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Psychic Readings 101

January is a HUGE month for Readings – what we at Talisman call “Intuitive Counseling Sessions” – usually just to have a little heads-up on what to expect in the upcoming year, or reassurance that we
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Bayberry Candles

  My grandmother, Lillian McGlynn, ALWAYS burned a bayberry candle on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The Legend goes as follows:  A Bayberry Candle burned to the socket brings Luck to the
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Pantry Folkmagick

  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
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Child Rearing Within Our Current Reality: Welcome to a Colorful New World!

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
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The Pagan Roots of Halloween

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
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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,
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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
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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
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