Summer Solstice and Ways to Celebrate

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June 21 – June 22

Also called Alban Hefin or Midsummer in Welsh which means “the light of summer”.


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The summer solstice is a very ancient and special time when the sun is at it’s peak and again, likely one of the oldest celebrations on earth. The Northern hemisphere experiences the longest day of the year and the sun touches the northernmost point on the horizon. In many northern points of the hemisphere such as Scotland, it is barely dark at midnight. Summer solstice in most places seemed to be a continuation of the celebrations that took place on Beltane. Making flower garlands, dancing, celebrations with food, music and bonfires were frequent activities. The Irish goddess Aine seems to have been celebrated at this time and her name means “brightness”. She was most likely a significant sun goddess at one time. It was thought that…

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My favourite crystals to help heal yourself.

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Crystals have been used throughout all of history as a source of healing power. Ancient cultures all over the world used healing crystals and stones to align, clear and transform their energy, spirit and physical health, here are a few of my favourites.

Clear Quartz is very versatile it’s also known as the master healer and can provide assistance to those in need of any type of healing it is known for pain relief when placed on a painful area.  This crystal strengthens and increases the aura and provides regenerative energies to areas of the body in need of healing.

Smokey Quartz has a strong and deliberate action of eliminating negative energies and grounding higher vibrations into the 3-D physical reality.  For those undergoing radiation for cancer this crystal can help to counteract some of the effects of this therapy due to its own exposure to the Earth’s natural radiation.  It is said to improve healing and relieve some pain and is great in body layouts and grids for this purpose.

There are some stones that can help with cancer, Smokey Quartz and Selenite. While Selenite is known to be a highly spiritual crystal, it is also known for reversing some of the damage done by free radicals in the body.

Selenite has one of the purest vibrations of the mineral kingdom and can assist in assimilating these energies.  When Selenite is placed on an affected area of the body will help to infuse the area with fine light energy, which can be an aid to the healing process bringing insight and access to the higher self a great aid for meditation and spiritual development. Selenite can infuse the human energy field with angelic vibrations preventing negative energies from infiltrating one’s aura.

Specific stones for the lungs include Amber and Rose Quartz.  Amber brings the memory of perfection back to the cells of the lungs, allowing for a greater chance of healing.

Specific crystals for the prostate include Chrysoprase and Obsidian.  Chrysoprase is a strong detoxifier and it pulls in healing universal energies into the Sacral and Heart Chakras and the organs of the lower body.  Obsidian works with the lower chakras to cleanse the area of any negative energies bringing healing energy to the area.

There are a few crystals that can help endocrine function, some of which are Citrine, Golden Topaz, and Yellow Jasper.

Citrine carries the regenerative energies of the Sun, bringing warm healing vibes into one’s personal energy field, it is helpful for those suffering depleted endocrine function and those who are susceptible to environmental influences.  It has powerful healing vibrations for the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, and the relative organs including the pancreas, the thyroid, the thymus, the spleen, the kidneys and the bladder.

Also known as Imperial Topaz, Golden Topaz is spiritually and physically a revitalizing crystal and can act as a catalyst for great healing on multiple levels.  Crystal healers are familiar with Golden Topaz’s regenerative effects on the endocrine glands, the liver and the gallbladder, which make this a great crystal for body layouts.  Golden Topaz also enables one to release any negative patterns that may contribute to the manifestation of disease.

Yellow Jasper is a proficient detoxifying stone that energizes the entire endocrine system.  By focusing its energies on the Solar Plexus Chakra, it can promote the healthy flow of positive vibrations throughout the associated organs including the liver, stomach, and endocrine glands.

Lastly, Rose Quartz known as the stone of love imparts a vibration of empathy and compassion directly into the Heart and Higher Heart Chakras, which brings inner peace and a greater capacity for universal love.  It can be quite helpful to those who find themselves depressed or sad.  The calming and soothing vibes can be felt radiating into the body and its aura.  Rose Quartz makes a great aid for chronic or traumatic depressions or anxieties, and is most helpful when held or carried.

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Introduction to Witchcraft

The Magical Masons

Algoths Grove

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Written by Algoth’s Grove

“Some critics of Freemasonry claim the recommended readings for some of the degrees of Masonry are “pagan.” Pagan, as they are using the term, simply means pre-Christian. The study of man’s moral and intellectual history allows the achievement of Masonry’s major purpose, the enhancement of an individual’s moral and intellectual development. Such a study has to start with the concepts of man and God as held by early cultures and evidence in their mythologies. The Greeks and Romans, as well as earlier people, had much of importance to say on many topics, including religion. The idea that a physician must act in the best interests of his patient comes from the pagan Hippocrates, and the concept that the government cannot break into your house and take what it wants on a whim comes from the pagan Aristotle. None of us would want to live in an…

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2018 Taurus New Moon begins Fire Snake Month

Susan Levitt

NEW MOON in TAURUS

May 15 2018 is a new Moon in Earth sign Taurus. Sensuous Taurus appreciates the finer things in life, and is ruled by Venus, the planet named for the goddess of love, peace, and creativity.

The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Uranus are in earthy Taurus to appreciate the beauty and abundance of Mother Earth in springtime. Many planets are in Earth signs including Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Earth sign Capricorn.

So it’s definitely time to focus on earthly matters of all kinds during this lunar month including health, finances, or career path — along with enjoying life’s earthly pleasures.

Fortunately, lucky trines pave the way! The new Moon and Sun trine Mars and Pluto. Trines with Mars bring true courage to take the initiative, and feelings align with actions. It’s easier to start new projects during this lunar cycle, or apply new energy to…

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AMULETS

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Amulets have been a part of ancient cultures and belief systems for thousands of years. They are used for different purposes like protection, healing, connecting with your spirit guide, etc. You carry them with you, incorporate them into your ritual, and they traditionally come in leather pouches and are filled with magical herbs, flowers and spices.

You can make your own amulet or get a healer to make one especially for you and your spiritual healing purposes. We also encourage our fellow green witches and pagan to get creative and have fun making your own amulet, you can make it out of any material and design it however you like, then fill it with any of the following listed items for your loving purposes.

Amulets

garlic-2606535_1920Acorn: Immortality, fertility.

Anise Seed: Protection against poverty.

Apple Seed: Draw love.

Ash Tree Leaves: Bless or curse.

Buckeye: Protection…

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ASCENSION

The Sisters of the Fey

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Have you been experiencing changes in your body and/or behavior that you cannot explain? At times, do you find yourself in the throes of anxiety or depression that seemed to have no trigger? Or do you, like me, feel a sense of urgency – a sense of running out of time – and a longing to go home, but have no idea where home is? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these, you might be experiencing symptoms of Ascension.

We incarnated into this earthwalk to learn and grow. In so doing, we forgot who we are – beings of light, elements of The Divine or Source Being – in order to fulfill our mission. But we are in the midst of evolving into the 5th dimension and awakening to the Divine within. We are transcending the relative and moving into the absolute…

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Spirit attend their own funerals.

 

I always say that everyone attends their own funeral, this is a photo taken at a crematorium recently after I did a service, it was sent to me because the staff know what I do and that I was there doing the last funeral at the chapel that day, but they didn’t know who it was. I can confirm it’s the lady who service I was conducting sitting on the chair if you look to the side of her you can see her dad, there is also another spirit at the back far right.

 

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Women’s little Christmas

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There is a tradition in Ireland (the Emerald Isle where Mr fhb was bought up) that on the 6th January a woman’s hard work over the festive period is recognised in that she is given a ‘day off’ from any domestic tasks/caring duties.

Traditionally this has involved women meeting together with friends, maybe in a pub (where for one day they were allowed) the women might enjoy a corned beef sandwich and drink stout, there was much laughter and merriment – as you left your troubles at the door (a phrase that I heard my mother in law using). Today the day is more likely to consist of women meeting in a wine bar for lunch, having a spa day or sharing a meal that they have collectively cooked.

You may consider that all of this is outdated and sexist, the phrase alone might be considered patronising; ‘little christmas’ implies…

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