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Popular subjects in contemporary Pagan culture and practice.

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WHAT IS AN "ASK GENN" CRYSTAL READING?

An "Ask Genn" Crystal Reading is a personal reading from the Crystal People, like a tarot reading via living crystal.

Ask Genn crystal readingIn an "Ask Genn" crystal reading, rather than using a tarot deck to determine the energies presented for your reading, I use the crystal chosen for you and read its unique characteristics.

While this may seem a little confusing at first blush, it actually is pretty straight-forward. I will detail the process further in the post.

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Adopt a Native Elder

One of my favorite organizations is Adopt a Native Elder. For $200/year you can "adopt" a Navajo elder and help supply them with critically needed goods and supples. You can also form a relationship with them. 

The elders are in dire poverty yet hold the wisdom of the tribe. They create beautiful traditional handmade rugs which they sell in a big show in March. If you can't afford the $200, you can donate in smaller amounts to help supply the materials needed to create the rugs. This contributes to the amelioration of poverty and supports an Indigenous tradition going far into the past.

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  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    Thank you so, so much for sharing this information. I cannot wait to be able to get involved, this is definitely a serious goal no
  • Cairril Adaire
    Cairril Adaire says #
    Glad you liked it! While I was hunting around their website, I found 3 different ways to give, so there should be something for yo

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Doing the Minnesota Shuffle

First, and most importantly, keep your elbows tucked in tight against your body.

Now wave your hands and forearms helplessly around. Think flippers or penguin wings, but keep those elbows pressed in. Good!

Now you're ready for the feet. Pull them close together. Now slide one forward: not too far. Now the other. Now the other. Now the other. Now the other.

There you go: you're got it! You're doing our sacred dance: the Minnesota shuffle, also known as the Minnesota Duck-Walk. You want to look like you're penguin-stepping along on smooth ice, afraid to fall down.

In fact, that's exactly what you are doing.

But wait, we're not done yet. The exciting part is yet to come.

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Say It with Symbols

The sabbat site was off a rural road. We needed something to mark the entrance, something that would say, to those in the know, “Here Be Witches."

A sign?

A bunch of helium balloons?

In the end, I nailed a deer skull to the top of a fencepost. From every tine, a long red ribbon fluttered.

Even the youngest among us can read that rune.

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Jack Rabbit Oracle: Romance is in the Air (Taurus Moon)

Here on the Witches & Pagans blog, I’ll be sharing a spirit animal painting and message from my Elfin Ally Oracle Deck picked especially for the zodiac sign that Mama Moon is currently transiting. Enjoy!

Keyword: Noble
Meaning:
Romance is in the air; succumb to it, if you dare.
Reversed: A missed opportunity is not worth tears.

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If the Secret of Eleusis Were Revealed to You, What Would You Do?

 A Thought Experiment

Here it is: the only surviving text of the Mysteries of Eleusis, committed to writing by the last hierophant after the destruction of the Sanctuary in 394 ce. After 1600 years, the Secret of Eleusis is finally revealed.

You are now the sole guardian of antiquity's most sacred mystery, knowledge of which (it is said) confers immortality.

What do you do now?

Do you guard the Mystery, or do you pass it on?

If the latter, how? Publicly, or in secret?

Do you publish the mystery, thus earning the praise of scholars everywhere, but also revealing it to the eyes of the unworthy?

Or do you remount the Mysteries? Publicly or privately? If so, how?

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  • Tyger
    Tyger says #
    If the knowledge of the mystery gives immortality, then I would be obligated to guard the secret. Immortality is not something one
  • Murphy Pizza
    Murphy Pizza says #
    Well... If I'm told outright by my initiator why I was ready and worthy for this revelation ( I was old enough/smart enough/decent
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    How so?
  • Murphy Pizza
    Murphy Pizza says #
    Well...how was *I* deemed worthy to receive revelation?... It would depend on that...
Black Panther Oracle - Aries Moon: Mar 7-9

Here on the Witches & Pagans blog, I’ll be sharing a spirit animal painting and message from my Elfin Ally Oracle Deck picked especially for the zodiac sign that Mama Moon is currently transiting. Enjoy!

Keyword: Stealthy
Meaning: You are answering a deeper calling, one that is greater than yourself.
Reversed: Don’t waste your time on petty rivalries.

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