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Pantry Folkmagick

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  Note:  Used with permission – Sarah Anne Lawless The beauty of folk magick is that it is practical magick.  Don’t have an obscure magickal herb for a spell? No worries, find something already in your pantry or yard instead. Don’t have a special anointing oil for your candle spell? No worries, use olive oil. […] [Read More]
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Child Rearing Within Our Current Reality: Welcome to a Colorful New World!

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I adore children and have four of my own (ages 20 through 9) so I designed Talisman (my new-age shop) to be child-friendly for my patrons.  I placed the tumbled stone displays low enough for little hands to touch and provide puzzles, books and toys to occupy them so mama can shop.  Throughout the six […] [Read More]
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The Pagan Roots of Halloween

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I want to delve into the roots and meanings of Samhain (aka “Halloween”) which is possibly the most beloved and yet misunderstood of all the Pagan Sabbats.   To begin – Sabbats are celebrations within the Wheel of the Year, in which each festival is honored with a seasonal ritual.  The Wheel of the Year is […] [Read More]
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Uses for Magickal Oils

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  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, and fragrance oils.  Ritual oils are used to anoint candles, ritual tools, items as well as ones’ self.  Essential […] [Read More]
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Candle Magick

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 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 the heck are you people doing on Sundays when I’m not around, hmm?).  So while there […] [Read More]
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Discomfort in the New Age

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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 a constant flow of the people who come into the shop, wide eyed and shining, who tell me […] [Read More]
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2012 Phenomenon: Series of Articles #2

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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 world, or what?”   And I answer each person pretty much the same […] [Read More]
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2012 Series of Articles #1

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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, clairvoyants, astrologers, spiritualists … so many have written so much.   The topic is endlessly fascinating to me, and I hope […] [Read More]
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