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Samhain Celebration October 13, 2010

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While most people know Samhain as Halloween, for Wicca followers and Pagans this is the time to honor and celebrate the ancestors. It is also the perfect time to contact the spirit world, since the veil between our world and the next is at its thinnest.

How to Set up your Mabon Altar September 20, 2010

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As previously mentioned, Mabon is the perfect time to celebrate the second part of the harvest. It is also the time when the amount of day is equal to the amount of night. Here are some tips and ideas on how to set up your Mabon altar.

New Moon Celebration September 15, 2010

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Celebrating the New Moon is a very simple ritual that can be performed either by a group of practitioners but also by a solitary one. Also, it can be a fun way to spend time with your children (if you are raising them in a Wicca or Pagan tradition). Here are some useful tips on how to celebrate the New Moon.

Freyja: Goddess of Fertility and Abundance August 31, 2010

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Venerated by both women and men, Freyja was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. She was one of the Norse deities of earth and water and sister of Freyr the god of farming, weather and also a phallic fertility god. People were reaching out to goddess Freyja for assistance in child birth, help with fertility problems, and help with marital problems or to provide them with abundance upon the land and sea. In some cultures, Freyja is god’s Frey wife and just like him she is associated with material abundance and wealth.

How To Set Up a Lammas Altar August 15, 2010

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Lammas or Lughnasadh is, for many Pagans and Wicca followers, the time to celebrate the begging of the harvest. This is the Sabbat about the cycle of birth, life death and rebirth.

Gods and Goddesses of the Fields August 6, 2010

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Lammastide is a time of abundance and fertility: we thresh the first grains, gardens are overflowing and trees are full with fruit. As you can probably imagine, in ancient times, this was the time to celebrate the agricultural significance of the season and honor deities of harvest.

Acceptable Offerings and Gifts to the Gods July 23, 2010

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It is a common Pagan and Wiccan tradition that, in order to show respect and gratitude for different types of deities, gifts and offerings are being made. Each deity responds best to a certain type of gift so when making an offering always think about what the god represents.

10 Easy Steps to Build a Children’s Altar July 12, 2010

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As we all know, an altar is a place where we keep what’s sacred to us and if you are a Pagan or follower of Wicca chances are you already have a one built in your home. But you know how kids can be: even though the altar you have is a family altar, they may want their own altar. Well, I say go ahead and let your little ones have their own altar. Even better, I suggest you team up with your kids when setting up the altar. Here are 10 easy steps to build a children’s altar you can follow.

June 1, 1563: The day when English Witchcraft Act went into effect June 21, 2010

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As some of you may or may not know, until the year of 1951, English laws were strictly prohibiting witchcraft and other similar practices like acts of magic, or consulting with the spirit world. The most important act in the history of England’s witchcraft laws and penalty is without a doubt, the one that came into action on the 1st of June 1563.

Free Voodoo Spell Book June 9, 2010

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I have some great news for those of you who are interested in learning more about Hoodoo or Voodoo, to be more specific the New Orleans brand of Hoodoo. You can access The Hoodoo Voodoo Spellbook for free! You’ll see that the online book includes some basic principles of Voodoo, spells, formulas and lots of interesting stuff and information. You can read it just for fun or you may try and work on some of the spells.