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Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Posted by:trollingtroll.
Time:10:24 pm.
Any knowledgable herbologists in this community that have the patience to explain some simple questions?
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Posted by:wicked_vixen.
Time:10:50 am.
Just because I've failed recently to update here's something I thought I'd share.

List of books, referances, and guidlines I received in a email recently. Thought I'd share.Collapse )
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Thursday, June 17th, 2004

Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:12:29 pm.
Just wanted to share this link (Midsummer)

Sorry I haven't been posting much I know I suck lately been really getting into my herbs which I know really need to be harvest sooned.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Subject:A Witch or a Wiccan?
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:10:02 am.
A Witch or a Wiccan?

What's the difference anyway?
It seems at first glance that these two terms are really the same thing: referring to someone who practices witchcraft. Common mistake. A Wiccan is someone who follows the religion of Wicca. It's a spiritual path, that does happen to include the practice of magick. On the other hand, a witch is simply a person who does magick or witchcraft, regardless of their spiritual outlook.
For more information, please read the full article Wiccan or Witch?

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(Read original) or read it below.

You can be both a Wiccan and a witch, these two words are not the same
One of the biggest sore points among Wiccans is the improper usage of the terms "Wiccan" and "Witch". Too many people use the terms interchangably, presuming that they both mean the same thing. They do not.

Wiccan
Wicca is a religion, and someone who follows that religion is called a Wiccan. Sometimes it can be difficult to accurately define Wicca, and not all Wiccans will define themselves the same way. Observing the 8 Wiccan Sabbats, honoring the Gods and/or Goddesses, creating sacred space for rituals, to name a few. Many traditional Wiccans also feel that belonging to a coven is also a requirement and that those who practice their religion as a solitary, should not refer to themselves as Wiccan. Personally, I'm still not sure on that point. Typical Wiccans also practice magick, and therefore are also witches. You cannot be a "natural Wiccan" any more than you could be a "natural Christian".

Witch
The practice of witchcraft is not associated with any religion, therefore you can be a witch and yet also be a member of any number of religions (or none). Using the natural energies within yourself, along with the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to make changes around you is considered witchcraft. Though the skills and gifts that are part of witchcraft can be inherited from parents or grandparents, you aren't automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magick takes practice, experience and learning. On a side note, a male witch is called a witch, not a warlock.

Pagan
While I'm explaining terminology, I thought I would throw in "Pagan" as well. Paganism refers to a variety of non-Christian/Jewish/ Islamic religions that are usually polytheistic and are often nature-based. Wicca is only one Pagan religion, but there are others such as Santeria, Asatru, or Shamanism. Many people do not necessarily identify with a specific religion, and just use the broad term "Pagan" to define their spiritual path. Pagan religions are distinct and separate from each other, and it should not be assumed that they are just different names for the same faith.

~ Terri Paajanen
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

Subject:To Quiet a Noisy House
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:10:59 am.
To Quiet a Noisy House

Lavender (crushed fine)
Salt
Sugar


Mix all three ingredients in a small bottle. Cover tightly and put it somewhere in your home where no one will disturb it. This will help keep things peaceful and quiet.

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I wonder if this really works!
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:11:17 am.
Hello everyone. Sorry haven't posted in awhile but I will soon. Been very very busy in the plannings of starting a new business (possibly), new puppy, and website.

I did want to share though that Theirs lots of things I'm sharing on wicca at my personal board http://www.tribeblueeagle.com/community/ so feel free to join up.
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Sunday, February 15th, 2004

Subject:Make a Traditional Besom (Witches Broom)
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:11:51 am.
Make a Traditional Besom (Witches Broom)Collapse )
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2004

Subject:Turn Back Your Biological Clock and a cool Blinkie
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:9:54 am.
Turn Back Your Biological Clock
© 1995 by Joe Slate Ph.D.

Rejuvenation is the deliberate restoration of youth and vigor through self-intervention in the aging process. Negative mental states such as anxiety, depression, hostility, and insecurity tend to be debilitating, hastening the aging process. Positive mental states such as self-confidence, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and a sense of personal adequacy are empowering and inject rejuvenating energies into the body, eradicating those disempowering states which contribute to aging. Love, for example, is one of the most empowering rejuvenation elements know. When present in the psyche, it neutralizes hate, its negative counterpart that is destructive. Dormant rejuvenating forces already exist within each of us and can be activated to intervene in the physical aging process.

Psychic Rejuvenation

Step 1--Relaxation. Physical relaxation sets the stage for using your psychic faculties to intervene in the body's many functions. Close your eyes, slow down your breathing and allow your muscles to relax from the forehead down followed by the affirmation:

"I am now in full charge of my body. I am capable of influencing every function, mental and physical. All rejuvenating energies of my being are now at my command."

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Step 2--Stress Expiation. Even when stress is reduced through relaxation, certain residual effects tend to linger. By visualizing the major systems and organs of the body and mentally infusing them with rejuvenating energy you can extinguish the residual effects of stress on the body. Energizing the body's systems and organs is accomplished by centering full awareness on various body regions and mentally bathing them with glowing energy while using the following affirmation:

"Youthful, invigorating energy is now flowing throughout my body. All organs systems and functions are now revitalized. The wear-and-tear of stress is now replaced by the flow of youth and vigor."

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Step 3--Balance. With the body physically relaxed and the residual effects of stress relieved, an empowering state of full balance is possible through a technique called the Fingerpad Engagement Procedure. Designed to balance left- and right-brain functions, this procedure attunes the mind and body-a condition essential to rejuvenation. Bring the tips of your fingers together; then with the fingerpads in a comfortable position, with your eyes closed, imagine your hands as antennae for your brain. Imagine your left brain actively generating positive energy, which flows into your right hand as an extension of that hemisphere. Next, imagine your right brain producing positive energy which flows into your left hand as an extension of that hemisphere, Allow the energies flowing into your hands to mingle and create a powerful exchange that balances your mental and physical systems. After a few moments, disengage your fingerpads and allow your hands to relax, palms side up. Conclude with the following affirmation:

"My total being is balanced and infused with rejuvenating energy. The energies of youth are now unleashed to flow throughout my being. I am completely attuned within myself and with the world."

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Step 4--PK Illumination. This is the final and most critical step in the rejuvenation process. Visualize or look at a photograph of yourself in your youthful prime. Study this image, carefully noting the youthfulness in your eyes. Now close your eyes and visualize yourself at the peak of youth standing before a full-length mirror. Study your eyes in the mirror and observe a youthful gleam. Next, surround yourself with a glow of energy, then think of your favorite color. Finally, while breathing slowly and rhythmically, soak in the rejuvenating glow enveloping your body. Conclude with this affirmation:

"My powers of rejuvenation are now being unleashed to permeate my total being with the glow of youth and vigor. Every system within is now being revitalized with the infusion of rejuvenating power. Tired, worn tissue is being fortified with the energies of youth. Every function of my body is now fully infused as sparkling youthful energy is absorbed into every cell and fiber. Surrounded by a colorful aura of rejuvenating energy, I am now secure in the present, bathed in vitality and the glow of youth. My inner rejuvenating powers are fully and completely unleashed to flow freely throughout my total being. Each day, my mind and body absorb the abundance of youthful energy that is constantly being unleashed within my being. Whenever I envision myself enveloped with the colorful glow of radiant energy, I will immediately become invigorated and fully empowered."

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This rejuvenation procedure can be repeated daily, or as often as you wish. You may want to place a small, self-adhesive star or other reminder on your mirror, computer, or TV as a cue to periodically re-activate the inner flow of rejuvenating energy. With practice, the process of combining visualization with affirmations and tapping into the dormant powers of rejuvenation within you will become a natural, spontaneous and continuous function.

from: americanwicca.com

A WICCA BLINKIE I MADECollapse )
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

Subject:Made this for someone
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:8:30 am.
So I'll make better once as well that aren't so thrown together. If you'd like one saying something (short) let me know and I'll try to make it.
http://www.tribeblueeagle.com/myshell/Blinkies/paganandproud.gif
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

Subject:Scented oils and perfumes: Part Three: Oil Blessing
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:10:33 am.
Scented oils and perfumes: Part Three: Oil BlessingCollapse )
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Subject:Scented oils and perfumes: Part Two: Making the oils
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:9:51 am.
Scented oils and perfumes: Part TwoCollapse )
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Subject:Scented oils and perfumes
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:9:33 am.
Scented oils and perfumesCollapse )
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2004

Subject:Marriage and Fertility Charms
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:10:24 am.
Marriage and Fertility Charms

Carry a sachet of orange flowers to get the word out that you are in the mood for marriage.

Carry a bagful of hazel nuts to ensure your own fertility, or give to a bride to ensure hers.

Other herbs to ensure fertility are basil, hazel, poppy, cucumber, apple, pomegranate, acorns, myrtle, and all nuts.
Men should carry a piece of mandrake root to ensure their own fertility and sexual prowess, while the jasmine flower does the same for women. The first severn herbs listed above can be added to food and taken internally to ensure proper fertility, or they can be introduced into sachets, as can acorns, myrtle, and nuts.

Yarrow makes an excellent marriage charm. On a friday during Waxing Moon, take nine dried yarrow flower heads. Bind the stems together with a copper wire. Then, tie a small bow over the wire with a green ribbon. Present it to the married couple, with the instructions to hang over their bed. Or place it on the headboard.

If you get into a fight with your husband or wife, wear the oil of basil and endeavor to have him or her smell it. Both tempers will instantly be soothed and calmed.

I copied form "The Secrets Craft of the Wise - Magical Herbalism" by: Scott Cunningham - Pg. 84 - 85
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Subject:Recipes for homemade teas
Posted by:tami_brown.
Time:10:49 am.
Mood: cheerful.
The following blends are for one person and are intended to have half a pint of boiling water poured over them. Unless it says otherwise, allow the infusion to stand for 10 minutes before straining and do not stir, as this bruises the plants. Obviously, you can adjust the amount of water or standing time to your own taste. If you prefer your tea sweet, add a little honey, not sugar, to the strained infusion.

Magical Working Tea
Have a glass of this tea an hour before undertaking ritual or any magical work. It helps in the preparation of both mind and body.
2 tsp rosemary leaves
1 tsp lavender flowers
grated peel of one orange

Divination Tea
Drink this tea an hour before undertaking any form of divination. If you wish, you can continue sipping it throughout the divination process.
3 tsp rose petals
1 tsp jasmine flowers
2 crushed bay leaves
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 pinch of cinnamon

Clear Thoughts Tea
This is not only useful for study but also for whenever you want to drive out negativity and get on with life.
1 tsp rosemary
1tsp lemon balm
½ tsp basil
grated peel of ½ a lemon
equal amount of grated grapefruit peel

Body Cleansing
This tea is for clear skin, to promote the immune system, and the help remove toxins from the bloodstream
3 tsp chopped young nettle leaves
1 tsp parsley
½ tsp lavender flowers
juice of ½ a lemon

Digestive Tea
This tea is an all-around aid to digestion.
2 tsp chamomile flowers
1 tsp peppermint leaves
1 tsp lightly bruised fennel seeds

Healing Tea
Drink this to promote healing or before performing any healing magic.
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp rosehips (or a couple of tsp’s of rosehip syrup)
½ tsp sage
½ tsp thyme

Sleep and Dream Tea 1
This tea not only promotes a good night’s sleep, but also brings pleasant dreams. Valerian is not to everyones taste, but if you do find you like it then this really is the best version to try, otherwise see the next recipe.
3 tsp rose petals
½ tsp valerian root or 1 tsp valerian leaves
a few lavender flowers

Sleep and Dream Tea 2
A less powerful version of the above.
3 tsp rose petals
1 tsp chamomile flowers
½ tsp basil

Summer Tea
This tea is refreshing on any warn day or after exertion in the garden. It is equally pleasant hot or cold.
2 tsp hibiscus flowers
grated peel of ½ a lemon (optional)
grated peel of ½ a lime (optional)

Winter Tea
When the chill winds blow and you feel the need for something warming, try this- it even smells of Yule.
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
4 whole cloves
1 crushed cardamom seed
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Subject:Random question
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:8:17 am.
I have a random question. Has anyone ever been reading a ritual, spell or chant and got this tingly chill threw threw their body? When I reading spells of something sometimes I get thing tingle like a thousands of little things are touching me and I get a chill threw my body but not really a cold chill just a chill like something is there.
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Subject:LUCK AND JOY SPELLS
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:8:14 am.
LUCK AND JOY SPELLS

Candle Spell

ingrediants:
1. your astral candle (check out candle zodiac)
2. A dark blue or pink candle

Spell:
"I light this candle for luck for me,
and for my friends and family,
So it will burn by day and night,
and bring me joy by its white light"

Let candles burn out or if you are in a hurry snuff then with a snuffer or a spoon. Dont blow them out it will change the spell.

found this and thought I'd share
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Thursday, January 1st, 2004

Subject:Zodiac Oils
Posted by:allthatineed.
Time:9:32 pm.
Zodiac OilsCollapse )
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

Subject:Study Incense
Posted by:myshellvixen.
Time:12:09 pm.
Study Incense
Burn, while studying, to increase mental powers and concentration efforts, and also to improve the memory.

Equal parts:

Cinnamon
Rosemary
Mace

Burn only a small amount at a time.
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Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Posted by:rainbow_lioness.
Time:9:53 am.
Mood: sleepy.
Funny: Martha Stewarts' Pagan YuleCollapse )
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

Posted by:rainbow_lioness.
Time:9:23 pm.
Mood: content.
10 RULES FOR A BLESSED DAYCollapse )
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