Embracing the Wilds at Lughnasadh

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When you think of the term “wild”, what comes to mind? Perhaps wild can be defined by that which is its opposite: civilized, tame, domesticated, and controlled.  Wild, on the other hand, is free, unrestricted, unbounded, and sovereign.  And while I resist binaries, there does seem to be some truth in the difference between that which is wild and that which is tame–a manicured city street vs. an old-growth forest has a world of difference: in the smell, in the biodiversity present, and in the energy of the space.  A wild place is hugely biodiverse and serves the needs of a wide variety of species. A wild space is in a place of ecological balance, where all resources are cycled and used. The human-tamed spaces are most frequently designed for human needs exclusively, and in the modern age, are also prime producers of pollution and waste. There’s, of course…

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Wisdom from the Ancients

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The ancients had some of the highest intellectual quality the world has ever seen. The ancient Egyptian, ancient Greece, Mayan, Lemurian, Atlantean and others were some of the most advanced civilizations that ever existed.  The ancients gave us a foundation for all of western world.  Including education, social and political development.  The ancients wanted people to study mathematics, astronomy and music.  These three subjects were considered the tripod of wisdom.  The ancients thought these subjects must be known.  


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Social Conditioning

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In this post Im going to show you a few things that conditions you.  In the secret society upper echelons they talk about the sleeping masses.  It is where the term ‘wake up’ comes from.  Someone thinks they have it all figured out and they are woke.  Are you woke or did you just move over into another sleeping position?  Everything in this world is to distract you from your potential!  In the last year or so people think the world has gone crazy.  Im going to let you in on a little secret.  The world has always been crazy!  It just took what happened for most others to see it.  Unless we raise our consciousness we will stay crazy.  Seeing what controls you is the only place to start.  


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Why Magic isn’t for Everyone

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We humans do not like the unknown. We either will try to find out or we will let it go. The unknown is why we start rumors and gossip. It’s why so called conspiracy theories are started. We have to have a reason for everything. We need to understand. We want others to think the way we do. Religions people pray for others. Political people shame others. Corporations, governments and media use propaganda to influence others. We need to ask ourselves, “If we can influence others can they not influence us too?”


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Corn Moon Full Moon Ritual | Creating an Abundance Bowl

Happy Full Corn Moon!

The Corn Moon represents a time of abundance and prosperity. It often falls around the first harvest of the summer season.

This full moon can create some tensions in relationships and partnerships due to the moon Quincunx Venus and Venus Opposite Jupiter. This can bring up some challenges between you and your partnerships if there is an imbalance of support.

The moon opposite Jupiter can cause overindulgence or escapism to take place. So use caution and awareness in your behavior right now.

The moon in Aquarius can increase your desire for freedom, improvement and progress. You might feel open to new ways of reaching your goals or intentions while keeping your eye on the future. It might be hard to stick to a schedule right now, but don’t let that stop you.

Go with the flow and celebrate your personal freedom by trying new things and celebrating where you are at. If you don’t take time to celebrate the small things, the small things can’t turn into bigger things!

For this full moon, we wanted to put together a spell to help open you up to abundance in your life. This is a passive spell, meaning you do it one night and then leave it on your altar until the intention manifests.

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Corn Moon Full Moon Ritual | Creating An Abundance Bowl

New moon in Cancer | Welcoming in the Corn Moon Cycle

This new moon brings us into the Corn Moon Cycle. Summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere and with that comes growth and expansion. All through this new moonth cycle you will feel the potential for positive change.

This cycle holds many opportunities to strengthen the stability in your partnerships, offer new ideas and perspectives and help you get going on any goals that might have been put to the side for some time.

Each new moon, using our planners, decks and astrology, we create the Moonthly Lunar Report.

On the 8th of this month, Venus squares Uranus which can make relationships feel restricted, you might be longing for a sense of personal freedom. If your relationship has been stuck in a rut, this aspect can help you get out of it!

The new moon in Cancer takes place on the 10th of July will help bring in a sense of belonging once again. The moon is most at home in the sign of Cancer and your focus may turn towards tending to your home and family as well.

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ New Moon In Cancer | Welcoming The Corn Moon Cycle

Sacred Trees in the Americas – Eastern Sycamore (Plantaus Occidentalis) – Magic, Medicine, Ecology and Uses

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The glorious sycamore tree! The glorious sycamore tree!

Here in Western Pennsylvania, we have a wonderful set of scenic rivers that lend themselves to kayaking, whitewater rafting, and overnight kayak camping trips. This is one of my favorite pastimes, especially as climate change has had the tick population skyrocket in the last 10 or so years and pushed us into more heatwaves. One of the quintessential features of our waterways here are the Sycamore trees. Sycamores are easy to spot even at a distance: the mottled bark, dark on the bottom and giving way in patches to light white tips; the craggy and interesting growth formation, making the trees appear whimsical and distinct. As you kayak through many parts of Western PA on our larger rivers, you will encounter these little islands that are held there by many old, weathered and small sycamores.  As you drive through the countryside, you will find many river…

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The Princess and the Pea

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Princess and the Pea is a fairy tale we all heard as children. It also went by the title, The Real Princess. Here is yet another story everyone tries to give meaning to. Hans Christian Andersen was the writer of several esoteric fairy tales. All his stories he said he heard as a child. Andersen fairytales were about the mind and the inner journey. The Princess and the Pea is no different. Calling this a story about spoiled brat aristocrats, sensitivity, marrying the right person, or any other nonsense is simply false.


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Human Touch

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As we open the world up most people have been sitting in their homes away from the world for about a year.  I see people have forgotten how to connect in a human to human way.  Everyone has been on their phones or computers communicating and we have forgotten that human touch.  To me everyone seems robotic out in public.  I am out in the world everyday.  I love meeting people.  I love working with people.  As the world ends lockdowns  most can’t connect in person.  This post will help you connect with others and remember that we are all humans who need that human connection.  


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Where has the Goddess Gone?

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Because of Ignorance humans have struggled.  One conflict after another throughout history.  Through conflict humans have found certain answers that stopped the conflicts, but sooner or later the conflicts come back.  In history conflicts were isolated to certain countries or regions.  Now the world is in conflict.  Because of the world wide web and transportation no one place in the world is isolated.  The world is connected, so now everyone feels the conflicts in one way or another.  Can we figure this out or will we keep going till we finally destroy ourselves?  


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