POLARITY


CHAPTER X POLARITY "Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."--The Kybalion. The great Fourth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Polarity embodies the truth that … Continue reading POLARITY

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Japanese Shamanism


Shinto Introduction Shinto does not have a founder nor does it have sacred scriptures like the sutras or the Bible. Propaganda and preaching are not common either, because Shinto is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and traditions. "Shinto gods" are called kami. They are sacred spirits which take the form of things and concepts important … Continue reading Japanese Shamanism

VIBRATION


CHAPTER IX VIBRATION "Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."--The Kybalion. The great Third Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Vibration--embodies the truth that Motion is manifest in everything in the Universe--that nothing is at rest--that everything moves, vibrates, and circles. This Hermetic Principle was recognized by some of the early Greek philosophers who embodied it in their … Continue reading VIBRATION

PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE


CHAPTER VIII PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE "As above, so below; as below, so above."--The Kybalion. The great Second Hermetic Principle embodies the truth that there is a harmony, agreement, and correspondence between the several planes of Manifestation, Life and Being. This truth is a truth because all that is included in the Universe emanates from the … Continue reading PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE

Solitary Magic: A Simple Lammas Ritual


BY JEN MCCONNEL Although I love gathering with a local circle to celebrate the turning of the wheel, more and more I find myself returning to my solitary roots. It’s easier to schedule rituals for a party of one, but it’s also harder to cultivate accountability when no one is waiting on you for a ritual. … Continue reading Solitary Magic: A Simple Lammas Ritual

August 2018


August at a glance. 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh, the celebration of the grain harvest 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere), honoring the goddess Brighid 1: Birthday of medium Edward Kelley, 1555 4: Celtic Tree Month of Holly ends 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins 13: Roman Festival of Pomona, goddess of apples and orchards 15: Birthday of Charles Leland, folklorist and author, 1824 20: Birthday … Continue reading August 2018

All About Lammas (Lughnasadh)


by Patti Wigington These are the dog days of summer, the gardens are full of goodies, the fields are full of grain, and the harvest is approaching. Take a moment to relax in the heat, and reflect on the upcoming abundance of the fall months. At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it's time to begin reaping what … Continue reading All About Lammas (Lughnasadh)

Analyzing the Wiccan Rede and the Witch’s Creed


The Witches' Creed is much the same to the Wiccan Rede in the way that it speaks of the natural path of the Craft and beliefs that are associated with it. They are, however, written by two separate authors, giving us slightly different perspectives on the paths and lives of the Wiccan and Witch. You … Continue reading Analyzing the Wiccan Rede and the Witch’s Creed

“THE ALL” In All


CHAPTER VII "THE ALL" IN ALL "While All is in THE ALL, it is equally true that THE ALL is in ALL. To him who truly understands this truth hath come great knowledge."--The Kybalion. How often have the majority of people heard repeated the statement that their Deity (called by many names) was "All in … Continue reading “THE ALL” In All

9 Myths About Witchcraft


 ... That Modern-Day Witches Like Me Are Tired of Hearing By Sophie Saint Thomasthebowiecat April 5, 2018 Are witches real? Well, have you ever had a vivid dream about someone, only for them to text you the very next day? Consider that your intuition was burning bright. When you're overwhelmed and stressed, do you ever … Continue reading 9 Myths About Witchcraft