Na Mo’olelo | Rabbits – York Animal Psych

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.  […]

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Magic | Witchcraft and Animal Sacrifice – The Witch & Walnut

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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Reiki Healing | Meditation Music – Binaural Beats – Delta Meditation – Music Therapy

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.

Magic | Witchy DIYs: How to Make Florida Water

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

 

Directions:

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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Na Mele | Magical Fantasy Music (1 hr.)

Track list and timestamps
1. She Wakes In Flames 0:003:19
2. Land Of Fire 3:208:56
3. Sleeping Beauty 8:5712:33
4. Suffocating The Senses 12:3417:40
5. Sacred 17:4120:42
6. The Veiled Bloodline 20:4324:05
7. Aphelia’s Gift 24:0627:46
8. Aurora’s Eve 27:4731:19
9. The Green Grove 31:2034:40
10. She Whispered Three Words 34:4138:07
11. Let It Go 38:0841:47
12. Precious Things Lay Hidden 41:4845:38
13. The Prophecy 45:3950:27
14. Sebastian’s Lullaby 50:2854:26
Preview Tracks (Upcoming Album)
1. A Heart Without Colour 54:2757:46
2. The Seventh Seer 57:471:02:30

10 Palaban Filipina Mythological Characters You Need To Know

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 […]

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Health | DMT, Pineal Gland & The Piezoelectric Effect | Dr Joe Dispenza

Dr Joe Dispenza provides us with a detailed explanation on how to contract the muscles of our body in unison with our breath, in order to accelerate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, apply pressure to the pineal gland and create some very profound metabolites including benzodiazepine and DMT.

Highlights:

00:10 – Psychoneuroimmunology

01:40 – Anatomy of Supernatural Breathing

02:43 – Cerebrospinal Fluid & The Inductance Field

04:00 – The Pineal Gland

05:10 – The Pituitary Gland (Oxytocin + Vasopressin)

07:00 – Piezoelectric Effect

09:00 – Melatonin & Inner Visions (DMT)

10:40 – Joes Personal Experiences

11:28 – Moving Into The Unknown

12:30 – Biological Upgrade

13:25 – How To Breathe Supernaturally

Spirituality | The Prophecy of the White Buffalo Calf Woman Materializing

White Buffalo Calf Woman speaks. My sisters unbuckle the humanness that keeps you so strapped in to all the roles that you once played.  All has changed and the cosmic merry-go-round stops in front of your door. You are a conjunction of all of your fears, your dreams, and your desires.  You are conjunction of time and space, heaven and hell.  You are the destiny of this beauteous planet that you stand upon.  You hold the vibratory key that escorts many into a place of safety.  You lift them by praying for them, by holding the warm fire light for them.  You lift them in your song, in your laughter and your invocations.

 

We ask you to embrace all shortcomings that you try so hard to cover and prevent others from seeing.  We ask you to embrace and love all the unwise things you have done and all the imperfections that you wear as scars.  For all creation is beautiful as are you.  The intertwining of the leaves, of the grass, of the wind and you is the most beautiful of all dances.  Your worth is priceless and in that precious vibration you need to embrace all the dreams that still live within your heart.  Do not cut yourself short.  Do not put on the brakes when you yearn so deeply to fulfill desires that are  but a tiny seed of creation waiting to be birthed.

 

The time to address all your fears is now.  The time to move forward wearing a badge of courage is now.  The time to dream big is now.  Do not be afraid of the predictions of the physical world, for the vibratory level that you exist is beyond the reach of what makes others so fearful.  You must believe without a shadow of doubt.  Look at your shadow and embrace every part. Every valley of woe, of death and demise you have walked through, now comes to a point of reflection and in this reflection there will be a collage of healing mirrors.

 

Do not be embarrassed by what has happened to you in the past no matter what form that took.  Every role you have played serves you well now. Every badge of courage, every fear, every shame is wrapped up in a cocoon of holy light.  Honor it and understand it.  The physical body must move forward thru these shifts and fears.  It will scream, it will kick and you will feel like you are dying.  This is all a game to keep you less than.  Walk through the fears, the angers, the disease and the lies, come to a point of complete clarity, within this clarity lives a great power. I am White Buffalo Calf Woman.

A Pedagogy of Gaia: “How Lammas Changed My Life” by Bart Everson

Naturalistic Paganism

What can we learn, and how can we teach, from the cycles of the Earth — both the cycles within us, and the cycles in which we find ourselves?

A Subtropical “Fern Dolly”

The Dog Days of Summer

Do you know that time in late summer, when the air seems heavy and full, and the heat gets hotter, and everything seems to slide from ripe to overripe? It’s that sultry, sticky time sometimes called the Dog Days, after Sirius the Dog Star.

It’s my favorite time of year. Most of the people here in New Orleans think I’m crazy. Maybe I am. Then again, I work in an office which is maintained at such a bone-chilling temperature that some of my co-workers resort to using space heaters in August.

After the summer solstice, our hemisphere’s axial tilt to the sun diminishes each day. Slowly the days are growing shorter, the…

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La’au Lapa’au | Ancient Pipes Reveal What Natives Americans Were Smoking

American researchers have used ground-breaking technologies to make discoveries about Native American smoking habits. They have, for the first time, found traces of a non-tobacco plant in a pipe.  […]

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Runeology | Daily Draw: Raido

Raido (Wheel)
Solar Chariot; Rhythm; Ride a Horse

Phonetic value: R

Esoteric interpretation of name: the solar wagon, and the chariot of Thorr.

Ideographic interpretations: a wheel under the chariot in the view; as a half of the solar wheel (see the S-rune).

Today’s message: You have access to “inner advice” which strengthens your ritual abilities and experience.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Jera

Jera (Earth)
Cycles, Right Action

Phonetic values: J (pronounced y as in “yard”). In the later ON period, after about 600 C.E., the initial J was lost in the West Norse dialects and thereafter the rune stood for A.

Esoteric interpretation of name: life cycle, cycle of the sun.

Ideographic interpretation: the holy marriage of heaven A and earth v, or the dynamic rotation of the summer-winter cycle.

Today’s message: Realize that you are part of the cyclical nature of the Universe, and you can work with this nature to manifest your material desires.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Algiz

Algiz (Elk)
Divine Protection; Sanctuary

Phonetic value: a final grammatical Z, which eventually developed into the final R of Old Norse.

Esoteric interpretation of name: protective force, valkyrjur.

Ideographic interpretation: the horns of the elk, the branches (and roots) of the tree, a swan in flight, or a splayed hand. COMMENTARY: This rune is historically perhaps the most complex of all from a symbological perspective. A unified ideological complex does rise to the surface once its secrets are penetrated.

Today’s Message: You are in a protected grove or enclosure dedicated to the gods. Feel the connection between the gods and all of humanity that allows you to trip the Light fantastic.

Lore of the Elder Futhark 49 The Proto-Germanic form algiz means “protection,” and its stave form is perhaps derived from the basic sign of defense and protection: the splayed hand. The concept of the valkyrjur also has been connected to this stave through the interpretation of the name as “swan.” The valkyrjur are protective, life-giving beings who often fly by means of magical cloaks made of swan feathers. These beings are protectors, power givers, and a mode by which 6dhinn communicates with his chosen heroes. the sign: t : is often found carved into spears for protection and victory. Elhaz, meaning “elk,” refers to the four cosmic harts that constantly bite at the needles of the world-tree. The yew again comes into the symbol complex of this rune with the Old Norse word i(h)war, which occurs only in runic inscriptions. This term means either “yew tree” or “yew bow” and is later rendered by the word yr and the stave form: -+-:. This form is an alternate of the usual: t : and in fact they are probably derived from a primal form: :t : found in the Futhark of Charnay. This oldest form displays the tree symbolism quite graphically. The Gothic word alhs (sanctuary) has been related to this rune as well. This is a protected grove or enclosure dedicated to the gods. The Z-rune contains an aspect of the protective power of the divine twins. Alcis, the name of the twins reported by Tacitus in the Germania, may indeed be related to the rune name. Ideographically, the divine twins were sometimes represented as being joined at the head, rather like the primal form of the rune (see Figure 2.3). In their aggressive, warlike aspect, the twins are visualized as harts, while in other aspects they are represented as horses (see E-rune). Elhaz is the power of human life and “spirit” striving toward the world of. the AEsir. Figure 2.3. Divine twins, from the rock carving of Rylandl Tanum. 123%65 / 174

Runeology | Daily Draw: Hagalaz

Hagalaz (Air)
Transformation; Egg of Life; Hailstorm

Phonetic value: H

Esoteric interpretation of name: icy egg or seed of primal cosmic life and pattern.

Ideographic interpretations: the connection of two standing beams (realms of being) by a cross bar in half-timbered building technique (:H:) or the primal snowflake pattern (: * :).

Today’s message: There is a completeness and balance in your power. You are protected.

“No Mow May” Campaign Asks Us to Leave the Lawn Alone Until June to Help Save Bees

Not mowing in May results in more flowers and nectar all summer long for struggling pollinators. Wildlife organization urges us to leave lawnmowers locked up until June. April showers bring May flowers, and if you like food, you should leave those flowers alone. Not mowing in May results in a […]

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Runeology | Daily Draw: Kanuaz

Kanuaz (Fire)
Fire; Knowledge

Phonetic value: K

Esoteric interpretation of names: the controlled fire; crema-tion. The Gothic and Old Norse names are secondary-internal fire, inflammation, etc.

Ideographic interpretation: flame of the torch

Today’s message: Your abilities are strengthening in all realms. Experience creative inspiration in operations of regeneration and healing.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Peorth

Peorth (Hearth)
Divination; Luck; Primal Love; Vagina

Phonetic value: P

Esoteric interpretation of name: divination as an indicator of c/lriog, the “primal laws.”

Ideographic interpretation: dice cup, as in a device used for casting lots.

Today’s message: Hone your perception by performing a divination in order to evolve ideas or events as a magical act.

Runeology | Daily Draw: Isa

Isa (Ice)
Cosmic coherence

Phonetic value: I (pronounced ee as in “deed”)

Esoteric meaning of name: primal matter/antimatter.

Ideographic interpretation: the icicle, or the primal ice stream/wave out of Niflheimr.

Today’s message: Continue to develop your concentration and will (power and strength) so as to constrict and halt unwanted dynamic forces attracted to your macroprosopus.

La’au Lapa’au | Essential Oils for Treating Cold Sores

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Cold sores, which are also called fever blisters, can be itchy, painful, and embarrassing. They are typically caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Cold sores can be treated with antiviral medications, which may shorten how long the symptoms last. There are various home remedies, as well, which are used to ease their discomfort.

Furthermore, a lot of studies have been done that show compounds in certain essential oils may help treat cold sores.

Essential oils might have some advantages over medication. For instance, essential oils usually cause fewer side effects than antiviral drugs.

Although they may be helpful in treating the symptoms of the herpes simplex virus, essential oils can be harmful if taken orally. When used to treat cold sores, the oils are applied topically to the skin only after they are mixed with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil or coconut oil.

In this article, we take a look at…

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