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​Harnessing the Magical Uses of Spiritual Water

Few things are as important to spiritual traditions as water. Water is life, from the water in a baptismal font, to the May Day dew girls gather as a beauty charm, to the bottles of Florida water cologne used in hoodoo. It is associated with cleansing, healing, and the emotions, and is involved in everything [...]

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How to Make Your Own Spell Candles

Candles are the embodiment of potential. Wax, when dressed, anointed, carved, and given an intention, can be burned to bring about change. Some people work with plain candles, but, the more that is done to set your intention, the more likely you are to experience success.Choosing a Spell Candle Before you can work with a candle, [...]

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Baron Del Cementerio/Baron of the Cemetery

The Baron del Cementerio, or Baron of the Cemetery (also know as Baron Samedi), is a Voodoo Lwa who is syncretized with the Catholic Saint Elias. He is the one who allows passage between this world and the next, guards the cemeteries and graveyards, and straddles the line between the realms of the living and the [...]

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July 2018 Horoscopes By Jorge Obba

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Love is in the air this month, Aries. Expect the unexpected regarding relationships and romance. Many of you have been patiently waiting for love and this month it may finally knock at your door. Money will also be flowing with much ease this month. Some of you will be rewarded at [...]

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Using Gems And Crystals For Cleansing And Healing PART 2

The subtle energies of gems and crystals can be used to bring healing and cleansing to people, animals, and even places. By wearing them, holding them, or including them in packets or sachets, it is possible to harness their energies to help you. Every stone has unique attributes that are influenced by its shape, color, [...]

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Honoring St. Barbara

Saint Barbara was a beautiful and charitable woman who was martyred by her father. Her story has made her a tragic figure who is invoked for protection against fires and lightning. She is also petitioned to help with matters involving healing and love. Because of her indomitable spirit, some faiths syncretize her with the Yoruban [...]

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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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