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WITCHfest North 2019!

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WITCHfest North 2019!

Initially conjured up by Monica Bodirsky in 2017, WITCHfest North is a month-long Toronto festival celebrating women in the arts who identify as Witches, Wiccans and Pagans but open for all to attend and participate!

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Elements through the Tarot: FIRE BY Vanessa

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Elements through the Tarot: FIRE   BY Vanessa

The Wheel has just turned a notch for us in the Northern Hemisphere, passing over the cross-quarter celebration of Lammas on August 1st - traditionally a time marking the high agricultural season and harvest, as well as gathering as community to give thanks for the fruitfulness and abundance the earth has provided. Of course, harvest time would not be possible without the heat and power of the glorious sun, coaxing seedlings to grow and flourish into fields of grain, fruit, and vegetables ripe for the picking. For this reason, Lammas is associated with the power of the sun and element...

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Caring for Your Crystals BY Vanessa

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Caring for Your Crystals BY Vanessa

Science has confirmed that everything in the universe, the entire world around us, is made up of energy particles in constant motion - which do not rest - and which have the ability to affect/influence their surroundings. On a molecular level, these moving particles create specific energy patterns which make up both living and inanimate objects in the natural world, as well as our very own human body and is what uniquely distinguishes one species of plant or animal, or one person from another. Adding another layer to this concept is the idea that thoughts and feelings also carry an energetic charge in the body, able to influence one's energy system or "aura" as well as the surrounding environment. Quantum physics is an immense topic on its own but very simply put, we are made of energy and are surrounded and impacted by a vast range of vibrations out there! 

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Elemental Sound Bath: Healing with the Magic of Mother Nature BY Chris Johnstone

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Elemental Sound Bath: Healing with the Magic of Mother Nature BY Chris Johnstone

Staying connected to the changing seasons and natural landscapes can sometimes be challenging in our daily lives, especially if we live in urban areas. Many of us are creatures of habit and comfort. We become driven by our weekly work schedules, daily chores and family commitments, as well as being simultaneously distracted by media and technology. This can cause us to become disconnected from the natural sounds, scents and seasonal cycles around us.  A healing sound bath is a magical way to reconnect us to the sounds of nature both within us and around us. The experience begins using sacred...

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Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother BY Vanessa

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Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother BY Vanessa

Altar Practice: Honouring the Mother by Vanessa 

An altar is a sacred space, which can be a temporary or permanent structure for devotional practice. It is a temple place meant to revere deities/goddesses/gods and leave offerings, it is where one can pay respect to ancestors, celebrate a connection to the elements and earth mother, call in energy to charge intentions, offer prayers, receive inspiration or empowerment. Whether your practice is informal or ritualistic, altars act as a focus point for workings and worship.

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