Lessons From Work – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

I have been involved in occult and spiritual pursuits  since I was a child, performed rituals as a teenager, but my first attendance at a Pagan event was in 1978 so I count that as my start in the community. Next year will be my 40th year as a member of this community. In that time I have learned from peers, elders, students, spirits and God/des/es, and from close observation and contemplation of my experiences. I’ve owned and run a metaphysical shop twice in my time as a Pagan. The first time for 6 years and the second time for 10 years. Some of my most important lessons came to me from my role as a shop keeper.

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Book Study – Casting Sacred Space

The use of casting as a means of establishing sacred space is a common practice in Wiccan and Neopagan traditions. In fact it is widely considered the most important step in spiritual and magickal work. And yet few really know how to do it or do it well.

In Casting Sacred Space, Neopagan practitioner Ivo Dominguez, Jr., offers a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and rituals of casting, including:How to become grounded and centered before one beginsThe proper timing for casting and ritual workHow to open up one’s psychic senses to work with subtle energiesHow to set the stage for magickal work both internally and externallyProtection, symbols, and meditations for maintaining sacred spaceThe Circle, the Quarters, and other modes of casting sacred spaceQuartering, energy work, and many cross-practice connections including Qabala and chakras.

This is a practical, accessible handbook for the beginner with cross appeal to seasoned practitioners of ritual magick.

Source: Book Study – Casting Sacred Space

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Summer solstice 2017: Stonehenge crowds as sun rises – BBC News

About 13,000 people watched the sunrise at Stonehenge on Wednesday morning, on the longest day of the year.

It is thought ancient Britons built the massive monument as a religious site, to study and celebrate the movements of the sun and moon, or as a place of burial or healing.

The summer and winter solstices hold particular significance for Pagans.

The summer solstice is celebrated as a “time of plenty and celebration”, according to the Pagan Federation, while the winter solstice is deemed even more important because it marks the “re-birth” of the sun for the new year.

Source: Summer solstice 2017: Stonehenge crowds as sun rises – BBC News

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Book Study – Casting Sacred Space

The use of casting as a means of establishing sacred space is a common practice in Wiccan and Neopagan traditions. In fact it is widely considered the most important step in spiritual and magickal work. And yet few really know how to do it or do it well.

In Casting Sacred Space, Neopagan practitioner Ivo Dominguez, Jr., offers a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and rituals of casting, including:How to become grounded and centered before one beginsThe proper timing for casting and ritual workHow to open up one’s psychic senses to work with subtle energiesHow to set the stage for magickal work both internally and externallyProtection, symbols, and meditations for maintaining sacred spaceThe Circle, the Quarters, and other modes of casting sacred spaceQuartering, energy work, and many cross-practice connections including Qabala and chakras.

This is a practical, accessible handbook for the beginner with cross appeal to seasoned practitioners of ritual magick.

Source: Book Study – Casting Sacred Space

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