Quarter Days and Pagan Fire Festivals

byPatti Wigington In some modern Pagan traditions, including some forms of NeoWicca, the eight sabbats or holidays are divided into two groups: the fire festivals, or cross quarter days, and the quarter festivals. Some belief systems celebrate only one group — either the quarter or cross quarter days — and others mark all eight each … Continue reading Quarter Days and Pagan Fire Festivals

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What Pop Culture Gets Right and Wrong About Witches

By Lila Shapiro The coven. Photo: Corinne Dodenhoff In TV, movies, and real life, women have been at the forefront of the year’s biggest stories — so this Halloween season, we’re looking at pop culture’s most wicked depictions of female power. On a recent October night, three witches dressed all in black made their way across the … Continue reading What Pop Culture Gets Right and Wrong About Witches

10 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before Getting A Puppy By LARA RUTHERFORD-MORRISON

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images News/Getty Images One of the awesome things about being an adult is that we no longer have to beg our parents to let us get puppies. You’re a grown up—you do what you damn well please! And, of course, what you "damn well please" is to get a puppy—your very own … Continue reading 10 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before Getting A Puppy By LARA RUTHERFORD-MORRISON

Am I Ready For A Dog? By Dogtime

(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) If you’ve told yourself, “I need a dog,” or “I want a puppy,” and think you’re ready to adopt, take a moment to fill out this quiz. It will reveal the ideal animal choice for you and your family. The Quiz TAKE THE QUIZ & READ MORE HERE: https://dogtime.com/quiz/am-i-ready-for-a-dog#orbZTRsrGLJdKWS4.99   … Continue reading Am I Ready For A Dog? By Dogtime

5 Signs You May Be Ready to Practice Reiki by Christie Pitko

Reiki is used to promote the healing of chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction, the immune system, and much more. It can complement your yoga practice by offering balance, strength, and creativity. There are four degrees of Reiki, with the energy and knowledge being passed down from Reiki master to student via an attunement. The … Continue reading 5 Signs You May Be Ready to Practice Reiki by Christie Pitko

LEMONGRASS: MOOD ENHANCING STIMULATOR BY EVERYTHING SOULFUL

Lemongrass Is highly recommended for times when the emotions are embedded in misery and in need to overcome it.  It’s strong anti-depressant properties can always be relied upon to improve your mood.  This herb helps increase, clarify, and sweeten communication between people.  It’s antiseptic freshness makes it ideal for helping you to overcome illness. Lemongrass is ruled by … Continue reading LEMONGRASS: MOOD ENHANCING STIMULATOR BY EVERYTHING SOULFUL

Dragon’s blood is not a magical concoction but a real ingredient in medicine, incense, and more. By Magda Origjanska

The so-called modern pagans frequently come upon “dragon’s blood” as one of the ingredients needed for their rituals. The name of this substance signifies the blood of a mythical, flying creature that, according to many stories, performs wonders and heals even the sorest of wounds and most grievous illnesses. Surprisingly, dragon’s blood is not only “real” but also has been … Continue reading Dragon’s blood is not a magical concoction but a real ingredient in medicine, incense, and more. By Magda Origjanska