Three Levels of Magic

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Magic is not for the faint of heart.  There are different levels to Magic.  My techniques in Magic are meant to unlock certain things inside you.  If I write about something you don’t understand it could be for someone who is more advanced in Magic.   The more advanced person will understand what Im writing about and the less advanced person might think Im crazy.  Don’t get lost in your own translation. I have put Magic into 3 categories.  Novice, Intermediate and Ancient.   Some new readers are sending me emails of how my stuff is confusing and a little out there.   I will try to show you how to go up a level in Magic so you can understand.   Just like everything else you can’t jump right in and expect to be an expert.  

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WORKING WITH CRYSTALS AT THE LIMINAL POINT OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Working with Crystals at the Liminal Point of Consciousness / www.krista-mitchell.com

One of the many ways I’ve worked and experimented with crystals for years has been on the edge of sleep.

When I want to get deeper into a crystal, and experience its energetic effects on my body and psyche, I’ll hold it in my receptive (non-dominant) hand while I’m dozing off at night.

Most recently I did this with a Blue Tara, Japan Law Twin scalpel quartz (whoa!! pictured below), and the vibration was so incredibly fast and the frequency so high, that I swear you could see me from space! I felt bright all over, and so jazzed, that after about 10 minutes I had to put it aside because I knew I’d otherwise never fall sleep.

Read complete article at: Krista Mitchell ~ Working With Crystals At The Liminal Point of Consciousness

A Bardic Sigil Technique

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Sigil creation in progress!

I open up a sacred grove with intention.  After opening the grove, I sit for a few moments, breathing deeply and centering myself.  When ready, I pick up the chalk pastel and I allow the chalk pastel to move across the page, closing my eyes at points, emphasizing lines at points, and letting me be in the flow of the moment.  I keep refining the design, moving pieces of it to new areas of the paper.  I don’t focus too much, paying attention instead to my overall intention: a specific land healing sigil, a sigil that will link different sacred sites I’m working on and work with ley line energy on the landscape. After a number of versions, the sigil seems complete, and I work to transfer it to a wooden round–the process of transfer allowing it to undergo yet another, final, revision.  In today’s post…

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KidsGardening Program Spotlight – The Klamath Food Forest

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This Gro More Good Grassroots Grant winner created a food forest to help Klamath youth learn about local food, revive traditional sustainable food, and more

Source: KidsGardening Program Spotlight – The Klamath Food Forest

One of the 2019 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant Winners, The Family Resource Center of the Redwoods, is partnering with the Community Food Council for Del Norte and Tribal Lands (DNATL) to help create new and sustainable sources of food for members of their community. Located in the far northwest corner of California, they serve rural areas that are isolated and do not have grocery stores readily available. One of the projects their Grassroots Grant money assisted with was the Au-Minot ‘we-nue-nep-ueh (Klamath Food Forest) at Margaret Keating Elementary School.

The Klamath Food Forest is one of four food forest sites developed in the region. This particular program is located on an elementary school campus…

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Christmas-Solstice EO blend: bring the forest inside — Good Witches Homestead

Originally posted on Inner Journey Events Blog: Oringinal image by Free-Photos from Pixabay ? I love the scent of evergreens… perhaps this is why I walk so often in the nearby forests. In winter, I like to bring those scents indoors to freshen up the indoor air — especially if it’s just too cold to…

via Christmas-Solstice EO blend: bring the forest inside — Good Witches Homestead

The Medicine of Pine

Written and Photographed by Juliet Blankespoor

 

 

My kindergarten school picture is the first evidence of a lifelong love affair with trees, and pine in particular. My dad had planted a little grove of white pines (Pinus strobus, Pinaceae) in our backyard. I spent my afternoons playing in their whorled branches, unwittingly collecting resin in my locks while leaning my head against their sturdy trunks. My mom cut out the sticky parts, resulting in a hairstyle that could only be rivaled by the likes of Pippi Longstocking.

There are over one hundred species of pine worldwide, and most have recorded medicinal uses. Cultures around the globe have used the needles, inner bark, and resin for similar ailments.1,2,3 Internally, pine is a traditional remedy for coughs, colds, allergies, and urinary tract and sinus infections. Topically, pine is used to address skin infections and to lessen joint inflammation in arthritic conditions.4 Native people across the continent—including the Cherokee, Chippewa, Iroquois, Apache, Hopi and countless other groups—have used over twenty species of pine in a similar medicinal fashion.1

Along with its myriad medicinal applications, pine is a source of lumber, food, essential oil production, and incense. There are a few species of pine in North America and a handful of species in Eurasia that yield the familiar edible pine nuts. Pine is essential commercially for its lumber and pulp, which is used to make paper and related products.

Many species of pine are considered cornerstone species, playing a central role in their ecological community. See my article on longleaf pine here. Finally, many species are planted ornamentally for their evergreen foliage and winter beauty.

Read complete article at: Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine ~ The Medicine of Pine

 

The Evergreen Cult – Podłaźniczka

Soul Dreamers

By Phoenix –I love trees, especially large pine, cedar, juniper, oak trees and sequoias. The Pines and Cedars are great medicine trees, and I love when I am in a Pine forest or surrounded by cedars of every kind. I don’t know why, its not really something I can explain how good they smell and how good I feel when I am surrounded by them.

Oaks that are very full and big, supplying the world, including humans and animals with fire and warmth, with the building of homes and more. And of course the ancient giants, Sequoias are spectacular ancient trees and remind us how truly small we are in comparison.

These are some of the things that makes my heart feel connected to mother earth. There have been times in ancient cultures and even today where the tree is honored for what it gives us so we can…

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Praying

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This post will go so deep that some of you will drown in your own emotions.  It will be about the true nature of prayer.  Prayer is not holy work it is wholly work.  We are taught that prayer is talking to a bearded man in the sky.  This is the furthest from the truth.  Ever wonder why your prayers are hardly ever answered?  We are told that god knows what is good for you and if he doesn’t want to give you something or help you with something that is his will.  This is pure madness!  No wonder we are so messed up as a human race.  The key to unlocking prayer is to ‘Know Thyself’.  

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Signs of Awakening

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Awakening is not spontaneous.  It does not just happen.  Awakening is building up something.  It takes a long time to build something up.  Most people have this idea that Enlightenment is instantaneous.  When in truth enlightenment is a life long process.  If you are truly waking up, the steps you are taking will not give you temporary excitement.  They will be the foundation you build your awakened life on.  It has become a fad today to think you are ‘Woke’.  When in actuality they are the furthest thing from being awake.  Here are the top signs that you are awakening.  

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A Druid’s Guide to Homestead Bird Flocks and Flock Happiness

The Druid's Garden

On the Druid’s Garden homestead, we have many feathered friends. I think a lot of people see birds just as livestock, but here, we see them a little differently. Thus, I wanted to create a short guide for people who were thinking about cultivating a relationship with a backyard flock of birds but they weren’t sure what kind of birds they might want!  Of course, this is my own druid perspective on homestead bird flocks, which might be a bit different than what you’ll find on more general sites.   In this guide, I’ll talk about a variety of backyard flock breeds, how they might help your garden and homestead, challenges, temperament, and more. I will also note that I haven’t raised birds for meat, so I won’t talk about that much in this guide. I’ll cover four common backyard flock birds: chickens, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl.

 

Entering Into…

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