Incense, that beautiful room scenting aroma. Whether you use it for ritual, cleansing or to just scent your home, incense has many uses and comes in many forms. In Today’s post we will explore the many forms of incense available. In the coming few weeks we will explore the uses of different specific scents. Let’s…

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Ritual Chanting

Chanting has many uses in ritual and in our day to day lives. The main uses of chanting are to create group mind, mental focus and to raise energy. Using chants during ritual helps everyone to focus on the same intent at the same time without a lot of effort, whether that focus be to…

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History 7 – Gerald Gardner (The Early Years)

Gerald Gardner was born in Lancashire England to William Robert Gardner and Louise Burgelew Ennis on Friday 13th, June 1884, and spent most of his childhood travelling. Due to the amount of time spent travelling, Gardner did not attend school and was never formally educated. He spent most of his time reading and learning about…

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History 6 – Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The first Golden Dawn temple (Isis-Urania Temple – 1888) was founded by William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott and Samual Liddell MacGregor Mathers who were originally Free Masons and members of the Rosicrucian Society of England. It is considered to be the largest influence on 20th century occultism. The Golden Dawn was an initiatory magical…

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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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