Nature Spirituality by Lupa

Nature Spirituality by Lupa

Do you have to be an active Pagan in order to appreciate the inherent spirituality within nature? The assumption made by many is that simply by opening up to the extraordinary transforming power of our natural world we are somehow regressing to ancient and arcane supernatural beliefs. This of course is untrue but it is an attitude that has prevailed for several centuries and added to the sad and dangerous disconnect that the human race currently has with the very world that supports and sustains it. A New Natural relationship…

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Sky Shamans of Mongolia by Kevin Turner

Sky Shamans of Mongolia by Kevin Turner

Although examples of the Shamanic tradition can be found in every corner of the world few areas are more closely connected to what many see as its most important and authentic strand as the region of Mongolia. This relatively small country is sandwiched between the countries of two of the leading super-powers of China and Russia and as a result of its geographical and political position it has been a country susceptible to the imposition of foreign values. Despite this, and the centuries of Buddhist and communist persecution, the country…

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The Vow-Powered Life by Jan Chozen Bays

The Vow-Powered Life by Jan Chozen Bays

“Vows are the forces that weave together the fabric of your life and of all life. Without vows, without purposeful action, life would cease to exist.” – with those affirming words regarding intent and purposed direction Jan Chozen Bays, MD, opens her book The Vow-Centered Life. It was through the authors learning at the hands of her teacher Maezumi Roshi that she came to understand the immense power inherent within the personal vow for, as she says I understood that when we make a vow, it becomes a force that…

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The Witch’s Athame by Jason Mankey

The Witch’s Athame by Jason Mankey

The word athame is believed to be a fairly recent addition to the Witches vocabulary having first appeared in the novel by Gerald Gardner titled. High Magic’s Aid in 1949. Someone who knows a thing or two about this type of ceremonial tool is Jason Mankey. As a practising Wiccan of over twenty years he has worked extensively with this magickal implement. In his book The Witch’s Athane – the third in a series of books about tools for Witches and Pagans ceremonial use by Llewellyn books, he explains that…

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