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SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE

SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE
by Saskia Davis

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace.  The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in
epidemic proportions.  This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:

* A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based upon past experiences.

* An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

* A loss of interest in judging other people.

* A loss of interest in interpreting actions of others.

* A loss of interest in conflict.

* A loss of the ability to worry.  (This is a very serious  symptom.)

* Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

* Frequent attacks of smiling.

* An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

* An increased susceptibility to the love extended by other as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

WARNING:
If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to not be curable.  If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any
of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.

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Magickal Goody for July 23 – Make Your Own Stick & Cone Incense

How to Make Stick & Cone Incense

 

Incense has been used since early times for everything from scenting homes to religious ceremonies. Burned in the form of sticks or cones, incense can create a meditative air, or impart a sense of luxury and calm. Sticks and cones are imbued with scented oils that emit fragrance when burned.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 oz. sandalwood
  • 1/3 oz. orris root

  • 1/6 oz. benzoin

  • 1/4 to 1/8 tsp. gum tragacanth

  • 1 tbsp. potassium nitrate

  • Mortar and pestle

  • Thin wood or bamboo sticks

  • Natural or synthetic oil (anything but regular petroleum)

  • Instructions

      • 1

        Grind up the sandalwood, orris root and benzoin in the mortar and pestle. Make the powder as fine as possible.

      • 2

        Mix together the 3 powders and place them into a bowl. In a seperate bowl, mix in 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. of water for every 3 tsp. you have of incense powder. Add the potassium nitrate to the water, and allow it to dissolve completely.’

         

      • 3

        Make the cones. For every 2 tbsp. of incense powder, add from 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of gum tragacanth. Mix everything together until you obtain the consistency of dough. Take a small bit of the incense dough and shape it into a cone that’s 1 inch high. Flatten the bottom of the cone so it will stand up.

      • 4

        To make incense sticks, dip your sticks in the mixture of water and potassium nitrate. Roll the wet sticks in the incense powder. Only a small amount will adhere to the stick.

      • 5

        Allow the stick to dry for 5 to 10 minutes. Dip the stick in water again, and roll it in the incense powder. Let the stick dry for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat the process until the stick contains the desired thickness of incense.

      • 6

        Let all of your incense cones and sticks dry for 24 hours before you burn the

         


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    Incense of the Day for July 23 is Mercury Incense

    Incense of the Day

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    MERCURY INCENSE

    2 parts benzoin
    1 Part Mace
    1/2 part Marjoram
    few drops Lavender oil

    Burn to invoke its powers, or during spells involving intelligence, travel, divination, etc.

     

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    Crystal of the Day for July 23 is Xonotlite

    Crystal of the Day

      Xonotlite

     
                                  Xonotlite is named for its occurrence in Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico.

    Hardness: 6.5              
    Specific Gravity:             
    Chemistry: Ca6Si6O17(OH)2, Calcium Silicate Hydroxide
    Class: Silicates           
    Crystallography: Monoclinic                     
    Cleavage: good
    Fracture: tough                    
    Streak: white                         
    Luster: vitreous to silky        


    Healing: Xonotlite is used to treat tumors, growths and intestinal issues. It is used to keep cholesterol levels within balance. Xonotlite is als used to treat issues related to vericose veins.

    Workings: Xonotlite is said to create an atmosphere of unconditional love. It is a good stone to carry by those in the artistic fields as it enhances creative abilities.
    Xonotlite is associated with the astrological sign of Leo and vibrates to the Master Number 44.

    Chakra applications: Xonotlite is associated with the Sacral chakra. An elixir from this stone is used to enhance sexual abilities.

    Foot Notes: Xonotlite crystallizes in the monoclinic – prismatic crystal system with typically an acicular crystal form or habit. It occurs as veins in serpentinite and contact metamorphism aureoles.

    Source:
    Author: Crick

     

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    Herb of the Day for July 23 is Blue Flag

    Herb of the Day

    Blue Flag

                          Blue Iris, Fleur-de-lis, Water flag                       


                                      
    Medicinal Uses: Used externally for skin problems, wounds (infected) and rheumatic and arthritic complaints. American Indians poulticed the root on swellings, sores, wounds, bruises, ulcers. The Indians also used blue flag for dropsy. The root tea was used as a strong laxative, emetic, and to stimulate bile flow.                                                               
    Blue flag is said to be good for chronic vomiting, heartburn, chronic gastritis and enteritis, liver and gallbladder ailments, and catarrhal sinus problems. It is highly recommended for migraine, especially when caused by stomach disorders. This herb is used in the treatment of skin diseases, apparently aiding the skin by working through the liver, the main detoxifying organ of the body. It may be used in skin eruptions such as eczema and psoriasis.

    This herb can cause death or other serious consequences.

    Magickal uses: Carry in a pouch in order to attract money

    Properties: Acrid, aromatic, alterative, reduces inflammation, diaphoretic, sialogogue, diuretic, laxative; stimulates liver and gall bladder, cathartic, diuretic, resolvent, sialagogue and vermifuge. Contains volatile oil, containing furfural, Iridin (or irisin), a glycoside, acids such as salicylic and isophthalic, a monocyclic C3l triterpenoid, gum, resin, and sterols.

    Growth: Blue flag is a perennial, 1-3 ft. in height. and grows erect, has narrow, sword-shaped leaves and, from May to July, violet blue flowers streaked with yellow, green, and white. The sword-like leaves are similar to those of garden irises, with flowers violet-blue, sepals violet at outer edge; veins prominent, sheaths papery. It prefers wet, swampy locations.

     

    Source:
    Author: Crick
    Website: The Whispering Woods

     

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    Deity of the Day for July 23 is Frigg, The Norse Goddess

    Deity of the Day

     Frigg

    The Norse Goddess

     

    Areas of Influence: Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.

    She was the Queen of Aesir and the only one permitted to sit on the high seat other than her husband Odin.

    This Goddess’s home was Fensalir (Marsh hall) in Asgard. All marshy and boggy ground was sacred to this Goddess.

    As Goddess of weaving she was associated with weaving clouds and the threads of fate, known as Wyrd in the Nordic tradition. Despite this and the gift of prophecy she is unable to save her own son from his fate. The Goddess made him invincible to everything other than mistletoe but unfortunately Loki disguised himself and tricked her in to revealing this weakness.

    She has more than ten handmaidens who assist her, the most well known of these are Hlin (Goddess of Protection), Gna (a messenger Goddess) and Fulla (a fertility Deity). Some academics have suggested that the attendants represent different faces of this particular Deity.

    Barren women would invoke this Goddess and ask her to bless them with children.

    Her name means “beloved one.” Other spellings of this Goddesses name include Frea, Fija, Friia, Frig and Friggja.

    Origins and Genealogy: She was the daughter of Fjorgynn (the male personification of the earth) and was married to Odin with whom she had two sons, Balder and Hodr.

    She was briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve as Odin had been away travelling a long time and was believed to be dead. When he finally returned, the marriage to Odin’s brothers was dissolved and she returned to her husband’s side.

    Strengths: A loving mother and home maker.

    Weaknesses: Unable to save her son.

    Frigg’s Symbolism

    Like Freya she wears a ravens clock.

    She is associated with constellation the Orion’s Belt which was known as the Frig’s Distaff upon which she winds the threads of fate and weaves the clouds.

    Sacred Birds: Ravens, hawks and falcons.

    Sacred Plants: Frigg’s grass is a plant was traditionally used as a sedative during birth. Mistletoe is also sacred to her.

    Frigg’s Archetype

    The Mother

    The Mother is a life-giver and the source of nurturing, devotion, patience and unconditional love. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother.

    In its shadow aspect the Mother can be devouring, abusive and abandoning. The shadow Mother can also make her children feel guilty about becoming independent and leaving her. It is not necessary to be a biological Mother to have this stereotype. It can refer to anyone who has a lifelong pattern of nurturing and devotion to living things.

    This Goddess was a devoted mother who was unable to prevent the death of her son. She is also a great domestic Goddess looking after the home.

     

    How to Work With This Archetype

    The Mother

    You are exhibiting the features of the shadow Mother if you smother your children and are over protective. Encourage independence and allow children to make mistakes but be available to give care and advice when it’s needed.

    The other shadow Mother is the one that abandons her children, or is so busy that she has no time for nurturing her young.

     

    Source:
    Goddess-Guide.com

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    WOTC Cartoon of the Day – ‘Be Careful What You Wish for, lol!’

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