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Ash: Correspondences
Fraxinus excelsior or F. americana Folk Names: Nion Gender: Masculine Planet: Sun Element: Fire Powers: Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary A
Prickly Ash: Correspondences
Zanthoxylum americanum Folk Names: Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Deity: Power: Love...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary P
Basics of Magick: The Use of Color in Magick
White | Silver | Grey | Pink | Red | Purple | Brown | Blue | Green | Yellow | Gold | Black In magick, colors represent certain energies, goals, people and non-physical beings, such as deities or spiritual forces. For this reason, you should include candles,...
Symbology >> Colorology
Festival Cycles, Christian Feasts and the Sabbats
A Miscellany of Festivals : Christian Equivalents for the "Sabbats" There's a number of reasons why the "Wiccan" wheel of the year and the Christian Calendar don't match. The most important is all too often overlooked. The Christian...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Paths of the Qabalah
I must confess, I've been trying to use the book "The Talking Tree" by William Gray and I admit that I've been having a hard time. Most Tree of Life glyphs start the eleventh path with the Fool, as it is with most tarot decks. Gray begins with the...
Magick >> Qabalah

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Ash Wednesday Storm photo album | March 1962
Those who lived through it have not forgotten the Ash Wednesday storm of March 1962. "The cruel sea was all the crueler this time because it struck without warning," The Virginian-Pilot recounted two days after the storm.
The Long History Behind Ash Wednesday Traditions
Ash Wednesday is inextricably linked to Easter. After all, it marks the beginning of the Lent penance period that ends on that important Christian holiday.
Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: "Be more sensitive"
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis rubbed ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics Wednesday, and had them smudged on his own head, too, to usher in the Lenten season of prayer and sacrifice he said must be done out of authentic ...
'Unleash the gospel' says archbishop on Ash Wednesday
On Ash Wednesday, the religious leader of metro Detroit's 1.3 million Catholics announced a new effort to spread the gospel to help reverse decades of decline in the Catholic Church in Michigan and to help in the revitalization of Detroit.
Ash Wednesday 2016: Top 10 Best Bible Quotes & Verses
February 10, 2016 is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, but what does the Bible say about it? What are some inspirational verses and passages about this holy season? Oddly enough, despite its modern observation, the Bible never identifies Ash ...

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