World-renowned Psychic Medium Char Margolis talks about her career and intuitive gift, as well as performs readings that hit close to home for host Fiona Forbes and guest co-host Patrick Maliha
Wiccan Ways make unique and symbolic jewelry to celebrate any occasion. Most of her current creations center around the Sabbats but she loves a challenge.
May 1st, Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception.
On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak.Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness. She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora,the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride. The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand.The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant. Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos),the union of Earth and Sky, and this union has merrily been re-enacted by humans throughout the centuries. For this is the night of the Greenwood Marriage. It is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality and joy. And about conception. A brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas,hopes and dreams into action.
This 4 tier Beltane celebration boho style charm bracelet holds 13 charms spread along two cord, one leather and one silver plated chain tier. The charms are as follows and include two clip on silver plated spiral cages - one holding a bloodstone bead and the other a Rose quartz bead. These can be removed and used to decorate other accessories.
Athame– Tool used in rituals and spellcasting, also a symbol of the God
Chalice– Tool used in rituals and spellcasting, also a symbol of the Goddess
Greensummer leaf – A symbol of growth and the summer months
Goddess figure – The Goddess in all of us, her divine physical form
Jackin the Green – Greenman
Flora– A manifestation of the Goddess
Bumblebee – The most revered and necessary of all our Beltane time mythical creatures
Longevity– A long life
Rosetone horn – Symbol of the God
Sunfire – Bel’s fire
Circle of life with wheel of the year
The extra tier chain available is also silver plated and holds five additional Beltane charms. They are;
Archers glove - Archery was traditionally a favoured pastime at Beltane.
Sword - Sword dancing was a fun tradition at this time of year.
Cattle bones - Herding cattle to the high ground
plate and cutlery - Feasting was among the best activities
Musical note with diamante detail - Singing and music are as always big parts of every celebration, Beltane is no exception. This is an extra £6.00 and if you want it please let me know prior to paying so I can amend your invoice.
RoseQuartz & Bloodstone properties & uses below
Have a Blessed Beltane, whatever your walk. X
Bloodstone; It clarifies vague thoughts and dispels perplexity providing several benefits.
Bloodstones are also known as stones of courage. It improves physicalstrength, enhances self-esteem and self-appreciation, and calms anxiousness. It promotes love for family and enhances wealth by improving the business and its legal matters.
The bloodstone also fights evil and prevents jealousy. It boosts your spirit and adds longevity. It eases a broken heart and brings good fortune.Whenever the stone becomes blood red in color, this signals the wearer about any upcoming danger. And up to this day, powdered bloodstone is used as aphrodisiac and traditional medicines in India.
Bloodstone also enhances creativity and intuition. Bloodstone drives away the negative environmental energy, which helps in the overcoming of influences like electromagnetic or geopathic stress. It revitalizes and induces dreaming. It gives you courage and helps you avoid harmful situations. This also promotes idealism and selflessness. . Thissoothes and revitalizes the mind, enhances decision making, and eliminatesconfusion. Bloodstone minimizes aggressiveness, impatience and irritability.
Bloodstone provides physical aid in treating anemia, blood disorders andenhancing blood flow. It strengthens the immune system and detoxifies. It eases menstrual and menopausal symptoms. And it strengthens the heart, liver,kidneys, intestines, and bone marrow. It minimizes pus formation, neutralizes toxins in the body, and invigorates the lymphatic system, which leads to the healing of infections and inflammations. However, stone therapy should never replace medical treatments. It is there to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
Rose Quartz - This stone of unconditional love that opens the heart to allforms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. The high energy of quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Bringing love in to life and daily situations not only brings inner warmth, but it also lowers stress and soothes those around it.Rose quartz is a very happy and loving stone.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, rose quartz is often used to attract love, for love spells and charms. It is also used to ease the process of transition in dying to make the transition gentle and surrounded by the unconditional love of the Divine. Rose quartz can also be helpful for dream recall and dream work.
Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth.Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy.
Emotionally, rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion to the fore, enabling us to see the good in both ourselves and others.
Rose quartz is used in crystal healing to heal and release emotional wounds and traumas, even original childhood or sexual traumas. Fear,resentments, and anger can be removed. Trauma from abuse, neglect, and lack of love can be ameliorated, by bringing in Divine unconditional love and enhancing our inner awareness of such. This also brings ease of overwhelming or unreasonable guilt, bringing healing from this which we impose on ourselves.
Rose quartz is a lovely family stone. With its energies of peace and love,it can ease reconciliation with family or others. This can be useful in any group situation, transforming difficulty to cooperation.
Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, acne, throat problems, depression, addictions, earaches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one's ideal weight or weight loss. Rose quartz isused for lung problems and others in the heart chakra area. Rose quartz is also helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. It is also sometimes said that rose quartz is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect.
Beltane Boho Bracelet £20.00
April 1st - April Fool's Day -Pagan "The Father of April's Fool,"
April 3rd - Address to the dead from the Egyptian Book of the Dead
Thou hast carried thy hands into the house of eternity, thou art made perfect in gold, thou dost shine brightly in sun metal, and thy fingers shine in the dwelling of Osiris, in the sanctuary of Horus himself.
April 5th - Trial of Alice Samuel, her husband, and daughter, who were accused of bewitching the wife if Sir Henry Cromwell and several village children, 1593
April 10th - Birthday of Rev. Montague Summers, orthodox scholar and author of A History of Witchcraft and Demonology, 1880; despite living in relatively modern timws, Summers believed that Witchcraft (defined by the Inquisition, not Wicca) was real and admired the work of the authors of the Malleus Maleficarum.
April 11th - Burning of Major Weir, Scottish "sorcerer" who confessed of his own accord, 1670; some historians believe that the Major became delusional or senile because up until his confession he had an excellent reputation and was a pillar of society.
April 13th - First confession of witchcraft by Isobel Gowdie, whose case is considered unusual because no torture was used to extract her confession, Scotland, 1662.
April 14th - Adoption of the Principles of Wiccan Belief at "Witch Meet" in St Paul, Minnesota, 1974
April 15th Full Moon - Burn a blend of frankincense and rosemary to release the spirit of the newly departed.
April 15th - Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins.
April 17 - Aleister Crowley breaks into and takes over the Golden Dawn temple, providing the catalyst for the demise of the orginal Golden Daawn, 1900.
April 19 - Conviction of Witches at second of four famous trials at Chelmsford, England, 1579
April 22 - Earth Day; the first Earth Day was in 1970
April 23 The Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the Veterans Administration's list of approved emblems for memorials, markers, and gravestones, 2007.
April 23rd - Edward III of England begins the Order of the Garter, which Margaret Murry later links to Witchcraft, 1350.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348, is the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour (after theVictoria Cross and George Cross) in England and of the United Kingdom, and is dedicated to the image and arms of St. George as England's patron saint.
It is awarded at the Sovereign's pleasure as her personal gift, on recipients from the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. Membership of the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g. members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs).
The order's emblem, depicted on insignia, is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: "shame on him who thinks evil of it") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear such a garter on ceremonial occasions.
New appointments to the Order of the Garter are always announced on St George's Day, 23 April, as Saint George is the patron saint of England.
April 29th - New Moon in ritual space work magic to empower new projects - plant young trees, explore opportunities.
April 30th - Walpurgis Night; traditionally the German Witches gather on the Blocksberg, a mountain in northeastern Germany.
Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve.
The eve of May Day, traditionally celebrated with dancing, came to be known as Walpurgisnacht ("Walpurga's night").
The 17th century German tradition of a meeting of sorcerers and witches on May Day is influenced by the descriptions of Witches' Sabbaths in 15th and 16th century literature
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In the beginning by the light of the Full Moon Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing they pack their bags and then head to the inner city to find her.
Frankie, afraid for her own safety has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting, they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
People often think clairvoyants are special beings endowed with fabulous powers. And the fact is, clairvoyants really are people who have psychic gifts. But they’re also made out of flesh and blood, which gives rise to their distinctive characteristic of developing certain abilities aside from their gift of clairvoyance. In my (Tara) case: sensitivity, intuition, joy and hope.
Although clairvoyants and other people capable of predicting the future do possess a special gift, they are also human beings, with material cares, who also happen to be extremely sensitive, much more than average. That enables them to ‘‘feel things’’ ahead of time.
But psychics live in the same world as you, and need to pay their rent, their bills, and buy food. Despite their powers, if you passed a psychic on the street, you probably wouldn't even notice them.
To be able to practice divination effectively, having an extra-sensorial gift isn't enough. You also need to develop the human qualities that enable you to express your psychic, extra-sensorial abilities. You should also know that there are different types of clairvoyance and prediction.
To put it briefly, I would say that some psychics devote themselves to Good, and others to Evil. But basically all psychics, both positive and negative, possess the same parapsychic gifts, and use the same supports:
• crystal balls
• the Tarot (usually the Tarot of Marseille)
• palm reading
• tea leaves, coffee grounds…
Or no support at all, like me (Tara).
I rely mainly on my direct connection with the astral world and its vibrations to formulate my predictions. I sometimes study a person’s astrological chart, because astrology is an extraordinary tool to help make some predictions even more accurate.
You need to develop human qualities of the Heart
When a psychic’s intentions are benevolent, they rely on the luminous qualities of human nature to help others find happiness. As far as I’m concerned, I rely on four main forces:
• my sensitivity
• my intuition
• my joy
• and my hope.
My sensitivity and my intuition enable our vibratory connection
My sensitivity enables me to “connect” to anyone who asks for my help. However, I never enter anyone’s mind without being asked first.
The fact that someone solicits my help acts like a key that gives me access to their past, present and future.
I can see a person’s life unfolding before my eyes from beginning to end. Better still, I can feel their emotions.
My intuition enables me to see what’s wrong in a person’s life, and to know, even before they ask me, why they are soliciting my help.
Joy dissolves negative vibrations
Joy creates positive vibrations and disperses negative energy, no matter how strong it is. That’s why I encourage you to be joyful and love life as much as possible.
These qualities will help you overcome all obstacles. If you can live your life with maximum enthusiasm, you’ll be able to resolve your problems much more easily.
The fourth quality I developed, along with my sensitivity, intuition and joy, is hope, which is essential for happiness and success.
You always need to be hopeful. As the saying goes, ‘‘Hope keeps you alive.’’ If, deep down, you’re hoping for a better life, you’ll never give up trying to attain it.
Hope is firmly anchored in me because, among all the different paths available to the people who consult me, there’s always one that leads to a happy outcome, if they know how to seize it.
In addition to all these qualities, putting your whole heart into whatever you do will open wide the doors to a fabulous life for you.
A new book that has just been released which is titled Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe has caused quite a stir all across the Internet, due to the fact that its subject matter is completely about the idea of life continuing on after death and going on forever. The author of the book is scientist Dr. Robert Lanza and he has been called the third most significant science researcher alive today by the New York Times.
Lanza is considered to be one of the top professionals in the world in regard to regenerative medication and works as a scientist on cell technology. Before this, Dr. Lanza was known for widespread research in which he studied stem cells. He is also known for performing numerous cloning experiments on endangered animals.
However, he decided to get involved with quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Such a combination has given rise to the theory of biocentrism. That is the idea that states both consciousness and life itself are essential to the universe. It is consciousness which has created the physical universe and not the opposite way around as has been believed, according to Lanza.
He states that the entire assembly of the universe, and the constants, forces and even laws of the universe seem to be set up for life, suggesting that some sort of intelligence occurred before any matter was created. He also states that time and space are not things or items, but are instead just tools to help individuals understand the world around them. Lanza explained that people hold time and space close similar to how turtles carry their shells. But when people throw off their shells (time and space disappear) people still live.
Lanza is also a believer of multiple universes. He thinks that even though a person might pass away in one universe, but in another, it can still be alive and well and continues to exist. This idea means that someone who has died would go not to heaven or hell but end up in a world that was similar to the one that he or she once before had lived in but is now again alive. This continues onward indefinitely.
This very controversial theory that is held by Dr. Lanza actually has many supporters and not just plain mortals who are terrified of death, but also some other very well-known scientists as well. These are both physicists and also astrophysicists who happen to say that the presence of parallel worlds and the prospect of multiple universes is a possible concept. The idea of the multiverse or multi-universe is actually a real scientific concept, which many researchers defend. They state that there are no physical laws in existence that disallow any presence of there being the possibility of parallel worlds.
Dr. Hugh Everett, who worked at Princeton University, stated that at any time the universe can divide into any number of endless parallel instances. The very next moment, these brand-new universes split into yet another branch.. In some of these worlds a person might be watching television, in others he or she could be reading a book or even in others that person may not even exist.
What causes the triggers for such universes are peoples own actions. When certain choices are made, in an instant one universe divides into two that have two various outcomes. It is believed that space has many different orbs that allow the rise to similar orbs, and these make even more orbs, and so it goes on and on to infinity. Throughout the universe, they are apart, never knowing of each other but they all signify parts of the very same universe from which they came.
There is data that shows the universe is not alone. Using information from deep space telescopes, scientists have produced an extremely accurate map of microwave backgrounds. These are considered cosmic relics that have stayed around since the beginning of the birth of the universe. They have also discovered the universe contains much dark matter that is represented by gaps and black holes.
With this, many scientists now think there are many places that the soul could go to after death, when studying the idea of neo-biocentrism. Yet this is if one believes the soul actually exists. The scientist Dr. Stuart Hameroff, who is a near-death expert, offers a different description of consciousness that can perhaps appeal to rational scientific minds and also personal clairvoyance.
Hameroff believes that consciousness resides inside microtubules of the brain. These are the main areas of quantum processing. When death occurs, this information is released out of a person’s body, therefore meaning a consciousness is let go as well. Consciousness is believed by these scientists to be an important property of the universe that was present back at the beginning of the universe when the Big Bang occurred.
If such were to be true, then all souls were made from the very fabric of the universe and have existed since the starting of time itself. Human brains would be considered only receivers and amplifiers for the consciousness that is floating around in space and time.
Such accounts of quantum consciousness might start to explain such occurrences such as out of body experiences, near-death experiences, astral projection and possibly reincarnation without the need to bend to any religious philosophy. The energy of consciousness could possibly be recycled over and over into a new body at some time. While it waited, it could stay out of any physical body on some other kind of reality, and even in some kind of other sort of universe.
All these ideas have come to pass due to the new book Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe which has caused quite a stir all across the Internet, due to the fact that its subject matter is completely about the idea of life continuing on after death and going on forever. The author of the book, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza, has been called the third most significant science researcher alive today by the New York Times.
Source: The Liberty Voice
Laura talks about her love of Trees and why they rock. A brief intro to the Magic and Spirituality of Trees.
Come find Laura on twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraredwitch
In this video, Helen teaches how we can connect and work with Dryads, Tree spirits & Tree Angels. Trees have magical qualities that we can call upon and work with when performing magic, meditation and pathworking. Included in this video is a list of trees and their magical/spiritual attributes. Please visit Helen's website athttp://www.angeltouchcyprus.com and follow her on twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/Helenhealer
Does Remodeling Stir up Spirits?
By Kelly Roncace
Just as dust lies on the floor of a long-abandoned house, the energy of those who once lived in that house could be absorbed into the building’s walls.
This energy can be awakened by disturbances such as new owners who begin remodeling and changing what the spirits still think of as their home. The paranormal field is filled with stories of hauntings that come about suddenly when home or business owners begin to demolish, construct or change the layout of a structure.
In April, a wrecking crew began tearing down the old French Worsted Co. building in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
The construction crew — made up of big, tough, rugged fellas — got so spooked on that site that they refused to continue the demolition.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management hydrologist Sofia Kaczor said the men were legitimately frightened and “the work stopped.”
According to members of the wrecking crew and on-lookers, one of the cranes being used to demolish the building would go “haywire” every time it got close to tearing away part of the building.
Kim Baccaire, daughter of John Baccaire — the crane operator, took a photo which she said shows what looks like apparitions in a window of the building.
Another incident involved a large beam that fell and seemed to aim itself directly at the crane’s cab, missing John Baccaire by mere inches.
Kim Baccaire called on Andrew Lake, a paranormal investigator, who agreed to come to the site. He brought along two mediums to assist in the investigation.
The trio entered the building and “had a conversation with the spirits,” explaining that the deceased needed to move on because the building couldn’t be saved.
After their visit, the activity stopped and demolition continued without incident.
Doug Hogate Jr., CEO and founder of Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society, said in his opinion, spirits may get upset that their home is being changed.
“Imagine being at your house and someone comes in and starts tearing walls down and remodeling,” Hogate said. “They could be thinking, ‘This is my house. What are you doing to my house?’”
One investigation Hogate remembers that could have been caused by construction was at Johnson Hall in Salem.
“They said a lot of activity stirred up while they were remodeling the first floor,” he said.
JUMPS investigated the building three times and recorded the most activity on the first floor just as construction was being completed.
“That’s a prime example,” Hogate said.
There are other explanations of why remodeling could conjure up strange activity in a home, such as replacing plaster walls with more modern drywall which is a much weaker sound barrier and even exposing molds that could contain toxins which could effect a person’s perception.
But is it also possible that a spirit who has resided undetected in a certain building for hundreds of years could become more active in an effort to express his or her disapproval of the changes?
The next time you replace a window or build a partition, keep an eye out for someone who may want you to leave the room as it was.