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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.

Mabon, The Autumn Equinox September 17, 2010

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Mabon is the time of the Autumn Equinox, a time for Pagans and Wicca followers to give thanks for the harvest and honor the changing of the seasons. This year, we celebrate Mabon on September 21.

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.

Spellcasting Services to Enhance Your… Butt? September 12, 2010

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I just read an article about a witch on EBay who is auctioning off a very special magic spell. To be more specific, the spell is guaranteed to “enhance your booty”. We’ve all bought stuff from EBay, whether it was jewelry, cars or shoes…but this?! Seriously, a booty-enhancement spell? People really buy this stuff?

The Secret Sounds of Stonehenge September 9, 2010

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The wonders of modern technology! Two brilliant researchers from the University of Huddersfield, UK, Bruno Fazenda and Rupert Hill, have recently developed a method of measuring a site’s acoustic fingerprint. What they do exactly is they “measure the impulse response of a location”, hoping that they can determine how it may have sounded thousand of years ago. Also, it seems that such actions can also help archeologists determine if placement was deliberate or not. Amazing!

Greek archaeologists discover Odysseus’ palace September 5, 2010

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After reading about the recent discovery made by a team of archeologists from the University of Ioannina, I couldn’t help remember how much I enjoyed reading the Odyssey and the Iliad! I was so drawn in by the classical mythology as a child! But who wasn’t? Thanks to beautiful childhood memories, this news is even more exciting for me.

Religious Charity Can Fire Non-Christian Employees September 2, 2010

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World Vision charity is now allowed to fire employees who are not sharing the organization’s faith. Because World Vision is a religious organization, it has been exempt from provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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.

Pastor Arrested After Anti-“Demon” Protest August 27, 2010

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Just about a week ago, in Warner Robins city, a pastor named Donald Crosby was arrested for protesting against the town’s High School’s “Demon” nickname and mascot. Crosby, who is a pastor of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ in Macon, declared that his protest was against the school’s demon logo which he considers to encourage kids to do evil and praise demons and that he’d do it again any time.

Traditional Thai Tattoos August 24, 2010

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For over 3,000 years, in Thailand, it has been a tradition for soldiers to wear protective tattoos called “Sak Yant”. The ancient art of tattooing with bamboo began in the Buddhist temples: soldiers would come to be tattooed by monks and those tattoos would give them strength, invincibility and protection according to numerous legends. The entire tattooing process was accompanied by chanting of prayers that also give great strength to the wearer of the protective tattoos.