Plastic In The Ocean Facts – The World Counts

Please help clean the ocean AND Mother Earth.

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I’m on holiday/vacation. By The Silver Sage Witch

Hello hello! I hope you’re doing well and your week is going well, even though I wasn’t able to do your Angel Guidance this week.

Im on holiday in the Oswestry, England/Wales until th 20th of this month.

I will try to do the Witching Crossroads this Thursday, but please dont be disappointed if i can’t. We are almost non-stop with lots of driving and meeting with some of our English friends.

That being said, I WILL make sure to get the posts up on the Newfound-life.com website though! 😁

I’m glad that you all are reading, commenting and following my blog. Im also glad that you are SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel! 👍🏾💋 In case you haven’t already subscribed, I’ll put the link below for you. 😘

Bright Magickal Blessings to you and yours from,

The Silver Sage Witch

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What is a Hand-fasting Ceremony? (And How To Do It!) By CLAIRE

Your essential guide to hand-fasting

What is a hand-fasting ceremony and how do you feature one in your wedding? Hand-fasting has become increasingly popular in recent years as couples look for ways to add symbolism and personalisation to their ceremony. We’ve put together a crash course in the meaning behind hand-fasting and what you need to have a hand-fasting ceremony in your wedding.

What is Hand-fasting?

Hand-fasting is a symbolic unity ritual in which a couple stand face to face as their hands are tied together – hence the phrase, tying the knot!. As your hands are bound, you can recite words that express your commitment to one another.

Hand-fasting rituals are associated with Pagan ceremonies, but are now often seen in secular, spiritual, and even some Christian ceremonies.

What Does Hand-fasting Symbolise?

Hand-fasting ceremonies date back over 2000 years. An ancient Celtic tradition, it was originally used to symbolise a betrothal, during which a druid priest would declare that the couple would be bound together. This engagement would last a year, as a

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Egg Cleansing: How To Remove Curses With An Egg

Egg Cleansing: How to remove a curse with an egg

Today’s post in on removing curses from yourself by passing an egg over your body, with a method known as egg cleansing, limpia de huevo or limpia de los huevos (it means egg cleansing in Spanish) or simply limpia.

Eggs have various uses in magic.

They can be used in container spells, for protection and to deliver curses as well as to remove curses.

There are also egg spells for love and egg spells used in black magic (whatever the term may mean to you).

Today I’m going to show you how to remove a curse from yourself or another person using an egg.

The process is known as an egg cleansing, limpia de los huevos (it means eggs cleansing in Spanish) or simply limpia.

Many others know this process as Mexican cleansing ritual or Mexican egg ritual. It’s also widely used in the hoodoo tradition.

It is very easy to perform and you can do it on yourself, another person, even a pet (you may want to avoid the incense in that case though).

I once was called to perform an egg cleansing on someone’s dog.

The dog was very old but was in great health until one day her owner woke up and found it lying there, unable to walk. The vet said it’s just old age, there was nothing he could do and that she would pass soon (she wasn’t eating much either).

While the dog was indeed very old, she had been in great health and very energetic and the symptoms were very sudden and unexpected, which is why the owner suspected that a magical attack directed at her was absorbed by her dog instead.

I performed the egg cleansing and as we headed towards the kitchen right afterward the dog suddenly jumped up and followed us, when 20 minutes earlier she had been completely unable to stand.

When we broke the egg, it had several black spots as well as spots of blood in it.

After the cleansing, I prepared un uncrossing candle and several protection candles for both the dog and her owner, so that they’d have a protective candle continuously burning. The dog lived for 6 more months without any health issues whatsoever, up until the last 24 hours before her death.

FOR THE EGG CLEANSING YOU ARE GOING TO USE:

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP by Ali

The BEST Butternut Squash Soup recipe from Gimme Some Oven

Mmmm, September. ♡

I don’t know about you all, but the moment the calendar flipped over this weekend, all I wanted to do was cozy up with some of my fall faves.  It was gray and rainy here these past few days, which probably provided extra incentive to stay in and snuggle up.  And sure enough, one thing led to another, and before you knew it our little home was in full-on, festive, fall hygge mode.  We’re talkin’ a fireside candle burning, fall playlist on the speaker, inaugural pumpkin roll of the season baking in the oven, a steaming cup of hot cinnamon spice tea in my paws, big cozy throw back on the couch, soft slippers on my feet.  And the quintessential fall first — a big butternut squash ready and waiting on the counter to be turned into my mom’s famous butternut squash soup recipe.

We made a huge batch and shared it with some neighbors and friends who were over throughout the weekend.  And as always, it proved to be the perfect fall comfort food.  It’s incredibly easy to make in the slow cooker, pressure cooker, or on the stovetop.  (I’ve included all three methods below.)  It’s full of good-for-you veggies, and also happens to be naturally gluten-free and vegan.  And it’s just the perfect balance of sweet and savory seasonal flavors.

I first shared this recipe back on the blog four years ago, but thought it was worth bumping it back to the top of the blog today in case you’re also craving all of the cozy fall vibes.  It won’t let you down.

Butternut Squash for Butternut Squash Soup

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP INGREDIENTS:

To make this easy butternut squash soup recipe, you will need:

  • Butternut squash: You can either use 1 medium-sized fresh butternut squash.  (<– Here is my tutorial for how to select, peel and cut fresh butternut squash.)  Or feel free to save a step and purchase your squash pre-cut, either in the fresh or frozen vegetable section of the grocery store.
  • Carrot, apple and onion: To add some extra sweet and savory flavors to the soup.
  • Vegetable stock and coconut milk: For your broth.  (We’ll stir the coconut milk in at the very end.)
  • Garlic, sage, salt, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon and nutmeg: My favorite seasoning combo.  If you don’t have fresh sage on hand, feel free to use a pinch of dried.  (And if you do have fresh sage, I also love to fry up a few extra leaves and use them as a garnish on top.)  Also feel free to add more or less cayenne to taste.
  • Your choice of garnishes: I like to drizzle on some extra coconut milk, maybe sprinkle of toasted pepitas, and a sprinkle of extra black pepper and/or smoked paprika.  Mom’s version called for sprinkling cayenne on top.  Or I’ve included lots of other ideas for fun garnishes below.

You will also need a:

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients in the Crockpot

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup In The Crockpot

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP INSTRUCTIONS:

To make crockpot Butternut Squash Soup, simply…

  1. Combine your ingredients (minus the coconut milk) in a slow cooker*.  Roughly diced — don’t spend time perfectly chopping all of your ingredients.  Feel free to use a large (6-quart) slow cooker or a small (3.5- to 4-quart) slow cooker.
  2. Cook until tender.  Generally about 6-8 hours on low, or 3-4 hours on high.  Then remove and discard the sage and add

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10 Ways To Use Coffee In Magic

10 ways to use coffee in magic

Last year I shared with you one of my favourite recipes for hot buttered rum and showed you how to turn it into an actual magickal drinkable potion.

So this year once it got cold outside, I started craving a delicious cup of hot buttered rum, or any of the variations I’m fond of (I like adding the batter to coffee or hot chocolate with just a little splash of rum, because a whole cup of hot buttered rum is often too strong for my tastes if I still have stuff to do when I prepare it and can’t afford to get that relaxed and sleepy). 

The problem though is that this year I’m on keto, and sugar and keto don’t mix at all.

So I came up with a keto-friendly version of hot buttered rum coffee (or chocolate).

And then it dawned on me that most people don’t seem to realize that something as mundane as coffee is actually pretty magical and has a long history of being used in magic.

So I decided to talk about the magical history of coffee and 10 ways you can use it in magic.

And then at the end of the post I’ll show you how to make a keto-friendly version of a hot buttered coffee drinkable potion (if you prefer the original potion recipe that has sugar in it, you can find here).

 

A SHORT MAGICAL HISTORY OF COFFEE

If you see coffee as a modern addiction that developed because people’s lives got so busy and demanding, think again.

The history of coffee as a popular beverage actually has its very roots in magic and mysticism.

The first place historically where people started drinking coffee was Ethiopia (there is an Ethiopian coffee ritual practised up to this day).

In the 14th century, a Sufi sect (a sect of Islamic mysticists) brought coffee from Ethiopia to Yemen and began cultivating it.

The Sufis used coffee to stay awake during their late-night devotional practices.

 

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In addition to that, they believed that coffee -when you infuse it with prayer and consumed with proper devotion- could lead to “qahwat al-Sufiyya,” a term broadly translated as “the enjoyment which the people of God feel in beholding the hidden mysteries and attaining the wonderful disclosures and the great revelations.”

From there, coffee spread to the rest of the Islamic world and even developed an angelic reputation: according to a legend, it was Archangel Gabriel himself who first served coffee to Muhammad.

When coffee was first introduced to Western Europe, it was met with suspicion and prejudice. We can’t tell with certainty if it was because of the bitter taste, its connection with magic and mysticism, its aphrodisiac properties or the fact that it was so popular among Muslims, but catholics became very suspicious towards coffee, going so far as to term it “the bitter invention of Satan”.

Pope Clement VIII

Pope Clement VIII, however, sampled coffee himself and instantly fell in love with it.

He declared that the drink of the devil was so delicious that instead of rejecting it, a baptism was in order so that they could cheat the devil and banish all the dark magic from coffee.

(So next time someone tells you that coffee is bad for you, you can tell them that it has been officially blessed by none other than the Pope himself 😛 )

 

THE MAGICAL USES OF COFFEE

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  1. Coffee has long been considered a drink that stimulates the mind and spirit, so you can use it in rituals meant to restore a person’s energy.[spacer height=”20px”]
  2. In addition to that, you can use it in spells for creativity.[spacer height=”20px”]
  3. The smell of coffee has a reputation of acting as a mild antidepressant (a property it has in common with frankincense, which also has a long tradition of being used in ritual).[spacer height=”20px”]
  4. In terms of practical magic, coffee has the power to remove curses and nasty stuff from people (including nasty spirits), which is why you will find it in different uncrossing bath recipes.[spacer height=”20px”]
  5. Considering the stimulating powers of coffee

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