Happy Samhain

October 31 is Samhain(pronounced Sow-en). The word is from the old language of Britain and it means ‘summers end’. It marks the end of the old year upon the Eve of All Hallows, the Wiccan New Years day on November 1 in the norther hemisphere. Samhain is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1, but the Celtic pagans made it a 3 day festival. This was a festival for magic and chaos. Continue reading “Happy Samhain”

Pandora’s Box

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Pandora’s box is supposed to be an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Work and Days. Researchers argue whether it was a box or a jar, but it does not matter. It is not an artifact. Again people are taking these witty texts literally. Continue reading “Pandora’s Box”


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Ishtar is the Mesopotamian goddess of fertility, love, war, sex and power. The most famous myth of Ishtar is about her going into the underworld. The gate-keeper of the underworld opened one gate at a time, but only after she removed a piece of clothing. By the seventh gate she was naked and could enter the underworld. Continue reading “Ishtar”

Epic of Gilgamesh

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is an astrological lesson on life. Many royals were given stories in the heavens because they were considered the gods of earth. Gilgamesh is that type of story.  The way Gilgamesh acts in the beginning is the way most men act(selfish). Continue reading “Epic of Gilgamesh”

The Green Man

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The Green Man is a sculpture, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made by leaves. Branches and vines may sprout from his nose, ears and mouth and sometimes they have flowers or berries. The Green Man is all over government buildings, churches and Universities. Whats the deal? Who is the Green Man? Continue reading “The Green Man”


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Were the ancient amazon women warriors real or is it all just made up? Most of what we know about them come from Greek myths, but what most people don’t realize is they have been depicted in myths and legends in Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia and China. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and Pompey were said to have tangled with the Amazons. So who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who glorified fighting , hunting, and sexual freedom? Continue reading “Amazons”


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Fortuna is said to be the Roman Goddess of luck. Whenever I hear the word luck I know magic is involved. People that don’t understand magic say someone is lucky. Fortuna is actually equivalent to the Greek Goddess Tyche and is the Goddess of fate and fortune. Continue reading “Fortuna”




Odin pronounced Oh-din, is the Old Saxon Woden and it is where we get the name Wednesday or Woden’s day. Odin is one of the most enigmatic characters in Norse Mythology. Odin is a relentless seeker of wisdom and he gives wisdom. He is usually out in the cosmos on self-interested quests for wisdom, but he has little regard for communal values like justice, fairness, law and convention. Continue reading “Odin”