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Pagan Parenting Psychic Games

Pagan Parenting Psychic Games
not to project to them its location. Help them out by telling them if they are getting "hot" or "cold" as they search for it.

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Children often have excellent natural psychic abilities although they are not usually fine-tuned. Playing psychic games with your children can help the both of you strengthen your psychic abilities. Here are a few you may wish to try: GUESS THE CARD you need: deck of regular playing cards. Shuffle the cards well. Select one card at a time and hold it up facing you. For beginners, have your child try to determine just the color of the card. As they advance, they may be able to visualize the actual card- it's suit and value. To make sure the child is focusing on visualizing the card, don't look at it yourself until they have made a guess at what it is. You may inadvertently send the mental picture to them. MENTAL PROJECTION you need: paper, something to draw with. Have your child sit down and clear their head of all thoughts. Tell them you are going to think of something and that you are going to try and send the image to them. Tell your child to draw on the paper whatever pops into their head. See how it relates to what you were projecting. *** This is a great game to do in reverse. Have your child try to send the image to you. HOT AND COLD you need: an object belonging to your child. (Preferably something they often play with or use). Hide the object somewhere in your home. Tell your child what you hid and in what room (for beginners). Let the child try to sense where it is- be careful

**GAMES FOR OLDER CHILDREN** Younger children may have more difficulty with these. PICKING UP GOOD VIBRATIONS you need: small objects belonging to yourself, other family members or your child's friends. Have your child hold the object in their dominant hand. Tell them to close their eyes and feel the energy coming off the object. Ask them to tell you how the object makes them feel. What other things do they sense from it? See if what they say matches up with the personality and experiences of the person who owns it. DREAM WORK many things about our past, present and future are represented in our dreams. Psychic visions often occur during slumber since the conscious mind is at rest and not interfering with the sub-conscious. You need: journal and pen. Upon waking, have your child think about any dreams or visions they remember having. While it is fresh in their mind, have them write it down in their dream journal. Have them include how it made them feel, any sounds they heard, textures or temperatures they felt. Both of you can analyze the dream for meanings. This is a great way to unlock the secrets of your subconscious. Have your child look for recurrent themes. I have a friend who knows that every time water is in her dream, it is a sign of some emotional issue. Try to pinpoint what symbols mean what in your child's dreams.

Spirit Night. Other names for Samhain include Samhuin. Third Harvest. or most widely used Celtic name for this holiday. It is a cross quarter day. Martinmas. are very successful on this night. November 1 is the actual date of Samhain but like other Celtic derived festivals it is celebrated on its eve. New Year's Eve.D. This was the time that the old Celtic peoples came to terms with death and pondered on their own meeting with the Dark Lord. Candle Night. crystals. You might also try a dark bowl or cauldron filled with liquid. the fairy folk create mischief on this night. the Day of the Dead (the dead are honored as they were by the ancient Celts & Egyptians and even now in Mexico) and a night that the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds is thinnest. fire or flame. Samhain marks the rising of the Pleiades. Oidhche Shamhna. is the best-known. Hallows. Harvest Home. situated between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Allantide. Hallowtide. Hallowmass. This major festival has several aspects. This entails that while we feast on all the wonderful items available at the last harvest we set a place or for our departed family members. and All Soul's Day. Shadowfest. November Eve. Old Hallomas. In trying to Samhain Lore & History convert the 'heathens" of the time the Church decided to change the date of this festival to November the second and changed its name to All Souls Day. Hallontide. We may also celebrate reincarnation and another tradition is called the "dumb supper". This day is considered the highest holy day of most witches. as it was for the Babylonians The ancient festival of Samhain was held in honor of the Sun God's death and transition to the dark lands of the Underworld where he then resided as Lord of Death. saw-win. soween. Nutcrack Night. Guided meditations or astral travel for the purpose of past life regression and/or for the purpose of knowing or learning something specific from one's ancestors. It is considered the third (meat) harvest. Another day that is thought to be derived from Sanhain is All Soul's Day. Saman. Astrologically. or reading tea leaves. Feast of the Dead. who will be reborn at Winter Solstice as the Child of Promise. They visited the graves of their relatives to offer up prayers and sacrifices were made at bonfires. It is not unusual to ask your ancestors' spirits to aid and assist you in whichever form/s of divination you prefer to use. Nos Calan Gaeaf. in February. Geimredh.Samhain Lore & History Submitted by: MysticalCeCe Dragonfly Samhain is pronounced sowen. October 31 is when many pagans and most witches celebrate the Greater Sabbat commonly called Halloween or Samhain (a corruption of 'Sainfuinsain meaning summer and fuin meaning ending). Halloween. Samain. runes. The Crone is . pendulums. Martinmass. Ancestor Night and Apple Fest. Rituals on this night generally include remembering and honoring our loved ones and our ancestors. Oíche Shamhna. but not sam-hayne. It is thought that divination is easier and more powerful. November 1 is New Year's Day for witches. Also on this night we note the absence the Sun (the god). Some of most common and oldest forms of scrying used are tarot. Originally the Romans celebrated their Ferralia. saw-vane or sahven. Day of the Dead (Feile na Marbh). You might set photos or other mementos upon the table and tell stories or jokes and remember wonderful times shared by you and those who have passed on to their next great adventure. and mirror. Samhain (Summer's End). Shadow Fest. and that our lost loved ones are nearer to us (and thus easier to contact) for this reason. All Hallow's Eve. One reason to contact those who have passed on would be to strengthen our karmic ties to them in order to be assured we will incarnate in our next life with them. Hallowe'en. This is actually a Christian holiday that was first celebrated in 993 A.

The Sun God's power is at it's weakest. could expedite a soul's passage to heaven. The Celts extinguished their fires in their homes on Samhain so that all the Celtic tribes could relight their fires from the Druidic fire that was kept burning in the Middle of Ireland. (remember this when doing any magickal working on this night or even at this time of year) Some other traditions and customs include: Today's trick or treating may come from several places and traditions of old. etc.. It was a time to begin salting winter's supply of meat. at Usinach. or La Samon.Samhain Lore & History called upon for comfort. A candle placed in the window guides Samhain Lore & History them to the lands of eternal summer. and burying apples in the hard-packed earth "feeds" the passed ones on their journey. when the herders led the cattle and sheep down from their summer hillside pastures to the shelter of stable and byre. that you'd like to banish. and that prayer. and the Moon Goddess' power is at it's strongest. nuts. They also place plates of food and vessels of beverage outside their homes. Another old tradition that may be connected to this new one was the begging for soul cakes made out of square pieces of bread with currants. Since this is the New Year many find it valuable to become introspective. At the time. vegetables. butter. and also the time for slaughtering those animals that were needed for the survival of the people who raised them or who might not make it through the harsh winter. and "soul-search. Late October was the nut harvest for the ancient Celts. cheese. eggs. Celtic tradition says that all those who die each year must wait till Samhain before crossing into the spirit world where they will begin their new lives. . bread cake. Some Wiccan Samhain rituals include the practices of writing down on paper all of the negative things about yourself. By this time. Columb Kill. in preparation for the festival of St. and then burning them in a cauldron. Ancient customs.. (Gahagan). In the country year. the more prayers they would promise to say on behalf of the dead relatives of the donors. even by strangers. or in your life. but with a ninth-century European custom called souling. The custom seems to have originated not with the Irish Celts. the harvest fruits." It is a good idea to consider what we have done both in actions and deeds over the previous year and what we might like to change or accomplish in the New Year. it was believed that the dead remained in limbo for a time after death. the Feast of the Sun and people gathered at the ritual centers of the tribes. Samhain marked the first day of winter. superstitions and traditions: In Ireland the festival was known as Samhein. The more soul cakes the beggars would receive. Other's might also beg offerings in exchange for prayers for one's selfparticularly in exchange for promises of prosperity or protection against bad luck. apples. It is a tradition for some to leave a plate of food outside the home of the souls of the dead. the dying God is mourned. usually by the front and back doors. to "appease" wandering spirits in the hopes of preventing malicious acts by those spirits. An old Irish peasant practice called for going door to door to collect money. The Irish and the Scots have the ancient custom of burning black taper candles in all of their windows for protection against evil or malignant spirits. for Samhain was the principal calendar feast of the year. and grains had already been put away for winter storage.. In Ireland and Scotland. the custom of extinguishing one's home fire and relighting it from the festival bonfire has continued into modern times.

At one time. every house lit its own bonfire in front of the door. After this they threw the torches into a heap and started a bonfire around which they danced. a hill twelve miles to the north-west. and custom once included digging a circular trench around the fire to symbolize the sun The Druids were supposed to believe that the Lord of Death gathered all the spirits of the dead who had been made to enter the bodies of animals as punishment for their sins and redistributed them. hearth-fires were extinguished. and each child in order of age plus any other relatives living there three times sunwise around the house. It was also believed that the spirits of the dead came back to their old haunts at this time. If they burned quietly they would have a happy marriage but if they sparked it would be a fiery one. the gods drew near to Earth at Samhain. daughter of the great druid Mogh Ruith. Many of the ghosts that people thought they saw were said to be evil. to protect the house and family. A farmer sometimes accompanied by his herds would circle the boundaries of each field to ensure prosperity for the oncoming year. It marked the burial-place of Tlachtga. on Hallowe 'en. as recorded in Glenlyon in 1882.' focusing on the royal seat of the High King as the heart of the sacred land. In many parts of England. and then dance around the flames.Samhain Lore & History In some parts of modern Scotland. people surely felt a sense of the kindling of new dreams. carrying this torch in their right hand. illness or death. from the evil eye. the more the dead would bless you! Stones were buried in the ashes of the fire. In every household throughout the country. All waited for the Druids to light the new fire of the year --not at Tara. who may once have been a goddess in her own right in a former age. as on other occasions. so that they could be identified by their owners. The fire is known as Hallowe'en bleeze. the last day of the Celtic year. so many sacrifices and gifts were offered up in thanksgiving for the harvest. young people still celebrate by building bonfires on hilltops and high ground. and at the end of the ceremonies. including the livestock. It is said that lighting a new orange candle at midnight on Samhain and allowing it to burn until sunrise will bring one good luck. Personal prayers in the form of objects symbolizing the wishes of supplicants or ailments to be healed were cast into the fire. Fires were lit to guide them home and to frighten away evil spirits. When the fire was moored the stones were examined for omens. projects and hopes for the year to come. as at Beltane. the point of conception for the New Year. In Ireland the greatest assembly was the 'Feast of Tara. Of all the turning points of the Celtic year. As they received the flame that marked this time of beginnings. but at Tlachtga. however according to . of course. jack-o-lanterns with hideous candle-lit faces were carved out of pumpkins and carried as lanterns to scare away the malevolent spirits. Queen Victoria took part in this ceremony at Balmoral. Bracken or heather torches were lit from this fire and the family walked in procession -headed by the father. it was believed that the ghosts of all persons who were destined to die in the coming year could be seen walking through the graveyards at midnight on Samhain. they also improved the soil at the same time. A cake was eaten for each spirit honored with the belief that the more cakes you ate. Samhain Lore & History An old Belgian Samhain custom was to prepare special "Cakes of the Dead" (small white cakes or cookies). mother. After the bonfires had burned out the ashes were sprinkled over the fields to protect them during the winter months and. Sweethearts placed a pair of nuts on the fire. This was a throwback to the calendar of the Druids who considered that Samhain was the first day of the New Year. These were marked. brands were lit from the great fire of Tara to re-kindle all the home fires of the tribe. For protection.

this is said to be a sign that a ghost has come to call. However.Samhain Lore & History an old legend. a new career. this is believed to be a very negative omen. Huge bonfires were also lit on the hilltops at sunset in honor of the old Gods and Goddesses. Always burn new candles at Samhain to ensure the best of luck. If the moon is in the dark phase on Samhain. It also indicates growth and an increase of all things that are positive nature. On this day their magickal vibrations are at their peak. he or she will be the recipient of good luck. It was on Samhain that the Celtic Druids tallied their livestock and mated their ewes for the coming Spring. And last but not least some Samhain Moon Lore: If the moon is new on Samhain. Do not be surprised if an experienced of a psychic nature awaits you in the very near future. according to an old legend from Europe. it's s not a good idea to burn Samhain candles at any other time of the year. or even a new way of thinking. Black and Orange are the traditional colors of Samhain and Halloween. this indicates good luck throughout the coming year. It is said that if you go to a crossroads at Halloween and listen to the wind. this can be an omen of either good or bad consequences. such as the start of a new project. Or it can point to a decrease (such as in one's health) or a loss of some kind soon to take place. and cover mirrors with black cloths to keep the gateway closed. A burning candle placed inside a hollowed out pumpkin or jack-o-lantern on Samhain works to keep evil spirits and demons at bay. indicating a new birth within a year's time. a new moon at Samhain is a lucky omen. Many people in various parts of the world consider it to be extremely unlucky to look at their reflection in a mirror by candlelight on Samhain. bad luck will befall those who bake bread on this day or journey after sunset. If the moon is waning on Samhain. Gazing into the flame of a candle on Samhain will enable you to peer into the future. burn black and orange candles on Samhain. this ensures that the powers of all forms of magick and divination practiced on this night will be at their greatest. If a candle should suddenly go out by itself on Samhain. For good luck. unhealthy relationships and obstacles within the coming year. For those desiring children. Likewise. A secret wish made at midnight will be realized within the coming year. It can indicate the elimination of such things as bad habits. Many people also believe that mirrors are the gateways to the other worlds. this indicates that the coming year will be fertile ground for new beginnings to take place. any person who bakes bread or journeys after sunset on Samhain (Halloween) runs the risk of conjuring forth bad luck in great abundance. and to guide the souls of the dead home to their kin. It is believed that if a person lights a new orangecolored candle at midnight on Samhain and lets it burn until the sun rises. Exercise extreme caution in all of your endeavors within the . If the moon is waxing on Samhain. Another old Samhain custom was to light a fire on the household hearth which would burn continuously until the first day of the following spring. as thought being blown out by wind or by breath. If the moon is full on Samhain. you will learn all the most important things that will befall you during the next twelve months. To do so Samhain Lore & History may cause you to experience bad luck and/or strange happenings over which you will have no control.

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At night during the dark moon. The Greeks called her “The Hag of the Dead”. rope. Hekate unlocks the secrets of the occult mysteries and knowledge of afterlife. Hekate was accompanied by her dogs. Because of her power in the three areas of nature. In women’s agricultural mysteries. This was a way of honoring the Threefold Goddess where one could look three ways at once. Food offerings called “Hekate’s Supper” were left there late at night on the eve of the full moon. Circe and Medea who it is said in some historical tellings were Hekate’s daughters. it was considered the resting place of the dead. All wild animals were sacred to her. During the middle ages. In the Greek pantheon she completed this trilogy (with Persephone and Demeter forming the rest of the triad). Hekate was the protectress of far off places. She was also called “the most lovely one”. Hekate was the daughter of Titans. namely in Heaven. Mistress of all the witchcraft and black arts. She also rode a chariot pulled by dragons. a horse. Also she was considered the protectress of flocks and sailors. and dagger. and Hekate. The owl was her messenger and the willow was her tree. We must remember that before Christianity the underworld was not the evil place it is considered to be today. The threefold power of Christ. dog. and of magick. she was represented as a triple form. She was depicted wearing a gleaming head dress of stars. her trinity took form as Kore. a key. the harvested corn. The rope symbolizes the umbilical cord of rebirth and renewal. Hekate was looked upon as a Goddess of fertility. She belonged to the class of torch bearing deities and was conceived as carrying a burning torch to suit the belief that she was the nocturnal Goddess of the Moon and a huntress who knew her way into the realm of Spirits. Then. In later times Hekate took on the form of a pillar called Hekterion. The appearance of black howling dogs at night meant that Hekate was near and their barking was the announcing of her approach. Statues of her stood at crossroads where the traveler faced three choices. Hecate’s main areas of power were Goddess in the world of the dead. and death. the ripe ear. Hekate dwelled in the Underworld but had power elsewhere. Hekate became known as Queen of the Ghost world. of the Underworld. She was called the Triple Goddess. With the key to the underworld. or Queen of Witches. She was also depicted as three female figures or as one with three animal heads. Hekate could be seen walking the road of Greece with her howling dogs and torches. Her dog was her sacred animal and had been offered to her as a sacrifice. in Earth. The Three Phased Moon. . She is most commonly associated with the Crone aspect of the triple Goddess. One state shows her with three heads and six arms bearing three torches and three sacred emblems. Persephone. and bear. and her priestesses. heaven and earth. She was a Goddess of the Moon. Hekate was also considered the Goddess of crossroads. and byways. the green corn. a title of the Moon.GODDESS OF THE SABBAT HEKATE Hekate is perhaps one of the most well known Goddesses today. roads. of night and darkness. Her ancient threefold power was copied by priestly writers who reassigned it to their own deity. All the secret powers of Nature were at her command and she had control over birth. The person leaving the food walked away without looking back for they were afraid to confront the Goddess face to face. The Dagger or Athame is a symbol of ritual power. Hermes. life. whose torch was carried over freshly sown fields to symbolize the fertilizing power of Moonlight. Perses and Asteria. and in Hell. In later times her parentage was given as Zeus and Hera. She especially seemed to be evil by GODDESS OF THE SABBAT HEKATE Catholic authorities who said the people most dangerous to the faith were precisely those whom Hekate patronized: the midwives.

The young stag charges the Lord of the forest. Yet. sweet. This is the moment that the young stag has waited for. disobedience. The sounds begin to flow once again. Feeling the wind through gleaming light of the Lady. . mud. For at this very moment both are a live and young…Living. lowers his head with the respect of his gift received. She also enjoyed the company of the Furies. What is a King with out his Queen and now knowing his fate he must secure his immortality... For it is that moment when all existence is speeding by in which you pause…take a breath…and Live of that which no other can give. CLACK!!! The clash of the two stag's antlers as they greet one another.. Then the silence is broken like the sound of thunder. My heart races and pounds in my chest as my hoofs kick up the dust. Legs kick and antlers locked…the Strength of the young struggles with the skill of wisdom of the old.. these Goddesses come to us to teach us a valuable lesson in that all things must end but also all things must begin again. Both have just lived and both have just died. It as if the Land and the Mist have paused.held breath if you will..the beat. Locked in a struggle and a Ancient Rite. It is there that he sees and finds his Queen. I make my self ready for the Vail of the fairies to be place and I speak to the land that the Dragon may be awake.no the pounding.. save for the thump. but sadden as he now realizes his fate. There he stands the Lord of the Forest.. Breath is shallow and his liquid life returns to the Land.The King of the Land. Now they both live again.. in Greek mythology. Ambros Thorn A Passage of Time The day comes and goes as the Sun shines before the Moon shows. Everything falls silent. and Tisiphone and they mercilessly punished wrongdoing.. Blood. Such offences were of insult. By: Rev. By: Silver Spiritwolf A Passage of Time Staring down at young Stag with life's breath steaming from his nostrils.. He climbs up the winding spiral path and old forgotten mountain. Alecto. especially if committed within families. Each had a name. they are often frightened and concerned by this. years that in part wisdom to the young stag. and the smells of emotions. Although this will last but moments to them it will last a life time... Each fraction of minute is years. Hekate shows us how the Wheel continues to turn and death is simply a means to rebirth once more. The Furies were. There. As the lady rises and the cloak of the night encompasses me. Megaera. His head lowers with the respect of what is to come. For wisdom and knowledge has just been passed. For now he knows that a part of his self has passed. The muscles ripple on the King Stag as hooves pitch into the soil. with a new vigor he has taken his place as the King Stag. that it will learn. Many find that when they are first contacted by Hekate and since she is associated with being yet another facet of the Goddesses of death.the drums.. As the King lies upon the ground. Happy with his victory.can you hear it.GODDESS OF THE SABBAT HEKATE Hekate and her dogs are said to journey over the graves of the dead in search for souls of the departed and to carry them to refuge in the underworld. The Glint of the Lady in his eyes and the Wisdom of the Lord upon his breath... For I am one with the land. The force of their meeting sends both bodies up to the watchful Lady.the rhythm of the land..the pulse of the Divine. or violence to a mother. There of upon the top he finds a meadow radiating with the light of the Lady. Feeling. and Connecting to all of which is Sacred.. The young has become older and wiser. three terrifying snakehaired winged goddesses..

The Black Locust Tree Groton. now horizontal… She now sleeps in pieces in the peace of the woods…where she is home. Connecticut Where she split from the Earth…Her splinters up close… Her leafy grandeur. photographer . once vertical. Elizabeth Bull.

A great time was had by all! “The Correllian Cruiser” Our new 2nd Degrees with Lord Don and Lady Krystel “The Screaming Pagans” Elizabeth and Lady Krystel . Illinois for Lustration of the Living. 5 members of Spiral Light Witan Shrine were packing and decorating two SUVs for the great trek to Rossville. In addition. 2007. Robert deMaille. August 30. Rev. Alyssa Maxon and Rev. These cars traveled approximately 22 hours through 7 states decorated like this! Once we arrived Illinois. We attended Rev. Brandi. Spiral Light Witan Shrine’s sigil. It was a great time of meeting Correllian family and friends. Jacqueline DeGraafs’ class on Life Passage Rituals and visited with friends at Hesychia House. we had 2 members attain 2nd Degree. On the windshield of both SUVs read ‘Goddess Bless’ and both were adorned with several Correllian and Wiccan symbols including the Correllium. dedicated to First Degree studies. Elizabeth Bull offered her services as Interpreter for the Deaf for the Lustration ritual itself. As for Lustration itself. and 1 member. we headed to our hotel in Champaign and then attended activities starting on the 31st.Spiral Light Witan Shrine Heads West By Elizabeth Bull In the very early morning hours on Thursday. and representations of the Goddess and God.

Spiral Light Witan Shrine Heads West Spiral Light Witan Shrine members enjoying breakfast at Bob Evans in Champaign Spiral Light’s 3D Sigil On a personal note. who’s Temple was deemed Full Temple status on this Lustration weekend. See you next year at Lustration 2008! . Christina Dunn. it was a great pleasure and honor to meet and cook with my First Degree Mentor. Rev.

draining energy to the unlimited field of White Light and gives them access to their own healing without drawing energy from you. . tenacity. For those of you who thought or think that sobriety is getting dull. It will assist you in seeing your own flaws honestly. permanence. Giving us courage to pass beyond all sight and sound and into the darkness. durability. Green Obsidian is particularly useful to finding release from people who try to draw you into their personal crises. Another alternative is Snowflake Obsidian which has many of the same properties but a softer touch. and sincerity as well as passive. such as beating yourself up. SOBRIETY STONES: 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous – Addiction and Recovery 4TH STEP STONE: Obsidian helps with the ability to see ourselves as we truly are and goes one step further. that Obsidian will jolt you into reality!!!! A stone that was probably one of the first to be used for arrowheads and knives. Capricorn represents the need for crossing over the bridge of darkness in order to reach the radiation of the Great White Light. The conquest of the demons of the self is the goal. Obsidian is a stone of honesty. It is a natural glass and a stone of protection and well as typifying the feminine. KEYWORDS: Vigor. Obsidian helps to prevent negative energies from affecting you as well as to help keep your thoughts from turning negative. “Darkness within Darkness is the Gate to all Mystery”. a process that many in recovery go through in an effort to change their lives for the better.GEMSTONE OF THE SABBAT OBSIDIAN By: Silverspiritwolf COLOR: Generally Black Truth Stone attuned to Root Chakra Stone of Scorpio RULED BY: Being a black stone it is ruled by Saturn ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Capricorn. It is considered the seed ground of infinity as well as the unmanifested and the unchartered. Do a lot of people come to you for assistance? Wearing Green Obsidian will give you an immediate sense of lightness and freedom and it will redirect these energies away from you. firmness. It is an “ego buster” and reveals the truth about ourselves in a none too gentle manner. This stone is also known as a good 4th step stone as it prompts us to “Continue to take Inventory”. change harmful communication patterns or over come obsessions. truth. courage. stamina. steadfastness. 8TH STEP STONE: Obsidian is a very good stone for those who feel they have gotten “stuck” or are stagnant in their own personal growth. GEMSTONE OF THE SABBAT OBSIDIAN Obsidian can help reach into your subconscious to assist in reclaiming yourself as well as helping you to find or rediscover yourself through forgotten abilities within yourself. and is also a very grounding stone. Obsidian is a stone of highest truths which are revealed once we do pass beyond and it precedes the light of the eternal. It redirects the pulling. Its forceful dose of cutting reality can be softened if necessary for shy or timid people by combining it with Aventurine. and all concealing. Obsidian is volcanic lava cooled quickly. the void. and Chryssocolla. An old tao teaching states. strength. and self control. It symbolizes the cosmic night and the mysteries of incarnation. for in the mystery of the darkest night the glory of night emerges. It has been known that people in a 12 Step program use it or can use it as a powerful tool of change as it aids their desire to alter behavior. Rose Quartz. Obsidian cuts through all our defenses and exposes us naked to ourselves. Obsidian’s mirror like surface reveals its special ability to act as a mirror.

and a few others. it denotes the mysterious. Astrological association: Scorpio Planet: Mars Basil is a heat loving annual that serves a multitude of purposes and is a “Must Have” for any serious herbalist. soups. Basil stimulates the cilia in the nasal passages. rice. in addition to tannins. St. Basil snuff is made by crushing the dried leaves to a fine powder to sniff like you would “snuff”. Mr. crush a few leaves and sniff them. Being ruled by Saturn in its higher form. . stops headaches. Alabahaca. It is used in spells for New Beginnings and Self Initiation. You’ll immediately feel more clear-headed and confident about decision-making. clears the nose of bacteria. Herb of the Month Basil is also used in spells to attract money. Basil helps clear sluggish. It will stay fresh dried for about 1 year. and maketh a man merry and glad. Sweet Basil. As an essential oil. Culinary Uses: It’s hard to imagine a more pleasant aroma than homemade spaghetti with fresh garlic and basil. You can save Basil by storing the fresh leaves (wrapped in paper towels. You can also dry the basil and store at room temperature in a dark place. congested skin. make friends. circulation. Basil comes in several different varieties. To clear your mind in order to make sound decisions. or by pureeing the leaves and saving in ice trays in the freezer. unperceived and unseen. You can also make Basil wine. Basil has antibacterial properties as well. which aid in combating indigestion. Medicinal Properties: Basil contains several volatile oils. pasta and mozzarella cheese. and depression. by Johnathan Keyes. Basil is 1st on the list as one of the “Six Great Culinary Herbs” in Llewellyns 2003 Herbal Almanac. This is supposed to be good for any type of respiratory illness. In 1597 he quotes John Gerard’s writings: “The smell of basil is good for the heart and for the head. which in turn. Some of which are Dwarf Basil. taketh away sorrowfulnesse which cometh of melancholy. allergens and mucus. Basil is an extremely versatile herb used to cleanse and protect. that the seede cureth the infirmities of the heart. which aids in digestion. Magical Properties/Influences: The conscious mind – The flower essence integrates sexuality and spiritualism. Anise Basil.” May all of you have a Blessed Samhain Herb of the Month By: Rhonda (Ocimum basilicum) Common Names: Witches’ herb. beans. then in plastic bags and refrigerating it. Basil Tea is great for relieving inflammation caused by irritated kidneys and liver. formless. It’s pungent taste initiates the production of saliva. peace and happiness. protection. Cinnamon and Lemon Basil. Drying the leaves strengthens the essential oils of the plant. excel in school or on the job. working within. Its energies can help those hands and feet that seem to be constantly cold. and in prophetic dreaming. fatigue. Joseph’s Wort.GEMSTONE OF THE SABBAT OBSIDIAN Other uses of Obsidian are: Careers: Entrepreneurs. Inventors Physical: Relieves pain. Keyes offers an in-depth study guide for kitchen alchemy. It improves the appetite and aids in the flow of bile. and keeps the sinuses clear. Basil complements tomatoes. It is very easy to grow. and carried to enhance courage. Alchemy in the Kitchen. Red Basil. I’ve got some beautiful Red Basil that came from starts I found sprouting in my own yard!! A few other “neat things” Basil does is to keep the air clean and germ-free and it deters flies and mosquitoes.

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The 7 colors of the 7 main chakras are red. tortured and killed because the countries thought they were witches is called the ___________ __________ 7.blue. orange. The seventh sign of the zodiac is____________ 9. The top of a Witch’s hat is _____________________ 15. green. The very first card in tarot deck is 0 which is the _______ 19. There are ________ Major Arcana in most tarot decks 13. To do a banishing spell you would probably use the moon when it is_______ 21. The Oak King rules from midwinter to _____________ 17. Pagan’s call Halloween what 11. A time when millions of people were being persecuted.OCTOBRER PAGAN CROSSWORD PUZZLE 1 2 4 10 3 6 20 8 21 12 5 7 13 26 18 19 14 15 24 11 22 16 9 23 17 25 27 ACROSS 1. . yellow. The Correllian Tradition have two each year one for the Dead and one for the Living 3 What aspect of the Goddess do we look to on Samhain 5.

6. A snake that keeps it’s tail in his mouth is called___________ 4. Crone is usually referred to as the____Goddess DOWN 2. Many people sit in a yoga position to _______________ 24. Maiden. Do as ye will but ________ ________ 20. a lot of people find this __________ ________evil 18.indigo and ________________ 23. 12. many people come and buy the goods. Mother. Children dress in costumes and go house to house hollering _________ __ _________ There are 4 months that there no Sabbats in July. it can conjure spirits. April and _________ Many call leaving your body ______________ ____________ We all have one ________________ ________________ The ninth sign of the zodiac is_________ When the Athame is put into the Chalice it is called the_________ __ There is a board with numbers and alphabet on it. have an open ritual. ________ is a nature-based religion found in various countries throughout the world . A day when Pagans get together to show their goods. Most people will call them ___________ because they do spells 27. January. 10. 14. One incense to drive away negativity is _______ 25. 8. they are all over the country it is called ___________ ___________ Day 26. How many Sabbats are there 22. 16.

To honor this time. of divination. and of honoring our ancestors. Journey Giles & Martha Corey Markers . the time when we celebrate the summers end and turn towards the Dark half of the year. let us journey to the birthplace of America’s most terrifying instance of religious persecution.H aunted Salem M ass Salem’s Founder Salem Wax Museum The Joshua Ward House Gallow’s Hill Salem Witch Museum Haunted Salem Mass Now is the time of Samhain. Now marks the time of new beginnings.

started demonstrating the bizarre symptoms as well. 1692. Corwin himself passed away in 1696 of a heart attack. Giles Cory was crushed to death after denying a trial and refusing to confess. and Elizabeth Hubbard. he diagnosed the girls as having been bewitched. Tituba Indian (a slave belonging to Reverend Parris). In August.Haunted Salem Mass with me to the place where fact and fiction clash in an intricacy of mystery as we explore the ghosts of Salem Massachusetts! In 1692. Tituba also validated the allegations against Good and Osborne. Sheriff Corwin ordered the placing of boards across his body. reportedly varying in age from nine to twenty-five. As a result. The girls blamed three local women of having bewitched them after a questionable and controversial interrogation conducted by Reverend Parris (Betty Parris’ father). Dorcas Good was also accused and imprisoned for witchcraft. and Martha Carrier were also hanged. Good. In January 1692. Tituba implicated other local members of the community who she said had been making deals with the devil. including Ann Putnam Jr. 1692. has passed away while in office or has been forced into early retirement as the result of a heart or blood condition. the ghost of Giles Corey was seen shortly before. more girls in the village. Nurse. George Jacobs. when Dr. after Governor Phips received a letter criticizing the trials and dissolved the court of Oyer and Terminer (a court set up specifically for trying people for witchcraft). All three women were imprisoned for the crime of witchcraft. began experiencing the maladies and both her and her daughter Ann Putnam Jr. What is known today as “The Curse of Giles Corey” was not just aimed at the Sheriff however. William Griggs examined the two girls. Also in March. They then accused Martha Cory of having bewitched them. It has been reported that each time Salem has witnessed a major tragedy. However. In March of 1692. In February. Nurse was imprisoned on March 24. Bridget Bishop was tried. Out of sheer terror. Sarah Good’s four-year-old daughter. The infamous witch trials came to an end on October 29. and Sarah Good. the imprisonment did not relieve the girls of their afflictions. On June 19. but at the entire village of Salem. One of Salem’s most recognized Witch Trial victims was Giles Corey. . and became the first person to be hanged on Gallows Hill. and Sarah Wildes joined Bridget Bishop in her fate. By the end of May an additional thirty-nine people are imprisoned. and Mary and Phillip English. Betty Parris and Abigail Williams began acting eccentrically. Elizabeth Howe. the three implicated women were interrogated by Court Magistrates John Hawthorne and Jonathan Corwin. Susannah Martin. By the end of April. John Proctor. In order to elicit a plea from Corey. John and Elizabeth Proctor. Heavy stones were then piled upon Corey’s body to force a plea of guilty or innocent. Sarah Osborne. ten more people were condemned to death. he could form no definite conclusion as to what was ailing them. In turn. Giles Cory. John Willard. Bridget Bishop. She was interrogated and imprisoned on March 21. Before long. One hundred and fifty people were wrongfully imprisoned. condemned. cast allegations of witchcraft against both friends and foes alike. The girls. At the beginning of June. Exactly one month later on July 19. They would experience convulsions and utter horrendous blasphemies. twenty-three more locals are are found guilty of witchcraft Haunted Salem Mass and imprisoned including: George Burroughs. Nine of them were hanged on September 22. Legend has it that as stones continued to be piled on the boards covering Corey. he refused to plea and would only say “more weight!” Summoning his last breath. Salem suffered under an unconscionable and wicked form of manipulation brought about by a clique of juvenile girls. Tituba confessed. accused Rebecca Nurse of witchcraft. Ann Putnam Sr. it is reported that Corey cursed “Damn you Sheriff! I curse you and Salem!” It is noted today that every last Sheriff from Corwin to the present.

This enormous red-brick antiquated building has had numerous names during the past 129 years.” Originally named the “Can-Do. This is attributed to the many souls that were wrongfully put to death there. Danvers Hospital is located on what used to be the home of Jonathan Hathorne. In the attic. There are accounts of beds being shaken in the middle of the night and loud banging on the walls that can only be heard in that room.Haunted Salem Mass Also in Salem. Footsteps have been reported in the second story hallways when nobody is upstairs. and maintenance personnel. One body was reportedly discovered in the engine room when the boat was salvaged. Haunted Salem Mass It is reported that three roommates were found murdered at Salem State College in the 1970s. Tommy is allegedly the ghost of a boy that snuck into the area above the auditorium and fell through a hole in the ceiling in the 1970's. It is reported that a double murder over a lover’s quarrel occurred there. the Joshua Ward House was built in the mid 18th century on the foundation Sheriff George Corwin's old home. Doors open and close by themselves and lights flicker on and off. The Salem Hospital is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a woman that died in childbirth there and haunts the hallways searching for the child she never came to hold and love. Located on Washington Street. Visitors to the home report experiencing choking or suffocating sensations while in the building. Visit Saint Mary's Cemetery and you might hear strange noises or witness a strange white light rushing past. professors. Additionally. Across town is docked the “Grampus. and lamp shades crooked. Corwin was known as “The Strangler” as his interrogation techniques included tying the accused’s necks to their ankles until the blood ran from their noses. The building has long been closed to the public save for some guided tours due to its rotting hallways and deserted tunnels underneath the grounds. Additionally. Tommy is reported to be a mischievous specter . The candle holders have been found upside down on the mantle while the candles themselves found on the floor bent into “s” shapes. One room in particular is the source of much paranormal activity. The fishermen in nearby towns have made it clear that they do not want the “Grampus” sailing in their waters! . unkempt hair and her arms held stiffly by her sides. The door is locked nightly only to have the room found in the morning with objects spread out across the floor. Could spots can be felt and chandeliers sway silently where no breezes can reach them. Conversations are now reported coming from the bow when there is no one aboard the vessel. reports of strange phenomena occurring on Gallows Hill are commonplace. a picture being taken of an employee sports the image of a woman in a long gray coat with dark. During the Blizzard of 1978 when a Coast Guard boat became lost. The bodies of Captain Quirk and his crew were found washed up on nearby beaches. It is reported that their last transmission stated that the boat was profoundly damaged by a rogue wave and that Captain Quirk was gravely injured. The Hawthorne Hotel's elevator is believed to be haunted as well as the 6th floor is. Captain Quirk and his crew volunteered to embark on a rescue mission. and playing pranks on the students. This spot was also the site of Corwin's grave as he was buried for a time in the cellar of his home. an apparition of an older woman has been seen angrily scowling at guests. the Salem Jail is reported to be haunted by the specters of civil war prisoners who were held there.making noises. the spirit of a boy named ‘Tommy’ is said to haunt the main stage auditorium. one of the most fanatical judges during the Witch Trial era. Also. moving things. The Joshua Ward House is reported to be haunted by Sheriff Corwin himself.” this ghost ship was initially captained by Frank Quirk. wastebaskets upside down.

Haunted Salem Mass Located approximately six miles east of the mainland is one of Salem's most haunted regions. The aroma of apples has also been reported drifting throughout the restaurant at unlikely times. Rev. This relatively secluded area boasts marshlands which encase the ponds close to the middle of the island. Pleasant Journeys. Bridget Bishop was the first person to be executed during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Massachusetts is undeniably home to a world of haunting mysteries! Pay close attention to the murmuring carried on the breezes and you just may hear the cry of those innocent victims condemned to die centuries ago. One of Salem's most famous hauntings is that of the Lyceum Restaurant. Naomi’s body was found floating in the sea devoid of all life. Salem. Her white clad figure can still be seen frantically searching the paths that connect the cottages to one another across the island. Azriel . Baker's Island. An unseen hand is said to maneuver the pump handle. Lyceum Restaurant is reported to have been built on the site of Bridget Bishop's apple orchard. Naomi reportedly swam out from the island each morning to purchase fresh lobsters from the nearby lobster boats. Another specter common to the island is said to be the ghost of Naomi Colyer. Legend has it that a visitor to the island disappeared in these marshes over 100 years ago. Witnesses have reported hearing clanking sounds which are followed by a shadow that places Naomi’s milk can directly under the water pump. One August day. Her presence is reported to have been felt in the restaurant by the employees.

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