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While paganism has always been there in the shadows it is currently experiencing somewhat of a rebirth. There are some that say this is the dawn of a new age of enlightenment and others that say it spells disaster for mankind and that there will be fire and brimstone everywhere. There is a great deal of negative publicity in the media (most of uninformed rubbish) so here we'll give our humble views and some background information we have found useful over the years. Needless to say, we don't subscribe to the fire and brimstone conclusion.

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The Wiccan Rede Bide ye the Wiccan laws ye must, In perfect love and perfect trust. Ye must live and let live, Fairly take and fairly give......
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Pagan Festivals - The Sabbats Sabbats are special days of the year to Pagans.  Unlike most religions, the Pagan calendar is based on the Celtic 8 fold Wheel.  It is closely attuned the the natural rhythms and cycles of nature and the passing seasons.....
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Samhain - 31st October (Greater Sabbat) Samhain is believed to be a Celtic word which loosely translates to 'Summers End'.  It marks the beginning of both the Celtic and Wiccan New Year. .....
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Yule - Circa 21 December (Lesser Sabbat) Yule marks the New Year for Norse and Saxon Pagans.  It is the Winter Solstice when the day has the shortest hours, and the darkness the longest hours of the year.  From this day on, the daylight hours lengthen and the hours of darkness shorten.....
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Imbolc - February 1st/2nd (Greater Sabbat) Imbolc is a cross-quarter day, midway between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara).   The holiday is a festival of light, reflecting the lengthening of the day and the hope of spring and is also known as: Candlemass, Imbolg, Bride's Day, Oimelc, and Brid's Day......
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Ostara - Circa March 21st (Lesser Sabbat) Ostara is one of the Lesser Sabbats, it is the Spring or Vernal equinox when days and nights are once again equal in length.  It is the time of renewal and rebirth, nature springs into life with a promise of the bounty yet to come over the following months. It is a time of budding fertility and abundance......
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Beltane - April 30th (Greater Sabbat) Beltane, and its counterpart Samhain, divide the year into its two primary seasons, winter (Dark Part) and summer (Light Part). As Samhain is about honouring Death, Beltane, its opposite, is about honouring Life. It is the time when the sun is fully released and able to rule over summer and life once again......
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Litha - Circa June 21st (Midsummer Solstice) Litha celebrates the Midsummer Solstice - the longest day of the year.  At mid-summer, the Sun God has reached the moment of his greatest strength. Seated on his greenwood throne, he is also lord of the forests. This is considered to be a time when energies abound, and is a good time for magic, purification rites and divination. .....
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Lughnasadh - August 1st (Greater Sabbat) Lughnasadh has Gaelic roots and is celebrated on the 1st August.  It is one of the four main festivals of the Celtic religion, with the other three being Imbolc, Beltain and Samhain.  The word Lughnasadh, loosely translated means 'Lugh's Assembly' and was traditionally a time of contests, testing skills and strength.....
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Mabon - Circa September 21st Mabon is the Autumn equinox, when the length of days and nights are again equal.  In pagan religions it is a time for reflection, for reaping the benefits of past efforts, for the thanksgiving of the bounty of Mother Nature, and the sharing of her gifts......
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Resin Burning - Charcoal Discs Even if you are an experience resin burner here is a technique you might like to try. We find it delivers more of the pure incense fragrance and less of the acrid burnt rubber smell you can get if too much heat is used......
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Spell Candles - Colour Correspondences Selecting the right colour candle for the job, will add potency to your spellcasting. So here's a few colours and their uses:- .....
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Cleansing a Spell Candle Before using spellcandles in magic, they need to be cleared of all energies they have picked up along the way. .....
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Anointing and Dressing a spell candle After cleansing and blessing a spell candle, many like to add potency to their spell by inscribing and dressing their candle.....
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Timing your Magic - Moonphase For your spells to have the greatest impact, the timing needs to be as close to perfect as you can get it. .....
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Timing Your Magic - Days of the Week When deciding on the timing for your magic, the days of the week should be taken into consideration..........
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Smudging with Herbs Smudging is the burning of sacred herbs for the purpose of cleansing and purification. Smudging calls on the spirits of the sacred plants to drive away negative energies. The smoke created by burning the herbs binds with any negative energies and carries them away as the smoke disperses. .....
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Negativity Clearing Homes can absorb negative energies, in the same way that clothes absorb smells, especially if there has been a lot of worry, tension or fighting. It is lovely to have a 'psychic' spring clean every so often, to freshen the atmosphere and allow peace and harmony to reign again. .....
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Attracting Abundance And Wealth There are many ways to invite abundance and wealth into your home. For centuries the Chinese have used symbols and figurines, and it is not uncommon to see a wealth toad on the desks of successful businesses in Oriental coutries......
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Using Candle Magic to Attract Wealth and Abundance The colour candle you choose should also correspond the the desired outcome - in this case Wealth and prosperity. The best colours to choose are either green, yellow, purple or gold......
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Wealth Attracting Sachets A Sachet is a very simple, but effective form of magic. It is a small bag or piece of fabric. It can be filled with magical herbs, essential oils (A few drops added) symbolic items such as relevant rune stones, crystals, feathers, sea shells, coins etc......
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Voodoo Charms Voodoo, an ancient practise of magic with thousands of secret followers, is a very powerful and effective method of achieving specific goals and as such, Voodooism is now a widely recognised mystical art......
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The Elements and the balance of our Emotions We all have days when we don't feel 'ourselves'............
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Anti Jinxing We get asked more and more frequently about ways to protect yourself from negative vibes and the bad intents of other people - often the feeling is that of being deliberately jinxed or hexed. .....
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Charm Bracelets History Pre-historic man would make jewellery charms from shells, animal-bones and clay to adorn themselves. There is evidence from Africa that man used shells for adornments around 75,000 years ago. In Germany intricately carved mammoth tusk charms have been found from around 30,000 years ago......
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Sacred Wood Correspondence The energies of sacred trees has been drawn on since ancient times, to enhance magic, used as talisman and carried in charm bags. Harness the energies of the sacred woods to help you in your magical workings......
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Magical Tools There are many magical tools used by the practising Pagan, but what are they and what do they represent?.....
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Ritual Bathing The ritual bath is a preparation of both the mind and the body in readiness for either an important ritual or spell casting......
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Pagan Symbols and their meanings The Elven Star Also called the seven-pointed star, is a sacred symbol to Wiccans that follow the faery tradition. However, it has other names and can be associated with many different magical traditions. In todays' Pagan practice, the Elven Star can be employed in keeping information hidden from prying eyes. It can be used on an amulet to thwart others from reading the wearers thoughts and when used on a Book of Shadows ensures the saftey of its' contents......
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11 Common Things for Your Altar 11 Common Things for Your Altar For beginners to Paganism it's common to be unsure about want you'll need on your Alter, we've compiled a short list of some of the most common things you'll find......
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Synchronise Watches - Solstice Dawn If you are joining in with our Solstice Dawn 'virtual' guided meditation, it is important that you synchronise your watch or a clock, so you know exactly when to start playing your CD. .....
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The Athame The Athame is a magical knife that is used to channel and direct energy and power......
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Making a Corn Dolly There are many different way to make corn dollies but we found the method we give here works very well and could easily be done by a child even......
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