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Uses for Magickal Oils

  My last post talked about candles and I want to follow that up by discussing the use of oils.  We carry three different types of oils at Talisman – annointing or ritual oils, essential oils,

Candle Magick

 We sell an inordinate number of candles at Talisman – in fact, I often leave a stocked shop on Saturday, only to come back on Wednesday to find our supply nearly depleted (come to think of it – what

Discomfort in the New Age

Last month, I received an email from a dear patron (shortened version below) – the questions posed are the same ones I hear very frequently at the shop.  In addition to emails and phone calls, I have

2012 Phenomenon: Series of Articles #2

These are truly epic times!  Over the past few months, it’s been rare for a day to go by when someone doesn’t ask “So, Laura – what do you think will happen on December 21, 2012?  Is it the end of the

2012 Series of Articles #1

I have decided that between now and December 21, 2012 (and if the Gods allow – afterward!) I am going to feature unique writing on these phenomenal times, both my own and by others.  Philosophers,

Are You In? The New Moon Eclipse in Scorpio

There’s a New Moon, solar eclipse coming up on November 13th (at 21 degrees Scorpio). The energy will be intense. Because….well, because it’s Scorpio. What do you do with a New Moon eclipse? You set

Halloween Time at Last!

Merry Samhain Greetings!  Ooooh boy, here we are – it’s October, and Halloween is coming at last!  Samhain is perhaps the most widely recognized of the pagan festivals, celebrated by pagan and

The Legend of the Holey Stone

Holey stones are known by a variety of names;  Holed stone, Odin Stone, Crick Stone, Hag Stone, Fairy Stone and Witches Amulet.  A holed stone, or holey stone, is any rock with a weathered/eroded hole

Every Once in a Blue Moon …

We have a glorious Full Blue Moon shining brightly as I write this (note that the full moon cycle runs the day before and day after the official date of Friday, August 31).   A blue moon does not

Breaking Negativity – The Salt Bath

Salt has been called “The Tears of God” and with good reason, as it is one of the purest substances on earth.  Negativity cannot adhere to salt – therefore it is ideal for clearing/cleansing ones’