Meet our own 14th dan Reiki Grandmaster and Melchizedek High Priestess Melissa Gardner from Witchita, Kansas! HPS Melissa is a member of our main Hālau located in Elk Grove, California. Congratulations on your promotion, Melissa!
Meet our own 14th dan Reiki Grandmaster and Melchizedek High Priestess Melissa Gardner from Witchita, Kansas! HPS Melissa is a member of our main Hālau located in Elk Grove, California. Congratulations on your promotion, Melissa!
CONGRATULATIONS on your advancement into Level 2 of our Melchizedek Priesthood Training and attunement to 6th dan Reiki Grandmaster Valerie D. Irish!!
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“I call upon my strongest chidren to aid those in need. I will empower your purpose and act through you. My powers are vast enough to keep you safe and protected, no matter where you may be. Fear not, and maintain your focus on me. I shall guide you, my Beloved.”– Alana Fairchild, Mother Mary Oracle
CONGRATULATIONS to our new 12th dan Reiki Grandmaster Perley Andrew Howe! Woo Hoo … welcome!! 🙇🙌😃
Moonstone is best known for its pearly sheen, or schiller effect, where light reflects off of the two types of feldspar that make this stone, orthoclase and albite. These two minerals grow together in alternating layers, and a phenomena named adularescence happens whenever light hits this play of orthoclase and albite. No matter what term you use to describe this play of light across moonstone, it is certainly beautiful.
Moonstone has a rich history and abundant folklore. Its story begins in ancient Rome, where it was believed moonstone was formed from solidified beams of moonlight. They also held that the Roman goddess Diana, goddess of the moon, could be seen within the stone, and that it would bestow love, wisdom and good fortune upon those who possessed it. They believed it would help keep the mind clear, so that its owner could make the smartest and wisest choices in life, and even enhance the wearer?s ability for second-sight or prophecy. Moonstone was a most popular jewelry choice, being such a magical looking stone, and having such benefits for its wearer.
In India, Moonstone was a sacred stone. Its powers as a love stone made it useful as a traditional wedding gift, and was thought to be instrumental in reconciling estranged lovers. There was a belief in India and in Europe that two people wearing moonstone on the full moon would fall passionately in love. The moonstone?s history in India includes the belief that since the beginning of time, a moonstone had been set into the forehead of India?s moon god, Chandra. In fact, his full name was Chandra Shekara, which means ?Person who wears the moon.? The stone on Chandra?s forehead was said to grow dimmer or become more bright with the waning and waxing of the moon (and the waxing and waning of Chandra?s power), thus giving the gem the name ?moon stone.?
Moonstone also has a long history as a ?Traveler?s Stone.? When worn as an amulet, moonstone was said to protect travelers, especially at night, and especially when the moon is shining. Ancient mariners believed it would protect them when traveling over water. Some suggest keeping a moonstone in a pocket, or otherwise stashed in your car or aboard your usual mode of transport for extra protection when abroad at night.
In more recent history, during the Art Nouveau period (1890-1910), the moonstone gained a resurgence in popularity. The French master goldsmith Rene Lalique led the way creating stunning pieces of jewelry featuring the moonstone. Though now most of Lalique?s jewelry is in museums, plenty of jewelers all over the US and Europe were beginning to work with moonstone again. Such jeweled creations no doubt benefitted from beliefs such as giving your lover a moonstone necklace during the full moon would create endless passion for the loving couple.
Throughout the ages, moonstone has been synonymous with the moon, magic, love, good fortune, and protection. One myth says that blue moonstones are washed up by the ocean tides every twenty-one years, and another claims that moonstone will lose its pretty shine and sheen if the owner of the stone keeps a lot of anger pent up inside. Later, during the Middle Ages, moonstone was used for scrying the future.
Today, moonstone is the state gem for Florida.
Moonstone is said to have many intuitive and emotional properties. It helps tap into the more gentle qualities of love and peace, especially if the person has had to close up their emotions for survival (think police, active duty military, rescue workers, therapists, or those grieving). Moonstone helps bring out an empathic response, bringing feeling back to those who?ve been numb. Yet moonstone is protective as well, and will open a person up as far as they are able, but not so much that they are overwhelmed. It naturally helps compassion and tenderness unfold in a healthy way. This ability to increase empathy makes moonstone useful for people in leadership positions, management, and coaches also, to help them stay in touch with the people they need to direct and make decisions for. For people who already feel, moonstone can bring up old, old emotions that still need to be worked through. It will assist the calming of fears and the smoothing out of hormonal mood swings. Moonstone is a stone of that brings out the nurturing in feeling.
Along with moonstone?s ability to open the heart to compassionate love, it also opens the way for more romantic love. The moonstone has long been used as a gift for lovers, and for those wishing to secure the passions of their partner. One folk tale said that wearing a moonstone in a piece of jewelry during the full moon while making love would increase the chances of fertility.
Moonstone is said to increase one?s sensitivity to the Divine, to heighten intuition and open one up to their psychic gifts. There is a certain positivity to moonstone in that it encourages hope and inspiration, allowing you to wish and aspire and flow in harmony with your dreams (especially if you?ve already used moonstone to help work through any past emotional issues). Moonstone is said to help fulfill the things in life that one actually needs. It does not always attract what you want, but it will always attract what you need, and it will also help you to understand the difference between the two.
There is a long rich history of moonstone being used to help with women?s needs. It is a stone of protection for women and children, especially pregnant women and babies. It has been used for centuries to enhance fertility, such as the ancient practice (still around today) that some Middle Eastern women have of sewing moonstones into their clothing if they would like to have a child. Besides its role as a fertility stone, it is also believed to support women?s reproductive health all around?. from easing menstrual problems, to assisting a woman in childbirth. It is said to help soothe wild hormones, and as such is often recommended to teenagers and women going through various changes in their life (pregnancy, menopause). Considered a ?stone of the goddess? by some, the moonstone is associated with the moon and the tides, femininity and the subconscious. It helps sync up the rhythms of lunar energy to the rhythms of a woman?s body.
Moonstone also plays a role as a sleep stone. It is said to assist with lucid dreaming when tucked beneath one?s pillow. Some believe if you meditate with a moonstone right before going to bed, it will grant you a restful night of sleep.
White moonstone is the most common moonstone. Everything written above applies to white moonstone.
Peach moonstone has all the properties white moonstone, with an extra focus on the emotional aspects. It is considered extra soothing for women, and helps individuals heighten their sense of self-worth and value. By strengthening confidence and valuing themselves, women have been able to use peach moonstone as a focal point for their intentions in losing weight and keeping it off. It will help the individual determine when they are eating for physical nourishment and when they might be eating to fill emotional needs. Peach moonstone is all about wrapping the feminine is a soft and gentle wrap of Divine love.
Gray moonstone has all of the properties of white moonstone, with extra focus on the mystical side of the stone?s attributes. Sometimes called the ?New Moon Stone,? this is the go-to stone for psychics and shamans and other spiritual practitioners.
Blue moonstone has all the properties of white moonstone, with an extra focus on the expression and manifestation of the love, and peace and what might lie within our unconscious. Meditating with blue moonstone helps give one focus, bringing light to what was hidden.
Rainbow Moonstone has all the properties of white moonstone, with an extra focus on protection, especially psychic protection and especially while asleep and most vulnerable. The rainbow moonstone reacts with a person?s own light body to help deflect any negativity and allow the person to sleep peacefully. Many believe that the rainbow moonstone is the most in alignment with Nature and extra-worldly consciousness.
Green moonstone has all of the properties of white moonstone, with an extra focus on balancing the emotions and fully opening up to the feminine within. Green moonstone has been called the stone of the Goddess, or Gaia, in other words, the stone of the feminine earth energy. It is a very calming stone, easing away stress and overwhelmed feelings and anxiety. Helps a person to just ?go with the flow.? This stone is especially healing for the emotions, and its connection to the earth and moon together makes it a great stone for gardeners and farmers.
Black moonstone has all of the properties of white moonstone, with an extra focus on New Moon energy, or the beginning of things. With every new baby, every new endeavor, every new project, there is a beginning. An idea. A space from which the new energy comes from. That is what is captured in the black moonstone. This is a great stone to bring out at the start of any new project, or even a new love, or the beginning of pregnancy for example. Also, black moonstone is very protective. It can help deflect negative energy and encourage inspiration. It helps take bad moods and bring them back into a more positive emotional state. Black moonstone is very calming and grounding.
Esoteric Dreamscapes – The Creation of the Tarot of the Filipino People by Erwin Rimban | Paperback | Non-fiction
I am a proud collaborator on this 4-book series project, which includes a new Tarot deck based on Philippine mythology and 24 Major Arcana archetypes. This is an exciting synthesis of my Filipino heritage, formal education and metaphysical background as a Babaylan healer.
Hard copies available in the Philippines for 670 Piso. Digital copies available through Amazon for $37.00 USD now.
Growing mushrooms can be complicated- but it doesn’t have to be! In this video, I go over one of the simplest methods of growing mushrooms that pretty much anyone can do at home.
All you need is:
+ A 5 Gallon Bucket
+ Aspen Wood Chips (even from the pet store!)
+ Oyster Mushroom Grain Spawn Happy growing!
Explore the value of using wildcrafted and locally grown herbs from your own bio-region with Bevin Cohen. Bevin will discuss the quality, potency and sustainability of locally sourced herbs. He will also share the benefits of many well-known herbs, and a variety of methods that can be used to harness their healing properties; including teas, tinctures, salves and more. This will be a fun and fast-paced presentation, packed with useful information for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels.
In this video, learn how to use plantain as herbal medicine. This instruction is part of home herbalism. Home herbalism is the use of plant medicine for personal health and wellbeing. It means taking care of ourselves, our families, and our loved ones with natural remedies. It is the herbal medicine that we have easy and affordable access to for life’s most common healing situations. You can become a part of this growing movement towards increased personal health, more self-reliance and taking a central role in your own wellbeing. Thank you for watching this video.
Disclaimer: This course is intended to provide educational information for the viewer on the covered subject. It is not intended to take the place of personalized medical counseling, diagnosis and treatment from a trained health professional.
This plantain salve recipe is so easy to make and a great introduction to the fascinating world of homemade herbal products. Use it on the whole family, for bites, stings and other skin irritations.
Shamanism was an integral part of humanity for thousands of years. They were the first healers, teachers, and scholars. Eventually, the wisdom of the shamans was lost through the trials and travails of humanity. Now, in our modern age with technology that grants us access to knowledge from around the world, we have brought the […]
Ho’okupu is a Hawaiian tradition and is in practice today just as much as it had been in days gone by. In a nutshell, they are offerings given freely as an expression of gratitude, respect, and aloha: an ENERGY EXCHANGE that brings a healing ’round full circle, so that energies are cycled as they are elevated. […]
Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper who led a coalition that stopped Monsanto from planting genetically modified crops in seven states in southern Mexico, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. Pech, a 55-year-old Indigenous woman from the state of Campeche in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, works with a rare, stingless, native bee species (Melipona beecheii) that […]
Grounding Mother Gaia Ceremony. Enter to the magical forest and feel the moisture and divine Gaia healing vibes. This is shaman drum journey grounding ceremony immersed in sounds of shaman drum, gong, rattles, nature sounds and more. We collectively work to heal us and Patcha mama.
Close your eyes and feel the energy, charge and align Your cells and deep breathing. The trance will guide You into deep connection with Mother Earth. Wear headphones if You have the chance and bare feet on the ground
😊🌍🐳🙏💖 ❤️ Mekealoha kakou
A most valuable presentation on gems. It’s worth the effort of pulling out your Journal and taking notes!
How does one identify volunteers in the field? Well, the volunteers will appear in the area under and around the mother plant, or in the case of short-lived plants like Wild Lettuce, in the area where the mother plant once prospered but is now gone. Every seedling has its individual characteristics. Some will carry the seed coat up above the soil level and may be identified that way. Others will demonstrate peculiar size, color or smell that help you know exactly what they are. Practiced gardeners will identify the seedlings because they recognize the plant. Wild lettuce seedlings have leaves that look like lettuce and are taprooted. When the taproot is broken, they exude the bitter white latex known as lactucarium, so if the root bleeds white milk, you know you’re on the right track.
We like to leave our best plants to produce seeds, seeds that may be harvested…
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Rabbit psychology is an interesting field because the brain of a rabbit is not too far from that of a human. Scientists continue to ponder questions like why do rabbits have a larger olfactory lobe or why are rabbits one of the few animals who experience depression. Researchers use rabbits to study their brain structure and behaviors to learn more about rabbits and their environment. […]
Source: Rabbits – York Animal Psych
Adam Daniel Buttons is our newest Reiki Sensei Shinpiden in Nā Hālau located in Vallejo, CA. Sensei Adam is from Westminster, CA. He is also one of our ordained High Priests in the Alpha et Omega Order of Melchizedek.
Guys, I never start with a disclaimer; I can’t even remember if I have ever added one to any posts. But, if someone gets a foolish idea of making up some rituals to justify killings animals, well, don’t. That makes you an epic asshole. Please don’t do it. This is a post to educate the …
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This reiki healing music can be used by most people and practitioners as an aid to improve your reiki healing, and meditation experience. This video uses many frequencies so I can’t list them all here. If you are interested in this information, you can open the audio with a spectrogram. This video uses the following pulse modulation frequencies: 3 Hz and 2 Hz while using 100 Hz as the carrier frequency. This music induces delta brainwaves. Delta waves are the slowest of all and are defined as having a pulse modulation frequency range between 0-4 Hz. We experience these brainwaves naturally when we are in the deepest of sleep or meditative states. These brainwaves send signals throughout the body to stimulate regeneration, and healthy neuro-chemistry and as a result are vital in the maintenance of health and psychological well-being.
Please take the time to properly adjust your volume to a low and comfortable level. For optimal results, you should listen to this while resting with your eyes closed. Please consider sharing your opinion or experience with this video. Any criticism is welcomed and appreciated. Rating this video with a like or dislike helps to reflect the video’s efficacy and value.
Scorpio Time ruled by Goddess Hekate of the Threeways, and Magic the moon, Night, death and visions.
Source: Hekate, Witches, Scorpio times
If you’ve been in the spiritual community for any amount of time, you have most likely heard of Florida Water. But you may be wondering: what is it? What does it do? Where does it come from? No, it’s not water from the tap of a Florida home in the Southern United States!
It’s comical how many people have this as their first thought, and it does make sense. But what’s really the reason for the name? So today, we’ll go through the history and uses of Florida Water, plus an easy recipe.
What is Florida Water?
Surprisingly, Florida Water started out as a cologne in 1808 by a New York City perfumer named Robert I. Murray. The name comes from the Spanish word for flower: “flor.” It was adapted for America from a popular German perfume that was created in 1709. It was considered a unisex perfume for its sweet floral and citrus notes, yet strong spicy and herbal notes. In those days, cologne was used to freshen everything, not just to wear on your skin. So it has a long history as a perfume, but where exactly do its magickal uses come in?
Popularly used in Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Santeria, one of the theories is that slaves used it in their magickal practice to hide it from their Christian owners. This is the same reason Hoodoo and Voodoo spells often use the Bible today. Slavery was legal so with no freedom in sight, combining African religions with the American religion forced upon them became a small way they could resist oppression and preserve some of their roots. So as the slaves worked, they used Florida Water to secretly infuse magickal cleansing into all their chores.
Florida Water made itself a staple in some Hispanic spiritual practices but the reason for this is also largely unknown. Another theory is that because of the already established magickal uses of the ingredients of Florida Water, it was a convenient way to access their magickal properties since it was something most people had on hand anyway. To this day it is still easy to find, affordable, inconspicuous, and readily available, so even witches in the broom closet can use it to secretly infuse magick into their daily lives.
Ways to Use Florida Water
The first and most obvious way to use Florida Water is for its original purpose, as cologne. You might use it this way in glamour magick, enchanting it to make you appear more attractive to others. As a face wash, it is said to cure blemishes. Similarly, Florida Water can be used as an ingredient in a love spell for its inclusion of roses.
*It is highly flammable so be sure to keep away from an open flame and do not use on or around candles.
Many people today still swear by Florida Water as a cure-all remedy. It is unknown why and has not been proven, yet it has stood the test of time. Perhaps it was the original claim that Florida Water was from the Fountain of Youth. Or maybe it is simply magic!
There is no harm in trying it as a way to relieve fatigue, nervous tension, headache, and fever.
Anoint your doorways for cleansing and home protection. The front door is considered the “mouth” of the home in Feng Shui, the place where the energy enters. Anointing with Florida Water will purify the energy that enters and prevent harmful energy from infiltrating your home.
Add to kitchen cleaning products, such as creating a floor wash or an oven cleaner with Florida Water. In Feng Shui, the kitchen is the wealth center of your home and keeping it clean, both physically and spiritually, brings good luck!
When a few drops are added to a chalice of water as an offering to your ancestors, Florida Water gives clearer communication so you can ask for guidance.
Wipe down your altar and all the items on it with Florida Water for spiritual cleansing. Use to clean craft tools before a ritual to cleanse old energy they may be holding onto.
Likewise, you can cleanse yourself with Florida Water before a ritual. It makes a great ingredient to add to a ritual bath.
A small amount added to the water will cleanse and protect.
Do-It-Yourself Florida Water Recipe
Though Florida Water is easy to find in most places, it is nearly as easy to make yourself if you have the right supplies. Want to try your hand at making it yourself? Here’s an easy recipe!
Items You’ll Need:
1 part vodka
1 part rosewater
1 orange peel
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups fresh herbs of your choice
10 drops each essential oils of bergamot, lavender, lemon, ylang-ylang, jasmine
There are two different ways you can make this recipe.
The first is to simply add all these ingredients into a large glass container and now you have your own Florida Water!
The second option is if you do not have rosewater or fresh herbs, you can use a few tablespoons of dried roses and dried herbs of your choice and allow to steep in boiled water like an infusion and cover for 20-30 minutes, then add to the vodka mixture in the jar. You can choose from herbs such as basil, hyssop, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass, peppermint, sage, rosemary, depending on your intentions. This recipe is purposely customizable to fit your own magical preferences!
Allow the ingredients to sit in the vodka mixture for a moon cycle. It is great to make it at a full moon and charge it under the moon after you put the ingredients together, or make it at a new moon and charge it under the full moon halfway through the cycle. When it is finished, you can strain the herbs out or use as is!
Have you ever used Florida Water or made your own? Share your favorite ways to use it in the comments!
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The Philippine mythology’s extent when it comes to local mythical creatures, gods and goddesses, and other elements is super wide and diverse. We know that our local myths are not so mainstream right now, but we’re slowly getting there. In the meantime, get to know these bad-ass Filipina mythologic […]