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Icelandic Folklore

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Herbs of Folklore and Modern Medicine: White Willow, Aloe Vera, and Garlic
Many of the medicinal herbs we use today have been studied by modern science for application in today’s medical field. These studies have shown that our ancestral folk uses of these herbs were very much correct in their applications. Here we will explore...
Earth Mysteries >> Herbalism
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
Grimassi, Raven
Raven Grimassi is the author of several books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including The Wiccan Mysteries, which was awarded Book of the Year and First Place-Spirituality Book by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers in 1998. Raven Grimassi was born in 1951 to an...
Real Interviews >> Authors
Harding, Deborah
Deborah Harding began gardening alongside her parents when she was just able to walk. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She writes articles on herbal concerns for magazines and web-zines, and gives lectures and workshops on growing herbs...
Real Interviews >> Authors
It's been less than two weeks since I wrote the article for Jera; so it looks like I'm back on track. This Rune is both fascinating and multifaceted! Both the Sheils and Edred Thorsson identify Eihwaz with Yggdrasil, the Norse World Tree or Cosmic Axis. The...
Divination >> Rune Stones
The Celtic Vedic Connection, Part I
Of all the great ancient cultures perhaps no two share more parallels than those of the Celtic and Vedic peoples. A deep rooted affinity runs between them, what is present in one is mirrored in the other. Myths, Gods, Goddesses, even fairy tales bear a...
Religions >> Druidism
Religions >> Vedic

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GUY HENDERSON: Of puffins and Flying Donkeys
My Icelandic adoption was troublesome to begin with. It was going to be Akranes ... Even the museum of local history and folklore, with a magnificent sailing trawler up on blocks in the car park, had its doors locked and shutters down.
PUC professor shares what she's learned about culture through knitting
Valparaiso resident Jessica Klemz made this shawl after her 2013 trip to study the knitting culture in Iceland. The shawl is made with Hespa yarn, ... Klemz discovered that knitting, like folklore or songs, uncovered culture.
CRY HAVOC Is The 'Story of A Woman Caught Between Control & Chaos' AND Werewolves
Spurrier: I think this is about how these seemingly incongruous elements with the folklore and horror, something you'd expect from a fantasy or horror story and the strict down hard edges of a war movie.

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