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The Eco-Foods Guide: What’s Good for the Earth is Good for You!

The Eco-Foods Guide:  
What’s Good for the Earth is Good for You!  
by Cynthia Barstow
New Society, Gabriola Island, 2002


A generation ago, grocery shopping was easy. You went to the meat counter at your local market and watched the butcher grind your beef. You picked up iceberg lettuce and Red Delicious apples in the produce department, a loaf of Wonder Bread, and a jar of spaghetti sauce completed your list. You didn’t buy milk and eggs; the milkman delivered those to your front door. Mango? Radicchio? What were those?

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Milagros: Little Miracles For All

Little Miracles For All
by article and photos by Joan Robinson-Blumit  

Miracles. Except for the most cynical, the majority of us want to believe that miracles can occur; and, in fact, extraordinary things do happen in seemingly hopeless situations. Frequently the miracle is attributed to a Higher Power, whose intercession is believed to come after we contact them.

As Pagans many of us utilize spells, often likening them to prayers. We also fashion amulets, talismans and charms, imbuing them with our energy or with requests to our gods to protect, cure, or assist us.

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Workin’ for a Livin’

Workin’ for a Livin’

Workin’ for a Livin’
Five steps to a more magical workplace.
by Deborah Blake 

In my view of the perfect world, we would all own Pagan stores, do Tarot readings, create beautiful crafts, or make our living in some other way that satisfies our Pagan inclinations. Alas, for most of us, earning money to put food on the table requires that we spend our days toiling away at more mundane jobs, often under circumstances that are more likely to sap our spirits than to sustain them.

However, that doesn’t mean that we should give up on our dreams. In my experience, magick can find you almost anywhere, if you are willing to look for it. So, until the day when that perfect Pagan world arrives, here are some guidelines to help you survive — even thrive — in the everyday workplace.

I have wanted to be a writer all my life. But in the past I had lots of explanations as to why I couldn’t start writing. Then, two years ago, an idea so possessed me that I had to write it down and share it. I ignored all the reasons that I knew my writing career couldn’t take off, and did it anyway.

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The Magick of Travel

City Witch

©2012 Holly Golightly

The Magick of Travel
by Christopher Penczak

We often think that magick only occurs in neatly compartmentalized times and places. When I meditate, create ritual or attend a workshop, I am open to magick. Otherwise, I have a typical, ordinary everyday life, or so I used to think. I’ve learned better; everything is magical. Everything has the potential to show you the mysteries of the universe.

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Self-Hypnosis: Easy Ways to Hypnotize Your Problems Away

Easy Ways to Hypnotize Your Problems Away  
by Dr. Bruce Goldberg
New Page Books


I was skeptical at best when I picked up this book. Self-hypnosis has always seemed to be too good to be true. Most of what I had previously read on the subject was a combination of pseudo-New Age meditation, hype, and recto-fumigation. However, Dr. Goldberg’s book presents hypnosis in a serious and scientific way.

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Finding the City of Light

City Witch

©2012 Holly Golightly

Finding the
City of Light

by Christopher Penczak

“Cities are not natural. Cities are not magical. Cities are not sacred.” So we often hear, but I don’t believe it for a minute.

As modern pagans, witches, sha-mans and mages, we have been conditioned to long for a techno-free utopia, a garden of paradise. Many of us look to the matriarchal Stone Age cultures, claiming that these societies possessed a perfect paradise without violence, war, crime or any social ills.

It is because of this anti-urban attitude that I wrote my first book, City Magick: Urban Rituals, Spells and Shamanism. Mythic cities abound in pagan mythology, and if we look to such stories for guidance and inspiration, how can we claim cities are not magical?

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