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Featured art by Gottesss  Today, December 21st, 2016, ushers in the Winter Solstice (the first official day of winter). With the North Pole tiled at 23.5 degrees away from the sun, this allows for the longest night of the year, with the days getting progressively longer from this point until the Summer Solstice in 2017.... / READ MORE /
The Magic of Trees is a book by Tess Whitehurst explores the sacred wisdom, and metaphysical properties of trees. Whitehurst describes the book by saying: “Bring positive change and nourishment to your body, mind, and spirit by connecting with the deep wisdom and power of trees. Featuring detailed descriptions of the magical and energetic properties of... / READ MORE /
A Little History… Four Thieves Vinegar originated back in the 14th (or 18th) century, during the outbreak of the European plague in Marseille or Toulouse, France. The legend tells of a group of thieves who would rob the sick, and the dead – without catching the deadly disease. It is believed that when the thieves... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Camilla d’Errico Humans and animals have a developed a deep bond over the ages, that goes beyond the emotional, into the metaphysical. Cats and witches, Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig – the concept of spirit (or magical) familiars dates back centuries. The word familiar stems from the the Latin word familiaris, which means “household servant,” and... / READ MORE /
  Sage (Salvia) comes from the Latin word meaning “to heal”, and has long been regarded as an herb of wisdom, vitality and even immortality. A masculine herb ruled by the planet, Jupiter, making it a powerful ally for protection, balance and abundance. Since Medieval times people have used sage as a tonic to stave... / READ MORE /
Magic as Science and Technology continued from pt. 1.  It is my view that science and magic are manifestations of the same phenomena. There is more than one path – one ‘science’ – in persuading the cosmos to open up and reveal its secrets. Science did not overthrow magic, it emerged from it. The beginnings... / READ MORE /
‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’ – Arthur C. Clarke  ‘What the universe becomes depends on you’ – Henryk Skolimowski Magic may not be what we think it is. In fact, it may be very much more. It may in fact be everything, and everything that is not magic simply is not. In other words,... / READ MORE /