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Our Coloring Page

Our Coloring Page today is a piece that I did around the time of the Chicago Pagan Leadership Conferences, in the early '90s. The name of the piece is "All is Now" and it represented the idea of integrating the ancient and the modern. The flowery leopards on the altar are modeled on a similar altar at Catal Huyuk, while the Goddess image is the Venus of Willendorf of course. The roses and lilies on the altar represent life and death/Soul.…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on December 14, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today

Our Coloring Page today shows the Goddesses Isis and Nepthys sustaining the Soul of the World, which has arisen like a lotus from the God Kheper or 'Manifestation', Who sits upon the Men sign representing stability and endurance. May the world be sustained and given peace, O Goddesses. This piece is from my first Clip Art Set.…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on December 10, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today

Our Coloring Page today is another from my unpublished but soon to debut Astrological project. This picture represents Neptune. The costume and hair are intended to be evocative of water. Neptune is shown holding a Trident, which of course is the Astrological glyph for Neptune as well as the common symbol of the God.…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on December 9, 2015 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

My Shrine Website :)

For those of you that have been searching for the Circle of the Lady of Crows website, I apologize but there were some issues with the server I was on previously and I had to find a new server host. I have now settled in on a host site with a new server and started working on my site. I think you will find this site much more user friendly and pleasant to look at!

On the site you will find information about me, about the shrine, and about our activities. You will also find a memoriam…

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Added by Körbl on December 3, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

A little bit about me

Hello, I'm Aron Willis. I like reading and collecting books, listening to good music and playing my acoustic guitar, watching good movies at home and out on the town, and taking long walks to nowhere in particular.

Added by Aron Willis on December 5, 2017 at 4:52am — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today is another piece from the unpublished Astrological set of which I have previously posted

Our Coloring Page today is another piece from the unpublished Astrological set of which I have previously posted. Today we have a picture representing the Planet Uranos. Uranos is shown as a young woman standing in a high storm, holding a staff tipped with sigil of Uranos. The staff has been struck by lightening, representing inspiration and disruption of established pattern.…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on December 5, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today shows Hipparchia of Maroneia

Our Coloring Page today shows Hipparchia of Maroneia, a leading Cynic philosopher who lived around 325 BC. In the picture Hipparchia is shown with her husband Crates, also a Cynic philosopher. Hipparchia was Thracian, having been born in Maroneia, but she grew up in Athens. Her brother Metrocles was a Cynic philosopher who had studied under Crates of Thebes, the leading Cynic of the day. Impressed with the considerably older Crates, Hipparchia fell in love and decided that she wanted to…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on December 2, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page for today shows Livia Drusilla

Our Coloring Page for today shows Livia Drusilla, the wife of Augustus Caesar, the first Emperor of Rome. Livia is often spoken of as the first Empress, although technically that title did not exist at the time. In the great culture clash between the Roman Empire and the Hellenistic world that occurred in the early part of her life, Livia was the opposite number to the Hellenistic Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. Unlike Cleopatra, whose name is still a household world, Livia is much less…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on December 1, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today shows Queen Zenobia

Our Coloring Page today shows Queen Zenobia, who lived around 270 AD. Zenobia was the Queen of Palmyra, a break-away state within the Roman Empire, who famously challenged Rome to carve out her own short-lived Palmyrene Empire. Zenobia’s full name was Julia Aurelia Zenobia. Zenobia is thought to have been related to Julius Aurelius Zenobius, a Palmyrene noble and Roman citizen who served as Roman Governor in the years before Palmyra sought independent status. Zenobia claimed to be descended…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 30, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Embracing "Christmas"?

I know it may seem like a bit of an odd topic for a pagan forum, but bear with me.

When I originally left christianity, one of the many details that put me off of that path was the way modern America treats Christmas. Because of the bad taste it all left in my mouth, even with the understanding that Yule was the base of many Christmas traditions, I really never felt right going along with the pagan aspects of the holiday. I would participate in gifts and family diner out of the need…

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Added by nox lumen on November 20, 2015 at 4:05am — 3 Comments

Our Coloring Page today is a piece I did in 1991 for the Chicago Peace and Music Fest

Our Coloring Page today is a piece I did in 1991 for the Chicago Peace and Music Fest. That was twenty-four years ago! Where does the time go? The picture was intended to capture the laid back feeling of the event. Although originally intended for a specific festival, I think it nicely captures the festival spirit in general.…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 23, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today shows Grandmother Spider

Our Coloring Page today shows Grandmother Spider. The picture is the black and white version of the Justice Card from the Tarot of Hekate, as included in Rev. Don's Pagan and Magickal Clip Art. Grandmother Spider is an ancient Native American Goddess, Who figures in the legends of several peoples. These different peoples have different understandings of Grandmother Spider. The story of Grandmother Spider as I know it is that She brought the Sun to Earth. She did this by covering the sky in a…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 20, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today comes from Rev. Don's Pagan and Magickal Clip Art

Our Coloring Page today comes from Rev. Don's Pagan and Magickal Clip Art. It is an early draft for the "Body" card for the Tarot of Hekate, before the present design was created. The picture is intended to show the joy of incarnation and the simple pleasure of life itself. In times like these it is good to take a moment to remember the miracle that is Life, and treasure it for its own sake.…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 17, 2015 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today is the cover from the 1991 edition of the Five Mystic Secrets

. The Five Mystic Secrets, written by my late mother Blv. LaVeda, was the first major discussion of Correllian beliefs put in print for a public audience. The book organizes Correllian ideas of about "God, the Universe, and Everything" as five "Mystic Secrets" or "Five Sisters". The Five Sisters are these: Knowledge, God,…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 16, 2015 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Coloring Page today shows Sei Shonagon

Our Coloring Page today shows Sei Shonagon, one of Japan’s most famous authors. Sei Shonagon was born around 966 AD. Sei Shonagon is a “Courtesy Name”. Sei Shonagon’s actual name is thought to have been Kiyohara Nagiko. She was the daughter of Kiyohara no Motosuke, a government official and well-known poet from a family of poets. Kiyohara no Motosuke gave his daughter an unusually good education for a woman of the time, ensuring among other things that she was fluent in Chinese which was the…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 12, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Our Coloring Page today shows Cleopatra Thea Philopater

Our Coloring Page today shows Cleopatra Thea Philopater, commonly called Cleopatra VII. Cleopatra is one of the most famous people in all of history. Virtually anyone who is likely to be reading this will know her name and the basics of her story already. Why is Cleopatra so famous? For one thing she was the last active Pharaoh of Egypt (her son Caesarion held the title for a short period between her death and his own). The office of Pharaoh was a three thousand year old institution, and the…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 11, 2015 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: PTRN Special Broadcast

Greetings all!

We were all very saddened to learn of the crossing of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke. Carl Llewellyn Weschcke was the chairman of Llewellyn Worldwide press, was known for the American Council of Witches, Gnosticon, and many other achievements, and has been called the "Father of the New Age". Carl's was a…

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Added by M. Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell on November 10, 2015 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

Coloring Page today shows the great naval commander Artemisia of Halicarnassus

Our Coloring Page today shows the great naval commander Artemisia of Halicarnassus, who lived around 480 BC. Queen Artemisia was the Satrap of Caria (of which Halicarnassus was the capital) under the Persian Empire, and a favorite of the Persian King Xerxes I. Caria was a Greek kingdom in what is now Turkey, which had become part of the Persian Empire in 545 BC. Following their normal pattern, the Persians allowed the royal family of Caria to continue to rule as Satraps under the Persian…

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Added by cori.l.nichols on November 10, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Combustible Incense RECIPE: Root Beer

Why? Because if I'm burning incense for a ritual that I would not burn for enjoyment, I feel like I did it wrong.

Also, I really like to burn things.

Recipe:

1 tablespoon sassafras, finely powdered

1/4 teaspoon ginger root, finely powdered

2 drops almond oil

2 drops cherry oil

4 drops spearmint oil

Enough water to shape.

Mix everything but the water in a small container. Slowly add water a little at a time and mash with…

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Added by nox lumen on November 9, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

New Beginings

Well my world got turned upside down with the sudden death of my husband of 12 years. We sold our house in South Louisiana to come back to Colorado as he finally got the job to take us back. I however stayed back to see about my Dad in North LA. In the mean time my husbands heart gave up and he died. I remet my highschool sweetheart in TX and we just moved to Colorado. All my things have been scattered for over a year and now are all in 1 place where my spirit feels happy in Colorado with a… Continue

Added by Erica Close on November 2, 2015 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

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