Best…Hummus…Ever

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A great big MAHALO to my friend and neighbor, Billy Kamaka for this beautiful plate of hummus AND the recipe! This super easy recipe was handed down from Billy’s grandmother, who was of Lebanese descent. The hummus is also a fan favorite of the patrons at Juice Planet. It truly is the best hummus I’ve ever had. Thanks, Bill!

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1 can S&W garbanzo beans
3 cloves garlic
juice of ½ ripe lemon
2 tablespoons Mid East tahini paste
½ tablespoon salt
Olive oil
paprika

Drain 1/3 liquid off garbanzo beans and set aside. In a food processor, blend together garbanzo beans with remaining liquid in can, garlic, lemon, tahini and salt until smooth. Use the remaining liquid to adjust hummus to desired thickness. Plate hummus and top off with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve on sandwiches, bagels, pita or as a dip for veggies.

Eat Well!

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 07, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for August 07, 2019 — dhammapadaṃ — the path of dhamma, truth

Yañca kāmasukhaṃ loke,
yañcidaṃ diviyaṃ sukhaṃ,
taṇhakkhayasukhassete,
kalaṃ nāgghanti soḷasiṃ.

Any sensual bliss in the world,
any heavenly bliss,
isn’t worth one sixteenth-sixteenth
of the bliss of the ending of craving.

Udāna 2.12
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

7 Angelic Patronages and Rekindled Relationships with Olympic Spirits

Light in Extension: A Magical Journal

By Frater S.C.F.V.

Date: Monday, August 5, 2019.
Sun Phase: Set.
Moon Phase: Waxing Creacent (69 degrees) in Libra.
Mansion of the Moon: #5, Zubana.
Planetary Day: Day of the Moon
Planetary Hour: Hour of the Moon
Activities: Solomonic Ritual Bathing Offerings to the Most High, to the Angels, to the Saints, to the Ancestors, and to the Olympic Spirits; Scrying with St. Cyprian; Ancestor Messages; Instruction from Archangel Raphael; Formal Assumption of Patronage; Invitation to the Olympic Spirits; Prayers, Purifications, and Temple Closing.

Tonight, with the Moon in Lunar Mansion Number 16, Al-Zubbana, auspicious for prosperity, I felt strongly called to purify myself and enter the Temple. Today, I was nudged into a store by a spirit in my Court and led to purchase a set of gold-rimmed shot glasses for alcohol offerings and small gold-rimmed plates for food offerings. These were Solomonically exorcised, cleansed, and consecrated for…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 06, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for August 6, 2019 — saṇhā — smooth, soft, gentle, mild

Sukhā matteyyatā loke,
atho petteyyatā sukhā,
sukhā sāmaññatā loke,
atho brahmaññatā sukhā.

In this world, good it is to serve one’s mother,
good it is to serve one’s father,
good it is to serve the monks and nuns,
and good it is to serve the holy ones.

Dhammapada 23.332
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Weekly Horoscopes Glow up August 5-11

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

August 5-11 

one of the best days of 2019 astrology Tara Greene

ARIES

There’s more sexy romance in your life as Mars and Venus, both in Leo are getting cosier this week.  Wait, I know you can’t, but it gets better, a Fire Trine from Sun to Jupiter in Sagittarius on the 7th and Venus to Jupiter on the 8th forms a GRAND TRINE for you Mars-ruled Aries. This is one of the most positive days of the year. Expect Super spontaneous, in daring, love and joy, you may have to hold your horses. Sagittarius Moon Trines MARS in LEO on the 10th sending positive expansive energy. Work it baby.

TAURUS

Your ruling planet Venus is in proud Leo getting cosier and cosier this week with Mars. Romance is def. in the air. Be patient as a big Conjunction is soon. On the 8th, the Lion’s Gate, Venus in Leo…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for August 05, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for August 5, 2019 — mettacittena — with a mind of mettā

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ —
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

To avoid all evil,
to cultivate good,
and to purify one’s mind —
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 04, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for August 04, 2019 — kalla — healthy; in good spirits; sound, fit; ready (for); capable, clever; proper, fitting

Yassa selūpamaṃ cittaṃ, ṭhitaṃ nānupakampati,
virattaṃ rajanīyesu,
kopaneyye na kuppati:
Yassevaṃ bhāvitaṃ cittaṃ,
kuto taṃ dukkhamessatī?

Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved,
dispassionate for things that spark passion,
unangered by things that spark anger:
When one’s mind is developed like this,
from where can there come suffering & stress?

Udāna 4.34
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

REIKI | Healing Session (1 hr.)

The word “Reiki” means “universal energy” and is of Japanese origin. This is a form of healing that serves as support for behavior changes and undesirable behaviors. Reiki focuses on the internal energy imbalances that cause the deterioration of our physical and mental health. Using this music in our lives will help turn negative energies into positive ones.

2019 NEW MOON in LEO begins MONKEY Month

Susan Levitt

water monkJuly 31 – August 29 2019

July 31 is a new Moon in Leo. Fire sign Leo rules the 5th house of art, creativity, and children. The new Moon, Sun, Venus, and Mars are all in Leo making this August a powerful month for romance, beauty, and love. Mercury goes direct on this new Moon making it easier for travel, new experiences, and innovative self expression.

Very fortunate is that the the new Moon, Sun, and Mars trine Jupiter in Sagittarius. Doors can open because timing is opportune for new enterprises. There can be a pleasant sense of well being and increased generosity. All these Jupiter trines are basically favorable for success in business, financial matters, and long-range planning.

The new Moon, Sun, and Venus square Uranus in Taurus. It’s understandable to want to break free of limiting circumstances. But that could make relationships unpredictable. Even stable relationships benefit from readjustments that bring…

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7/27/2019 Shem Angel Operation

Frater S- Musings on Magic and Mysticism

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On Saturday July 27th, I completed a Shem Angel operation, and figured I would share my process. Instead of creating a talisman to ground the energy of the Angel or give it a physical form through which to work, I used my Shem Angel card to accomplish this task easier. In all fairness, I really did put a lot of time and effort into creating each of these cards, so I hope that this would have been in at least some small way appreciated by the Angel.

According to the records of Ambelain, Yeialel (יילאל) rules July 27th, so I looked up the information in my personal compilation of material and saw that this Angel “protects against sorrow…and heals the sick”. I have a prayer list that I compile through a small network of online friends in the Independent Sacramental Movement and Gnostic communities, so I figured I would…

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