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Who am I?

MORGAUSE FONTELEVE. To the best of my ability I shall continue to strive to be a vehicle of information and illumination, guided by Nature and Reason, aided by Divine Instinct (Conscience within) and Justice, practicing Equity, striving to understand the struggle and beauty of life and those whose lives touch mine and not to be blind to the light of others. Madame Blavatsky wrote that in accordance with Occult Law, no man can rise superior without uplifting ever so little the whole body of which he is an integral part of, for there is no such thing as separateness.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is afraid of religious diversity

DAMON LEFF. Public schools are neither Christian nor religious schools, they are secular schools in which diverse religions are legally permitted to be taught in Life Orientation classes in a non-partisan way only! That includes Occult religions such as Paganism, Witchcraft and Satanism, none of which may legally be classified by Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi or the Department of Education as “harmful religions”!

Laurie Cabot’s Book of Spells & Enchantments

COPPER CAULDRON PUBLISHING. A new book from Laurie Cabot! Laurie Cabot’s BOOK OF SPELLS & ENCHANTMENTS. Laurie Cabot, the Official Witch of Salem, Massachusetts, opens up her Book of Shadows, the Witch’s tome of spells, recipes, and secrets, to share them with the world. Here you will find everything from the essentials of how to create and cast your own spells to detailed recipes and rituals from Laurie’s years of experience as a high priestess and Witch.

The Futhark and spiritual growth

FRANCISCO FUMAROLA. I once heard someone describe the runes as a “lesser form of magic”, or a “lesser arcana”. I have also heard that the runes deal with lower energies than for example the powers dealt with in Kabbalistic magic. Nothing could be further from the truth. The runes express concepts and powers from Germanic myth and Germanic worldview. I believe that the runes are a summary of all important forces of creation and therefore they reflect the whole or a cosmology.

I am a Child!

MICHELLE SHIRLEY. So you’re fed up with the frustrations of the Winter and if you haven’t already been out in the beautiful sunshine we have been blessed with, then perhaps now is a good time to do it. Being Spring and a time of rebirth and rejuvenation, it is time for each of us to find our Inner Child and let that Child play in the Gardens we have been blessed with. There is much symbolism and synchronicity in life with each moment and in this instance I refer to the gardens of our lives. Each moment is an opportunity to play – to play BIG or play SMALL. The important part is to PLAY.

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to Re-Shape Our World by Karen Tate. If we can imagine it, vision it, and restore ancient truths swept beneath the rug and kicked to the curb by patriarchy, then we can manifest it! Hear solutions from these visionaries, scholars, wayshowers, foremothers and activists – women and men – dedicated to reshaping our world.

Doing Magic on the fly in the U.S.A.

CHRISTOPHER BLACKWELL. Madrid was a very special place for me. It was where I earned enough money to build my rock shop. It was where I went to my first four Pagan festivals and where I first practiced as a Witch using Starhawk’s The Spiral Dance as a guide. My first sabbat was Samhain of 1983, celebrated in a small nearby sandstone cave. It was the first place I was forced to figure magic out in an emergency.

An Introduction to Ma’at

KHEMAYSEKHMET. “Maat” has two meanings in the ancient Egyptian language. Maat is first the goddess of justice and truth, who gave meaning to the world and bestowed order upon the chaos of creation in the First Times. She governs the movement of the stars, the rising and setting of the sun, the inundation and retreat of the Nile, and the laws underlying all of nature.