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Earth-Based Religions

Orca Spirit Guides

It is said that the orcas are considered the guardians of the ocean by most Northwest Native nations.The orca is revered by many others as well for its spiritual significance and symbolism. Tradition, tales, and spiritual practices surround the very spirit of the orca. According to the Tlinglit Nation, there …

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Origins of the Corn Dolly

Throughout Britain during Harvest Festival the churches are often decorated with intricately woven straw decorations known as corn dollies. These decorations do not have their origins in the Christian religion but in beliefs and ideas that stretch back to pre-history. The celebration of the harvest is steeped in legend and …

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Pagan Solstice Celebrations

The word pagan comes from the Latin paganus, meaning “country dweller”, so it’s not hard to understand why nature is the center of many pagan celebrations. Paganism is not one religion, but a group of religions, all sharing some common features. Most pagan religions share a deep connection with the …

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The Womans Role in Druidism

The Druids were the priestly caste of ancient Celtic society. The original Druidic faith was polytheistic, whilst also venerating natural phenomena such as the sun, moon, and stars, as well oak trees, mistletoe, holly, streams, lakes and hilltops. As well as their role as priests the Druids also provided service …

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Magical uses of Essential Oils

Essential oils are both truly magical in mundane ways, and quite useful in magical workings. Essential oils are not at all oily – they are in fact water-based emulsions of the scenting chemicals plants produce in their blossoms, leaves, fruit, or roots. Sometimes bark is also processed to produce the …

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Celtic Burial Practices

Funeral and Burial Practices Over the centuries there have been countless adaptations to the beliefs relating to funerals and burials. These changes relate to the location of the people and sometimes depended upon the yearly season of the death. Despite all the variations one thing has remained constant throughout the …

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Animal Totems Snake

Animal totems: Snake The snake has had a bad reputation thanks to organised religions.  To them it is a sign of treachery or evil.  However to many people the snake is an animal of wisdom and knowledge.  There are over 2,900 species of snake which appear on every continent except …

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