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Lavender: Solace and Majestic
Lavender, the Herb of Air, My friend when I am in despair. I ask Earth's blessing to bestow, As I tend and watch you grow. Strong roots and dainty stems, Bring joy to life when pleasure dims. Wee green bud with purple top, All your uses never stop. From...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary L
Pagan Culture Never Died
Pagan culture never died. It changed, was hidden, became hushed -- but never died. We can look around and see that many of the Old ways are still part of everyday life. Here's a few examples. What others can you see in your own surroundings? A personal...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Religion & Philosophy >> Superstition
After Midnight: A True Ghost Story
The nervous chatter of the tourists echoed through the musty catacombs of the ancient city of Edinburgh. If I lingered behind the crowd, would that improve my chances of seeing a ghost? Or perhaps any spectral visitor would be put off by the unstable energies...
Ghosts >> Ghost Stories
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
King James Bible: Acts, Chapter 28
Chapter 28 28:1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 28:2 And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold....
New Testament >> The Acts

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A grand opening ceremony was held Thursday night to celebrate the museum's new home in a refurbished building, which formerly housed the Museum of Funeral Customs, next to the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Springfield Mayor Jim ...
Portsmouth's Jewish museum examines early death rituals
Maybe because death will happen to all of us, visitors to the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center recently learned about ancient death rituals for Jews and how they compare to current funeral customs.
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They had been kept in a plastic box for a long time,” said Hwang at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul on Monday. “It was hard to guess the original form of the jar in the beginning.

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