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Red Wheel ∕ Weiser Online Bookstore | Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

Keys to Perception

A Practical Guide to Psychic Development

Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

ISBN: 9781578636204
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$18.95

 

6 x 9
256 pages
B&W illustrations and photographs
September 1, 2017

 

 

Another great book from Ivo Dominguez Jr.. As always his instructions are clear and concise. My favorite take away from this book is his Cord Ward; it was easy to construct, is easy to maintain, and provides an effective ward while traveling.

Karen Bruhin

Find it here: Red Wheel ∕ Weiser Online Bookstore | Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

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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.

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

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Female Surrealists and Decadents and Symbolists – Coreopsis – Helena Domenic

In the gorgeous Processional with Light Bringer, a cast sculpture of cast bronze and silver from 2005, this work represents the night sea journey.

Abstract

This paper looks at the lives and works of Female Surrealists and Symbolists living in the Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries, and considers the ways in which Surrealism has empowered them as women and painters and sculptors.

Source: Female Surrealists and Decadents and Symbolists – Coreopsis

Helena Domenic is an Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Art at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. She teaches various courses on African Art and art history as well as several studio courses in drawing and painting. Helena holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and an MA in Art Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Helena is also an Elder in the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, and has lectured at numerous venues throughout the country, including Pantheacon, Sacred Space, Free Spirit Gathering, Ecumenicon, and many others. She is also an accomplished professional artist and has shown her artwork at a variety of galleries in the United States and abroad, in addition to having published a Tarot deck and book, The Fellowship of the Fool. Helena’s artwork may be viewed at http://www.mythandwonder.com.

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Open The Door Softly – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

Over the last several years, I have noticed more people expressing that they are encountering a thinning of the veils, openings between the worlds, crossings to and from the neighboring realms, and so on. These reports have been increasing in number and the intervals between reports have been decreasing. Significantly, these encounters and observations are less linked to the times and places that are traditionally thought of as naturally liminal or during the times in the changes of the seasons of the Sun and Moon when these passages are expected. I have read and heard a variety of suggestions to explain this phenomenon, and many of them are reasonable and plausible. I’d like to propose that there is also a slow and steady shift in the Astrological tides that is also one of the root causes of this change. There will be just enough Astrology in this post to offer an explanation without bogging down in a lesson in Astrology.

Source: Open The Door Softly – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

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President Trump attracts magical ire | The Wild Hunt

Hurling curses at the so-called leader of the free world does raise ethical questions separate from the political ones. As noted previously, adherents to the threefold law of return and similar edicts are mindful that what they work will revisit them in turn. The Wiccan Rede, “an it harm none do as you will,” also stands as warning against working negative magic.

That doesn’t sit well for people who agree with Witch and shaman Mat Auryn, who last month wrote, “As we continue down on our path, many of us start seeing the flaw of fulfilling the Rede as we meditate upon it. The act of existence is harmful by nature. The act of eating kills something, regardless of our dietary choices. The body itself tends to be constantly breaking down and destroying life as it exists.”

To help place the ethical issues in context, we turned to Ivo Dominguez, Jr., who has written a number of books on the practice of magic.

Source: President Trump attracts magical ire | The Wild Hunt

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May the Peace of the Goddess Be Upon You: A Goddess for These Times – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

The Goddess I have decided to discuss this week is the Roman Goddess Pax. As you can see in my contemporary rendering of her, she is often depicted with an olive branch, a cornucopia (peace brings abundance), and a dove. In this time of fear and panic, we especially need her now to remind us that even if the world around us is filled with hate and rage, we can look within for peace, and we have someone upon whom we can call for that peace.

Source: May the Peace of the Goddess Be Upon You: A Goddess for These Times – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

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I’ll Tell You – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

It is a fairly common custom for Traditions and Schools to have materials that are oathbound, teachings or practices that can only be shared with members or initiates. I have friends that are old school Witches, or Masons, or one of any number of systems that can eloquently explain why they have oathbound materials. I will not speak for them, and I honor their right to follow their ways. The Tradition of which I am a member, the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, does not have any teachings or practices that are oathbound, in fact it is more accurate to say that we are openbound. It is not my intention in this post to assert that oathbound, openbound, or any other approach is better than the other. What constitutes better is a matter of your perspectives, values, the purpose of your system, and the nature of your goals. What I’d like to offer here is information on how we manage boundaries for our lore and practices. The Assembly has been around since 1984 and we are 13 covens with a 14th in the process of formation.

Source: I’ll Tell You – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

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Reflections on 2016: Life, Death, Netflix and Hope – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

I confess that although I did not write a great deal in this blog in 2016, there were certainly plenty of things going on in my life and in my world. It would be an easy way out to say that the events of this year simply rendered me speechless, and I doubt that there would be many who would argue with me on that. Personally, I hit many milestones and manifested a number of things I had been hoping to achieve. However, the harbingers of doom and despair came in the form of the deaths of many artists who influenced my life, and the lives of many others.

Source: Reflections on 2016: Life, Death, Netflix and Hope – PaganSquare – PaganSquare – Join the conversation!

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