Chakra 101 – The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is Mūlādhāra in sanskrit, meaning “root support/foundation”. It is the first of our energy centers starting at the base of our spine. When in the womb it forms the basis and starting point for our physical development. The spinal column develops from the base or root chakra, up to the top (crown…

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Chakra 101 – An Introduction

Chakras have their origin in the ancient Yoga systems of India. Meditation, Astrology and Ayurveda were all developed in the same time period, approximately 3000 – 5000 years ago.  Chakras are spinning vortices of energy centered within specific areas of your body and are centers of activity for the reception, assimilation and transmission of energy. “Chakra”…

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Palo Santo – Endangered

Palo Santo Trees are found only in South America and nowhere else on the planet. The wood is known for it’s sweet scent and smoke that is believed to be medicinal and therapeutic. Palo Santo is Spanish for “Holy Wood”. It has been used by Shamans for centuries in prayer and healing ceremonies. It’s smoke…

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Ostara

Spring Equinox: 1 degree Aries – March 20-23 Ostara is the first day of Spring. It marks the halfway point between Yule and Litha, when the hours of light and dark are equal. It is sacred to the Goddess Oestre who is the Goddess of spring, dawn, rebirth and fertility. Her symbols are the rabbit…

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Ritual Preparation

Just about everyone has their own pre-ritual, ritual. But there are set things that really should be adhered to prior to any ritual, regardless of how you do them. First and foremost, you should not drink alcohol or do drugs a minimum of 12 hours prior to any ritual. It is not merely a matter…

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The Elements

The word Element means, literally, “basic part”. The idea of the universe being composed of several elements dates back to the Sumerian civilization at least. Many ancient cultural societies used the elements in their religious rites and magickal work. Since modern magick draws so heavily from the ancient, the elements are foundations of such magicks…

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History 5 – Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray was a prominent British Folklorist, Egyptologist and Anthropologist, born in India in 1863. During her lifetime she published approximately 100 books and articles. Margaret Murray began studies at University College London in 1894 as a student of linguistics and anthropology under William Flinders Petrie. In 1899 she was appointed Junior College Lecturer, and…

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The Rose of Jericho

The Rose of Jericho is a much sought after plant for it’s properties of resurrection. It can seemingly die, lay dormant for up to fifty years, and miraculously come back to life with nothing more than a bit of water. This plant is also known as the Dinosaur Plant, Resurrection Plant and Flower of Saint…

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History 4 – Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley was an Occultist, and Ceremonialist Magician who founded the philosophy of *Thelema and in doing so, considered himself a prophet. Aleister Crowley was born into a wealthy English family and despite being raised a devout and conservative Christian he discovered occultism in the late 1890’s . His father spent his time as a…

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History 3 – Charles Godfrey Leland

Charles Leland was born on August 15th, 1824 to Charles Leland and Charlotte Godfrey in Philadelphia. He claimed that shortly after his birth his nurse performed a ritual on him using a bible, a knife and key among other items to ensure a long and prosperous life. After graduating from Princeton where he studied languages…

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