The Middle Pillar & Psychic Illness

Israel Regardie and the Theory and Practice of the Middle Pillar Exercise by Mark Stavish, M.A. 19 June 2014 Presented at the Fifth Annual Conference for the Association for the Study of Esotericism, Colgate University (Hamilton, New York) Introduction If we look at today’s self-help marketplace, we can come to several conclusions, one of […] via…

Life, Imbolc & Cake

There is nothing like cake to celebrate a special occasion and Imbolc (on February 2nd) is no exception. And I think this “naked” sponge cake would be a wonderful addition to any Imbolc Feast! It’s kept gorgeously moist with brushings of lavender and rosemary syrup (between cake layers) but the slight tang of the Mascarpone […]…

Black Dogs of Appalachia

Recommending this blog post full of folklore concerning black (and white) dogs from out of Appalachia: Pad Pad Pad, Black Dogs in Appalachian Folklore. — Holy Stones and Iron Bones In my family, there were a lot of stories about supernatural white dogs coming to the aide of our ancestors in times of need before…

HERBS of NEPTUNE — Good Witches Homestead

Third Eye, Kidney, and Psychic Energy Simple steps to activate the pineal gland. Learn the basics of sacred anatomy and medical astrology. K E Y E L E M E N T S on N E P T U N E A little history on Neptune While sketching the moons of Jupiter with his newly […]…

The Heart Unafraid

…I was stumped by what he meant, but when I looked back at my copy, it suddenly popped out at me.  In attempting to copy the painting exactly, I had unwittingly created an optical illusion. Its amazing what a shift in perspective can do for how you see a thing, even a thing that you made yourself with a very specific intention in mind.  There have been many times that someone has given me their personal interpretation of my art and I have been struck by how they were affected in ways that I could never have purposefully designed. But by inviting them into my story, they were confronted with their own. When I stepped into the story of  Leopold de Postels’ painting, I came face to face with my own.