Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lily Belle Comes Home!

Here's an update on the missing kitty Lily Belle:

Thank you for all your prayers and efforts for Lily Belle! Lily Belle came home late Friday night/early Sat morning. No obvious bleeding or gashes but it is painfully obvious that some great trauma occurred. She is not herself at all. Normally the friendliest of all our cats, she is avoiding everyone and hiding in the woods. She is totally skitzed out, with wild starting eyes and is not responding to verbal communication. I am beyond worried. Thank you so much for your concern and help! A few more prayers would be truly appreciated.
Blessed be,

Great Job Readers, but as you see, she still needs some more spiritual energy to calm down. Thanks for all your help. Dee, I suggest placing some lavender around the house to calm her spirit.
blessed be

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bring Back Lily Belle

I recently read your article regarding lost cats on your web site. I run a private cat sanctuary for feral cats in honor of my daughter and only child, who died unexpectedly 6 years ago.
One of my rescues, Lily Belle, is a small spayed tortoiseshell cat. She is domesticated and a real "pistol", super-friendly. EVERYONE loves Lily Belle! She is our official greeter and giver of nose kisses.
Lily Belle has always stayed close to the house. We live in a remote area (for South-central PA) and my nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away. Unfortunately, we also have coyote and other predators nearby so I really freak out when I can't find one of the cats.
I am trying the "cording" technique as you described, and if you could add Lily Belle to your magikal prayers, I would be truly grateful.
Blessed Be

Dear Dee,
my prayers are with you to find Lily Belle and bring her home safe and sound and I'm sure my readers will also send some magickal energy to protect her and return her home soon!
blessed be

Friday, September 21, 2007

Chicago Cubs Watch

AFP: Cubs beat Reds to seize NL Central lead

for those of you who remember, Witch Dr removed the Curse of the Billy Goat from the Chicago Cubs on ESPN's Cold Pizza TV segment. The ritual was performed on Halloween and Witch DR predicted a win for the Cubs in 2007. Fingers crossed and mojo tossed, looks like they're doing well and on their way!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Witchy Wear

My friend and former student, who is now a Witch Queen in her own right, has some very cool Wiccan Jewelry items up on Ebay. Nancy designs all her own stuff and it's all empowered and blessed by rituals to the Goddess. Here are a few of her fabulous new witchy items! All items available at

Harvest Goddess Brooch, handmade for Mabon, Autumn Equinox.
She is: Ceres, Demeter, Erce, Habodia

Genuine Ruby Cross set in Sterling, So Goth!
Great for Samhain,

Friday, September 07, 2007

Z Budapest - 'Gathering the Goddesses'

Val sent me the following link and message:
This is an EXCELLENT video series made public by Zsusanna Budapest that speaks to questions about why a woman would practice Witchcraft and why The Goddess and why the Women's Spirituality Movement is a key part of feminism. Does a soul good... Check it out and enjoy~!

Z Budapest - 'Gathering the Goddesses'

Z Budapest has been a key figure in Wicca and Feminist Movement for decades. I met and worked with her back in my Enchantments days. Please check out her site and videos.
blessed be

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ask Demeter

Hello...My name is Rya and I've started working on a project blessing sacred land that has been over run by corporate greed and corruption. I've found many blessing spells but not something as specific as land blessing. From one wise-woman to you have any advice for me as to how I may go about this in the most efficient way?
Thank You!

Greetings Rya
I think the best approach would be to address the Earth Mother directly and ask for her help in blessing the sacred lands. I would suggest working with the Demeter chant and to do it on the sacred lands. If this is not possible, at least you should visualize the land while chanting or have pictures or soil from the property on your altar. The Demeter chant is done by breaking down the syllables of her name and chanting them. A cone of power is built up as the syllables are added until her complete name is sounded. The name is chanted until the energy reaches a peak and then it is released. Arms should be raised into the air as the energy is released. Immediately following the apex of the chant and release, the hands should be placed on the earth to ground and center and return energy to Her. Here is how the syllables are divided while chanting: D De Dem Deme Demet Demete Demeter. But the actual chant sounds more like: Da Dal Dalm Dalma Dalmat and then quickly escalating into DemeterDemeterDemeter.
good luck and blessed be.

Same Sex Love Spells - News, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Opinion for GLBT Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia and South America

check out this great interview with Fiona Horne including her magical tips on same sex love spells.

Monday, September 03, 2007

The Associated Press: Wicca Teacher Claims 1 Mega Ticket

The Associated Press: Wicca Teacher Claims 1 Mega Ticket

Wicca Teacher Claims 1 Mega Ticket

NOTTINGHAM, Md. (AP) — Elwood "Bunky" Bartlett says a New Age book store made it possible for him to become an overnight multimillionaire.

He and his wife, Denise, were on their way to the shop where he occasionally teaches Wicca and Reiki (RAY'kee) healing when they stopped at a liquor store and bought two $5 Mega Millions tickets for Friday night's estimated $330 million jackpot. On Sunday, he said one ticket was a winner.

"If it wasn't for this place I wouldn't have won the lottery," Bartlett said Sunday at Mystickal Voyage, the New Age shop.

Four winning tickets to the Mega Millions jackpot were sold in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. Lottery officials said Sunday they cannot confirm the validity of Bartlett's ticket before they meet with him on Tuesday.

"There's no reason to believe it's not legitimate, but it has to go through security," said Maryland State Lottery Director Buddy Roogow, who said he has spoken with Bartlett.

Bartlett, an accountant from Dundalk, said he made a bargain with the multiple gods associated with his Wiccan beliefs: "You let me win the lottery and I'll teach." Both tickets he purchased had numbers chosen randomly from the computer.

Bartlett had not decided if he will accept his winnings as an annuity or choose the lump sum cash option. The jackpot could get larger once ticket sales are tallied, Roogow said, but the lump sum payment would be at least $48.7 million, or about $32 million after taxes.

According to preliminary calculations, each ticket would be worth about $82 million if the prize were taken in 26 annual payments.

Bartlett said the money won't change him, although he plans to invest in Mystickal Voyage. "I'm going to live my life like I have been," he said.

The odds that any ticket would match all five numbers — 8, 18, 22, 40 and 44 — and the Mega Ball number — 11 — were one in 176 million.

If estimates of the jackpot hold true, it would be the fourth largest in the lottery's history. It was known as The Big Game when it awarded jackpots of $363 million in 2000 and $331 million in 2002.

Mega Millions tickets are also sold in California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Washington.

Associated Press Writer Kasey Jones contributed to this report.

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Elwood "Bunky" Bartlett smiles as he talks with reporters after winning the Mega millions jackpot Sunday Sept. 2, 2007 in Nottingham, Md. Bartlett will share the $330 million jackpot with four other winners.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Hubble Heaven

After correcting an initial problem with the lens, when the Hubble Space Telescope was first launched in 1990, the floating astro-observatory began to relay back to Earth, incredible snapshots of the 'final frontier' it was perusing.
Recently, astronauts voted on the top photographs taken by Hubble, in its 16-year journey so far. Remarking in the article from the Daily Mail, reporter Michael Hanlon says the photos 'illustrate that our universe is not only deeply strange, but also almost impossibly beautiful.'
Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs

The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken
by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as
spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.

The Ant Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas whose technical name is Mz3, resembles
an ant when observed using ground-based telescopes. The nebula lies within our
galaxy between 3,000 and 6,000 light years from Earth.

In third place is Nebula NGC 2392, called Eskimo because it looks like a face
surrounded by a furry hood. The hood is, in fact, a ring of comet-shaped objects
flying away from a dying star. Eskimo is 5,000 light years from Earth.

At four is the Cat's Eye Nebula

The Hourglass Nebula, 8,000 light years away, has a pinched-in-the-middle look because the winds that shape it are weaker at the centre.

The Perfect Storm, a small region in the Swan Nebula, 5,500 light years away,
described as 'a bubbly ocean of hydrogen and small amounts of oxy gen, sulphur
and other elements'.

Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the Van Gogh painting.
It is a halo of light around a star in the Milky Way.

The glowering eyes from 114 million light years away are the swirling cores of two merging galaxies called NGC 2207 and IC 2163 in the distant Canis Major constellation. (This one reminds me of owl eyes and the right eye also looks like an angel wing.)

The Trifid Nebula. A 'stellar nursery', 9,000 light years from here, it is where new stars are being born.

The Cone Nebula