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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Samhain




Samhain is known by most folks as Halloween, but for many modern Pagans it's considered a Sabbat to honor the ancestors who came before us, marking the dark time of the year. It's a good time to contact the spirit world because it's the time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.

Sunset on Samhain is the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The old year has passed, the harvest has been gathered, cattle and sheep have been brought in from the fields, and the leaves have fallen from the trees. The earth slowly begins to die around us.

It is a good time to think about death that - for the time - is a natural reality and to remember deceased family members. I, personally,  don't use the Ouija Board because I believe that we never know who's really is on the side of the "line".

Recent scientific works pointed out that consciousness is created within the biological body from it's own separate particles that are complementary to mass, in the same way that magnetism is complementary to electric charge. The only thing that remains is to find a way of interaction so that we can "see" these particles in order to photograph our soul.

Our inability to "see" these particles creates the so called "veil". If we try to see through a surface to somewhere that is unseen the effect is a blackness on that surface like the event horizon of a black hole. If this separating surface emits a faint light for some reason the effect is the so called "veil". "Veiled" ghosts are a similar effect, an unseen entity with a faintly radiating surface. Black shadows are unseen entities without the radiating surface. The veil is not normally seen by all people at all times because it is in other dimensions than the three normal.

The spirits of our ancestors live on after their death in other dimension, but otherwise near our own world. That will soon be proved. The belief that the veil gets thinner or thicker is still a religious belief for the time being.

I personally used to think that the period between Samhain and Imbolc is the cold part of the year and since I hate cold, I tend to lock myself inside...


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Throwback Thursday


This was a pic from October 2010 of my co-worker and I dressed up as a surgeon and a nurse at work for a Halloween Costume contest. LOL!!

Anyone remember these growing up?



HAPPY THURSDAY, MY FRIENDS!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Some Hay Creek Festival treasures ~ 2017


Yesterday was the Hay Creek Festival at Joanna Furnace & Hay Creek Historical Society. I try to attend this event every year because it is so much FUN! It is a non-profit organization and there is no price for admission. However, I always make sure to give a donation to the parking attendant. I would truly hate to see this place go away. They have three major yearly events: The Hay Creek Festival with craft shows featuring all kinds of cool exhibitions, The Hay Creek Apple Festival with great homemade foods and desserts along with a flea market full of holiday crafts and so forth and the third event is "Christmas at Joanna."

Here are just a few of the awesome treasures I found yesterday ...

Large ceramic Pumpkin candy dish with vintage candy bags - $1.00

$5.00 (old cat painting, framed and in great condition)

Holiday tissue box covers - $3.00

$1.00 (with battery operated light to use inside)

Crocheted top holiday hand towels - $3.50
Hanging sound motion door decoration - $2.00

$1.00

Handmade glass black cat choker -$6.00


They actually cook the soups fresh right where the food stands are in these HUGE black cast iron cauldrons and the sell them by the bowl and by the container ...

Homemade chicken noodle soup and ham and bean soup

I love the fall season because there is so much to see and do at this time of the year and ... this place is one of my favorite places to go!

Brightest Blessings all!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This and That ...



Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all is well! This week I am on vacation again and have a few things planned to do ... many of them not what you would consider very exciting. However, I am planning to get together with some old friends - and my sister Robin and I are also planning to get together next Sunday afternoon for a bit of "sister time."

And, I have added a couple of more little holiday decorations in the house ...
 Crow and Jack-o-lantern

One of my Jim Shore favorites - black cat and crow!


Well, that is about all for now. Until next time ...

 Have a blessed weekend all! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Wreath Giveaway details ...

Greetings all! As I mentioned earlier in my previous post, I am having a Fall wreath giveaway. The drawing will be held on Saturday, October 21st and all entries must be received via the comment section to either THIS post or my previous one by Friday, October 20th.   

As per usual, since my giveaways are my little way of saying "thank you" to my blog friends and followers, you must be a follower of this blog in order to participate - it is only fair. :)

Again, the winner of the fall wreath will be announced on Saturday, October 21st with information on how to claim it as well.

Thank you to all who expressed their interest.

Brightest Blessings!
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

A fall wreath giveaway?



Greetings everyone! It has been a long time since I offered a blog giveaway and I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in a fall holiday wreath? If so, please comment to this post and let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday Re-Blog


A handsome master, Barbara Eden and, oh my! 

Everyone has heard of the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it!” Well, when it comes to the Djinn, no truer words were ever spoken. To say that they were “tricksters” would undoubtedly be a huge understatement! So who exactly were these so-called “Djinn” and where did they come from? According to the Koran, they were originally called the “Shayahteen” (Sha-ha-teen) and then later became known as the Djinn or Jinn. In Islamic scripture, they were made out of fire with no fixed appearance and, like the transformative element of fire, they could change their form and appearance – human or animal. Needless to say, they were far from the Hollywood-created version we call Genies. They were adversaries of humanity, but they were not; however, adversaries of God. They were said to have been created before man and may well predate both Christianity and Islam. In Zoroastrian Persia, before the coming of Islam, evil spirits called jaini were thought to cause disease and misfortune. The word djinn is derived from the Arabic “jinni” or demon and its’ root word is janna which means “to cover or conceal.”
In "The X-Files" episode, " Je Souhaite," FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate a case involving a female djinn who teaches them all about "being careful what you wish for ..."  and that no matter how clever you may think that you are when making the perfect wish, the djinn are almost always more clever in the end! In the final scene, the djinn offers Mulder his three wishes. He thought about it long and hard, and his first wish was for world peace. And in the blink of an eye, the djinn made everyone in the world vanish. Ergo, his second wish was to undo his first one, and his final and third wish was to free the djinn forever from her fate of damnation as such an entity.
Although, in Islam, they were originally believed to be good or evil, we in the Western world, view them much as we view demons – sent to ruin our world any way they can. Just like humans, the Djinn were held accountable for their actions and indeed Allah would take the day of the last Judgment to them.
It is also said that humans can call the Djinn forth to do their bidding. This is, of course, how the story of the Genie came about - along with the idea of free wishes. However, there appears to be no evidence that the Djinn could actually do little more than trick magick and perform minor spells and charms.
I, personally, do not believe in the existence of the Djinn anymore than I believe in the devil or Satan himself. As a student of mythology and ancient religions; however, I thought that the subject might make for an interesting read.
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Alexandria: A djinn? A genie?
Wendy: Now hold on a minute. Forget what our culture has made of the Djinn. Forget Barbara Eden, forget Robin Williams. To the people of ancient Arabia, the Djinn was neither cute nor funny. It was the face of fear itself. (taken from the movie, "Wishmaster") 

Friday, September 29, 2017

For my beloved Midnight ...


Midnight, Samhain 2015

This Samhain will mark the first major holiday without my sweet Midnight since I lost him earlier this year. He (along with the rest of my fur babies) absolutely loved lying underneath the Samhain (and Yule tree because I use the same tree for both except for the ornaments) every year. Last year, I had decided not put up the tree mainly because I was just too depressed at the time and was going through a lot. Little did I know that it would have been Midnight's very last chance to enjoy the tree he loved so very much.

Looking back now, I sincerely regret it and now that Kiki is not well I refuse to make the same mistake twice! Quite honestly, we never truly know how long we will be blessed with our loved ones be they human or fur baby. 

I would also like to believe that Midnight's spirit is still somehow enjoying his tree and, perhaps, he will even decide to lie underneath it from time to time ...


Since putting up the tree tonight, the rest of the cats are already enjoying it as you can see ...

Tabitha

Leo

 Kiki

Tabby and Kiki


And so it goes without saying that this year, most especially, the Samhain and Yule tree is dedicated to my beloved Midnight.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fun Friday!!!


My sister, Aurora Skye and her kitty Pumpkin aka "Kitten Mitten" for her poly dactyl feet!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Those nasty stink bugs!

Anyone who has been as in undated with stink bugs over the past couple of years as we have here in Eastern Pennsylvania, can well attest to how horribly annoying these things are (not to mention the fact that they will destroy your garden plants and flowers)! The other week while frequenting Home Depot, I asked one of the sales people there if they knew of anything that killed these nasty things (or at least help keep them under some kind of control)!  
He informed me that the house cleaner "Formula 409" was known to knock them out and, in most cases, kill them! And so, having absolutely nothing to lose, I decided to buy a spray bottle and try it at home in our attic where they were the absolute worst ~ and I do mean WORST!

Alas!! I am here to tell you all that this stuff actually DOES work! But why Formula 409 and not any of the other cleaners? After doing a bit of research, I found that the ingredient which separates this particular brand of cleaner from the others is concentrated chrysanthemum blossom tea! Yes, that's right. Stink bugs totally hate this natural herb.

So, if your home is being taken over by these awful insects, the bugs which my cats refuse to even go near, I suggest you give this idea a good try. It honestly does work great!


(https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/garden-pests/stink-bugs/)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Celebrating The Autumn Equinox: Our Ritual



Good evening, my friends! Just wanted to share  few pics from today's Mabon:Autumn Equinox celebration. As usual, my sister Robin (Aurora Skye), Dark Elf, and I got together for our personal group ritual.

Decorative spice-scented Mabon candle and herbal offering ...

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Before ritual pic of the altar

Dark Elf (live from Greece)

My sister, Aurora Skye and me


For those of you who do not know, there is a seven hour time difference between the USA and Greece. We began our ritual at 4PM United States time which meant that it was already 11PM in Greece. We are always happy when Dark Elf can join us and always have a great time while in his company! Thank you, Dark Elf!!!

Brightest Blessings all!!!