Interview with Kilimanjaro climber

In May of 2012 Nick Carter decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, pretty much on a whim.  He’d never climbed a mountain before or been to Africa, but has traveled quite a bit around the world (Caribbean, Europe, Asia).  The mountain is 19,340 feet high.  I asked him about preparations for the trip, the climb itself, […]

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Full moon and new moon candle spells

Questions about candle spells Recently a reader asked a question about full moon, new moon and dark moon candle spells.  In order to find the best info to answer this, I looked through many books in my library on the subject and consulted with several knowledgeable witches. A dark moon is also a new moon […]

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Netflix shows to binge on

I binge on Netflix I admit, I’m a binger and I’m not talking about Jack Daniels or potato chips, but Netflix.  I don’t watch much regular TV, except for Ink Master, Face Off and a couple Housewives.  I’d much rather binge on Netflix when I have time.  (Two things I want to mention about Ink […]

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Ostara – could Spring really be here?

It’s Ostara and Spring is finally here! Ostara, the Wiccan and Pagan Sabbat, occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox.  The most common associations are rabbits and eggs – much like Easter.  Ostara celebrates the renewal of life after the dark, cold Winter.  There are many ways to honor the day. Color eggs […]

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Utopia in Hicksville for incense and other Wicca stuff

Utopia is incense warehouse There are not too many shops on Long Island that stock a large assortment of incense, candles, crystals and Wicca items like that.  However, in the land of Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, there is a store called Utopia.  They have a 2-floor space at 3 Newbridge Road in Hicksville […]

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Witches’ almanac

Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac For the past several years, ever since I discovered it, I’ve purchased the “Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac.”  I refer to it frequently and each year I try to do every spell in the book.  I never make it all the way through.  Eventually, there’s a week of vacation, days I’m not in the […]

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February 26, 2014

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Imbolc, festival of light

Celebrate Imbolc Today, February 2, is not only Groundhog day and Superbowl Sunday, it is Imbolc.  As mentioned in last year’s Imbolc article, “Easy Vegan dinner for Imbolc,” (with recipes), Imbolc (pronouced Im-olk) is one of the Pagan 8 yearly Sabbats and can be referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival […]

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February 2, 2014

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Smudge your home with sage

Several times a year, beginning at New Year’s, and continuing with Spring cleaning and the Sabbats, I sage the house.  Saging helps to release the negative energy and bring positive flow in.  Saging has been done by Native American tribes as a long-standing tradition.  People can be saged, or homes, places of business, cars, gardens […]

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January 8, 2014

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Find a Pagan community

Find a pagan community near you Those new to the Pagan lifestyle may find it difficult to reach out and find others like themselves.  Even long-practicing Solitaries may not know where to find fellowship when they have questions or would like to socialize.  There is, however, an extensive resource on the net that has helped […]

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November 19, 2013

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