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Tarot Heart Magick

Have you noticed that, sometimes, a particular theme starts to follow you around? Often it may relate to the season. At the same time, there can be synchronicities that capture the attention and deliver a really personal message.

This happens to me a lot. I also really feel the lessons of the season as I celebrate each turn of the Wheel of the Year. I know I am not alone in this.

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Title: The Medusa Files

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DIGGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL IN ARKANSAS 5 of 6: How To Find It

This is a continuation of a series on digging crystal in Arkansas. Last time we discussed what to wear, what tools are essential, and the other intimate details of what to pack in your vehicle. This time let's get down to the actual nitty gritty of digging the crystal and let's talk about what to look for in the tailings themselves.

In the new tailings, you will be looking for sticky masses of clay. At the majority of the mines I have been to, the clay is red. Some mines have different colors of dirt and clay, depending on the composition of the Earth. We'll just discuss the red clay, since it is in the majority, but keep in mind it may differ according to where you are.

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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, February 9

The history of Black History Month revealed. Japan reacts to North Korea's militaristic posturing. And LGBT rights make advances in India. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Djehuty and Set devotional: calling for submissions

DJEHUTY AND SET: NEED YOUR SUBMISSIONS

Me (Intaier) and my friend Ash are putting a devotional together for Djehuty and Set, both separately and in their combined functions (Such as the Divine Avengers). We're welcoming all you verbose and talented types out there to write, draw or otherwise compose stuff for this (sure to be awesome) book.

Title: A Silver Sun and Inky Clouds : A Devotional Anthology for Djehuty and Set

Editor(s): A. D. Kent, T. Matveeva (an official editor from Neos Alexandria will be added for final work)

Publisher: Bibliotheca Alexandrina (our devotional will appear on the projects page as soon as we have enough material to assemble a rough draft, so get to working!) You can see their catalog of work on Lulu and Amazon.

Djehuty (Greek: Thoth), our beloved ibis-headed Lord of Wisdom and bridegroom of Ma'at, and Set (Greek: Seth), everyone's favorite long-snouted Byronic champion of truth, are the subject of this devotional.
You the contributor are encouraged to focus on:
Djehuty's role in the Hermopolis cycle of myths;
Djehuty's many forms and epithets;
Djehuty's interaction with his consorts Nehemtawy (Horit), Sheshat and Ma'at;
Djehuty's place as the originator of Hermetic thought;
Djehuty and Set's syncretic acts in which one becomes the other;
Djehuty and Set's team activities, in which they function as a team- as with the Divine Avengers, or as the keepers of the divine Laboratory;
Djehuty and Set's roles together in the Contendings (and other myths of the Osirian cycle);
Djehuty and Set's roles together in the Pyramid texts;
Set's roles in the Heliopolis cycle of myths;
Set's many forms and epithets;
Set's interactions with his consorts, spouses (his wife in her many forms) and lovers;
Set's interaction with his children.
Set's place in early Coptic Gnostic Mysticism as a vehicle for salvation from evil;
And any lovely devotional gushiness about these two fine Lords you might feel inspired to make.
We are seeking:
• poetry
• rituals (either devotional or magical)
• prayers
• devotions
• essays
• academic or scholarly articles (with endnotes and bibliography)
• songs
• oracular pieces
• modern myths (5,000 word limit)
• artwork (300dpi; black and white only)
• translations of ancient works (must have permission of the copyright owner or translator if not translated directly from the original language- hieroglyphs, what have you)

Deadline for Rough Draft: June 30, 2016

Submission Form: Word document or odt file pasted within the body of an email or as an email attachment. PNGs for pictures, please.
Please put THE DIVINE AVENGERS on the title section of your email, so we know that you aren't just sending us love letters.

Rights: Worldwide, non-exclusive for print book and e-book formats (contributors retain all rights to their work except to retroactively remove their work from the finished product, we will not issue recalls for already sold material);

Contributors: You're not getting paid with money. If you're a contributor whose work is selected, you'll get a PDF copy of the book for personal use and a coupon code to purchase the book at a discount. A permission form will be sent out to all selected submitters once the book is ready for initial assembly.
Email: inity.tm@gmail.com (Intaier), marduksdragon@hotmail.com (Ash)

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Devenez-Amie-RGB.jpgIt's been three — and thirty — years in the making.

Now the dream's coming true: The Woman's Belly Book has just been published in its French edition by Le Courrier du Livre.

I'm going to France this summer to share the good news — we hold the power to promote creation within our body's center, within our bellies.

The book's French title means "become friends with your belly" or more simply, "befriend your belly." The subtitle refers to the practice of belly-energizing movement and breath: "5 minutes a day to connect with your source of energy."

If you've read The Woman's Belly Book, you know how the Source Energy concentrated within our body's center connects with the Sacred Feminine as she dwells within us. And with the presence of Mary Magdalene as she brings the Sacred Feminine into life and into form.

In addition to leading a workshop at Centre Tao in Paris, I'll be visiting bookstores and libraries to present readings. What's more, I'll be visiting sites that share the energy of Mary Magdalene.

And so the adventure continues!

As the new edition has emerged, I've delighted in learning how English expressions translate into French. For example, the English words for "trust your gut" become "avoir du cœur au ventre" in French. That's literally "have heart in your belly." Trust your gut, love your belly.

In upcoming posts I'll say more about the "belly magic" threading through my dream, my intention, of sharing this work with women worldwide. I'll give you the introduction I wrote (in English) for this new French edition. And I'll post notes of my journey through France this summer.

For now, if you or your friends read French, or are French, here's something for you: Anne Delmas, the splendid woman who translated The Woman's Belly Book, provides a fine description of the book's French incarnation here.

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Little Lucks

Call it luck.

One spring I planted the garden with old seeds. Many of them never germinated. No kohlrabi, no beets, no acorn squash.

Oh well, I thought. That's luck.

One morning that fall I happened to remark to Craig, Some acorn squash would taste good right about now.

Sure enough. That afternoon, interlaced among the tangle of the tomato plants, I found the vine, sprung up all unbeknownst.

With one perfect, perfectly ripe, acorn squash.

My first response was laughter.

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