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​Orishas and Their Tools

When setting up an altar to an Orisha, it is wise to include the Orisha's tools. These tools, also called herramientas, represent aspects of the Orisha and the phenomena they govern. Most of the tools are a combination of traditional items familiar to the Yoruba people before the Transatlantic slave trade, and objects they encountered in [...]

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Rose Rituals for Love

Roses are magically versatile -- it is said they can substitute for any other flower in rituals -- but love is where they really shine. They are useful for all forms of love, from platonic to passionate, and are a gentle, easy-to-use herb that even beginners can successfully employ to bring love into their lives. Rose [...]

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June 2018 Horoscopes By Jorge Obba

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your hopes and dreams are going to be in the front line this month, Aries. You have fought many battles and you have been facing some setbacks. Your emotions are also very present, and some of you have been dwelling in the past. Nobody knows how much you have suffered, and [...]

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​How to Take a Spiritual Bath

Spiritual bathing is an ancient part of magical traditions worldwide. Depending on the ingredients, is used to either cleanse away malevolent things or imbue the bather with beneficial things. Taking a spiritual bath is not like taking a regular bath -- there are certain steps that must be followed in order for it to work [...]

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How To Contact and Connect With Your Spirit Guide

Spirit guides come in many forms, from ancestral spirits to power animals. All of them must be approached with respect and love. In return, you can forge a spiritual connection that will give you help, advice, and protection on your journey. Not all spirit guides have the same abilities or offer the same gifts, but [...]

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Magical Herbs and Roots to Incorporate in Your Spellwork

Herbs and roots are a cornerstone of good spellwork. While it is certainly possible to perform spells and rituals without them, their energies are indispensable to many practitioners. When you perform your next spell, consider including some of these herbs and roots in order to benefit from their magical properties: Agrimony. Rubbed onto a  white candle, agrimony breaks hexes [...]

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​Sacred Altars for Your Home

Altars are mentioned pretty often when hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria, or other religions come up. They act as a center of worship, a place to make magic, and a way to focus your intent by combining candles, herbs, incense, oils, crystals, and other items with prayer and meditation. There are almost as many types of altars [...]

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May 2018 Horoscopes By Jorge Obba

Aries (March 21-April 19) This month expect a lot of changes, Aries. This is the time to move forward. Do not be afraid of change. If you remain stagnant you will lose the opportunity to achieve new things and progress. Why dwell in the past when the future is offering you more than you have [...]

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The Magic of Amber

Amber is a powerful stone with a long history of use in magic. Made of fossilized tree resin, it has the unique ability to generate a small electric charge when rubbed with a cloth. For millennia, people have worn, carried, and even made incense or oil from the resin in order to enjoy its magic [...]

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​Dressing a Candle for Specific Outcomes - Part II

Candle magic is as deceptively simple as it is powerful. The act of dressing a candle -- anointing it with oil, carving it with symbols, loading it with herbs and curios, or rolling it in honey and herbs -- attunes it to your purposes, whatever they may be. As the candle burns, it releases the [...]

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