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50 Common Pagan Myths – Introduction

50 Common Pagan Myths is a series of articles designed to address a variety of myths concerning the Pagan religion. It will cover misconceptions held by the general public about Pagans, as well as misconceptions that people who are new to Paganism may have. It will involve topics of general

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A Beginner’s Guide to Pendulum Dowsing

Pendulum dowsing is a form of divination that uses a weight attached to a chain or string to provide answers to your questions. It’s an incredibly simple form of divination that anyone can learn to use to tap into their intuition and receive guidance. The first thing you’re going to

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A Beginner’s Guide to Candle Magick

Candle magic has been around for ages, and it’s by far one of the easiest and most accessible forms of magick that a person can use. Candle magic is also incredibly versatile, and can be as simple or as complex as the practitioner wants it to be. Candle magic is

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Magical Herb of the Week: Thyme

This week’s magical herb is thyme. Thyme has a natural, woody flavor and is very aromatic. A staple part of boquet garni and za’atar, thyme is used often in French and Mediterranean cooking. Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris Other Names: Common Thyme, Garden Thyme Gender: Feminine Element: Water Planet: Venus Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Tarragon

This week’s magical herb is tarragon. Tarragon has a subtle yet distinctive flavor. While not seen often in American kitchens, tarragon is part of “fines herbes” and is used extensively in French cooking. Latin Name: Artemisia dracunculus Other Names: Fuzzy Weed, French Tarragon Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Sesame

This week’s magical herb is sesame. Sesame seeds are basically bland, until toasted, when they become nutty, rich and wonderful. Commonly found stuck to American hamburger buns, they’re used expertly in Chinese and Japanese dishes. Latin Name: Sesamum indicum Other Names: Simsim Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun Sign: Leo

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Magical Herb of the Week: Sage

This week’s magical herb is sage. Sage is highly aromatic with a pleasing, earthy flavor. Most often associated with Thanksgiving stuffing or sausage, sage is also widely used in Mediterranean cooking. Latin Name: Salvia officinalis Other Names: Garden Sage, Common Sage, Kitchen Sage Gender: Masculine Element: Earth Planet: Jupiter Sign:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Saffron

This week’s magical herb is saffron. The flavor of saffron is unique to the point of being nearly indescribable, and it has a potent aroma. Saffron was prized by pharaohs and to this day is possibly the most expensive spice on Earth. Latin Name: Crocus sativus Other Names: Saffron Crocus

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Magical Herb of the Week: Rosemary

This week’s magical herb is rosemary. Rosemary has an interesting, rich, “piney” flavor and aroma. Rosemary is best known for its use in “poultry spice” but is commonly used in Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisines. Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis Other Names: Anthos Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun, Mercury Sign: Leo,

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Magical Herb of the Week: Peppercorn

This week’s magical herb is peppercorn. Peppercorns range from mild and sweet to potent and spicy, and come in a variety of colors. Peppercorns are used worldwide and have even been used as currency. Latin Name: Piper nigrum Other Names: Black Pepper, White Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars

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Magical Herb of the Week: Parsley

This week’s magical herb is parsley. Parsley has a bright, rich and slightly bitter flavor. It’s one of the most commonly used garnishes anywhere. Parsley is a traditional component of bouquet garni, and is used all over the world. Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Other Names: Garden Parsley Gender: Masculine Element:

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