-asana The Turned Side-Angle Pose

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Translation: The Sanskrit word parivritta means revolved, turned round or back, parsva means side and kona means angle. Pronunciation: par-ee-vrit-ah parsh-va-cone-ah-sa-na Difficulty: (6) Instructions: 1. Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides (see the tad-asana). 2. Inhale and spread your legs apart slightly further than shoulder distance (about 3-4 feet). 3. Stretch your arms straight out from the shoulders parallel to the floor with your palms facing down. 4. Exhale slowly and turn your right foot toward the right 90 degrees. Bend your right knee about 90 degrees. 5. Place the palm of your left hand flat on the floor next to the outside of your right foot. Rest the right elbow on the outside of the right knee. 6. Stretch the right arm over your head, parallel with the floor, with the inside of the elbow resting on the ear. Hold for abot 30-60 seconds while breathing gently through the nostrils. 7. Slowly return to a standing position and repeat on the other side reversing directions 2-6. Comments: The parivritta-parshvakona-asana stretches the muscle group along the side of the torso. It strengthens the ankles, claves and thighs as well as the arms. It is also an excellent posture to tone the muscles in the waist and hips. This posture also strengthens the digestive system and thus aids digestion, stimulates blood circulation and assists in restoring strength and flexibility to the spine. Duration/Repetitions: Hold the posture for as long as is comfortable. Performing the parivritta-purvashakona-asana once on each side is considered one repetition. Do 2 or 3 repetitions.

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The Scent Of Flowers In Bloom
by Christopher Stewart

I recall the perfume of flowers forgotten That infused my heart with fiery passion Wafting aloft and all over Mirrored in all intuition Fear for myself no more echoes As I soar high over abyss Burning my fire I have not lost For I have not misplaced your kiss As I inhale the scent of flowers in bloom Thoughts creative stay in motion

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Compassionate universal Kind in oceans of perception And sunlight warms all directions United in common continuum We must nurture our creations For we are here to love freedom

Alone
by AngelusWolfStorm

Alone is how I feel Alone is where I sit Alone the pain comes Alone my mind thinks Alone I know I am not Alone cant beat me Alone wont rule me Alone can leave Good Girl Gone Bad Bad Girl gone Good Falling apart I am Falling together i must

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Pain is Pain Hurt is hurt Broken is what I am Together I shall make To someone I shall belong Only in time can the broken heal Never good enough Hopefully will be good enough now Staying strong Standing firm Haunting images in my mind Tears from my eyes Devastation in my heart Love will find me Love will pick me up To someone I will belong The sadness shall disappear The Aloneness shall disappear The Pain shall disappear And when I wake up Ill feel brand new by BluMoonMist aka AngelusWolfStorm

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A Night At The Museum
September 20, 2010

Sprinting through the dark, wood clad hallways, the two men barely glanced at the dust draped exhibits either side of them. “Dave” The trailing figure yelled, “Take a right” as he pointed toward a large set of double doors approaching on their right. Bursting through the doorway they stumbled to a halt as a figure in the middle of the room turned toward them. With a guttural scream the leading man swung the small hatchet in a giant arc, burying the blade deep into the creature’s skull, collapsing it to the floor and yanking the wooden handle from his hand as it fell to the floor. Planting his foot on the now still face, he grabbed the protruding handle and pulled upwards. As he strained to free the weapon a loud crash echoed from a side door to the room. Eyes widening, he pulled harder, trying to free the blade locked in place by bone and muscle. The door smashed inward, followed immediately by several stumbling figures, causing Dave to let go of the axe and turn toward the third entryway to the room.As he ran toward the door he yelled at his companion, who remained motionless watching the ghoulish figures pour into the room with wild eyed fear. “Mark! Mark! Get over here man, we have to GO!” he screamed, slamming his shoulder into the door and throwing it open. With a start, Mark blinked, swore and sprinted for the door, diving through into the darkness as the door slammed closed behind him. Scrambling to his feet he turned and saw Dave, bracing against the door as the first of the undead slammed into it. As the door shook and the pounding increased, Mark slowly backed away. “Mark, give me a hand, please, help me hold this shut! Get that bookcase, that will slo.. Where are you going, no, NO, COME BACK!” Dave’s screams echoed down the hallway as Mark sprinted away toward the museum exit. As he reached the exterior doorway the echoing screams abruptly stopped. Without a second look back, Mark pushed through the door and ran out into the early dawn.

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Red Riding Hood- Well i love love love this one everything
about this movie. I was on the edge of my seat and for the first time in a long time i actually didn't text through a movies. Wanted to howl at the screen sometime and the hot werewolves man candy. Makes me wanna take a trip to grandmas tehe. So run skip your way to go see this one you will love it. Here is the link to watch and enjoy....http://www.novamov.com/video/web72mxjy92bc

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Battle:LA- Ok guys this one is for you a shoot em up kick
the aliens ass kind of movie. It was a little slow to start cause they will giving you the back story of the soldiers back story so you know there state of mind when the up coming battle. Once the battle starts its a rush here we think its just meteors landing boy where we wrong. I enjoyed it not as much as my boys but it was worth the money to go see. So ladies take your guy to see this one he will owe you big when the next chick flick starts. Here is the link so you can enjoy happy watching....
http://www.novamov.com/video/a5f29c82fb921

well my friend till next time the box is closed. I will be back next month with a brand new box till then happy watching...smootches

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By:Andrew
The Magick of Solomon By: Runyon Poke I have come to thoroughly enjoy this book, it give's a diffrent view from what we commonly see through the Hermitic teachings such as the Golden Dawn, And has put to gather an extensive book that will open your mind to new ways of doing your ritual work, especially for those that do work with Goetia and even Enochian work, also his research also shows many of the ways the other orders have purposely omitted & changed documents so that other's may not delve into the areas of these magic's. Within this book you will find the right ways of using the Teragrammaton and learn how to create the Almadel of Angel's which was not shown or

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explained in printed works but was found in the original manuscripts that was latter copied by Mather's and published. Even extensive work on skrying is laid out in this book. For me I feel that it is a most own for any one's personal library and one to research further into and experiment with. I may not have agreed with everything that is in this book but I do feel strongly that there is a lot to learn from it. With that said this is not a book for those with close mind's or for one's that do not know what they are doing. I give this book 4 1/2 star's just for the extensive research that was done and the fact that it brings about new concepts that are in truth the old ways of doing things, which in this day of age is very hard to find, and truly is needed.

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How to make make a sweet header for your site. So you cant afford photoshop but you want a good quality professional looking header. Get GIMP Its free and you can do so much with this program. First of all I'll show you a basic 3d metallic text... (1) Click File and create a new image 800 wide by 300 height

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(2) pick a pattern and fill your image

(3)Pick your font and its size and color, Type your Title

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(4) select your text layer edit and copy

(5) delete the text layer (6) create a new layer

(7) paste your text layer to the new layer it will now have a highlight around it

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(8) Select filter, distort, and emboss

(9) adjust the emboss settings to your liking and click ok.

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(10) Select the gradient tool and the bi-linear sub setting choose a black or darker gradient color. draw a straight line from the bottom of the text up slightly less than a third of the letters. Then do the same from the top down.

(11) Select white or a lighter color gradient and draw a a short straight line up slightly from the center of the letters giving them a highlighted affect.

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(12) Go to colors and select color balance

(13) Adjust the colors of your text

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(15) Select filters, lights and shadow, xach effect

(16) Select Image, transform, rotate 180 degrees to do the other side with xach effect as well

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(17) Repeat xach effect in this position then rotate image upright again

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(19) Merge down your layers and save your new header :)

Have fun and enjoy gimping :P ~SDA~

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Easter Recipes
Braised Beef Short Ribs in Spicy Wine Sauce
Ingredients • For Ribs: • 1 cup whole wheat flour • 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning • • • • • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 pounds beef short ribs 2 Tablespoons cooking oil Spicy Wine Sauce:

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2 Tablespoons butter 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 1 cup red wine 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup ketchup 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder

Method Heat oven to 325 degrees. For ribs: In a shallow dish, stir together flour, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and pepper. Dredge ribs in flour mixture to coat thoroughly. Heat oil in a large skillet and brown ribs on all sides. Transfer browned ribs to a baking dish; set aside. Wipe out pan with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Melt butter in pan. Add onions and saute until softened. Add all remaining sauce ingredients and stir to blend. Pour sauce over ribs in baking dish. Cover pan and bake for 3-1/2 hours or until ribs are tender. Notes: This is great served with polenta, or buttered egg noodles sprinkled with chopped parsley. Number of Servings: 4

Nita's Lamb, Green Beans and Tomatoes

Ingredients • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 1/2 pounds lamb stew meat • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and trimmed • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

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• 1 cup water • salt and pepper to taste • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves Directions 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add lamb and onion and cook until meat is browned; stir in beans and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and mint. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until cooked through and beans are tender.

Ham with Honey and Brown Sugar Glaze

Ingredients • 1 (5 pound) fully cooked sliced ham • 1/4 cup whole cloves • 1 cup pineapple juice • 1 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup honey • 2 oranges, juiced Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Place the ham in a roasting pan and dot with cloves. In a saucepan combine the pineapple juice, brown sugar, honey and orange juice. Stir and simmer over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes. Pour the glaze over the ham. 3. Bake the ham uncovered for 1 hour in the preheated oven

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PHILADELPHIA New York Cheesecake III

Ingredients • 1 1/4 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs • 1/4 cup butter, melted • 5 (250 g) packages PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, softened • 1 cup sugar • 3 tablespoons flour • 1 tablespoon vanilla • 1 cup sour cream • 4 eggs • 1 (19 ounce) can cherry pie filling Directions 1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F if using a silver 9 inch springform pan (or to 300 degrees F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. 2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust. 3. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes or until centre is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Top with pie filling before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

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This month has been a month that to focus on ning and all the things I could complain about would be a crime when our focus should be on those who have been hurt by the recent devastation in Japan, once again I see all of our sites coming together and doing all that we can even if it is to just have a support group & a place to leave our well wish & our prayers for all those that have been effect by this. Once again it shows how much our sites can contribute to the many things that affect the world around us, lets not stop doing this for it does make a difference. Let us also focus on those that we love this month our friends & family those that mean the world to us, for we never know when they will no longer be with us or they move on, take it from someone that knows what it is like to say something that you regret and not to be able to apologize or make amend's for it. In the end our friends & love ones are all that we have & all that matter, there the one's there for us when we need them the most so let us focus on them this month.

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Member Articles
WOOD LORE AND USES FOR THE SPRING EQUINOX
BY Shadow Mage Sources: Celtic Tree Lore by Sarah the Swampwitch. Spring, often called a time of renewal, when dark and light are in equal balance with each other and dark is steadily turning back to the light. A time when death is being left behind for new life, when flowers start to blossom and life renews itself in many different ways. All around new life is coming up from the ground in the form of flowers and baby animals are in abundance. The god is coming into power and the goddess is seen as a young maiden. Spring is common in what can be found on a ritual alter as well, ranging from eggs, seeds, and other images of fertility. There is a playfulness and sensuality to Spring and a lightening of the heart as things emerge from darkness and slumber to once again show life. There are two main woods that are featured for this time of year as well,

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along with their herbal and magical uses. I will touch briefly on each one. Ash is a powerful wood often used for protection from various ailments and is a powerful protection when made into various tools. One is said to be more productive as well as better protected. Ash is also used in healing rituals due to it’s healing and protective attributes. Alder is also a protective wood, but is also a good wood for summoning and control. It is a good wood to protect as well as use, it is both a shield and a sword. It can be used in protetive amulets, used in healing, but is also wielded as wands and other various tools. ASH LORE 3rd Moon of the Celtic Year - (Feb 18 - March 17) · Latin name: White Ash - fraxinus americana; European Ash - fraxinus excelsior; Flowering Ash - fraxinus ornus. · Celtic name: Nion (pronounced: knee un) · Folk or Common names: Ash, Common Ash, Unicorn Tree, Guardian Tree · Parts Used: Leaves, wood, bark, twigs, sap, flowers · Herbal usage: Ash leaves and the tender tops can be used in the spring to make a fasting tea that is a diuretic and can be used as a help for weight loss. Ash bark is known as a liver and spleen cleanser and can make the immune system stronger. The flowering Ash has sap that contains a sugary exudate called 'manna', which can be used as a laxative. · Magical History & Associations: The bird associated with this month is the snipe, the color is half clear & half deep blue, and the gemstone is sea-green beryl. The Ash, a masculine herb, is associated with the element of water, the sun and Jupiter; and is sacred to Thor, Woden, Mars, Uranus and Gwydion. Ash is also sacred to Odin since the Ash is often known as the Yggdrassil (or the 'Ash Yggdrasil') amongst the Scandinavian nations. In Norse mythology, the Yggdrassil supports the Universe, has three main branches and is believed to
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have sprung from the beginning of time out of primordial slime and ashes. The Ash is also the tree of the sea God Poseidon, because of its watery power. Frennett (frenetic chaos), a substance used by berserkers, may have been made from Ash bark. The Ash was supposed to be serpent repellent - Pliny held that there is such an antipathy between an adder and an Ash-tree, "that if an adder be encompassed round with Ash-tree leaves, she will sooner run through the fire than through the leaves". The ceremonial Yule log is often made of Ash - this log is kindled each Yule with a piece from last years fire and allowed to smolder for 12 days before it is ceremonially put out. The Ash tree is famous, although anonymous, since it's the tree from which the Hanged Man is suspended in tarot decks · Magickal usage: The Ash was one of the sacred Druidic three: 'Oak, Ash & Thorn', and the month of Ash is a good time to do magick designed to learn your inner self. The Ash has applications in magick done for sea power, ocean rituals, karmic laws, magical potency, healing, protection from drowning, love, rain making, women's mysteries, prophetic dreams, general protection, Prosperity, and health. Ash is often used for making both mundane and magical tools it's said that tools with handles of Ash are more productive than tools with handles of other wood. Witches brooms often have the staff made from Ash, and Ash wood was used for spears and shields since it was known as a protective wood. Placing Ash berries in a cradle prevents the child from being traded for a changeling by an evil faery - and Ash talismans can be worn as protective amulets. Ash is known to keep away serpents and to protect against their bite. If there are no snakes to be found, Ash can be used instead to keep away nasty people who are bitchy, quick to criticize, impatient, or psychic vampires. Special guardian spirits reside in the Ash; This makes it excellent for absorbing sickness. The spirally carved Druidic wand was made of Ash for this healing purpose. In years gone by, weak-limbed children were passed through split ash trees which were then bound up. If the tree grew straight, the child would as well. Ash can be used in medicine pouches or can be used in magick for wart remover: the wart is stuck with a pin

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that has first been thrust into an Ash, while these words are said: "Ashen tree, Ashen tree, pray these warts off of me." The pins are then stuck back in the tree and left. The druids attributed special powers over water to the ash tree. They used its wood to make it rain or to ward off water's destructive power. The Ash is the tree of sea power, or of the power resident in water. Ash leaves placed under the pillow will induce prophetic dreams, and carrying an Ash leaf will attract the love of the opposite sex. The Ash is often called The Unicorn Tree, because unicorns are supposed to be fond of the tree. To catch a glimpse of a unicorn, carry Ash wood or leaves. Whenever you need to harvest a piece or part of an Ash tree, remember to ask the tree if it will allow you to take a branch or other part and be sure to leave the tree an offering of thanks when you are done. A nice offering would be a bit of mane from a unicorn (eg).

ALDER LORE · 4th Moon of the Celtic Year - (March 18 - April 14)

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Latin name: Smooth Alder - alnus serrulata. Celtic name: Fearn (pronounced: fair un). Folk or Common names: Alder, Gummy/Gluey (European), Rugose/wrinkly (Tag), Tree of the Fairies. Parts Used: Parts Used: Branches, wood, bark, leaves. Herbal usage: Alder is in the hazelnut family and was used by Native Americans as a medicinal plant. Tea can be made from bark and is useful in treating diarrhea, coughs, toothaches and the discomfort of childbirth. A potion made from the bark can also be used externally as an eye wash or for a wash for poison ivy, swellings and sprains. Magical History & Associations: The birds associated with this month are the raven, the crow and the gull; the colors are crimson, green-brown and royal purple; the day is Saturday; and the gemstone is fire-garnet. The Alder, a Masculine herb, is associated with the element of fire, and the planet of Venus. The Alder is sacred to Bran the Blessed and Cronos (Saturn). Alder is also sacred to Faery kings and elf kings - from the word Alder comes elder (not the tree) as in 'elder' kings. The Fey of the Alder have been described as water spirits or as "Dark Faeries". They are very protective of the tree and when they leave their trees, this Faerie will take the form of a Raven. In tree Folk-lore, the Alder is known as the tree of fire - In the battle of the trees, the Alder fought in the very front line. It is described as the very "battle witch" of all woods, the tree that is hottest in the fight. Magickal usage: The month of Alder is a good time to do magick designed to celebrate the connection and tie between all women, and the mother-daughter bond. The Alder has applications in magick done for spiritual decisions, duty, prophecy, oracular strength, intelligence, mental prowess, resurrection, air magic, water magic, strength, spirituality, teaching, weather magick, and protection from outside forces. Alder leaves or twigs can be carried in a pouch to act as a protection charm and as a powerful force in psychic battles. Ash talismans or charms can also be carried to aid in the preservation of ideas. The Alder is known as the "fairy's tree" in Celtic lore, so is good

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for fairy magic. The faeries are said to like to dance under the trees when they are flowering. Carrying Alder twigs or flowers acts as a charm for communicating with the fey. Alder is often used in resurrection magic and also used in building/construction magic. Alder wood is often called the "wood of the witches". Whistles may be made of out of young shoots to entice Air elemental spirits. This gives a Witch the ability to summon, control and banish elementals or the four winds. It is also the ideal wood for making the magical pipes and flutes for use in magickal ceremonies. Alder produces a red dye from the bark, a green dye from the flowers and a brown dye from its twigs. Some Witches use these dyes in coloring ritual garb with the red dye signifying fire, the green dye: water, and the brown dye: earth. While the Witch is dying her robes, she should say: "These leaves from trees, these herbs and flowers, Make holy with your living powers Raise the power! Bestow the magick! Set earth's seal upon my magick!" When harvesting bark or leaves from the Alder, remember to ask the tree if it will allow you to take the parts and be sure to leave the tree an offering of thanks when you are done. To prepare Alder wood for use, beat the bark away with a willow stick while projecting your wishes into it.

Sandalwood oil.
by Pan Sandalwood has a sacred history in it's native India,Tibet and China,where it has been used for centuries to protect religious carvings in temples and monasteries.The essential oil,distilled from the tree's fragrant heartwood and roots,has a lingering,sweet,balsamic aroma that repels insects.But the great value of sandalwood oil lies in it's highly relaxing and erotic effects.It is also thought to help heal respiratory and urinary-tract

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problems.Unfortunately,because it is complicated to make,true sandalwood oil is becoming rare.The sandalwood tree must be 40 years old before the oil can be extracted,and up to 55 pounds of wood chips are required for 1 quart of oil,which once distilled,must mature for six months.Thus,adulterated forms of sandalwood oil are being produced.The best quality and also the most expensive oil comes from India;in one province,these endangered trees are protected by the government.Oils from Australia and West India,unfortunately,tend to be far less effective. Consolation for the soul. The gentle,warm odor of sandalwood oil envelops the soul prtectively,providing inner peace and security.Spiritually grounding,the oil consoles those who are depressed and fearful.The scent is thought to awaken the heart to a sense of joy.In a diffuser or simmer pot,try combining sandalwood oil with the equally calming and harmonizing rose oil: 5 drops sandalwood 3 drops rose absolute

Sandalwood oil,therapeutic effect. by Pan Sandalwood oil contains a high percentage of terpene-containing alcohols,primarily alpha-santalol and beta-santalol.These substances,characterized by their antispasmodic,germicidal and expectorant effects,make the oil valuable for treating respiratory and minor urinary-tract infections.Sandalwood oil also counteracts restlessness,anxiety and depression,and is thought to heighten eroticism. For skin irritation and care. An antiseptic,astringent and emollient,sandalwood oil helps heal cuts,eczema and rashes.For a general skin care massage oil,mix 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil with 5 drops of sandalwood oil. To release sexual energy.

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Sandalwood oil is believed to unblock sexual energies.In a diffuser or simmer pot,combine 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil with 2 drops each each of sandalwood,jasmine absolute and rosemary oil. To comfort the bereaved. A massage with 5 drops of sandalwood oil and 3 drops of rose-otto oil in 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil helps console the grief-stricken. In an uplifting bath. In a bath,the sweet,woody aroma of sandalwood oil is both relaxing and uplifting.Add 3 drops of the oil to your bathwater.After bathing,relax in the warm water for at least 30 minutes. To keep tissues elastic. Excessive stretching of the skin as a result of weight gain or pregnancy can cause some tissues to tear.A massage with sandalwood oil mixed into sweet-almond oil can help keep the tissues elastic and prevent the associated stretch marks.However,make sure to always check with a health care practitioner before using during pregnancy. A little lore. Sandalwood oil plays a sacred role during many Hindu marriage rites,where it is burned in the marriage tent so that it's fumes may surround and bless the bride and groom.

Sandalwood oil,therapeutic effect pg2.
by Pan External application. Inhaling steam with sandalwood oil is believed to have an antispasmodic effect on inflamed,infected respiratory passages for those suffering from bronchitis.Add 3 drops of sandalwood oil to 1 gal.of hot water,and inhale the vapor deeply through your nose and mouth.Place a towel over your head so the vapors do not escape and you get the steam's full effect. Sitz baths with sandalwood oil may help heal minor bladder inflammations.The oil in the bathwater warms and relaxes the tissues and kills germs.Mix 8 drops of sandalwood oil with 4 tbsp.of sweet-creamand

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add to a bathtub half-filled with water.Stay in the sitz bath for 15 min.Afterward,rest,coverd warmly,for at least 30 min. Sandalwood is an excellent hair dressing.It's deeply soothing aroma lingers in the hair and gently diffuses it's scent all day.Mix 2 drops od sandalwood oil with 2 tsp.of sweet-almond or jojoba oil;you can also add both jasmine and rosemary oils. Face creams,oils and masks that are made with sandalwood essential oil can provide aromatic,emollient skin care for both dry and normal skin types. Caution: Most essential oils are highly concentrated substances made up of alcohols,esters,ketones,hydrocarbons,phenols and acids.Research has shown that sandalwood oil can be toxic if taken internally and in high doses.The essential oil can cause inflammation of the skin and damage to the kidney tissue.

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Featured Member of The Month

SteamPunkRebel This months featured member SteamPunkrebel is one amazing guy that is full of knowledge & has created 3 very amazing and informative groups, one's that teach us the skills we need to survive in a day of age where most have forgotten how to live off the land or how to be prepared in case of a natural disaster or even worse. The things that he has brought to our site is things that we all feel is needed in every house hold & that everyone should know. He has been a great contributor & a very amazing friend.

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Here are his groups please check them out you may find that one day they may save your life.... Brain Drain
http://therealms.ning.com/group/BrainDrain

The Mad Scientist
http://therealms.ning.com/group/themadscientist

The Survivalist
http://therealms.ning.com/group/thesurvivalist

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Featured Groups

Zombie Apocolypse

Zombie Apocolypse Created by Lady Pandora ·admin· http://therealms.ning.com/group/zombieapocolypse

WE WANT YOUR BRAINSSS.....HOW LONG WILL IT BE TILL WE ALL ARE THE WALKING DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Location: EVERYWHERE Members: 12 Latest Activity: 9 hours ago Now this group is new and a good place to come unwind just don't get to

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comfortable because you never now what lurks behind the corner....

Darkness Within

Created by Andrew Rutledge Creator http://therealms.ning.com/group/darknesswithin If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning You must be strong now. You must never give up Members: 30 Latest Activity: Mar 21

This group is for those that wish to delve into the darkness of one's self, and delve deeper into the darker philosophy's and teachings.

The Breath Of The Realms

Created by Andrew Rutledge Creator http://therealms.ning.com/group/thebreathoftherealms Peace of mind, lies within the soul, the very heart of your own personal

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Realm's. Enjoy the tranquility of meditation, & find your peaceful Realm's...... Members: 45 Latest Activity: 10 hours ago This is the one group that we all need to visit, it is truly the breath of the Realms it is our meditation group that will leave you at peace as soon as you enter....

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Featured Member Articles
QUESTION AUTHORITY ( The Life You Save May Be Your Own )
By:
Bonny Saint Bud

when you can understand there are many walks of life. leaders followers writers artists etc. I hate when a follower wants to be a leader then doesnt know where to lead because they could never understand the paths or signs and the building goes wrong or the road becomes a dead end because there Are simply no sign posts. and when those that know the correct path call out, the Charletan shows a flash of knowledge or an illusion distracts the masses and they follow usually picked up from some book. Save the few we see what is truthful simply because we test the path By walking it. so what if we get ridiculed,, those that scorn and ridicule are usually far from recovery. and there's nothing can be done to help them. when a lifeline is thrown they tend to say "i dont need that you are wrong this is the way"

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Just before they forever fall. I have seen this on many occasions and with many people being torn away from the respect of pure knowledge in search of a dream, Except its someone else's dream. Few folk know Science at the level of doctorate. Few know of Gardens and flowers as a gardener does. Few know where the deer sleeps in the forest. Few know where the Wren lives in a frozen hedgerow. Few know the path they walk or where it will lead. it doesnt matter how much Knowledge a person says they have its when that knowledge is questioned they find a piece of themselves in truth. When you look at yourself what do you find?

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Various Walks of life
by Silvershoe (!) B.W.

when you can understand there are many walks of life. leaders followers writers artists etc. I hate when a follower wants to be a leader then doesnt know where to lead because they could never understand the paths or signs and the building goes wrong or the road becomes a dead end because there Are simply no sign posts. and when those that know the correct path call out, the Charletan shows a flash of knowledge or an illusion distracts the masses and they follow usually picked up from some book. Save the few we see what is truthful simply because we test the path By walking it. so what if we get ridiculed,, those that scorn and ridicule are usually far from recovery. and there's nothing can be done to help them. when a lifeline is thrown they tend to say "i dont need that you are wrong this is the way" Just before they forever fall. I have seen this on many occasions and with many people being torn away from the respect of pure knowledge in search of a dream, Except its someone else's dream. Few folk know Science at the level of doctorate. Few know of Gardens and flowers as a gardener does. Few know where the deer sleeps in the forest. Few know where the Wren lives in a frozen hedgerow. Few know the path they walk or where it will lead. it doesnt matter how much Knowledge a person says they have its when that knowledge is questioned they find a piece of themselves in truth. When you look at yourself what do you find?

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The Infernal Question
by El Chupacabra, SFW Are you pagan, or just on a mission for your own secret empire? Where is learning in the sycophancy of rhetorical proof of faith? Are you here to be yourself, or just some elite fashion statement of the popular consensus? Are you here to discuss yours or anybody else's experiences or just revel in the shear enigma of it? Are you really exploring the unknown or just trying to escape some ugly reality. Can you step outside of the dream and honestly ask yourself, just what is it that you are really looking for? It seems some have forgotten what this site is really about.

'Pestilence' available with a massive 72% discount
by Brian L Porter

My thriller novel Pestilence (Double Dragon Publishing), is currently being offered in paperback by Amazon.com for just $4.24, a saving of 72% on the normal retail price. If you'd like to try one of my books and haven't done so previously, (or even if you have), this a great opportunity to grab a bargain. I'm not sure how long Amazon will keep the book at this price, but usually, these offers are limited to between 2 and 4 weeks. Pestilence has picked up some great reviews since its release, and stock are limited, but, even if they sell out, the price will remain the same as long as the offer continues, so it is possible to order at the reduced price, and be guaranteed the bargain price when stocks are replenished.

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About the book From award winning author Brian L Porter comes the thriller sensation of the year. 'Pestilence' leads where others will follow in creating a scare-fest that will terrify, entertain and astound the reader. Pestilence....breathe if you dare! The year is 1958, the place, an idyllic village in the heart of the English countryside. Olney St. Mary has stood in its peaceful rural location for over 900 years. Suddenly however, the peace of the community is shattered when two teenage boys are stricken with a mystery illness. The newly arrived village doctor suspects 'flu to be the cause of their malady. Her initial diagnosis is terribly and tragically wrong! Before long, Doctor Hilary Newton and the residents of Olney are plunged into a nightmare of Biblical proportions as the death toll rises and no cure can be found for the disease that ravages the local population, despite the doctors employing the latest antibiotics available to them. Somehow, this plague is different! Help arrives in the form of a medical team from the outside, but the bodies continue to pile up. Someone, somewhere, perhaps within the community itself, knows the reason behind the pestilence that has struck at the heart of the village, but will the medics learn the truth before it's too late, or will they too join the growing list of names that appear on the roll of death roll in Olney St. Mary? When a mysterious explosion wreaks havoc in the children's playground, followed by a second lethal blast in Olney's makeshift field hospital the sinister and unbelievable truth behind the pestilence begins to slowly reveal itself. Award-winning author Brian L Porter takes terror to a new dimension as an age old horror returns to nineteen fifties rural England. This time however, the pestilence itself appears to have evolved! Review

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`Pestilence- is a multi layered plot at which the British truly excel. The characters, from the rustic villager, quaint old ladies, harried doctors, conniving officials, suspicious military types people the pages of this fast moving thriller. Porter-s economical use of language, the simplicity of words readily evoke both tumultuous and more benign moods. There is one hilarious scene as two entwined lovers fall for each other. The valve radio just happens to play songs which are so appropriate to the scene which through perspicacious attention Mr Porter portrays with aplomb. The research is excellent, the imagery, the scenes are easily conjured for our minds to create a satisfying mystery. The reprehensible plot hatched by heinous minds is just a part of the mosaic where lives are promiscuously gambled with. Worse lives become expendable as sinister and deviousness individuals would try and use the deaths of too many of the innocent for their own shady ends a decade after the Messerschmitt-s crash to realize their dark intent. Sinister forces are indeed festering malignantly in the background. Lutz Barz Available now from Amazon.com

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Music Tastes Link To Personality
by OneCrow Music tastes link to personality

Jazz fans are "creative and have good self-esteem" according to the research

Musical tastes and personality type are closely related, according to a study of more than 36,000 people from around the world. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, is said to be the largest such study ever undertaken. It suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal aficionados were gentle and at ease with themselves. Professor North described the research as "significant" and "surprising". What does your musical taste say about you? He said: "We have always suspected a link between music taste and personality. This is the first time that we've been able to look at it in real detail. No-one has ever done this on this scale before."

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Prof North said the research could have many uses in marketing, adding: "If you know a person's music preference you can tell what kind of person they are, who to sell to. "There are obvious implications for the music industry who are are worried about declining CD sales. "One of the most surprising things is the similarities between fans of classical music and heavy metal. They're both creative and at ease but not outgoing. HAVE YOUR SAY Don't worry about what people think of you because of the music you listen to. Music is the best thing in the world Steve Harding, Wiltshire, UK Send us your comments "The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and of being a danger to themselves and society in general. But they are quite delicate things."

More than 36,000 people from all over the world were asked to rate 104 musical styles and also questioned about aspects of their personality. The study is continuing and Prof North, who is head of the university's department of applied psychology, is still looking for participants to take part in a short online questionnaire. MUSICAL STYLES VERSUS PERSONALITY TRAITS High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease BLUES

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High self-esteem, creative, outgoing and at ease JAZZ High self-esteem, creative, introvert and at ease CLASSICAL MUSIC High self-esteem, outgoing RAP High self-esteem, creative, gentle OPERA Hardworking, outgoing

COUNTRY AND WESTERN

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REGGAE

High self-esteem, creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease Creative, outgoing, not gentle

DANCE Low self-esteem, creative, not hard working, not gentle INDIE Creative, outgoing

BOLLYWOOD Low self-esteem, creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, at ease

ROCK/HEAVY METAL

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CHART POP

High self-esteem, not creative, hardworking, outgoing, gentle, not at ease

High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease SOUL

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Featured Member of the Month

Bonny Saint Bud

http://paganunderworld.com/profile/?xg_source=profiles_friendList

! ( What I do when I first get on Pagan Underworld) I generally try to answer

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my mail and reply to any comments first and then I check out the recent posts for items of interest. I check out the art stuff or any interesting images I see. and will leave comments on any discussion that has relevance to me. And just talking about things that matter to me with kindred spirits. 2 ( My beliefs and how I express them ) WHOA !!! That's a long, very twisty road that I'm still on. Eight years ago I was a Sunday School Teacher (Single Adults) at a Southern Baptist Church ( no joke ) but a fortnight in a psych ward after a nervous breakdown was enough of a jolt to re-evaluate my Theology and get honest about my Spiritual aspirations. At present my Spiritual expression is essentially trying to learn to see with my own eyes. I'm more sure of what ISN'T than what IS on most things. A few folks have suggested I read some Jung which I just may. And one day I'll REALLY spill my guts on Jesus versus Christianity. 3. (Myself on myself)

4 (Fascinating things I come across in the groups) Naturally as a visual person I am drawn to images and I see some wonderful ones on this site. I have always been fascinated about life beyond what we see ( and not just what we call the afterlife) and those sort of explorations abound here. Not to mention the fascinating humans that inhabit this place. 5 (My opinion on anything) Don't let the little (and sometimes BIG) betrayals in this life freeze you in your tracks in bitterness and disillusionment. Consider the source and move on (easier said than done I admit). We've all spent time and emotion on things and people that have disappointed us but these are ultimately the result of OUR choices so don't come cryin' to me !!! LOL Try to have fun and laugh as often as you can. Put on some James Brown and shake it baby !!!

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Featured Groups

DANCING, CHANTING AND DRUMMING

DANCING, CHANTING AND DRUMMING Created by Slippery When Wet

http://paganunderworld.com/group/dancingchantinganddrumming

This group is for those who incorporate some form of dance, chanting, drumming, or other instrument in their own practice Members: 65 Latest Activity: Mar 20

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This group is one that will lift your soul and leave you charged, and very fitting for spring...... There is nothing more that will lift your spirits than the sounds of dance, drums, & chanting.....

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Featured Member Articles

For A Girl You're Size!
by Hetty , Rev. D Div. (Founder) http://www.plushcatclub.com/plus-size/main.html I met a man who likes my personality and said I am very good-looking (even once said beautiful) for a big girl with big breasts. Really? Know what? I date A LOT! I date men here, not on the computer and I get asked out

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often by friends and strangers. I get asked out by women too. I can choose. I am NOT a desperate girl! If you stop to think, no one is. All women and men with confidence and even without, are attractive. We can all get dates. Everyone is beautiful and everyone is beautiful to someone else. I have a gorgeous face? Thanks. But guess what? I am gorgeous. I am smart. I am sweet. I am sexy. Maybe not to you. Maybe I am to you and you are afraid of what your friends may think or of what your image will be. I don't care. Maybe you are going to miss out. Maybe you will kicking yourself all the way to the moon and back because no one says that to me and has me date them. I am a sex freak. I am not promiscuous, but wild and open. Once I feel comfortable, there are no boundaries sexually. I have men that have been with me and guess what? They always want more. Never once did a man suggest that I turn the lights off. Not once did I feel ashamed. Big girls DO get naked. They DO have pictures taken. They are sexy. Not everyone likes every size or every look. If they aren't attracted, they don't have to go out with the people. See? But they do not have to express that opinion to that person unless they are specifically asked. There are pictures and films and calendars with "big" girls that sell quite well. Not every dating site is only for tiny girls. There are porn stars and models and actresses from size 0 to size 30 and maybe more. Not all men like the same girls. There are girls that like big guys. There are girls that like little guys. I like nerds. I like big, muscular guys with a belly or not, with big, strong arms and muscular backs. Yum. I like skinny guys with funny hair. I like hairy guys with bald heads. I like older guys with a mohawk. As long as a

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guy is smart and confident, has good manners at the table and in public, a sense of humor, kindness, and class (money does not equal class, mind you. It is the individual. One has it or they don't), they are awesome. I want a guy to work out with me, skateboard with me, walk with me, go to museums and swim, have amazing sex with me, and generally, keep up with me. Never once would I tell people bad things about a guy's looks if I liked him inside. Never once would I make him feel second best. Never once would I tell a guy or girl that they are good-looking for a big person or a purple person or a French person, etc! Someone is beautiful in your eyes or they are not! But, just because you are too closed-minded to see it, doesn't mean that anyone is ugly. NO ONE deserves to hear that they are great for a "big girl or guy". Tell someone they are gorgeous or cute or sexy. Period. If you don't believe they are, then shut up! I mean, how about someone says, "You are really well-spoken for an idiot"? Just checking.

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Sleeping With Fallen Angels
by Zara Nightshade™ (Founder)

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Sleeping With Fallen Angels
Tongues of fire caressed my skin My feet did trend on scorched earth The air was engulfed in ash A shadow was in the distance Close with every breath It called to the core of my being I did stand my ground The shadowy figure walked up to me The distance raveled between us Revealed The angelic face Eyes that could melt steel His words like erotic whispers

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As he called my name He touched my arm And stole my pain His hand slid down my arm To grasp my hand in his On my knuckles He did plant a kiss For this kiss was like a thousand Orgasmic.. He did looked up Into my eyes A whispered this You are one with I As I am with you Forever forever in darkness We shall consume With those worlds that That filled my soul He grinned so slightly as he let my hand go For it was the second time I met with Such a bliss For it could only be the devils kiss He walked away from me It seemed like years As I fell back into my body I woke up in tears For nothing has ever been so beautiful Nothing never since The devil picked me up and out of my dreams And handed me bliss Rev Nightshade__

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Featured groups

Lifestyles de Noir

Created by Hetty , Rev. D Div. (Founder) http://www.theshadowoftheblackrose.com/group/lifestylesdenoir

All kinds of lifestyles 18+ Discuss the crazy, alternative, dark and light sides of all walks of life. Adults only. Location: All Walks of Life Members: 53 Latest Activity: Mar 24

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This is an awesome group that covers many walks of life, dealing with the lifestyles that most are to scared to talk about, this gorup covers almost all of them & has many articles that will open your mind to new things to spice your own lifestyle up.....

Perfectly Imperfect

Created by Hetty , Rev. D Div. (Founder)

http://www.theshadowoftheblackrose.com/group/perfectyimperfect We are all perfectly imperfect works of art. Share in the beauty of the weird and wonderful! Location: In Ours Eyes and Hearts Members: 42 Latest Activity: Mar 26

This is one of those groups that everyone should be apart of, for no one can say they are perfect in any form, but that does not mean you are not, for each of us is perfect in our own way & that is the beauty of being who we are, don't ever judge a book by it's cover you may find you missed something very beautiful & life touching by doing so. Check this group out & learn from all the wonderful articles in here.

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Sisters of the Shadows

Created

by Hetty , Rev. D Div. (Founder)

http://www.theshadowoftheblackrose.com/group/sistersoftheshadows We are united by strength, love, joy, and spirit! We stand together, side by side to help our sisters grow! Now, let's open the wine, grab the chocolate, and get down to what we really love to talk about! Location: Our Sisters' Hearts Members: 25 Latest Activity: Mar 3

There is nothing stronger than a sister's bond, in this group for all you women you will find this all so true helping each other in only the ways that a woman can understand & sharing there love & support as sister's strongly united....

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Breaking News ! the public in Huffington Post and MSM and Many other news sources is now exposed to the Signs of the vedic Zodiac and the 13th sign of Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. 3,000 years ago the sun traveled what is known as the Western Zodiac. But thru time due to earth wobble and changed in the ecliptic the signs now changed. What does this mean to horoscope and zodiac readers? Thousands of people are on twitter in confusion and getting confused. I say, we dont have to be confused..... The Western Zodiac is YOU now and the Karmic Debt you still carry...You should get to know it thru and thru, As a Mystic I can advise you to look at the New Dates and Aspire to the Vedic after Knowing thyself and the best

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traits to take on and aspire to, therefore you are BOTH Like Im a Capricorn with the Western Zodiac but should aspire to take on Postive traits in my Sagitarrius in the Vedic Zodiac, The New Dates: Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16 Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11 Pisces: March 11- April 18 Aries: April 18 - May 13 Taurus: May 13 - June 21 Gemini: June 21 - July 20

Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10 Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16 Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30 Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23 Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29 Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17 Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20 Western Dates.. Aries 21 March to 20 April

Taurus 21 April to 21 May Gemini 22 May to 21 June Cancer 22 June to 22 July Leo 23 July to 23 August Virgo 24 August to 22 September

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Libra 23 September to 22 October Scorpio 23 October to 21 November Sagittarius 22 November to 21 December Capricorn 22 December to 19 January Aquarius 20 January to 18 February Pisces 19 February to 20 March Is your birthday from November 30-December 17? Then your true zodiac sign is actually the Serpent Holder Your gifts are a flair for design, a love of health and healing. A prolific organizer and having a influencial Father. * Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is one of the 88 constellations and considered the 13th zodiac sign , It is opposite Orion in the sky in northwest of the center of the Milky Way. The main question of the "Serpent Holder" is he at peace with the serpent or is he fighting it? The man was considered to be Enki, the Sumerian ruler from Nibiru who was brought to the public eye with the research of Jewish Scholar

Zechariach Sitchin He was also Imhotep, his worship centered in Memphis. High Priest of Ra. He was a famed Physician and Engineer. Ophiuchus is also known as Asclepis the son of Apollo. Asclepsis was a healer raised by Chiron, the half Centaur. Zeus made him immortal and put him in the sky.

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Some say Ophiuchus is also Joseph, Son of Jacob. when he healed and saved Egypt from famine with his prophetic dreams.

As a symbol of medicine the healing serpent can be easily remembered as the "Brazen serpent staff held by Moses. and the caduceus of Hermes. Lets praise the Serpent of Wisdom, The symbol of "Gnosis" as it aids us in Kundalini and the healing of our dross, the opening of our Chakras.

Aries
3/21 – 4/19

First Starting on the 2nd
You have a goal in mind big time on Monday. Be careful about trampling on others to get there -- it's bad for your karma! Around Tuesday and Wednesday, you're more of an idea person rather than an action go-getter. Get in cahoots with someone who thinks like you do for double the brainpower (and double the fun, too). Then after all that conscious thought, your subconscious has a message for you at the end of the workweek. Write down those dreams and tune into those visions. This weekend, toss the schedule aside and see what allures you from moment to moment.

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Week Starting On the 4th

Your life may be full of days spent speeding down the highway toward sweet destiny, but Monday and Tuesday aren't among them. You're moving in the direction of destiny, sure, but the pace would be more accurately described as that of an infant on all fours. The crawl intensifies to something more like a healthy jog on Wednesday and Thursday, but it's difficult to keep your legs pumping, since you spend much of your time holding a cell phone to your ear. Friday and Saturday are days of clarity and catharsis and possibly family time. Sunday's romantic.

Week starting on the 11th
Even big, bad, bold you needs a little support now and then -- like at the beginning of this week. Since you're usually so self-sufficient, you might have to ask. By Wednesday and Thursday, though, the stars send bountiful super energy right to you, and you're probably ready to make a daring move (at work? In the love department? Maybe both?). Go for it! If you're staying up late or partying on Friday and Saturday, be sure to make up for it with some healthy stuff, too. And on Sunday, use a little charm to get your desire.

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Week starting on the 18th
Monday and Tuesday, just about anything that can go wrong will. It takes all your energy just to feel comfortable among a group of people. And your new shoes aren't fitting right. Wednesday and Thursday see you taking action and not letting anyone get in your way. If those shoes still hurt, by all means return them. If you're still uncomfortable socially, find a new social group. Friday and Saturday are career-oriented: Everything you do has an effect on your reputation. Sunday you're surrounded by like-minded people and filled with optimistic thinking about the future.

Week starting on the 25
You're a remarkable positive force as the week begins, with the gumption to get stuff going and all the necessary follow-through, too. Which areas of your life need some advancing? Tackle them now, because around Wednesday, your energy changes a bit -- you're dreamier, thinking in more abstract terms. You may even be indecisive about a certain situation or someone. Allow your feelings to evolve and don't get frustrated, because on Friday or over the weekend, a sweet new possibility's there for you. All you have to do is seek it out -- and you'll love the process of looking.

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Taurus
4/20 – 5/20

First week 4th
The intensity is remarkable. You had a sense that something was developing between you two, but on Monday and Tuesday, it's undeniable. Whether this is someone you just met or someone you've known for a while, a new leaf is turning, and you're talking about it. Wednesday and Thursday affect you in funny ways. You're running around like crazy. There's no particular hurry, but you're in a hurry -- it's completely out of character for you. Friday and Saturday, try to explain it all to a friend, maybe over dinner. Convey your excitement, then spend Sunday dwelling on you-know-who.

Week starting on the 11th
Home may be where the heart is at the beginning of the week, but communication's favored now, too. Get on the phone or online and share your feelings, and you'll get very nice responses. You could encounter somebody as stubborn as you on Wednesday or Thursday; think what you can accomplish if you join forces instead of butting heads! On Friday and Saturday, you're looking lucky, and the chance for romance is looking good. Plan a great date or head out on the town with friends. On Sunday, excitement awaits in an unexpected place. Find it!

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Week starting on the 18th

Monday and Tuesday are beset by all-consuming passion. It isn't a fun sort of passion -- not artistic or musical or anything like that -- it's emotional. The outside world is almost distorted by the strength of your feelings. You go into Wednesday and Thursday understandably wary of other people. The key is to not let that wariness transform into what may appear as righteousness. That's no way to charm someone. Friday and Saturday, something that's dogged your understanding for a while suddenly makes sense. Until Sunday, that is. Nothing makes sense on Sunday.

Week starting on the 25th
Something truly different may come your way as the week begins, whether in the form of a person, an idea or maybe an opportunity. Don't let the oddity throw you; take a look, and you may see something amazing. Around Wednesday, the company of family and friends feels just right. You might find that a collection of people comes up with a great idea -- or just has a fun celebration! From Friday through the weekend, do the opposite of clamming up. Try confiding a feeling, giving your two cents, making a wish. Somebody's got something to add that might just rock your world.

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Gemini
5/21 – 6/21

First Week 4th Put on your high-caliber goggles and take a very close look at what's going on. Monday and Tuesday, clarity is a prevailing theme, and the main obstacle in achieving it is the presence of busybodies. Like so many bumblebees, they create a commotion about things that can only be described as irrelevant. False information abounds. Wednesday and Thursday, break out of your zone a bit to interact with others, but know that the most useful conversations you're going to have will be with strangers. This weekend, you'd be wise to come up with ways of entertaining yourself that don't involve money.

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Being thrifty at the beginning of the week gives you a bit of a creative challenge, and it also gives you a little extra for a future plan or splurge. Make your own lunch and make your own fun. You're quick with ideas and have the stamina to carry them out around Wednesday and Thursday. Progress abounds! On Friday and Saturday, watch out for some sort of interference -- a misunderstanding, a busybody, something getting lost in the shuffle. Be clear and concise. Sunday's stars send you extra sexiness now. Make the most of it!

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Week starting on the 18th Think of yourself as a space exploration vehicle on Monday and Tuesday, wandering into unknown territory, snapping pictures -- and not making any kind of judgment, just collecting facts. Let someone else figure out what it all means. Wednesday and Thursday you're more engaged intellectually, but you still aren't putting your hands on your hips and telling people what to think. That attitude's just not interesting to you right now. Friday and Saturday, the shifting breeze is sending you in one direction after another, but on Sunday your feet are firmly planted and your attention is unswayable.

Week starting on the 25th

Your stellar ability to set preconceptions aside really comes in handy as the week begins. Your curiosity -- about a situation, another person, yourself -- can be richly rewarded now. Work or another commitment may be driving you nuts around Wednesday, but you'll want to think things through and determine the real issue prior to speaking your mind. A mentor, a partner or a friend can help alter your perspective. Seeking out multiple points of view is favored from Friday through the weekend. The more you know, the more your own vision grows.

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Cancer
6/22 – 7/22

First Week 4th
Some ideas are bound to fail. So don't worry so much about yours being fully formed -- what matters is getting them out there, proposing things, seeing what sticks. The person who comes up with ideas from scratch is the most important person in the cause of progress. Let others help you hammer out the details. Don't worry about who gets the credit. In the middle of the week, with all this creativity floating around, some people are bound to feel hesitant or left out. Convince them to participate. Friday and Saturday are about new beginnings. On Sunday, make an investment.

Week starting on 11th
You may want to nest or play it safe at the beginning of the week, but the stars are sending some not-to-be-missed possibilities your way. Welcome the new energy and make a new start. On Wednesday or Thursday, it might be time for a splurge -- you deserve a reward, don't you? Plans go nicely on Friday and Saturday, and you've got the ability to make others feel understood and right at home, no matter where you are. Sunday brings a problem and an active, honest approach gets things going in the right direction.

Week starting on 18th
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allegiance lie? What do you need most at this moment? On Monday and Tuesday, if at all possible, put off making any decisions. Wednesday through Friday, you're just as torn. About everything. Though canceling your evening plans and cozying up in front of a DVD on Friday night sounds, perhaps, lazy, it is also wise. This is just not the week -- or the weekend -- to dazzle people in social settings. (If you find yourself in such a setting, expect to be wildly misinterpreted.) On Sunday, money is on your mind.

Week starting on the 25th
Dang, a certain someone seems cold as the week begins! But before you get miffed and tell them so, consider that maybe they're just not as expressive as you. Looking into interpersonal matters like this is favored around Wednesday, and you're also much more likely to be in the same groove as others now. Listen for your best instincts to chime in. From Friday through the weekend, what seems like an instinct could be more of a knee-jerk, and perhaps oversensitive, reaction. Avoid assumptions -- they could cause problems, while clarity could be a question or two away.

Leo
7/23 – 8/22

First Week 4th
If it were a black-or-white question, a matter of right or wrong, you wouldn't be facing the dilemma you have on Monday and Tuesday. Putting

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off a decision is not a bad move. Focus instead on finishing up some projects you've already started. Then, on Wednesday and Thursday, air your quandary among friends, at least to hear a range of responses. You may find yourself agreeing with someone, and therefore coming closer to a conclusion yourself. Friday and Saturday are warm and comfortable, as if you're a happy plant in a fresh plot. On Sunday, you get everything you need for growth.

Week starting on the 11th
You have a catlike sixth sense at the beginning of the week, with the reflexive knowledge of how to approach people and situations. You'll definitely land on your feet now. Wednesday and Thursday look even better, with your personal heat turned up to sizzling. Energy, excitement, fun and fabulousness are there for the taking. Keep your expenditures to a minimum on Friday and Saturday; feed your mind instead of opening your wallet. On Sunday, the universe serves you sweetness, with a cherry on top. Revel in it.

Week starting on the 18th
Time to haul out the magnifying glass and take a closer look. What you're looking at on Monday and Tuesday isn't entirely clear, but allow yourself to hold some unknown variables in your head; it will be a while before this puzzle coheres. Wednesday and Thursday, amplification in the romantic realm intensifies everything else -- which is exactly what you're in the mood for: more, better, richer, sweeter. Knowing exactly what you want grants you a confidence on Friday and Saturday that some might be threatened by. On Sunday, strike a minor chord. Show off your infamous reserve.

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Week starting on the 25th
Save the power plays for an appropriate arena as the week begins -- like (maybe) work. It's not so much about getting ahead now; concentrate more on exploring the unknown and finding a fresh perspective. A certain someone may be a little touchy-feely or wishy-washy for your taste around Wednesday, but be gentle -- there's likely more to this situation than meets the eye. Finesse it rather than forcing it. Then, from Friday through the weekend, fun's absolutely in your stars. The more oddball things you try and weird people you meet, the happier you'll be. Let the weird, good times roll!

Virgo
8/23 – 9/22

First week 4th Great writers do some of their most intense work by staring out the window. Major business decisions have been struck over slices of pizza. Monday and Tuesday, strive to get things done in a relaxing environment. Toward the middle of the week, you have no time for staring out the window or going out for pizza -- in fact, you have to strap yourself to your desk to finish everything. Friday and Saturday are downright frantic, and Sunday won't be very relaxing either. But if you can be flexible, that will prevent you from breaking. Don't break!

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Week starting on the 11th Turn those organizational abilities toward planning a social event or a great date at the beginning of the week -- it'll likely come together as the best thing ever. You may be the underdog in a certain situation on Wednesday or Thursday, but somebody's pulling for you. Figure out who, and get some tips and support. Friday and Saturday are great days to be you. With the stars on your side, you can get a ton done and also attract some attention via your extra sparkle. On Sunday, don't commit. You'll want to stick with 'maybe' on any big decisions -- at least for today.

Week starting on the 18th There are so many ways of seeing something -- as the opinions of your friends so amply demonstrate on Monday and Tuesday. Instead of coming down hard on those you disagree with (which is something you have been known to do), listen. Think of yourself as a pair of giant cartoon ears. Wednesday and Thursday, you are pretty sure you know how things should be done, but, again, adopt a passive role and let someone else shoulder the burden. (Your shoulders have been taking the brunt of it lately.) Friday and Saturday, all tension melts when you lock lips with someone. Sunday is revelatory.

Week starting on the 25th Renovations and innovations are favored in all aspects of your life as the week begins, so make some changes, major or minor. (However, don't forget to spend some downtime right in your comfort zone, too.) Around

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Wednesday, you may want to put the brakes on and reevaluate existing projects, relationships and so forth. The cosmic light's yellow now, if not blinking red. Money counts from Friday through the weekend, and you may be counting yours -- or counting on someone else to do their financial part. Give these matters due consideration in a timely fashion.

Libra 9/23 – 10/22

First week 4th
You're climbing fire escapes on Monday and Tuesday, trying to get a better perspective on how the world fits together. If only you could be in a helicopter! Toward the middle of the week, you're in a crowd situation, and you feel both empowered and overwhelmed by other people's combined energy. Go with the flow. Try not to overanalyze. See what you learn. Friday and Saturday are entirely bereft of dreams of helicopters or the anxiety of crowds -- instead, you find yourself relaxing into your work. It's gratifying to get things done. On Sunday, listen.

Week starting on the 11th
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the week, but getting upset about it won't help. Keep at it, and look for better energy coming your way on Wednesday and Thursday. Now you're making progress, and looking so good doing it that others might just ask you what your secret is. Will you tell? Social time's favored on Friday and Saturday, as is some lazing about -- that is, recharging those batteries. A couple of days of extra sexiness start on Sunday -- what are you going to do to take advantage?

Week starting on the 18th
You sweep your arms across the table on Monday and draw all your money and possessions toward your chest. Tuesday you spend counting your chips. How can this be explained, this weird urge toward materialism? It'd be good for you to give something away. Then, on Wednesday and Thursday, be generous in other ways: be emotionally giving, insist on hearing the long versions of stories. Friday and Saturday may have you shuffling your feet and casting your eyes downward -- you're lost in thought about something that happened a while ago -- but Sunday is nothing short of sensational.

Week starting on the 25th
Balance getting back to work with a little fun as the week begins. You've got great intellectual power and some extra oomph in the love department now -- wow! There's plenty of time to buckle down and work on ongoing projects and responsibilities around Wednesday, but note that this may not be the time to kick off something new or make a major decision. From Friday through the weekend, though, confronting an interpersonal angle -good, bad or to be determined -- is best done right away and head-on. You'll feel way better once you do.

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Scorpio 10/23 – 11/21

First week 4th
A rare feeling dominates your heart and mind at the beginning of the week. It's a thrilling feeling. It has something to do with a relationship, possibly a romantic one, and it may inspire you to boldness. Friction, force and sports also figure on Monday and Tuesday. It's a charged beginning to a happy, productive week, although it would be a stretch to define Wednesday and Thursday as particularly happy. There are a million small tasks you break your back to get done on those days. Friday and Saturday are, by comparison, effortless. You and your friends communicate almost telepathically. On Sunday, you lie low.

Week starting on the 11th
Dreams, intuition and other less-than-logical stuff figure prominently at the beginning of the week. Heed your inner voice, and let your subconscious provide clues. Around Wednesday or Thursday, some real-world hassles require your attention; handling them calmly reduces the stress factor. Your karma gets a major boost if you step outside yourself and donate your time, money or expertise (or all three) to a good cause on Friday or

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Saturday. And on Sunday, be extra patient with everyone -- including yourself.

Week starting on the 18th
Your radiance is a little hard for everyone else to take on Monday and Tuesday. You walk into a room and everyone else looks slightly less magical. It's as if you pull all cosmic energy toward you, though it's not like you're doing it on purpose. Wednesday and Thursday, you become a beneficiary of the very excitement you help generate; you become wrapped up in an activity you wouldn't involve yourself in if you were alone. Friday and Saturday are less wild, days of calculations and self-control; likewise, the extent of excitement on Sunday consists of rearranging the furniture in the living room.

Week starting on the 25th
If life's less than harmonious as the week begins, well, the drama makes all the world a stage. Don't forget that you're the author of your own part, though; make this production lead to growth. A love scene just might be in the cosmic script around Wednesday, with an intimate heart-to-heart a distinct possibility. If you're coupled up, make it happen with your costar; if you're single, how about some auditions? More behind-the-scenes stuff is important from Friday through the weekend. A supporting role can be very satisfying now.

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Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/21

First week 4th
Let Monday and Tuesday be days for collecting yourself, getting things back in order and obliging others. The smallest thing can be incredibly satisfying. That remains true at least until Wednesday and Thursday, when the satisfaction you feel in details done well begins to wane. Put another way, a philosophical conversation would satisfy you more at this time. So go ahead and initiate a philosophical conversation. Friday and Saturday, on the other hand, you're barely able to keep up your end of small talk. One day you feel like talking; the next day you don't. Chalk it up to mood. Sunday is radiant.

Week starting on the 11th
A deeper, more meaningful level can be reached at the beginning of the week, whether in a relationship or in your own outlook. Your core values are especially relevant now. You're a winner on Wednesday and Thursday, if the stars have their say -- and remember, you can't win if you don't play. Take a chance (maybe in the realm of romance!). Beware of imbalances of power on Friday and Saturday; anyone who thinks they're the boss of you could be problematic. You're extra articulate and very tuned on on Sunday -- speak up!

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Week starting on the 18th
You are like a cartoon giant walking through a cartoon forest on Monday and Tuesday -- an imaginative Goliath who's sometimes in the mood to be alone. You have a beautiful vision for the future, but it's all so overwhelming and vague that you wouldn't be able to explain it to anyone. Yet. Wednesday and Thursday, a new friendship seems to be taking off, and you might try filling this other person in on what you've been thinking about. Friday and Saturday you stick close to the path you know well, but Sunday finds you daringly introducing yourself to a stranger.

Week starting on the 25th
You're all revved up as the week begins if the stars have their say, and if you're open-minded, you just might find a surprising (and surprisingly great) route to take. Feel free to go off the map! Your energy's downshifted around Wednesday; to get anything done, you may need a jump-start. Think exercise instead of more coffee -- it'll center your thoughts, too. From Friday through the weekend, it's happy-go-lucky fun and games -- life's more like bumper cars than rush-hour traffic now, and you might bump right into some romance!

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Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19

First week 4th
Monday and Tuesday, spread out a blanket under a tree and have a delicious picnic. Fruit, bread, cheese -- really live it up. If you have other things to do on Monday and Tuesday, well, try to squeeze in some time for luxuriating somehow (especially with a loved one). Wednesday and Thursday are more work-oriented, or at least task-oriented. Expect a staggering quantity of emails in your inbox. Then, on Friday and Saturday, aim your efforts toward your home life. Maybe buy some buckets of paint and start that redecorating project in earnest. Sunday is a good day to be at home, too.

Week starting on the 11th
Conflict, opposition or limiting factors may come into play at the beginning of the week, and your response is everything. Use your powers of patience and flex your muscle of understanding. Make a busy schedule and stick to it on Wednesday and Thursday -- it could come in handy when you're asked to do something you'd rather not do. Friday and Saturday find a goal or two definitely within reach, and not just when it comes to work, either. On Sunday, the vibe is good for kicking off a new project.

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Week starting on the 18th
All the information is lined up and in order, clear as day -- all you have to do at this point is make the call. Obviously, it'd be smart not to make it alone. Ask others what they think. Then detach yourself emotionally from the proceedings and decide. Once a course has been decided, Wednesday commences a blur that extends into the foreseeable future, a blur of speed and productivity and brightness. Discipline is important on Thursday -- you may begin to have second thoughts, but ignore them -- and modesty is important on Friday and Saturday. The weekend is a chorus of praise.

Week starting on the 25th
How about starting a new tradition or trying on another style as the week begins? Whether it's at work or at home, thinking differently should be much appreciated (and even fun). Then, around Wednesday, you just might find yourself engrossed in a creative enterprise or an interpersonal one (or both!). There are all kinds of delights and satisfaction to be found; give big ambition a rest. From Friday through the weekend, your challenge may be to balance some opposites -- work and play, maybe, or responsibility and daring. Later on in the day Sunday, romance is in the stars!

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Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18

First week 4th
A discovery startles you at the start of the week. Suddenly, the past comes into focus in a way that it hasn't before -- it's illuminating and instructive. This is a fine prelude to what comes to you on Wednesday, which is a sizzling love affair, or an intensification of an existing love. Thursday, as well, is all hearts and chirping birds. It only makes sense that Friday, coming down from such excitement, is a bit of a drag. You have responsibilities to attend to and you're running out of time. Saturday is made for working, but Sunday is, once again, all about you and you-know-who.

Week starting on the 11th
Even if you're off-balance at the beginning of the week, stick with your routine as much as possible. Going through the motions has a therapeutic effect. By Wednesday and Thursday, you can identify a contradiction, make a discovery and find a way to move forward that feels great. An interruption or delay could be a good thing now. You're not so much judging books by their covers as speed-reading on Friday and Saturday; find out a lot in short order. On Sunday, the stars send extra brains and curiosity your way.

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Week starting on the 18th
What with your career on the rocks -- or, at least, not moving at quite the pace you'd like -- on Monday and Tuesday, spend the start of the week doing something socially useful; make phone calls, help out at a community center. Wednesday and Thursday, you're feeling fortunate to find yourself in a group of people who agree with you on almost every issue, you come up with an excuse that would put you all in touch a lot more often. Friday and Saturday offer little in the way of satisfaction or reward, but Sunday is the opposite. Sunday is unbelievable.

Week starting on the 25th
If the stars have their say, you're all passion and courage as the week begins, intent on making the world turn your way. Let those around you in on your plan -- they'll love it (and they'll very likely love you!). Around Wednesday, some more mundane duties require attention; it may be financial matters or miscellaneous numbers. You may not want to change your focus, but you'll have major issues later if you don't. And never fear, because from Friday through the weekend, the stars send big, amazing stuff to you, along with a heightened sense of your interconnectedness to others. (That's hot!)

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Pisces 2/19 – 3/20

First week 4th
Beauty and romance figure strongly at the beginning of your week and set you off on the right foot. On Tuesday, eat a delicious dinner and turn in early (hopefully in the arms of someone else!), because on Wednesday, you need as much energy as possible. The middle of the week is a bit overwhelming, that's all. It's nothing you can't handle. However, don't expect clarity or direction. Then, on Friday, you have time to devote to romance once again, and by Saturday, you're swimming in the nectar of love and affection. What a happy end to the workweek! On Sunday, work out.

Week starting on the 11th
You've got the power of love on your side at the beginning of the week -platonic, romantic, altruistic and more. How will you use its mysterious forces? Wednesday or Thursday ask that you hone your concentration and be attentive to what's around you. The most mundane things hold important keys now. You're rather analytical on Friday and Saturday, which may take somebody by surprise. Show your soft side, too. Sunday is all about sorting through old things to make way for new ones.

Week starting on the 18th

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It's hard to tell the difference between what's going on in your head and what's going on in the outside world on Monday and Tuesday. The thing is, the outside world is just confusing. Wednesday and Thursday, a move toward simplicity is in the stars. You, a clean kitchen, some music, some leftovers, a magazine -- that's an entire evening right there. Friday and Saturday, too, are modest in scope. Let the direction of your evenings be guided by the people involved. No one wants a tight schedule. On Sunday, you ask a sage friend for advice. It's good, strong advice, and it sends you reeling.

Week starting on the 25th
Certain expectations put on you on Monday or Tuesday might mean you already feel like you need a break (and the week's just started!). Set some limits; don't push yourself to the point of stress. Around Wednesday, life looks much easier (and love may, too). It's a gorgeous time to commence or continue something creative, something that'll really change your world. You might be entirely absorbed in something or someone from Friday through the weekend -- but don't miss an element that's not immediately apparent!

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Rat
1900,1960,1912, 1972,1924,1984, 1924,1984,1924,1984

It'll be necessary to let your close relations act more or less in their own way, otherwise you'll risk having big fights within your family circle. You'll use your energy better and will succeed in a difficult project. You'll have a tendency to impose your viewpoint to your colleagues, which won't be very much appreciated. Differences and mutual incompatibilities will be felt; they're very likely to afflict the wonderful stability and harmony of your couple; show patience and tolerance!~

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ox
1901,1961,1913, 1973,1925,1985, 1937,1997,1949,2009

If you wish to strengthen your bonds within a community, it will be now the perfect moment for you to do. You'll spend some good moments with an old friend. Favorable circumstances will allow you to progress with giant steps in your professional activity. You'll be vulnerable to people who often appeal to your kindness. You'll once again feel anxious and distressed, apparently without any sound reason; ask your doctor if magnesium in pills could be useful to you.~

tiger
1950,1902,1962 ,1914,1974,1926, 1986,1938,1998

Enthusiastic prospects: you'll savor enormous joys in more than one domain. You'll make stimulating encounters, but you'll to have to indulge in a serious introspection session so as to find out what you want exactly. You'll try to establish harmony, and you'll succeed in creating a warm family atmosphere. Being dynamic and undertaking, you'll overflow with vitality; you'll succeed

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in handling your work, family life, social and mundane obligations all at the same time; concurrently, you'll jealously cultivate your secret garden.~

Rabbit
1951,1903,1963,

1915,1975,1915, 1975,1939,1999

You'll be able to find the right balance between work and leisure. Cheerfulness will reign in your home; it'll be the moment to make purchases for the house. You'll benefit from dazzling health. At work, don't try to get ahead of schedule, for you're likely to spoil your chances of success. Make new resolutions and stick to them. Be careful when discussing with your friends; you'll tend to take on a dogmatic or aggressive tone; show flexibility and diplomacy: this won't cost you anything and could be very useful to you.~

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dragon
1940,2000,1952, 1904,1964,1916, 1976,1928,1988

Heavy arguments and silences will alternate in your family; your children will be the first ones to suffer from this situation. Concerning love, try to know exactly what you want, don't play with other people's feelings. Flourishing health, with a better sleep. Your friends will give you very useful advice concerning your work. Patience, prudence! Considerable professional progress within your reach if you don't slacken your efforts under the first pretext available; watch out for possible clashes with your collaborators or colleagues.~

snake
1941,2001,1953, 1905,1965,1917, 1977,1929,1989

Despite your recent difficulties, things will smooth themselves out little by little thanks to a more lenient astral climate. Above all, don't get discouraged; continue fighting for yourself. You'll be carried away by feelings of generosity and magnanimity, and you won't hesitate to show them. Watch out for the siren song of various sects! This astral benevolence could principally manifest itself in the realm of love; it will satisfy everyone who's looking for a soul mate, just where and when one's hoping for it.~

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horse
1930,1990,1942, 2002,1954,,1906, 1966,1918,1978

You'll live marvelous moments amidst your close ones. Don't believe too much in Santa Claus in order to prevent cruel disappointments; keep your sense of reality. You'll make amorous conquests, but they'll be rather ephemeral. You would like to help people in need, but don't go too far in this direction. You'll have the possibility to develop your material and professional situation thanks to your great tactical skills; you'll proceed prudently, then you'll dash ahead while taking calculated risks.~

sheep
1931,1991,1943, 2003,1955,1907, 1967,1919,1979

A wind of change will blow on you: you'll want to innovate in your work and your family life. In love, there will be jealousy in the air. Beware of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. You'll have the impression of not understanding your children's reactions at all; be patient, things will sorted themselves out.

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Your fears concerning your material incomes will be renewed; however, it's not by engaging yourself in high risky investments that you'll be able to save yourself from danger; don't think about the too far away future.~

monkey
1920,1980,1932, 1992,1944,2004, 1956,1908,1968

Everything won't be so easy during this month: despite some valuable awareness, you'll go through moments of stress, disillusions, and conflicts. Watch out for everlasting competitions with your spouse! If your heart is free to be taken, you'll make an encounter of paramount importance during a meeting at your close relatives' house. Your resistance against microbial and viral infections will be reduced; therefore, redouble your precautions and consider, for example, taking an trace-element treatment so as to reinforce the natural defenses of your body.~

rooster
1921,1981,1933, 1993,1945,2005 1957,1909,1969

Your love life could undergo a month of uncertainty then of stabilization. Renew contacts with your former friends and make new ones; it's owing to

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your friends that you'll able to progress. You should have the benefit of remarkable energy; learn how to concentrate your efforts on a specified objective and pursue it until the end. Be cooperative but not too easy-going with your family circle; especially don't let anyone meddle with your private life, and stand up energetically against impenitent intruders.~

Dog
1910,1970,1922, 1982,1934,1994, 1946,2006,1958

Endowed with an enormous temporary amount of talent, you'll easily succeed in solving practical and material problems. Total complicity with your children. You'll feel aggressed by a friend who won't stop burdening you with his unwanted advice. Don't be afraid of giving your opinion on how to improve the functioning of the company that employs you.

On the financial front, your rather dreamy and carefree side can make you miss some excellent opportunities; consequently it'll be useful to get help from a more realistic and qualified person.~

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pig
1911,1971,1923, 1983,1935,1995 1947,2007,1959

Your love affairs will be fine, but they'll tend to be more of an intellectual nature than usual. During this month there'll be a slowing down of your vital functions, which implies certain sluggishness of your liver, with harmful effects on your intestines. Your ideas will be clear, and some friendly advice could very positively help you. You'll feel like flying after having signed an immensely profitable contract; take care not to be too excited while driving your car.~

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6 of Cups

We start out the month reflecting on the past, longing for things long gone.

8 of Wands

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A quick decision is made after reflections of past. You are delivered some important news, which in turn may lead to travel, or someone traveling to you by air.

The Sun

There is a gathering of celebration complete with friends and good times. This could be a wedding or a social gathering, or the coming together of distant friends.

Temperance

Towards mid month you will find yourself having more patience as you will find a balance within yourself. You will also find yourself more able to channel your energy towards new results, that you may not have seen before.

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Queen of Pentacles inverted

As you find yourself in a time of financial strain, you also find yourself needing to depend on others more as uncomfortable as this may make you feel put aside your pride and mistrust and accept the helping hand as it will lead you into a better situation.

The 4 of Cups

As the month nears an end the financial strain gives way towards relief from monetary woes, only to be replaced by a feeling of boredom and disappointment in your life in spite of how well you actually have it.

9 of Wands inverted

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You will find your self at a crossroads where things seem to be very bleak and you will feel at a complete loss on the verge of giving up, at this point you will need to reach deep into your self and find peace within, rather than given up, turn this situation into a positive and not a negative, and embrace those that are there for you.

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Tue. Apr 26, 2011 6:30 PM Pier Six Concert Pavil.. Baltimore, MD Wed. Apr 27, 2011 8:00 PM The Norva Norfolk, VA

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Fri. Apr 1, 2011 8:00 PM Paramount Theatre-Aust.. Austin, TX Sat. Apr 2, 2011 7:00 PM House of Blues - Houst.. Houston, TX Sun. Apr 3, 2011 7:00 PM House of Blues - Dallas Dallas, TX Tue. Apr 5, 2011 8:00 PM Center Stage Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA Wed. Apr 6, 2011 9:00 PM Orange Peel Asheville, NC Fri. Apr 8, 2011 8:00 PM Klein Memorial Auditor.. Bridgeport, CT Sat. Apr 9, 2011 8:00 PM Berklee Performing Art.. Boston, MA Sun. Apr 10, 2011 8:00 PM Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA Tue. Apr 12, 2011 8:00 PM Town Hall-NY New York, NY Wed. Apr 13, 2011 8:00 PM Town Hall-NY New York, NY Fri. Apr 15, 2011

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9:00 PM Borgata Casino Music B.. Atlantic City, NJ Sat. Apr 16, 2011 7:00 PM Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ Sun. Apr 17, 2011 8:00 PM Sixth & I Synagogue Washington, DC Tue. Apr 19, 2011 8:00 PM Bardavon Opera House Poughkeepsie, NY Wed. Apr 20, 2011 8:00 PM Queen Elizabeth Theatr.. Toronto, ON Fri. Apr 22, 2011 8:00 PM Vic Theater Chicago, IL Sun. Apr 24, 2011 7:30 PM Fitzgerald Theater Saint Paul, MN

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Tue. Apr 26, 2011 7:30 PM Winspear Centre Edmonton, AB Fri. Apr 29, 2011 8:00 PM Royal Theater-BC Victoria, BC Sat. Apr 30, 2011 8:00 PM Red Robinson Show Thea.. Coquitlam, BC

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April 1-3 Sinsation in Leather Chicago, Illinois, USA www.sinsationinleather.com

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April 1-4 Smoke Out Las Vegas, Nevada, USA www.lasvegassmokeout.com

April 7-10 Beyond Leather Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA www.beyondleather.net

April 8-10 Rubbout Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada www.rubbout.com

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April 8-9 The Charm City Fetish Fair Baltimore, Maryland, USA www.charmcityfetishfair.com

April 9 16th Annual Organ Grinders Ball Cleveland, Ohio, USA www.fetishplayland.com

April 14-17 International Ms Leather San francisco, California, USA www.imsl.org

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April 14-17 Polly Big Fun Austin, Texas, USA www.pollybigfun.org

April 15-17 Spring Iniquity Houston, Texas, USA www.springiniquity.com

April 21-24 Frolicon Atlanta, Georgia, USA www.frolicon.com

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April 23 SouthWest Fetish Ball Tuscon, Arizona, USA www.swfetishballaz.com

April 28 - May 1 CLAW Cleveland, Ohio, USA www.clawinfo.com

April 29 - May 1 Rubber Doll World Rendezvous Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA www.rubberdollworldrendezvous.com

April 29 - May 1 Tribal Fire Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA www.tribalfireokl.com

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Safety when dealing with Edge Play By: Andrew
I would like to cover some very important safety tips & advice for those that wish to delve into the edge play scene. First and foremost there has to be a line of trust that has been built up over time w/u & your partner and you most know your partner fully & completely. Not only that but you most fully know your self and how far you can go and what your limits are, for me there isn't many limits, and each scene can go on for hours or days, which brings us to the next important one and that is aftercare which to me can be just as fun and can be used as a cool down & made into a very enjoyable time for both of you, treating then with love and telling them how proud you are to even adding some romance to the aftercare, from a full body massage to giving them a nice hot bath, so that they feel loved and have the feeling of being completely fulfilled & knowing that they full filled your every desire. To me this is a must & will also help

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build your relationship & make it stronger and even open more doors.

If you are going to use equipment know the equipment well, and before you use it, picture your self in it, look for anything that may not be safe, and fix it or alter it so it is as safe as possible, don't leave anything to chance. The main reason there is so few Dom/Tops especially males is the fact that most are not willing to take the risks and the dangers that come with this type of scene, the pressure alone will stray many away from even the most simple of edge play scenes, for you are in most case in complete control of your partners very life. And make sure every piece of equipment is clean & sanitary before it is used & also afterwards. If you are going to use knives be sure you know how to use them & if there is cutting be sure to cleanse the wounds when you are done, for me i will not cut deep for I do not wish to leave any scars and with a good hand & a sharp knife this can be easily done.

If you are gong to be play with breath play you most know how long your partner can hold their breath, & also know how long they can hold it while having an orgasm for it will be less than they could normally as well as you start to get them worked up, you most know all these things and know how far they can go. breath play is very dangerous but also very fun, and there is so many way to do it, from water play to plastic bags, or gasmasks or strangulation, as you can see each can lead into a new area of play with many fun out comes, but you most know there limits & when to let them breath or give them air from your own lungs which is very erotic and in away very controlling. i would recommend if you don't already know it is that both you & your partner take a CPR class or first aid class it will add to the scenes that you do & give you both a better assurance of each other & that all that you do is done in a safe manor.

When using floggers, whips, canes, always remember where the vital

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spots are and how far you can go before you start to cause eternal injures it is very easy to break a rib when using canes, battans, or chain whips, and one should also afterwards during aftercare thoroughly ice down all swollen areas, & afterwards give them a massage using hot oils, especially focusing on those areas. And one needs to keep in mind that when we get to this type of play which is not like normal flogging ect... conditioning is a most & so is a disapline hand. The last thing I would like to cover is one that I have recently felt, and it is by far the worse feeling that one can feel. As a Dom and one that is very into the extremes of edge play there comes a time when you find that you your self have gotten carried away and have went to far. For it is a high and one that has so much pleasure and when you have the perfect partner that trust you fully and in truth probably once in a life time will ever find one like this it is not something you want to lose. We all know about subspace but so little is talked about what happens when a Dom finds them self in this place, we all know how to deal with it till it happens to the Dom then you are left questioning yourself and if you truly can be apart of this type of scene, and most will not even admit that they are there, because it doesn't happen during the scene but afterwards when things are over and you are alone left to all of the questions how did this go wrong, how did I not see the signs, or what if it happened during an extreme scene ah now you see the reason why most Dom's never venture into this area, because once it happens you are truly at a lose and there is in most case no one there to give aftercare to you, for it is needed in both partners. The only way I can see to avoid this is to make sure you know your self and when you feel that it is becoming consuming and is entering into your everyday lives, take a break and spend time doing other things, and be there for each other in other ways. Because when you don't and lose your partner it is a feeling that you will wish you never felt.

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