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How to Forgive - Meditation and Visualization Technique

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By Raven Gypsy

Forgiveness is a topic that comes up often.  But people often don't understand what it really means.  Forgiving someone is not about telling the person who wronged you that what they did is ok.  They wronged you, that's not ok.

Often we physically remove the problem person from our lives, but find that even years later the thought of them and what they did to us continues to haunt us.  It effects how we behave toward other people; how we expect others to behave toward us. It changes the way we think and it upsets us just to think about it. What more can we do to heal a hurt after the person hurting us can't hurt us anymore?  Forgive.

Forgiveness is the process of releasing your feelings about a person or situation.  Forgiveness is not excusing or condoning an act.  Forgiveness means to give up, release, let go of.

Forgiveness is a process that involves you and only you and here is one way to do it.

Close your eyes and see yourself.  Think of the thing they…

Litha Lore (June 21)

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By Raven Gypsy
Alban Heruin also known as Litha is celebrated on June 21.

Although the name Litha is not well attested, it may come from Saxon tradition – the opposite of Yule. On this longest day of the year, light and life are abundant. At mid-summer, the Sun God has reached the moment of his greatest strength. Seated on his greenwood throne, he is also lord of the forests, and his face is seen in church architecture peering from countless foliate masks.
The Christian religion converted this day of Jack-in-the-Green to the Feast of St. John the Baptist, often portraying him in rustic attire, sometimes with horns and cloven feet (like the Greek Demi-God Pan)

Midsummer Night’s Eve is also special for adherents of the Faerie faith. The alternative fixed calendar date of June 25 (Old Litha) is sometimes employed by Covens. The name Beltane is sometimes incorrectly assigned to this holiday by some modern traditions of Wicca, even though Beltane is the Gaelic word for May and typically ce…

Book Signing with Author Rik Potter

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By Raven Gypsy

Author, Rik Potter is coming to Wanderer to talk about and sell signed copies of his books:
~ Walking a Magic Path
~ The Noble Art of Divination:
A Journal for Tarot and Oracle Decks
~ The Boy Who Lived:
Magical Spirituality in the Harry Potter Universe

Rik Potter is a modern witch, author, teacher, healing practitioner and member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He has served as high priest of three covens, and has taught classes on a variety of metaphysical subjects. Rik has lectured at colleges, conferences and occult shops about the mysteries of magic and witchcraft. Rik's personal journey follows the ancient paths of Witchcraft, Druidry and Celtic Paganism. Visit him online at www.rikpotter.com


Join us on June 7th, 2015 from 11am - 2pm to speak with Rik about his books.

Location: Wanderer Quakertown Farmer's Market 201 Station Rd. Quakertown, PA 18951
Directions: We are in the Quakertown Farmer's Market in "The Barn" which i…

Book Signing: I Don't Dwell with Author Sam Shelley

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By Raven Gypsy

Author, Sam Shelley is coming to Wanderer to talk about and sell signed copies of his book, I Don't Dwell.

Sam’s life was filled with pain and suffering. From the age of 6 a van nearly took his life. As an adult, he was hospitalized several times due to suicidal tendencies as a bipolar, and then being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis that left him disabled. In addition he had psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and migraines. One day things suddenly changed, and his health was miraculously restored. This healing could not be explained by his doctors. This is the story of his transformation which began with a five minute daily practice. In this book he shares all the practices and tools that he used for recovery.

Join us on May 30th, 2015 from 11am - 2pm to speak with Sam and learn how you too can heal yourself!


Location:
Wanderer
Quakertown Farmer's Market
201 Station Rd.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Directions: We are in the Quakertown Farmer's Market in "The Barn"…

Treating Back Pain and More with the Alexander Technique

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By Raven Gypsy
Consider the Alexander Technique Therapy For The goal of the Alexander Technique is to bring the body's muscles into natural harmony. Hence it can aid in the treatment of a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, including disorders of the neck, back and hip; traumatic and repetitive strain injuries; chronic pain; arthritis; breathing and coordination disorders; stress related disorders; and even migraine.

People with sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and neck and low back syndrome may find the Alexander Technique useful in improving overall strength and mobility. Others with Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus or fibromyalgia may use it for pain management. It is also used to improve functioning in people with multiple sclerosis, stroke, or Parkinson's disease.

Because the technique requires active participation by the patient, it's impossible to test its effectiveness with customary sc…

Meditation Technique: Alert Relaxation

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By Raven Gypsy
Alert Relaxation is a meditation technique that enables your body to deeply relax while your mind stays acutely alert. When you become extremely relaxed, your body seems to recede into the back ground while the outside world draws most of your attention.

Imagine that warm currents of mental energy are very slowly moving up through your body. Proceed very slowly, allowing each muscle group to fully relax before sending the imaginary currents onto the next section of your body. Feel the muscles in your feet gradually warming and relaxing as you imagine the currents passing through them. Imagine that the currents very gradually continue moving up through your calves, into your thighs, through your hips and buttocks and into your lower back and abdomen.

Feel the muscles in your legs becoming heavy, warm, and relaxed as they sink down into the chair beneath you. When you feel your legs becoming deeply relaxed, imagine the currents moving in a clock wise motion around your ab…

Adamite

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By Raven Gypsy

Adamite is a fragile crystaline mineral that is usually embedded in rusting, crumbly rock called Limonite matrix. It typically forms clusters of short, stubby crystals which are translucent. Adamite often grows with a variety of impurities such as copper and cobalt that give it colors ranging from pink and purple to blue and green.  Generally, Adamite crystals are fluorescent under UV light.

Varieties:   Most common varieties include Cobalt Adamite and Copper Adamite.

Deposits: Greece, Chile, UK, France, USA

Care and treatment: Adamite and the Limonite matrix it grows in breaks easily.  Use care when scrubing, as the Limonite matrix will crumble and fall away easily.

Hardness: 3.5

Magical Properties: Adamite help us to look to the resources within us find unique solutions to our problems.  It provides inspiration and confidence. 
It can help to balance our hearts desires with the wisdom of truth.  It can encourage emotional stability and harmony.

Keywords: guidance, solution…