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post #481 of 606
I also ring a bell (or singing bowl) 3 times in a row to clear energy.
post #482 of 606
Every time I have smudged sage, dh thinks someone was smoking out or something...lol

Hello Kitty, thanks for the suggestion, I am off to look it up!

Zavierchick, mutt is the best way I guess. But that is probably true of alot af religions, eh? Human nature is to pick and choose... I really have spent alot of time in thought recently about my specific beliefs. I really do believe in Jesus. I once described it as similar to my belief in gravity, I don't think I could CHOOSE not to believe in it. It's deep within.
But I don't believe in the church as the way it has evolved. I also no longer believe in the bible as 100% actual. Maybe the word was true at one point, but play "telephone" sometimes and see how that works!

Sorry that was OT, I know this isn't about Christianity, but I can't exaclty go to the Christian thread and say that, can I???

I know I have said it b4 but the Red Tent is amazing. I always feel joyous, sad and vulnerable every time I read it. You think I would get used to it....

Feng Shui has worked well for me as well. I think it is a combination of the moving of energy, and me getting wholly absorbed with "being the change I want to see" When I get off my tush (not saying you are lazy or anything!!! I just mean out of the rut I get myself in sometimes) and move stuff, clean out a closet that is stagnant, etc. I feel better too!
Which reminds me, my closet is a total wreck, and that is where I keep my treasure Map...(blush) I need to fix that....
post #483 of 606
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Originally Posted by beemama
I was going to ask about another stereotype... are most pagans well read? My only pagan friend IRL is a librarian and loves her books... there are 2 librarians here, the book recs are usually flying and some of you also have great writing styles of your own... what IS it about this form of spirituality & literature?
Maybe we have scared away all of the less literary pagan mamas..... , just kidding!

I stay away from generalizations about a group, but we do have quite a few bibliophiles around here. I have to have a fiction book (or two) going at all times- it is one of my escapes and ways to relax. However, I can be quite a snob about books and if I'm not enjoying it I will not finish it (my dh will always finish a book, but I think life is too short).

I am enjoying The Red Tent as well. I can't imagine being married to the same man as my sisters (!!!!), but I would love to have a week to go to the red tent each month. I just don't understand how the household managed to get along without all the women for a week. The poor sheep. Eeep- all the scary birth stories! But, I loved that the mother and the child have a month(or 2 months for a girl child) of rest together in the red tent after the birth. Wouldn't that have been nice?

I get almost all of my books out of the library, so I have nothing but recommendations to exchange. (By the way In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant was interesting, but some graphic violence) I buy books that I really love or don't want to wait for from the library (like Harry Potter).

I love Bast! I want a good statue!
post #484 of 606
wow- bellababe, you nailed my thoughts exactly I always get a kick out of anyone asking me what religion I am- I have alot of conflicting practices, and am so in the midst of exploration, but some of my deep Christian beliefs are just so ingrained....I love the gravity reference! and you are very correct that you probably wouldn't want to post that on the christian threads I think that is one of the many reasons that I identify more and more with Pagan and Earth based religious people, even though I still have some of my christian beliefs and leanings- because there is such a better love and respect for the beauty in everyone and everything in our viewpoints that I have very seldom run into super judgemental Pagans, even if our viewpoints or ways of celebrating the Spirits, God and Godesses varies. (and believe you me, i can't say that for any christian people i know- which is a sad statement on the people i know, i think!)

wow- that was long and rambley

i'm a reader, too- although lately it hasn't been much for fun, more for reference on my nightstand right now- The Gnostic Bible (came from reading the DV Code and wanting to actually read Mary M.'s gospel) a book on losing weight after baby (ok, yes, the baby is 15 months old ) Circle Round (was looking up some suggestions for women's moon time celebrations after it came up in the IPTK thread) a book on vaccines (more research) The Real Witches Year by Kate West (not at all what I expected it to be, but still has some interesting tidbits) a gardening book (trying to figure out how to plant onions ) and several kids books that peanut has brought in there

I like the idea of a book exchange if anyone else is up for it, but for sure a rec. list would be cool
post #485 of 606
I will second, third, whatever number, smudging with sage to clear negative energy. But yeah, the smell!

Books--I lived for so long in places with really terrible libraries that I am a book buyer but I rarely buy them new. Ebay or half.com is where I get almost all my books. Now that we live in a place with a great library system, my book purchases have dropped off some.
post #486 of 606
I didn't realize all smudge sticks smelled that way. I recently made some of my own out of white sage I grew organically in my garden and it doesn't smell like MJ at all. It smells much cleaner than any i've smelled before.

I got my salt lamp in the mail today. It's not the one that was pictured but it's pretty and I really like the feeling it adds to the room.
post #487 of 606
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Originally Posted by my~hearts~light
I didn't realize all smudge sticks smelled that way. I recently made some of my own out of white sage I grew organically in my garden and it doesn't smell like MJ at all. It smells much cleaner than any i've smelled before.

I got my salt lamp in the mail today. It's not the one that was pictured but it's pretty and I really like the feeling it adds to the room.
Did you buy the white sage or grow it from seed? Do you know the botanical name (Salvia ______)? Don't mean to ask too many questions, but I'd love to grow it!

What's a salt lamp? link?

post #488 of 606
I was going to suggest sage too! I love the small though (maybe it is a childhood thing. My folks were potheads. LOL )
I have been thinking about my herb garden for next year and I was thinking of doing a medicinal garden for the herbs.
Well, I gotta get out of the house and start digging up the back of the backyard so I can plant corn by July.

H
post #489 of 606
http://www.natural-salt-lamps.com/ This is the website my lamp came from, but I got it on ebay.


http://www.horizonherbs.com/white-sage-seed-plant.html I can't recall where I got mine but here is a brief summary.
post #490 of 606
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree
I was going to suggest sage too! I love the small though (maybe it is a childhood thing. My folks were potheads. LOL )
I have been thinking about my herb garden for next year and I was thinking of doing a medicinal garden for the herbs.
I like the smell too. Brings back nice memories.

I would love to do a medicinal herb garden. I tutored a girl once at her home and her parents ran a nursery where they had tons of herbs growing and cool garden areas you could walk through. I always liked going to her house.
post #491 of 606
my~hearts~light~ thanks for the great links! I'm not sure that Salvia apiana will grow here in Oregon- maybe if I find a hot spot with good drainage. The salt lamps are so beautiful!

mamaofthree~ cool! I find growing herbs easy and really rewarding.
post #492 of 606
Hi, 13moons!
post #493 of 606
Oh I didn't say I didn't *like* the smell. Love it actually. But my dh seriously had a funny look on his face the first time I smudged after we bought the house.

Salvia re:red tent, not that it matters but I think the women were only in the Tent for three days. Still, three day w/o women! Granted the younger girls, and older women were still around to work, but still!

Salt lamps always look nice, and I have bad allergies. But I am actually trying out 100% pure beeswax candles to purify air and reduce allergies, help with sleep. Lets see if I can find a linky... Well, I will try to find a link that is just the info, and not the page to buy them.

Off to make some soup!
post #494 of 606
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Hi, 13moons!
Hi there!
post #495 of 606
The sage I bought for smudging smelled good, like rain in the desert. The sage I grew myself and smudged smelled illegal. :P

I want a medicinal herb garden too. I realized after I tried to create a huge herb garden replete with paths and such - all at once - that I need to establish small areas and plants over a long period of time!
post #496 of 606
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Originally Posted by owensmom
I want a medicinal herb garden too. I realized after I tried to create a huge herb garden replete with paths and such - all at once - that I need to establish small areas and plants over a long period of time!
I'd like to do this too. I have a nice herb garden for cooking, but a medicinal one would be fabulous. Somewhere I saw a kit that contained a collection of seeds for a Wiccan garden. I wish I could remember where I saw it... I should have bought it when I found it the first time!
post #497 of 606
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Originally Posted by HelloKitty
I'd like to do this too. I have a nice herb garden for cooking, but a medicinal one would be fabulous. Somewhere I saw a kit that contained a collection of seeds for a Wiccan garden. I wish I could remember where I saw it... I should have bought it when I found it the first time!

Oh man, I hate it when I do something like that!
post #498 of 606
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Originally Posted by HelloKitty
I'd like to do this too. I have a nice herb garden for cooking, but a medicinal one would be fabulous. Somewhere I saw a kit that contained a collection of seeds for a Wiccan garden. I wish I could remember where I saw it... I should have bought it when I found it the first time!
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Check this out!
http://www.silverenchantments.com/pa...gardening.html
post #499 of 606
Burned sage always makes me worry that someone's going to call the cops I tend to spurge with rosemary instead, or to burn cedar incense.
post #500 of 606
Ya, we live in a duplex on an Air Force base directly across the street from the Chaplain but luckily, our neighbor is Native American Pagan. I bet she'd recognize the smell, she'd just wander what the hell I was doing in here since she doesn't know I'm pagan. (wow, it still feels really weird to say that.)
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